Fiery guard Marshall Henderson of Mississippi is the one college basketball player fans either love or hate. In the one-and-done world of the NCAA, Henderson has given the college game a polarizing character it desperately needed. Earlier this season, Ole Miss seemed destined to make the NCAA tournament, but since his big night at Auburn on Jan. 26, Henderson and the Rebels are 4-6. They suffered an exceptionally bad loss to in-state rival Mississippi State Saturday night, which could cost them an at-large bid to the Big Dance.
Despite the loss, Henderson was all honey badger nonchalant Sunday on Twitter, preferring to help his friend and fellow Ole Miss student, Shamaya Ewing, win a modeling contest. You can see pics of Ewing below (and vote for her, if you like).
Can yall click the link in my bio and vote please and thank you
— marshall henderson (@NativeFlash22) March 3, 2013
It’s not clear if Henderson and Ewing are more than friends — her Facebook profile doesn’t indicate that she’s in a relationship — but when one of college basketball’s best known players turns over their Twitter bio to someone, you can bet he knows her well enough.
Naturally, the Ole Miss fans and SEC trolls that follow Henderson brought out the knives on Twitter. Contest, what contest? Poor Marshall. As long as Ole Miss stays on the bubble, he’s going to hear it.