Whether it was coming off the bench and being relaxed, or just the law of averages, Marshall Henderson had a very productive game last Saturday, his best at Ole Miss.
Henderson was 5-for-6 from 3-point range in the first half and went on to finish 8-for-12, tying the school record for made 3-pointers in a game with Keith Carter and Chris Warren.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy stopped short of fully committing to Henderson in a relief role as the Rebels host Texas A&M tonight at 8.
Says Kennedy: “I think honestly we’ll evaluate it game by game based on how we’re performing, the health of our guys, both physical and mental, how we’re approaching the game, how do we practice, what’s the matchup defensively. We’ll adjust game to game.”
One certainty about the Rebels’ bench is that Derrick Millinghaus will at some point rise from it. Millinghaus has been more consistent lately. His game at Texas A&M, 13 points on 4-for-6 shooting, was his best SEC game until he had 14 points in 15 minutes and was 2-for-2 from 3-point range in the Rebels’ dismantling of Auburn on Saturday.
Kennedy was pleased to see someone other than Henderson hitting from long range. In addition to Millinghaus, Summers from 2-for-3 from the arc.
Millinghaus actually was set up to take the potential winning shot at A&M but was guarded too closely to get the shot off.
“I’ve been in the gym lately, getting my rhythm back and everything since the knee surgery. I felt off a little bit, scared to make certain moves and stuff, but now I’m more comfortable making certain moves. I just don’t think about the mistakes I’ve had, the turnovers. I just keep moving forward,” he said.