Jerome McKinley “Gerald” Henderson, Jr. (born December 9, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Henderson decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2009 NBA draft where he was drafted 12th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats. On July 8, 2009, Henderson signed a multi-year deal with the Bobcats.
On October 29, 2010, Bobcats picked up the third-year option on Henderson’s contract
On March 12, 2013, Henderson had a career high in points scored in a win over the Boston Celtics when he scored 35 points. He matched that total against the New York Knicks on March 29, 2013
On June 28, 2013, the Bobcats extended a qualifying offer to Henderson, thus making him a restricted free agent. On July 30, 2013, the team officially re-signed Henderson.
On January 8, 2015, Henderson scored a season-high 31 points to help the Hornets win the fourth straight game with a 103-95 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
On June 17, 2015, Henderson exercised his player option with the Hornets for the 2015–16 season.
On June 24, 2015, Henderson was traded, along with Noah Vonleh, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Nicolas Batum.
Career highlights and awards
Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (2009)
First-team All-ACC (2009)
Second-team Parade All-American (2006)
McDonald’s All-American (2006)