The University of Utah basketball team has received another commitment for the 2009-2010 season.

Marshall Henderson, a 6-foot-1, 160-pound guard from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, committed Monday to join coach Jim Boylen's program.

"He's extremely excited about it and we are, too," said Willie Henderson, Marshall's father and high school coach. "We think he made a great choice."

Henderson averaged 24.9 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals per game as a junior in Class 5A, the largest school division in Texas. His high school is located between Dallas and Fort Worth.

His father calls Marshall a "combo guard," who has played point for his high school team, but it's his shooting that has "put him on the map." He's made 340 3-pointers in his high school career and is on track to become the top 3-pointer shooter in Texas prep history.

"He plays hard — he's a competitor who absolutely hates to lose," Willie Henderson said. "He's extremely intense."

Henderson had narrowed his choices to six schools that had offered him a scholarship and chose Utah over Gonzaga, Stanford, Notre Dame, Marquette and Bradley."

According to Willie Henderson, "it was the total package" that attracted his son to Utah.

"Over time he built a great relationship with coach Boylen and coach (Jeff) Smith," Willie Henderson said. "Utah has everything that was most importanto to him."

Earlier this spring, Utah signed Jeremy Olsen, a 6-11 forward from Georgia.


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