Gerald Henderson Jr Biography
- Age: 29 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch
- Birth Sign: Sagittarius
- Name: Gerald Henderson Jr
- Birth Name: Jerome McKinley Henderson, Jr
- Nick Name: "Gerald"
- Father: Gerald Henderson
- Mother: Marie Henderson
- Nationality: Ameriacn
- Birth Place/City: Caldwell, New Jersey
- Ethnicity: Black
- Profession: Basketball Player
- Working For: Portland Trail Blazers
- Net Worth: $ 12 Million
- Salary: $6 Million
- Eye Color: Black
- Weight in KG: 98 kg
- Married: Not Yet
- Education: Duke University, Episcopal Academy
- Awards: First-Team All-ACC award 17
Gerald Henderson Jr. is known for his professionalism in the court of basketball. Born on the 9th of December, 1987, he is currently 28 years of age. Gerald was the only kid in the family of a nurse mother who’s named was Marie Henderson and a professional basketball player father named Jerome McKinley Gerald Henderson. As a child, he was brought up in Caldwell, New Jersey, United States of America and as he was born in the house of a professional player. As a young man, he studied at the Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania. As he was into basketball already, he had also known a few tricks and skills from his father. However, he practiced longer hours in school and also played in many competitive games to improve his game.
Despite his mother’s strict thoughts against making him another basketball player in the family, Gerald Jr. had found his interest with the ball in the game and was very good at it. He was not a very bright student, but had good skills when it came to dancing and athletics with all the basics that are needed for the game like speed, power, jump and agility. He started to win medals from an early age, and apart from basketball was also very good golf player as well and has also won his school’s championship twice; with high jump in track and also triple jump in field. With these achievements, The Recruiting Services Consensus Index ranked him as the 18th-best high school senior. He was born and raised as a Christian as both his parents followed the same religion.
He is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. After graduating from high school, he studied at the Duke University in Northern Carolina where he received a scholarship for his basketball career. Although his career started as a sub, watching on from the sidelines, he soon got a chance to start in the starting lineup in his sophomore year. He started to have an average score of 12 points per game, and quickly replaced some older players and was a regular start. After playing for some months only, his average score climbed to 17 points per game which saw him receive the First-Team All-ACC award.
Talking about his private life, it is well known that Gerald is a married man and also a father of three kids. His wife name is Marianne Henderson. His eldest son is named as Gerald Henderson Jr, Jade Henderson and Marie A Henderson. He is living a happy life with his family and there seem to be no problem between the couple. We can know about Gerald Henderson’s Salary which is $6 Million per year and his net worth is 12 million US dollars. In 2014, he has signed a contract of $18 Million USD with Charlotte Hornets which will expire in 2016. Having played with the Bobcats for 5 seasons, he has scored about 300 points in just his 211 games which is a great stat. In the 2013/ 14 season, he made about 77 points, which is his personal best in one season. During his career time, he was awarded with various awards. He has been awarded the National Basketball Association (NBA) Champion thrice, and was also enlisted in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
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