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Jalen Rose compares Marshall Henderson
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On February 2, 2013 @ 2:00 pm In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
Marshall Henderson has taken over the college basketball world with his bad boy image and me-against-the-world demeanor.
Naturally, ESPN ran a segment on College GameDay on Saturday morning highlighting the polarizing player’s back story and on-and-off-the-court charisma.
After host Rece Davis was done with his sappy punch lines, of course, all the ESPN analysts chimed in on their thoughts on Henderson. They were ridiculously predictable.
Jay Bilas said he “believes in second chances” and then found a way to rip the NCAA by saying: “The school determines if they give (Henderson) a uniform). Then we have the NCAA having multi-million dollar investigations for kids who take plane tickets and call them liars, treat them like dirt. That’s a problem in college basketball. These aren’t bad kids. Marshall Henderson’s not a bad kid.”
Digger Phelps found a way to tie in his Notre Dame-coaching background and suggested Henderson wasn’t the type of player he’d ever recruit or have play on his team.
And Jalen Rose, a bad boy himself in his playing days on the Michigan Fab 5, compared Marshall Henderson to one of the most notorious rappers of all-time and the most recent pull-up jumper specialist the college game has seen.
“Big shout to Marshall Henderson of Ole Miss! The CBB combination of Eminem & Jimmer! Much #respect”
Ah, finally after years of waiting for a Jimmer Fredette clone with Eminem’s attitude, we have Marshall Henderson.
Henderson, as it turns out, idolizes Rose as both a player and analyst.
“Jalen Rose, you’re my idol and hero,” Henderson said on a taped ESPN segment. “I listen to every game you analyze. …I love how you were a student trash talking (at Michigan). You’re by far my favorite player.”
Wow. I get the bad boy connection, but really? Jalen Rose hasn’t been someone’s favorite player since he was guarding Kobe Bryant while playing for the Raptors in 2006.… [For more on Jalen Rose compares Marshall Henderson to Eminem and Jimmer Fredette, click here.]
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