Scoot Henderson Should Be in High School. Instead He’s in the G League. And He’s the Future.

Scoot Henderson has visions of NBA greatness, of All-Star games and MVP trophies and all the glory that comes with it. And he has a chorus of fervent believers cheering him on. “The best 17-year-old I’ve ever seen,” says Celtics star Jaylen Brown.  “A prodigy,” who plays like “a young Derrick Rose,” says Jason […]

Scoot Henderson has visions of NBA greatness, of All-Star games and MVP trophies and all the glory that comes with it. And he has a chorus of fervent believers cheering him on.

“The best 17-year-old I’ve ever seen,” says Celtics star Jaylen Brown. 

“A prodigy,” who plays like “a young Derrick Rose,” says Jason Hart, Scoot’s coach.

“A generational player,” says his trainer, former NBA sharpshooter Chuck Person.

Shaquille O’Neal sends regular texts of encouragement. Russell Westbrook has reached out. Stardom beckons. It’s just going to be a while before the prodigy can meet the hype, at least on an NBA stage.


https://www.si.com/nba/2021/11/18/scoot-henderson-g-league-ignite-daily-cover

Christin Hakim

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