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Destanni Henderson

  • As of June 6, 2021

USA Basketball Notes

  • Bronze medal: 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Named to the 2021 USA Women's AmeriCup Team on June 6, 2021.
  • Named to the 2016 USA Women's U17 World Championship Team on June 2, 2016; started in all seven games and averaged 7.1 ppg., 4.4 rpg. and a team-leading 5.0 apg. to help the USA to a 6-1 record and bronze medal at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship from June 22-July 2 in Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Took part in trials for the 2015 USA U16 National Team.

College Honors

  • Southeastern Conference All-Tournament Team (2020, 2021).
  • SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll (2019-20).
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2019).
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2019-20).

College Notes

  • As a junior in 2020-21, started all 31 games and averaged 12.2 ppg. and 5.1 apg. as South Carolina posted a 26-5 record, captured the SEC Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
  • As a sophomore in 2019-20, aided South Carolina to a 32-1 record and the SEC regular season and tournament championships; averaged 8.5 ppg. and 2.8 apg.
  • As a freshman in 2018-19, averaged 5.5 ppg. and 1.3 apg. while receiving the starting nod nine times in 31 games as South Carolina finished the season with a 23-10 slate and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.
  • Posted her first career double-double with 14 points and 10 assists versus Arkansas (1/18/21).
  • Notched the eighth-best single-season 3-point shooting percentage in program history after hitting for 41.4% (41-99 3pt FGs) in 2020-21.

High School Notes

  • Played four varsity seasons at Fort Myers High School (Fla.).
  • Posted 15.2 ppg, 6.1 apg, 3.3 spg as senior en route to McDonald’s All-America and Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Basketball honors
  • Helped Fort Myers to three state championships (2016, 2017, 2018) while amassing 1,649 career points
  • McDonald’s All-American (2018).
  • Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Basketball (2018)
  • Florida Dairy Farmers Class 7A Player of the Year (2017, 2018)

Personal Notes

  • Nickname is “Boss.”
  • Born in her current hometown of Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Daughter of Joyel James and Derrick Henderson.
  • Has one brother, Jayden Strong, and two sisters, Ja’Ziah Strong and Jada Strong.
  • Majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

The Scoop

  • Is right handed and wears No. 3 because it was her first number.
  • First played basketball when she was 3 and first played on a team when she was 6, because she thought it was fun.
  • Enjoys spending time with family and teammates and traveling to different events to play basketball.
  • Valparaiso, Indiana, is the most interesting place she has visited, because it was the first time she saw snow, and her team won the 2014-15 Lutheran National Championship.
  • Favorite movies: Love & Basketball, Like Mike, Juwanna Mann, Safe Haven and High School Musical 1, 2 and 3.
  • Favorite player: Stephen Curry, because he’s a great point guard and one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA that can shoot off the dribble.
  • Favorite Olympian: LeBron James, because he is a beast on the court and knows how to take over a game.
  • Favorite class: algebra.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-A PCT 3PM-A PCT FTM-A PCT REB PTS AT BK ST
2016 U17 7/7 17-69 .246 3-19 .158 13-17 .765 31/ 4.4 50/ 7.1 35 1 14

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