Former NBA player Tom Henderson stops by alma mater to visit campers
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- July 30, 2012
PASADENA, Texas — Former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and 1972 Olympian Tom Henderson recently stopped by his alma mater to visit with participants of the San Jacinto College basketball camp.
Henderson spoke to a crowd of approximately 80 campers during one afternoon practice at the Central Campus. He shared advice on training, drills, discipline, respect, and the importance of staying in school.
Henderson is known for his time as a member of the United States Basketball Team that won a silver medal during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. He was a two-time All-American basketball player at San Jacinto College from 1970-72 before transferring to the University of Hawaii.
He made his NBA debut in 1974 with the Atlanta Hawks and later played for the Washington Bullets, where he was a member of the 1978 NBA championship team. He also played for the Houston Rockets. Henderson retired from his professional basketball career in 1983 and today resides in Houston.
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