Duke Women's Basketball BIO
30 Amber Henson
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 and has had six surgeries ... finally was able to be on the court regularly in 2013-14 ... will have an option to play two more years at Duke following 2014-15 if she chooses to do so via redshirts.
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 ... coming back 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 was 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 ... 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 (23) ... her brother, John, played three years on the North Carolina men’s basketball team before being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 14th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft ... has one sister, Jana (17) ... her father, Matt, played basketball at Norfolk State and graduated in 1988 ... majoring in public policy ... a two-time ACC Honor Roll selection.