Destanni Mone Henderson is a basketball player for the South Carolina Gamecocks of the Southeastern Conference in the United States (SEC).
She won three straight state titles while playing for Fort Myers Senior High School in her hometown of Fort Myers, Florida.
Henderson was a McDonald’s All-American as well as a five-star recruit and the number one point guard in the 2018 class, according to ESPN.
She made the First Team All-SEC as a senior after becoming a full-time starter in her junior season at South Carolina, when she helped lead the Gamecocks to the Final Four.
Henderson is a member of the United States national team and earned gold in the FIBA AmeriCup in 2021.
The name of Destanni Henderson father is Joyel James and her mother, is Derrick Henderson.
She has one brother, Jayden Strong, and two sisters, Ja’Ziah Strong and Jada Strong.
Henderson was born in Fort Myers, Florida, on February 2, 1999, to Joyel James and Derrick Henderson.
She initially picked up a basketball when she was four years old, but she didn’t start playing really until she was eleven years old.
Henderson learned to play against boys and male relatives as a child, and subsequently at the YMCA.
Since fifth grade, she has been a member of Florida Future, a Fort Myers-based Amateur Athletic Union team.
Henderson was a member of the Fort Myers Senior High School football team. She was selected to the Class 7A All-State Second Team in her rookie season.
Henderson led her team to its first Class 6A state victory as a sophomore, averaging 15.3 points, 4.3 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and three steals per game.
ESPN rated Henderson as a five-star prospect and the best point guard in the 2018 class.
Henderson got a scholarship offer from South Carolina when he was in seventh grade, and head coach Dawn Staley drew him there.
Since A’ja Wilson in 2014, she has been the program’s highest-ranked recruit.
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Henderson got the moniker “Boss” from her mother, whose grandpa referred to her as “Boss Hog,” a character from The Dukes of Hazzard.
When she first joined the Florida Future as a fifth-grader, her coach, Jamie Outten, gave her the moniker “Lil Boss,” which was later modified to “Boss” as she grew older.
Henderson is a University of South Carolina criminology and criminal justice major. During her first three years at South Carolina, she was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll five times.