Scoot Henderson Bio And Facts

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Scoot Henderson

Sterling “Scoot” Henderson is an American professional basketball player for the NBA G League Ignite. Henderson is projected to be drafted in the first round of the 2023 NBA Draft. Henderson attended Carlton J. Kell High School in Marietta, Georgia, where he stood out as one of the best prospects in the nation. He was a unanimous five-star recruit and was ranked the 13th-best player in the 2021 class. Henderson graduated high school early at 17 to become the youngest player in history to join the NBA G League. In May 2021, Henderson signed a 2-year, $1 million deal with the NBA G League Ignite in preparation for the NBA Draft.

Basic Info:

  • Birthdate: February 3, 2004 (3-2-2004)
  • Education: Carlton J. Kell High School
  • Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
  • Net Worth: $2 million
  • Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 195 lbs 
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Years Active: 1 year
  • Average Points: 17.7
  • Average Rebounds: 4.5
  • Average Assists: 5.8
  • Nicknames: Scoot
  • Teams: NBA G League Ignite

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Net Worth

Scoot Henderson’s net worth is reportedly $2 million dollars. Much of his net worth comes from his professional basketball contract with G League Ignite, which was worth $1 million over two years. In 2022, Henderson signed a multiyear endorsement deal with Puma for an undisclosed amount. 

Career

In 2021 Henderson signed a 2-year $1 million deal with NBA G League Ignite, a developmental team, in preparation for the NBA Draft. At age 17, Henderson became the youngest player in NBA G League history.

At the beginning of his first season, he was sidelined with a rib injury but eventually caught fire as the season went on. During the 2021-2022 G League showcase, Henderson played 11 games and 10 exhibition games, averaging 14.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists. In 2023, Henderson was invited to the Rising Stars game as a part of NBA All-Star Weekend.

Titles And Awards

  • 2020 High School Class 5A Player of the Year
  • 2020 High School Class 5A  First Team All-State
  • Carlton J. Kell High School single-game scoring record
  • Carlton J. Kell High School career scoring record
  • 2021 High School Class 6A Player of the Year
  • 2021 High School Class 6A  First Team All-State
  • 2022 Invitee to NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Game
  • Youngest Player in NBA G League History

Personal Life

Scoot Henderson grew up in Marietta, Georgia, with his parents, Chris and Crystal Henderson. His father worked as a coach and a trainer, and his mother worked as a healthcare administrator in the training facility they owned called Play 360 in Marietta. Scoot has seven siblings, including three sisters who played Division I Basketball. He played youth football for years before focusing on basketball entirely in high school.

Fun Facts

  • Scoot Henerson got his nickname “Scoot” from how he would scoot across the ground as a baby.
  • Scoot Henderson idolizes Kobe Bryant and started doing workouts at 5 A.M. because of him. 
  • Henderson often talks to NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal about his skills.
  • Henderson, at 17, was the youngest NBA G League player of all-time
  • Henderson has seven siblings, including three sisters playing Division I Basketball
  • Henderson’s parents owned a training facility in his hometown called Play 360
  • Henderson created his own boys and girls Amateur Athletic Union programs

FAQ

What college does Scoot Henderson go to?

Scoot Henderson did not go to college, instead opting to sign a 2-year $1 million deal with the NBA G League Ignite. The NBA G League allows players to forego going to college and develop their skills while being paid, focusing more on their professional careers. Henderson was in fact the youngest player in NBA G League history at just 17. Henderson is projected to be a top selection in the 2023 NBA Draft.

Where is Scoot Henderson from?

Scoot Henderson is from Marietta, Georgia, where he grew up with his parents, who ran a sports facility called Play 360. Henderson attended Carlton J. Kell High School, where he was regarded as the 13th-best player in the country in his high school class, and one of the best players in Georgia. He won back-to-back State Player of the Year honors.