Despite dislocating his shoulder, Henderson was the nation's top rated shooting guard in 1993. Then, despite former San Antonio Spurs head coach Jerry Tarkanian making the then unheard of declaration of drafting a high school player (Henderson would be his first pick if he'd enter the draft), he joined the nation's top point guard, Randy Livingston, at LSU. However, college basketball's most highly touted backcourt duo never lived up to expectations due to injuries to Livingston.
Henderson did go on to lead the SEC in scoring two straight years (23.3 points per game as a sophomore, 21.8 ppg as a junior) despite suffering knee injuries of his own. He was a 1st team All SEC selection in 1995 and 1996.
Henderson chose to leave school after his junior year where he slipped far below most people's expectations to the 55th overall pick of the 1996 NBA draft. Selected by the Washington Bullets, he never played a game.