CM, Magic’s Henderson D1 Bound
Catholic Memorial and Middlesex Magic 2021 guard Kurtis Henderson made a verbal commitment to the University of Hartford on Thursday.
The 5-foot-10 playmaking guard has already scored over 1,000 career points in just three seasons in the MIAA and was named MVP of the Catholic Conference this past season.
Prior to that, he played for both the Magic's u16 and u17 teams last year, earning his first D1 offers in the process.
"Kurtis came to our program and was an immediate leader and someone everyone looked up to," Magic director Michael Crotty Jr. said. "Kurtis is a known dynamic scorer, but it was his ability and desire to create for his teammates that showed his ability as a true point guard. I think he will make an immediate and last impact on the Hartford program, having a chance to shine for a terrific New England program! He is one of the best point guards in Magic history and we can't wait to support him at the next level."
Undersized but quick and compact, Henderson is a scoring threat at all three levels, able to make plays off the dribble, and create for both himself and others.
“Hes one of the hardest workers I’ve ever coached. He’s so far advanced, we knew in 8th grade we had a superstar. Hartford is getting themselves a true steal," CM head coach Dennis Tobin said.
Henderson is the second member of the Magic's 2021 class to commit to a D1 school this week, following George Smith's pledge to Penn.
Below are highlights from both his junior year at Catholic Memorial as well as from last summer with the Magic.