To provide quality, effective and realistic basketball training to players, teams and coaches.
At the heart of Henderson Basketball Training is our belief that basketball is a great tool to empower and develop young people. We strive to facilitate an awareness of personal strengths, a confidence in the benefits of preparation, and the realization that they choose what they bring to any team or environment.
We believe basketball skills training should contain three major concepts.
Game like drills:
We teach basketball concepts that transfer directly to game play. In an age where flash over fundamentals is becoming prevalent, we focus on teaching players to make the smart, easy play for themselves & their teammates.
Technique before speed:
We believe in training correct technique before adding speed. We value the time it takes to train correct form and create correct habits. This promotes effective execution once a competitive pace is introduced.
To ensure players are learning concepts, creating positive habits and able to effectively implement new skills into games, competition is necessary. Players will compete against themselves in timed drills or compete against others in their training group. Competition provides an effective evaluation of acquired skills.
Who We Are
Henderson Basketball Training is led by Duez Henderson. Duez has a history of high level, competitive basketball. As a player for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1998-2002, he was a two-year starter and team captain. As a freshman, the Hawkeyes advanced to the Sweet Sixteen where they were beaten by eventual NCAA Champion, University of Connecticut. As a junior, Duez helped Iowa to a 23-12 overall record and the 2001 Big Ten Tournament Championship. The Hawkeyes received an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament and eventually lost to Kentucky in the second round. Following an outstanding college career, Duez played professionally in Germany for six years. As a professional player in Germany, he led the league in scoring and rebounding four times. During his final year in Germany, Duez served as head coach for Basketball Club USC Leipzig.
Duez is also a Director with PGC Basketball, a nationwide organization training athletes in personal & team leadership, understanding the game, and player skill development.
Duez has a passion for helping athletes become the best leaders and basketball players possible.