Basketball Recruiting - Scoot Henderson's phone has been ringing
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Scoot Henderson's phone has been ringing

Scoot Henderson
Scoot Henderson (Nick Lucero/

As you would expect with the No. 20 player in the class, Scoot Henderson’s phone started ringing right when the clock struck midnight on June 15th. Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, NC State, Ohio State, Texas Tech, Wake Forest, and Xavier all reached out to the explosive scoring guard within minutes.

Wake Forest and Xavier were the two newest programs to extend scholarship offers to Henderson. NC State and Ohio State are new to his interest list. Alabama, Georgia and Georgia Tech had all previously offered.


Henderson discussed his two latest offers along with a pair of schools that have been involved from the beginning.

Alabama: “We’re trying to build a relationship. I’ve been to their camp and played against a couple of their players. They are nice. They play open and let their guards go. They want to run, but they’ll run a half court set if they have to.”

Georgia: “Tom Crean just let me know they are really interested in me and compared me to Anthony Edwards. He was showing how good Anthony was and he thinks I can get there.”

Wake Forest: “It’s just a blessing to have another opportunity to choose from. I talked to them a few times. They are pretty cool. They play fast and very open.”

Xavier: “They just talked about all their programs’ accomplishments. My cousin played there [Tu Holloway]. Coach [Travis] Steele hit me up just to let me know he’s going to be on me and to stay in touch.”


Henderson is still in the process of working on his game and evaluating the schools that come into the picture. After all, he’s just a month removed from his sophomore year. Look for his recruitment to really take off when travel ball resumes with live periods as he’s one of the most talented, explosive guards in the country in the 2022 class. Alabama, Georgia and Georgia Tech are three of the schools that have prioritized him early, but they’ll have plenty of stiff competition as the process goes on.