Jan 15, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels guard Marshall Henderson (22) celebrates during the game against the LSU Tigers at Tad Smith Coliseum. The Rebels won 88-74. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss' Marshall Henderson named SEC Player of the Week

Everyone’s favorite controversial college basketball player has earned himself an award as Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson has been named as one of the SEC Players of the Week for Week 11 of the college basketball season.

This past week, Henderson and the Rebels enjoyed two stellar outings as they took down the LSU Tigers in overtime, and then followed that up with a one-point victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks this past Saturday.

In those games, Henderson averaged 22 points, 3.5 assists, two rebounds and two steals as the Rebels pushed their overall record to 12-5 on the season and their Southeastern Conference record to 3-1 as we hit the crucial stretch of the season.

The win over LSU, which was the embattled star’s return from suspension, was the most impressive as he dropped in 25 points and added in seven assists in the overtime contest, while also draining a crucial three-pointer in the extra five minutes of action.

Whatever you may think of Henderson off the court, it was clearly evident this past week that the team gets a new life when they have their star on the court. Of course, the key is for him to hold it all together.

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