University of Miami Athletics
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Willie Herenton

position

Guard

Height

6-2

Weight

180 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Lincolnshire, Ill.

High School

Adlai Stevenson

As a Junior (2019-20): NABC Honors Court
Appeared in 11 contests, including seven in ACC play … Amassed nine points, three steals, two rebounds and one assist over 28 minutes of action … Registered his first collegiate steal against Quinnipiac (11/16) in his first action of the season … Set new career highs in points (six), rebounds (two), made field goals (two) and minutes played (10) at North Carolina (1/25), finishing 2-of-3 from the floor and making his lone attempt both from long range and at the line … Scored three points at eighth-ranked Florida State (2/8).

As a Sophomore (2018-19): Joined team as walk-on, but was awarded scholarship for remainder of season on Jan. 18 … Played in 16 games, including 11 in conference action … Hit 3-pointers in ACC play at Syracuse (1/24), Boston College (2/17) and Duke (3/2) … Saw his first playing time in final minute of season opener against Lehigh (11/9) … Scored first five Miami points against La Salle (11/22) … Played two minutes, including final minute of first half, at Louisville (1/6) … Played season-high four minutes at Boston College (2/17).

High School: Graduated from Adlai Stevenson High School … Named First Team All-Area and First Team All-Conference by the Daily Herald in 2017 … Finished as one of the top 10 scorers in Stevenson history despite only playing one year as a full-time starter (2016-17) … Averaged 17.2 ppg during his senior season, including 19.8 ppg during conference play … Also averaged 1.8 spg … Shot 51.0 percent from the field and 80.0 percent at the charity stripe during his senior campaign … Went to Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago his first two years of high school … Once named Prep Hoops Player of the Week for Illinois … Played in every AAU Basketball National since the second grade … Was home schooled up until high school.

Personal: Parents are Rodney and Andrea Herenton, both of whom attended Harvard University … Has two brothers, Rodney and Samuel … Rodney played basketball at Stanford from 2016-20 … Named after his grandfather, Dr. Willie Herenton, who was a five-time Golden Glove Boxing Champion and whose jersey is retired at Lemoyne-Owen College … His grandfather was also a five-term mayor of Memphis and the first African-American mayor in the state of Tennessee … Enjoys international travel and entrepreneurialism … Chose Miami because it was his dream school … Majoring in economics with a minor in marketing.