Phil Henderson (basketball)

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Phil Henderson
Personal information
Born(1968-04-17)April 17, 1968
Chicago, Illinois
DiedFebruary 17, 2013(2013-02-17) (aged 44)
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolCrete-Monee (Crete, Illinois)
CollegeDuke (1986–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career1990–1995
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1990–1991Quad City Thunder
1991–1992Sioux Falls Skyforce
1992–1993Quad City Thunder
1993–1994Fargo-Moorhead Fever
1994–1995Tri-City Chinook
Career highlights and awards

Phillip Terry Henderson (April 17, 1968[1] – February 17, 2013) was an American basketball player. He was best known for his collegiate career at Duke University, where he led the Blue Devils to three consecutive NCAA Final Four appearances. He was a second round pick of the Dallas Mavericks in the 1990 NBA draft, but never played in the NBA.

Henderson was a McDonald's All-American high school player at Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Illinois. He played for Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, where he was a key player on three Final Four teams from 1988 to 1990. His most successful season was as a senior in 1989–90 as he averaged 18.5 points per game to lead the team and was named second team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and team MVP. He scored 1,397 points in his college career.[2]

After college, Henderson was drafted in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Mavericks, but did not make the team. He played in Belgium and Mexico,[3] as well as several years in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). In parts of five seasons in the CBA, Henderson averaged 12.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.[1]

Henderson retired from basketball in 1995[3] and moved to the Philippines to become a youth basketball coach. He died in his home there on February 17, 2013.[2]


  1. ^ a b 1995-96 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 297
  2. ^ a b Wiseman, Steve (February 18, 2013). "Former Blue Devil Phil Henderson dies". The Herald-Sun. Archived from the original on February 22, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Phil Henderson coach profile". Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2013.

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