Boys Hoops Player of Year: CAMB’s Henry rises to top

Perhaps no high school athlete in Grand Strand sports history is as decorated as Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach’s Kendall Henry.

The SCISA Class A Basketball Player of the Year leaves the Saints with three state championship rings and numerous individual honors, including the Mammy’s Kitchen Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

“Honestly, it’s been like a story book,” said Henry, who averaged a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds per game in leading CAMB to its fourth state title. “I couldn’t imagine a better way to go out.”

However, Henry prefers to measure his story-book success in a less tangible but more meaningful way. He points to the many friendships and memories he made playing six seasons for the Saints.

“It’s really hard to break it all down into one thing or moment, but the things I will remember most are the relationships I’ve made,” Henry said. “My teammates and coaches, and just having people come up and say, ‘Hey, I hear you guys are doing good things.’ Those are the things that mean the most.”

Fortuinately, Henry’s basketball career is far from over, He signed to play at Anderson College and just returned from the Upstate for freshman orientation. He hopes his story-book career has a few more chapters.

“I’m so excited about what future holds,” Henry said. “I really like the campus and I got the chance to play some pick-up ball. There’s a ton of talented players up there and I hope I can contribute. I’m excited about it. It’s a special place.”

Just as CAMB will always be for a player who had his jersey draped from the rafters of the new gym despite never getting to play a game in the facility.

“It’s sad in a way that I wasn’t able to play,” Henry said. “But I’m happy for the school and the players who will be able to use it.”

And they will be able to draw inspiration from the No. 25 jersey of the most decorated player in school history.

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