A former Oakland University basketball player who died earlier this month is being remembered as one of coach Greg Kampe’s first recruits who holds the school’s second-best 3-point field goal percentage (.475) in a season.
John Henderson, who played at Oakland from 1985-89, died unexpectedly March 9. He was 49.
"As great of a player as John was, he was even a better person,” Kampe said. “He came from one of the greatest families I have ever been associated with. As the news spread, e-mails were pouring in filled with great stories, which is a reminder of what the college experience should be. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Henderson family."
Henderson played in 110 games for Oakland, scoring 1,435 points. He was a member of two 20-win teams (1986-87 and 1988-89).
Since 2010, Henderson served as a principal, teacher, athletics director and coach at Emmanuel Lutheran School in Tempe, Ariz. He previously taught at St. John’s Lutheran School in Dowagiac and St. John’s Lutheran School in Saginaw.
He is survived by wife Ronda, and three children, Kaitlin, Jenna and Nathan.