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

Marshall Henderson, a 6-1, 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."

Marshall Henderson averaged 24.9 points as a junior and five rebounds, four assists and four steals per game in Class 5A, the largest school division in Texas. Henderson is the second recruit from Texas under coach Boylen, joining guard Chris Hines of Houston, who is joining the Utes this fall.

Henderson's 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 important to him."

Earlier this spring, Utah signed Jeremy Olsen, a 6-10 forward from Georgia. The Utes could sign up to two more players for the 2009-10 season. Also center David Foster will return from an LDS mission next spring.


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