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Ms.Malani Henderson SPEAKS!


Jade: How long have you been playing basketball?

Malani Henderson: Since I was 6


Jade: What inspired you to play basketball?


Malani Henderson: A way to build a closer bond with my dad because we didn’t have that. So I figured maybe if I played basketball he would want to train me and we could become closer.


Jade: Who was the athlete in the family your mom or dad?


Malani Henderson: My dad


Jade: Where do you want the game of basketball to take you? High School All American, McDonald's All American


Malani Henderson: I want to be a McDonald All American


Jade: What would you like to do after college?


Malani Henderson: If Basketball doesn’t go my way then I would become a lawyer.


Jade: Who is your favorite basketball player?


Malani Henderson: Te’a Cooper because she so pretty and girlish off the court and on the court, you don’t want to play with her. On the court, she likes helping her teammates.


Jade: What type of music do you like?


Malani Henderson: I don’t listen to a lot of hip hop because I live with my grandparents, so we listen to a lot of R&B.


Jade: Since this is Black History month, who in the black community has been your biggest influence?


Malani Henderson: Definitely Jackie Robinson because he helped sports be different because Blacks couldn’t play white people sports then so he made it possible.


Jade: What do you like to do for fun?


Malani Henderson: Like to make TikTok’s and be with family and friends.

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