February 02 2016
The Elmira College men's basketball team continues to gather press for its thrilling 62-59 buzzer-beater victory over Endicott College earlier this season, as the game-winning three-quarter court shot by Justin Henderson '16 was named a semi-finalist to be named the 2016 GEICO Play of the Year, in an announcement made by Intersport on Monday afternoon.
Each week for the next five weeks, four incredible college basketball plays will be nominated as the GEICO Play of the Year. Each week's winner will be determined by fan voting through the official Facebook page, located HERE: facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball. The five weekly winners will compete in a final week-long competition to determine the GEICO Play of the Year. The winner will be announced during the GEICO Best of College Basketball special which airs on March 27th at 12:00 p.m. EST on CBS.
Henderson's game-winning shot is one of the first four plays to be considered during the first week of fan voting. Voting is now active and will remain open until 11:59 a.m. CST on Monday, February 8th. It is now in the hands of you Soaring Eagles fans, so vote early and often to send Henderson's play into the finals! You can re-watch the play and access the voting page at the following link: CLICK HERE.
The Staten Island, NY, native ranks fourth on the team in scoring this season at 10.0 points per game. He has 52 made three-pointers on the season. Henderson currently sits at 115 just 13 made treys short of 10th on the program's all-time list, currently occupied by David Nelson '10 (128).
Stay tuned to the Elmira College Athletics website and social media platforms for updates on Henderson's vote standings.
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