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Former Ole Miss Rebel Marshall Henderson Patting The Rock In Iraq (Video)

A lot of people aren’t cut out for this… coming to a warring country or whatever…
Marshall Henderson

And BOOM! This is how VICE Sports kicks off its ROAM series. Marshall’s a long way from the Rebel Nation, and the NBA, but he is still making it in pro-basketball. Watch VICE Sports¬†get to globetrotting to hang out in Iraq, latest home to former Ole Miss (on- & off-court) standout Marshall Henderson and get his story.

Marshall Henderson had one of the most infamous runs in NCAA Basketball history, dominating the SEC with his three point shot at Ole Miss (while also running into trouble with coaches/opposing fans/the law/etc.).

Then he went undrafted, and fizzled out of the NBA’s D-League. Now he’s in the massive and convoluted international basketball pipeline, playing wherever he can. His latest stop: Naft Al-Janoob of the Iraqi Division I Basketball League in Basra, scene to some of the most vicious battles of the Iraqi War and a city that continues to experience its share of violence.

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