Mar 16, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Mississippi Rebels guard Marshall Henderson (22) reacts after scoring against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the semifinals of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena. The Rebels beat the Commodores 64-52. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Marshall Henderson Steals Show at Press Conference

Ole Miss Rebels guard Marshall Henderson is one of the most entertaining players in the NCAA tournament.

He’s brash. He’s confident, sometimes cocky, even arrogant, but the kid has swagger and is always making plays. Henderson leaves it all out of the court and has become one of the most polarizing players in the nation because of his antics and he was at it again.

Henderson took part in a press conference on Thursday and the results were just as epic as you would have guessed they would be. He was not worried about being politically correct. He was just answering questions honestly.

The media asked Henderson if his on-court antics and celebrations were calculated and that when the fun began.

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“I guess. I don’t know. I’m not real good at math, Henderson said. “Other than two, plus three. I know that one well.”

Henderson then went on to spill the beans as to why he is playing with so much energy and passion — the kid is just trying to get paid.

He will have every opportunity to earn himself a big pay day if he can get the Rebels to make a little run in the tournament, so you know he will have the extra motivation.

“I’m trying to get paid here soon because I’m tired of doing all this stuff for free. And this is where you make your money, the NCAA tournament,” Henderson said.

“[AAU basketball] got me into head bobbing and trash-talking kind of stuff and my favorite players in the NBA all do that stuff, like J.R. Smith. People like that. JaVale McGee. I love those kinds of players. They can put a crowd in the arena, sell some tickets.”

“That’s what it’s about.”

If that’s what Henderson is aiming to do, he is succeeding.

Quite frankly, I hope he gets the Rebels running so that we can see more of what he brings to the court. Marshall Henderson is unquestionably one of the most entertaining players in this year’s tournament field and we hope we get to see more of him.

Be sure to stay tuned to throughout the entire tournament as we keep you up to date with the latest results. Will there be a Cinderella story in 2013? We will have to tune in and see.

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