#22 GERALD HENDERSON (1974-78)
Gerald Henderson was a pioneer, helping to establish the VCU program during its formative years before moving onto a distinguished NBA career.
As a senior in 1977-78, Henderson led the Rams to their first postseason appearance, a berth in the NIT. Henderson averaged 16.1 points, 2.0 steals and shot .491 that season as the Rams ran to a school-record 24 victories. Henderson also led VCU in scoring during the 1976-77 season when he averaged 20.2 points per game.
VCU compiled a 70-35 record during Henderson’s career, a .667 winning percentage. His 1,542 points rank 10th in school history. Henderson also ranks third in career field goals (682) fourth in minutes per game (32.94).
He was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1978 and went onto a 13-year NBA career that yielded four championship rings, two each with the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics.
Henderson was the first Ram to have his jersey retired and was inducted to the inaugural VCU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.