Henderson, a defensive specialist from two NCAA Division II Championship teams at Winona State University, returns to the Swinburne Cobras after averaging 10.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in 2009.
The 2009 League Defensive Player of the Year played a crucial role throughout last season in taking the Swinburne Cobras to the East Conference Preliminary Final. Henderson will return with a years experience in the SEABL and will continue to take the big assignments at the defensive end.
Swinburne Cobras Head Coach Grant Wallace was thrilled to have Henderson agree to return. “Quincy is such a unique player providing us with toughness and hustle at the defensive end while continuing to be a threat at the offensive end, he is the consummate team man.”
Kilsyth was one of the top defensive teams in 2009 holding teams to just 90 points per game, something Wallace hopes will continue with Henderson’s influence in 2010.
“Quincy was our defensive leader last season helping us restrict teams on offence. With the roster we have put together for 2010 I believe we can be better again in restricting the opposition.”
“Our young squad will benefit greatly from Quincy’s leadership and experience we anticipate his hustle and intensity becoming contagious within the group,” concluded Wallace.
Henderson is excited about the opportunity to come back and play for another year. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Kilsyth in 2009 and am looking forward to the 2010 Season. With the addition of Lockett and some of the returning University players I think the 2010 season is looking very promising.”
“Our 2010 team is certainly not lacking in talent. We should have a lot of guys that can really get up and down the floor and this should make for some exciting basketball. I know offensively we will be very solid, and I am especially excited about the defensive capabilities of this team. I thought our defence had a come a long way in the second half of last season and I believe we will be able to build upon that this year.”
Henderson at 25 years old will be one of the senior players of the team and will be expected to show the core of young players how to be successful, “I will bring defensive toughness to this team as well as some leadership to a young squad. I also plan to be more visible offensively.”
Henderson concluded by making a statement his teammates and Coach will surely hold him to, “Lastly I will bring an improved free throw percentage” – “That would not be hard to achieve,” responded Wallace.
The Cobras will begin pre-season training in late January with Quincy and fellow import Fernandez Lockett due to arrive in February.
2010 Season Membership and Player Sponsorship packages will be available shortly. Stay tuned to www.cobras.net.au for further information on the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras.
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