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Amber Henson

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    No. 7
    Position: Forward
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Date of Birth: Nov. 5, 1993
    Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
    High School: Sickles High School (2011)
    College: Verbally committed to Duke University
    • Named to the 2010 U.S. Women’s Youth Olympic Games Team on June 11, 2010
    • Honored as a Parade Magazine All-America fourth team member in 2009 and named to the third team in 2010
    • Honored as a 2010 ESPN Rise Underclass All-American
    • Named Florida Times Hillsborough County Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010, and to the Times’ All-Suncoast first team in 2010
    • Averaged 22.1 ppg., 12.1 rpg. and 4.9 bpg. as a junior in 2009-10 to help Sickles to a 25-4 record and the 5A region final
    • Recorded 20 double doubles in 2009-10
    • Averaged 19.2 ppg., 11.3 ppg. and 4.5 bpg. a sophomore at Sickles in 2008-09, helping her team to the region semifinals
    • Moved from Round Rock, Texas, to Tampa, Fla., prior to her sophomore year
    • Averaged 14.2 ppg. and 8.3 rpg. as a freshman at Round Rock H.S. in Round Rock, Texas
    • Plays AAU for the Orlando Comets
    • Sister of John Henson, who plays basketball at North Carolina
    • Member of Naitonal Honor Society
    • Earned a 4.1 GPA in 2009-10
    • This right-hander wears number: 33, because my dad and brother once had it
    • Favorite food: My dad’s ribs
    • Favorite sports website: ESPN
    • Favorite non-sports website: Facebook
    • Favorite player: Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard
    • Favorite sport other than basketball: football
    • Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Michael Phelps
    • Strangest place you’ve ever played basketball: On a cruise ship
    • Your favorite college or pro basketball announcer: Dick Vitale
    • Best game you’ve watched: Syracuse vs. UConn, six overtimes
    • You’d most like to play one-on-one against: Angel McCoughtry
    • The most impressive person you’ve met: Alonzo Mourning. He overcame a lot
    • Away from the court you enjoy: hanging out with my sister and brother
    • The most interesting place you’ve visited: Honduras, for an appreciation of what I have
    • Your first basketball memory: when I shot layups (at 7 years old); often times the ball would go over the backboard
    • Something not many people know about you is: I know how to cook and do it well, especially fried apple pies
    • Can’t live without: my family, cell phone, iPod
      Stranded on an island, you’d want: a boat, food, water
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