March 09 2016
Elmira College fans, it's time for the final push to get Justin Henderson '16 and his three-quarter court buzzer-beater the 2016 GEICO Play of the Year!
Over a month ago, Elmira sports fans flocked to the polls to cast their vote for Henderson. He was the winner of the opening week of voting, but now the field of finalists is set. The Soaring Eagle three-point marksman needs your help one last time to have his game-winning shot against Endicott College remembered as the top play of the 2015-16 season.
Final round voting opened up yesterday afternoon and will continue until 1:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 14th. Henderson's play is going up against four other weekly winners, which include: a dunk by Jametrius Wade of Concord University, a three-quarter court shot just before the halftime horn by Ty Sabin of Ripon College, a buzzer-beating tip-shot by Andrew Beckman of Grove City College, and a game-winning three by Ben Widdes of Carroll University.
Fans are able to vote once per day, so be sure to cast your vote for Henderson HERE: CLICK HERE.
The winner of this final round of voting will be announced during the GEICO Best of College Basketball special, which is set to air on Sunday, March 27th, at 12:00 p.m. EST on CBS.
Henderson was named Elmira's representative for Empire 8 Sportsman of the Year after a strong senior campaign. A consummate teammate both on and off the court, Henderson was one of the Empire 8 Conference's best sharp shooters, amassing 63 three-pointers, which were sixth-most in the league during the regular season. The senior finishes his career 11th all-time in program history for career three-pointers with 126.
The Staten Island, NY, native had 10 games in which he scored double-digit points, which included a season-high 25-point effort against Stevens in the conference opener. Henderson knocked down at least one triple in 21 of his 25 appearances on the year, while he sent in three-or-more in 13 of those contests. His season high for shots from distance came in the prodigious effort against the Ducks in which he went 7-for-16 from behind the arc. Help Henderson put the cherry on top of his excellent career in Purple and Gold and vote the most memorable shot of his career the 2016 GEICO Play of the Year!