| Small forward|
215 lb (98 kg)
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
| January 6, 1992 (age 24) (1992-01-06) |
Eastern (Lansing, Michigan)
Providence Friars men's basketball (#23 / Forward)
Providence Friars men's basketball
Derrick-Dennis Crosby, Dontrell Crosby, Adrianna Henton, Donnesha Crosby
Cathy Brown, Leroy Henton
LaDontae Henton (born January 6, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He played college basketball for Providence.
A 6'6" small forward, Henton went to Eastern High School in Lansing, Michigan, where he was a four-time first-team all-state player and averaged 22.2 points per game for his career. He left as the fourth best rebounder in Michigan prep history, averaging 14.5 rebounds per game.
Henton originally was set to attend Dayton, but after Dayton coach Brian Gregory left for Georgia Tech, he became new Providence coach Ed Cooley's first recruit. In his freshman season, Henton averaged 14.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game and was named to the Big East Conference All-Rookie team.
As a senior, Henton enjoyed a breakout season. After leading the Big East in scoring at 19.7 points per game, he was named first-team All-conference and helped lead the Friars to their second consecutive NCAA tournament appearance for the first time since the 1988–89 and 1989–90 seasons. He was also named the USBWA District I Player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.
Henton finished his Friar career with 2,059 points and 1,054 rebounds, becoming the second player in school history to achieve the 2000/1000 milestone (Ryan Gomes was the first).
After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Henton joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On August 21, 2015, he signed with Spanish League team CB Sevilla. In June 2016, he joined the Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association as the team's import for the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup. He led the Aces in the playoffs.
On October 30, 2016, Henton was selected by the Santa Cruz Warriors with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Development League Draft, however he was waived by the Warriors on November 10. On December 16, he was reacquired by Santa Cruz.
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