Sickles' Henson is a repeat PARADE All-American



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Mon. March 22, 2010 | Eduardo A. Encina

Sickles junior basketball player Amber Henson once again has been named an All-American.

For the second straight year, Henson had been named to the PARADE Magazine All-American girls basketball team. She received third-team honors this year after making the fourth team last season.

Henson, the only player from Florida selected, was among eight of the 40 players honored to make the team the past two seasons (Henson was the only sophomore selected last season). The picks were made by a select panel of coaches, scouts and recruiters.

The team will officially be unveiled in this week's PARADE Magazine, which will be in Sunday's Times.

The 6-foot-4 Henson, who on Sunday was named the Times' Hillsborough County Player of the Year for a second straight year, averaged a double double -- 22.1 points and 12.1 rebounds a game -- while also averaging 4.9 blocks a game. She led the Gryphons to a 25-4 record and their first region final in school history.

Henson is ranked the nation's fourth best prospect in the Class of 2011 by ESPN Rise. Earlier this month, Henson orally committed to women's basketball national power Duke, a story the Times first reported. She was also considering North Carolina, Maryland, Stanford and Texas.  

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