Sports Spotlight - West Orange Times & Observer: Greg Henderson

Foundation Academy’s Greg Henderson has set the tone for the Lions on offense.

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  • | 5:45 p.m. December 14, 2017
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The season is young still for boys basketball, but Foundation Academy senior captain Greg Henderson has gotten off to a strong start for the Lions. Henderson, a guard, leads Foundation in scoring (11.3 points per game) and assists (3.0 assists per game) and also has averaged nearly two steals per game. He is also a leader for the team and a strong student.


How do you think the season has gone so far?

As a team, I think we can all do better. We started off kind of slow. We’re just learning to play with each other, but I think as the season goes on we’ll get better.


What do you enjoy about playing for coach Dejon Everson?

He’s a good coach — he lets the players play. We have plays, but we can veer away from them. He listens to us, too.


What’s your favorite element of playing basketball?

I like getting my teammates involved, distributing the ball.


Which of your teammates is most underrated?

I mean, all of them have game, but if I had to choose one, it would probably be Lance Volan.


Which of your teammates is the funniest?

Earvin Smith.


Which remaining games on the schedule are you anticipating the most?

Playing Orlando Christian Prep (Jan. 9), because that’s going to be a good game — they have a lot of good players. And then Legacy (Jan. 18), because that’s our rival.


What did you work on in the preseason?

Just shooting a lot of shots to keep my shot consistent. That’s going to be a big part of the season — being consistent.


What is your favorite thing about going to school at Foundation Academy?

The teachers actually care and they actually help you.

What would you like to study in college?

Computer science. I’d like to do programming, because as a kid, I was always into video games. If I was able to design a game, I feel like I would know what people want, because I like games, myself.


Do you have a favorite Bible verse or passage?

There’s a passage in 2 Corinthians that talks about perseverance, and it gives me reassurance about anything I’m going through in life.


If you could play a game in any basketball arena or gym, which would it be?

Cameron Indoor at Duke. The atmosphere is crazy, and that’s my favorite team.


What’s your favorite non-sports video game?

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.”


What are you looking forward to the most about Christmas?

Spending time with my family and going to church.


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