“Duez is a jewel and an excellent asset to PGC!“ — Observing Coach, FL
Duez Henderson brings a history of high-level competitive basketball to PGC.
Duez played collegiately for the Iowa Hawkeyes. During his career, he was a two-year starter and captain. As a freshman, Duez and the Hawkeyes advanced to the Sweet 16 where they were beaten by eventual NCAA Champion, University of Connecticut. As a junior, Duez helped Iowa to a 23 win season and a Big Ten Tournament Championship.
After his collegiate career, Duez spent six years in German Professional Basketball ranks. During his five-year playing career, he led the league in scoring and rebounding four times. During his final year in Germany, Duez served as head coach for Basketball Club USC Leipzig.
Duez is currently the owner of Henderson Basketball Training. The company offers a variety of basketball training options including individual skill development, team training, clinics and more. He has a passion for helping athletes become the best leaders and basketball players possible. Duez is highly energetic and relates exceptionally well to players of all ages.
Duez lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife Randi Henderson, a former PGC Director and current women’s basketball assistant coach at UNC Charlotte.
His coaching motto is “Playing hard does not just happen. It is a skill that players must develop and coaches must teach.”
You can connect with Duez on Twitter at @duezhenderson.
Duez is a full-time director for PGC Basketball.
What They’re Saying About Duez Henderson
“This course has really helped me in the mental aspect of the game. PGC is an awesome program that gave me many valuable lessons for on and off the court. Also, the drills and concepts they teach are valuable and most coaches and/or camps don’t teach them. Duez was phenomenal he and the staff gave great reminders, celebrations, and I’m very glad I attended PGC this summer and last summer!”
— Kendra Wong, PGC Grad
“Duez helped me improve a lot and shown me a lot of tricks that I had no idea about. This experience has impacted me by making me a better player and giving me tools to go and be an even better one, they also taught us to be a leader and stretch ourselves.”
— Alyssa Silva, PGC Grad
“Duez has helped me to stretch myself and try new things. It has given me knowledge about the game that I haven’t gotten before.”
— Ty Puskar, PGC Grad
“Duez has impacted me both on and off the court. This course has impacted me on the court because I am now a smarter basketball player and can act quicker with better moves. Also, It has impacted me off the court because it taught me how to S.C.H.A.P.E. and be a better leader and an energy-giver.”
— Niki Van Wyk, PGC Grad