Marshall Henderson, the SEC's leading scorer (19.7 ppg) has won the Howell Award, given annually to Mississippi's best college men's basketball player. The award was given at a luncheon today at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson. Along with Henderson, other nominees for the award included Ole Miss' Murphy Holloway and Southern Miss' Dwayne Davis.
According to the release from Ole Miss Media Relations, "Henderson is the first Rebel to lead the SEC in scoring since Justin Reed in 2004." Reed went on to be selected as the 40th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.
Henderson provided a key missing piece to Ole Miss' offensive attack from behind the 3-point line that helped propel the Rebels to 1st in the SEC in scoring, 5th in the NCAA. Behind Kennedy's up-tempo offensive scheme, Ole Miss has clinched a double-bye in the upcoming SEC Tournament and has finished with 12 SEC wins and 23 regular season wins, both firsts in the Kennedy era.
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