Kaia Henderson

Year: 2022

Height: 5-5

Position: PG

High School: New Hartford (NY)

Recruiting Status: Signed with Ohio State [press release]


Recruiting Summary for Kaia Henderson

first offer: Syracuse (October 2018)

offers later in 2018: Providence, Virginia Tech

November 2018 article indicates interest from Maryland and Villanova

December 2019 article mentions interest from Colgate and Colorado

offers in 2020:

  • August: UMass
  • September: St. Bonaventure
  • December: Dartmouth, Long Island University, Toledo

September 2020 article states that she has seven offers: Colgate, UMass, Providence, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech

January 2021 article indicates an “updated list of scholarship offers”: Binghamton, Colgate, Dartmouth, Long Island University, UMass, Niagara, Providence, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, St. John’s, Syracuse, Toledo, and Virginia Tech

*Wake Forest has also been mentioned as a suitor

April 9, 2021: committed to Ohio State


“Worst-case scenario” for some recruits, but Kaia Henderson works to grow college hoops options (Syracuse.com, 1/15/2021)

Henderson said she doesn’t have a timetable yet for making a decision. . . .

“I’m really happy with the quality and selection of schools I have right now. I’ve got a great relationship with all of them,” Henderson said. “But I definitely am looking toward getting more Power Five schools and just working to get better so I can be on that level and continue to stay on that level.”

New Hartford’s Kaia Henderson braces for start of college basketball recruiting whirlwind (Syracuse.com, 8/31/2020)

Henderson is keeping mum about any possible college preferences she has at this point. She is certain of one thing, though. When she studies SU and its opponents running up and down the court, she can envision a spot for herself at that level.

Not yet, of course. But very soon.

“I was just like, ’Oh, those girls are good,” Henderson said of her reaction. “I need to get better myself.”

New Hartford’s Henderson “has more at her disposal” (Utica Observer-Dispatch, 12//6/2019)

New Hartford girls basketball coach Mike Callan noticed how much Henderson has benefited from cross-country.

“She played the whole game (Tuesday) and didn’t miss a step. She wasn’t even breathing hard, so it does help,” said Callan, who is approaching 270 wins over his 19-year career.

“Her conditioning has always been good, because she takes care of herself, but cross-country will help her endurance for the long (haul),” he added.


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