Emerson Herndon
Emerson Herndon

Houston, Texas

High School:
Worthing HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 235




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Sidelined for the year after just five games of action during his junior season ... under went surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus in mid-January ... through his third season on the Rice campus has played in 52 career games, scoring 85 points and grabbing 63 rebounds.

Four-year letterman for the Owls who played in 70 games over his career ... scored 109 points and had 83 rebounds during his career ... was sidelined for most of his junior season (2010-11) because of a knee injury ... returned to play 18 games, starting on Senior Night, during his final season in a Rice uniform.

Saw first intercollegiate action in more than 11 months, playing five minutes off the bench in the Owls' opener against New Orleans ... 18 games of action as a senior included eight games in Conference USA play ... played a season-high 11 minutes against Maryland-Eastern Shore and had four points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal ... scored two points, both from the line, and had two rebounds in the Owls' road win at HBU ... finished with three points, going 1-for-1 from the field and converting the field goal into a three-point play in a win over Louisiana College ... first blocks of the season came in the Owls' overtime game against UAB ... equaled a season high in minutes played, scoring four points and grabbing four rebounds in the owls' game at home against Tulsa ... closed out the regular season against crosstown rival Houston on Senior Night ... scored a season-high matching four points against the Cougars.

During injury-shortened junior year, scored two points and grabbed six rebounds in five games of action ... missed the remainder of the season after playing four minutes against Arizona on Dec. 1 ... first points of the season came against Saint Gregory's ... was 1-for-3 from the field in a season-high seven minutes of action ... also had two rebounds against the Crusaders ... had a season-high three rebounds in his first action of the year against Grambling.

Averaged 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds during sophomore season ... saw action in 24 contests during the year, including the last four regular-season games of the season ... out of the gates scored seven points against Sacramento State to match what was then a career high dating back to his rookie year ... against the Hornets was 2-for-2 from the field and 3-for-4 from the free throw line ... also had a blocked shot and a steal in the opener against Sac State ... ... registered career scoring highs in back-to-back games ... set a new career scoring high with 13 points on the road at Harvard ... was 5-for-10 from the field and also made 3-of-6 free throws ... had three rebounds, a block and a steal in 19 minutes off the bench against the Crimson ... scored eight points earlier in the same week against Texas ... was 4-for-7 from the field against the Longhorns ... scored on lone field goal attempt in overtime game against Tulane, knocking down a putback bucket.

Played in 23 games including 14 Conference USA contests and the Owls' two games at the Conference USA Tournament ... for the year averaged 1.7 points and 1.4 rebounds ... first collegiate action came against Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers Invitational ... in the Owls' first win of the season, scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in six minutes of action ... played in all three games of the Basketball Travelers and converted a three-point play against North Florida during the final day of the invitational ... played a career-high 12 minutes off the bench at UAB, knocking down a pair of free throws to go along with three rebounds ... was 2-for-4 from the field and finished with five points, two rebounds and an assist in a home-court win over East Carolina ... pulled down four rebounds in just four minutes of play against the Knights ... wrapped up the regular season with a career game against Tulsa ... scored seven points and polished the glass for six rebounds including a couple offensive boards which led to second-chance points ... career numbers came in a career-high matching 12 minutes of play ... was 2-for-4 from the field and made 3-of-4 free throws ... matched career scoring mark with seven points against Tulsa at the Conference USA Tournament less than a week after the regular-season meeting ... in the second game against the Golden Hurricane was 3-for-6 from the field and had five rebounds.

Worthing High School
A 2008 graduate of Worthing High School where he was a First-Team District 19-4A selection ... also named to the All-Greater Houston team and was Worthing's Most Valuable Player ... as a junior, played on District 19-4A championship team which advanced to the Region 3 finals ... high school coach was Nathaniel Gillespie ... academically, was a Texas Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society ... graduated in the top 10 percent of his high school class.

Born Oct. 29, 1989 in Houston ... son of Herbert and Sharon Herndon ... has two older brothers, Roderick and Chamberlain ... Roderick played basketball at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas ... Chamberlain played football at the Air Force Academy ... majoring in Kinesiology at Rice ... Hanszen College.

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