Prior to ORU
Helped his Connors State College team to a combined 46-18 record over two seasons ... named first team all-region and all-conference while leading his team to the national tournament ... averaged 11 points and seven rebounds per game as a sophomore, shooting 55 percent from the field.
Earned all-state honors after helping lead his Guy-Perkins HS team to the state championship ... selected to play in the all-star game ... also played baseball and GPHS ... recruited by Central Arkansas, Murray State and North Texas.
Coach Sutton on Henderson
“Denell is a powerful player who is very good with his back to the basket. He played for a great junior college program and for a great junior college coach in Bill Muse. It was very important for us to go out and get an inside player who could have an immediate impact on this team.”