Nekeshia Henderson

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Nekeshia Henderson
Personal information
Born (1973-02-28) February 28, 1973 (age 45)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight 144 lb (65 kg)
Career information
High school South Oak Cliff
(Dallas, Texas)
College Texas (1991–1995)
Position Guard
Number 6
Career history
? San Jose Lasers
? Colorado Xplosion
1998 BK Klosterneuburg
1999 Elitzur Holon
2001 Houston Comets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Nekeshia Shiondrail Henderson (born February 28, 1973) is an American former professional basketball guard who played for the Houston Comets of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played college basketball at Texas. She also played for the San Jose Lasers and Colorado Xplosion of the American Basketball League (ABL).

Early years and college career

Henderson attended South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, Texas.[1]

Henderson played for the Texas Longhorns of the University of Texas from 1991 to 1995, playing in 96 games and starting 64. She recorded 12.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game during her college career. She earned First Team All-Southwest Conference honors and was named the SWC Freshman of the Year in 1992.[2][3] Henderson garnered Second Team All-SWC recognition in 1995. She was named the Team MVP for the 1994–95 season.[3] She graduated with a bachelor's degree in applied learning & development.[4]

Professional career

San Jose Lasers and Colorado Xplosion

Henderson began her professional career playing for the San Jose Lasers and Colorado Xplosion.[5] She signed a replacement contract with the Colorado Xplosion in December 1996.[6]

Houston Comets

Henderson spent the 1997 season on the Houston Comets' developmental squad as a shooting guard.[7][8] She was released shortly after the 1997 season ended.[7] She tore an anterior cruciate ligament in her knee before the start of the 2000 season. Henderson signed with the Comets on May 1, 2000 and spent the entire season on the injured list.[9][7][10] She played 23 games for the team during the 2001 season as a point guard, averaging 1.1 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.[11][12][13] She was waived by the Comets on May 22, 2002.[14]

BK Klosterneuburg and Elitzur Holon

Henderson played overseas after her initial release from the Houston Comets in 1997.[9] She participated in the 1997–98 Ronchetti Cup with BK Klosterneuburg, an Austrian team.[15][16] She also played in the 1998–99 Ronchetti Cup with Elitzur Holon, a team from the Israeli Female Basketball Premier League.[15][16]

National team career

Henderson competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 1993 Jones Cup Team that won the Bronze in Taipei.[17]

References

  1. ^ "NEKESHIA HENDERSON – 1993–94 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL". texassports.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball in the Pros". texassports.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Texas Basketball 2014–15 Fact Book" (PDF). texassports_com.s3.amazonaws.com. p. 73. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "People Directory". sydex.net. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ "2001 Fleer Tradition #84 – Nekeshia Henderson". comc.com. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  6. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times. December 28, 1996. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c Stickney, W. H., Jr. (June 9, 2001). "Henderson battles back to play for Comets". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  8. ^ "WOMEN'S NBA". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Associated Press. May 23, 1997. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "HENDERSON'S KNEE SURGERY". craigelachie.org. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  10. ^ Robb, Sharon (June 15, 2000). "Sol (2–4) At Comets (7–1)". Sun Sentinel. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Nekeshia Henderson". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  12. ^ Stickney, W. H., Jr. (June 20, 2001). "Comets' Washington in sync with offense, coach". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  13. ^ Lieberman-Cline, Nancy (June 19, 2001). "Sparks use Comets as benchmark". a.espncdn.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ "2002 WNBA Transactions". wnba.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "NEKESHIA SHIONDRAIL HENDERSON". fibaeurope.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Texas & the WNBA" (PDF). grfx.cstv.com. p. 139. Archived from the original on July 2, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  17. ^ "1993 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". usab.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 

External links

  • Just Sports Stats
  • WNBA profile
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