According to Jody Demling, the Louisville Cardinals have added combo guard Jay Henderson to the roster for the upcoming season. Henderson is a former walk-on who redshirted last season at St. John’s. When head coach Steve Lavin was fired, Henderson looked for somewhere else to go.
The 6-foot-5 guard – a native of Orlando, Fla., confirmed to Cardinal Authority that he will enroll at U of L early next month and will become a walk-on with the Cardinals’ for the coming season.
“My mentors from Team Take over called Kenny (Johnson) and coach (Rick) Pitino and then they called Steve Lavin,” Henderson said. “It just all worked out. I’m very excited because I think it’s the best place for me,”
Henderson will have four years of eligibility left and he’s hoping to see some playing time.
“Coach Pitino told me there’s playing time open with the guard spots if I come in and practice hard,” Henderson said. “They have a whole new set of guys, so there’s playing time available.”
I am not sure if this means that the door is closed with Maverick Rowan. With Henderson being a walk-on, that last scholarship appears to still be available. But Rick Pitino did say the other day that he had hoped to fill the last spot on the team with a high school player, a walk-on, or a fifth-year transfer. So is this the last roster addition?
Either way, if this kid is a walk-on, the Cards may have found themselves a good one that was under the radar.
Here is a little video of Henderson training.