One of the most consistent performers in Memphis basketball history, Cedric Henderson was a four-year letterwinner for the Tigers from 1993-97. During his four years in the Bluff City, Memphis won 75 games and advanced to the postseason three-consecutive years with two NCAA Tournament berths and one NIT appearance.
Henderson's 1994-95 team won 24 games - the most for a single season in the decade of the 1990s - and took Tiger Nation on an exciting ride to the NCAA Sweet 16. Henderson, a Memphis native, is the school's number six career scoring leader with 1,697 points. His name also appears on the career lists for field goals made and steals, and Henderson is just outside the top 10 on the Tiger all-time charts for three-pointers made and rebounds.
Named to the 1994 Great Midwest Conference All-Newcomer Team, Henderson was also an All-Conference USA second team selection as a senior in 1997. The 6-foot-7 forward posted 10 career double-doubles and had three 30-point performances, including two 31-point games versus Tulane and Houston. His career-high rebounding game was 13 boards versus UAB in January of the 1996-97 campaign.
Following his collegiate career for the Tigers, Henderson was taken in the second round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He also had NBA stints with the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers. Henderson returned to Memphis and earned his bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in May.