Former standout basketball player from South Carolina signs a new professional deal…

Three previous standout basketball players from South Carolina, A’ja Wilson, Aliyah Boston, and Allisha Gray, were chosen earlier this week to play in the 2024 WNBA All-Star Game. Until Friday, the three celebrities were among the ten former Gamecocks in the league, along with Tiffany Mitchell, Ty Harris, Victaria Saxton, Laeticia Amihere, Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, and Kamilla Cardoso.

Destanni Henderson, a former guard for Carolina, has returned to the WNBA after agreeing to a deal with the Atlanta Dream, the organization announced. She will be reunited with former Gamecock Allisha Gray and USC teammate Laeticia Amihere with the Dream. She was at training camp with the Dream, too.

Due to the club’s injury problems this season, Henderson has a hardship contract, which guarantees her seven days with the squad. If she does well, she can sign numerous hardship exemptions with the team before a full-time deal is granted. Due to injuries to guards Rhyne Howard, Jordin Canada, and Aerial Powers, Henderson will be needed to support the Dream’s bench during their absence.

Henderson was an All-American and All-SEC player while playing basketball for South Carolina. She also led the 2021–2022 National Championship squad in scoring from the outside. At the end of her career, Henderson’s 2021–2022 NCAA Tournament run included the most field goal makes, field goal attempts, 3-point field goal makes, 3-point field goal attempts, and assists that any Gamecock had in a single tournament. She finished in the top-10 in Gamecock history in 3-pointers made, 3-point percentage assist-to-turnover ratio, and assists.

Following the conclusion of her time in garnet and black, Henderson was selected in the second round by the Indiana Fever, where she finally reconnected with Victaria Saxton and Aliyah Boston.

During her time in the WNBA, Henderson has played with the Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks, and Phoenix Mercury before signing her new deal with the Atlanta Dream.

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