Former Providence star LaDontae Henton set to reinforce Alaska

Alaska has opted to go for energetic former Providence standout LaDontae Henton as import for the PBA Governors Cup.

Aces board governor Dickie Bachmann confirmed the news to FOX Sports Monday.

Listed at 6-6 in various online sites, the 24-year-old Henton is coming off a stint with Baloncesto Sevilla in the Spanish League last year, his first overseas stint, where he submitted averages of 5.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.5 assist in 28 games.

In his senior year at Providence, he led the Friars in scoring with 19.7 points per contest to earn the first team All-conference.

His stellar performance in his final year in college also helped the Friars reach their second straight NCAA tournament stint for the first time since the 1989 and 1990 seasons.

The native of Lansing, Michigan went to conclude his collegiate career with 2059 points and 1054 rebounds, becoming just the 2nd player in Friars history to accomplish the feat since NBA veteran Ryan Gomes did it years back.

The Aces are hopeful that Henton could bring the same energy to the team as they resume their search for a first PBA title under 2-year-old coach Alex Compton.

Alaska placed second behind Rain or Shine in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals last month, the 4th runner-up of the Uytengsu franchise in the last 5 conferences. – By Richard Dy

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