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Height: 6'4"
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Walter L. Sickles


A versatile and athletic player ... can play the three, four and five positions ... has an excellent shot and range ... can create from anywhere on the floor ... is very quick off the bounce and relentless on the offensive boards.

Career: Has dealt with a knee injury since arriving at Duke, undergoing six surgeries ... finally was able to be on the court regularly in 2013-14 and played in a career-high 33 games in 2014-15 ... will have an option to play one more year at Duke following 2015-16 ... attending the Duke Fuqua School of Business in 2015-16.

As a Senior (2014-15): Started 17 of 33 games played, which were both career highs ... averaged 4.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists ... started the final eight contests of the season ... posted double-digit scoring in four games, including a season-high 11 points against eighth-ranked Kentucky ... drained a season-high two three-pointers against Wake Forest ... pulled down 10 rebounds versus Miami and Albany ... hit 10 three-pointers on the year ... took three charges.

As a Junior (2013-14): Appeared in 27 games, while starting five ... scored a career-high 13 points, had four rebounds and one assist against Pittsburgh in 16 minutes ... drained 3-of-3 three-pointers against the Panthers ... hit five three-pointers on the season ... started all three games of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, USVI ... blocked a career-high three shots against Virginia ... pulled down a career-high four rebounds three times -- California, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest.

As a Sophomore (2012-13): Did not appear in any games ... recovering from knee surgery in 2011-12.

As a Freshman (2011-12): Arrived at Duke with a knee injury and was never fully healthy prior to having surgery on her right knee on Jan. 6 to stabilize her patella (knee cap) ... saw action in eight games, while averaging 11.6 minutes ... averaged 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds ... had five points, three rebounds and four steals against USC Upstate ... blocked two shots at Western Kentucky.

Rankings: No. 5 (Collegiate Girls Basketball Report), No. 8 (All Star Girls Report), No. 9 (Blue Star Report), No. 20 (ESPN HoopGurlz)

2010 U.S. Women’s Youth Olympic Games Team: Led the squad to a bronze medal in Singapore with a 6-1 record ... averaged 8.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.1 assists in seven games ... her 11 blocks were a team best.

High School/AAU: A three-time Parade All-America honoree ... named the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... three-time All-Western Conference Player of the Year ... three-time First Team St. Pete Times Hillsborough County, First Team Tampa Tribune All-County and First Team All-State as a sophomore, junior and senior ... competed in the WBCA All-America game totaling 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes ... in the McDonald’s All-America contest, had five points, five blocked shots and two rebounds in 17 minutes ... totaled 2,027 points and 1,218 rebounds in four years, which are both school records ... posted 60 career double-doubles ... averaged 20.7 points, 13.6 rebounds, 6.7 blocks and 2.5 assists a game as a senior ... notched 18 double-doubles  and one triple double ... had a season-high 37 points, 17 rebounds and eight blocked shots against Tampa Bay Tech ... Dottie McGahagan Academic Athletic Award winner ... St. Pete Times Hillsborough County Player of the Year in 2009-10 and 2010-11 ... as a junior, averaged 22.1 points, 12.1 rebounds, 4.9 blocks, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals ... notched 18 games with 20 or more points and four contests with 30 or more points ... posted 20 double-doubles ... totaled a season-high 34 points against Freedom, while collecting 28 points and 20 rebounds against Central ... First Team All-Suncoast ...  averaged 19.2 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.5 blocks, 2.5 assists and 2.4 steals as a sophomore ... registered 21 double-doubles  and one triple-double with 28 points, 14 rebounds and 11 blocks against Royal Palm Beach ... scored 20 or more points in 11 games ... as a freshman, averaged 14.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks ... had one double-double ... scored a season-high 34 points against Stony Point ... attended the Nike Skills Academy in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... played for the Orlando Comets AAU squad, which were state champions in 2009 ... attended USA Basketball trials in 2009 and 2010 ...  an Academic All-County selection as a sophomore, junior and senior ... member of the Sickles Mentor Program and Best Buddies.

Personal: Full name is Amber Elizabeth Henson ... born November 5, 1993 in Memphis, Tenn. ... daughter of Matt and Annette Henson ... has one brother, John (24), who  played three years on the North Carolina men’s basketball team before being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 14th overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft ... has one sister, Jana (18), who is a freshman at North Carolina ... her father, Matt, played basketball at Norfolk State and graduated in 1988 ... received a degree in public policy in May of 2015 ... attended the Duke Fuqua School of Business in 2015-16 ... a four-time ACC Honor Roll selection.
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