Freshman LaDontae Henton And Junior Vincent Council Earn All-BIG EAST Honors

Junior Vincent Council

Junior Vincent Council

March 4, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College junior Vincent Council (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named All-BIG EAST Third Team and freshman LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) was named to the All-BIG EAST Rookie Team on Sunday, March 4. Council led the Friars his season in minutes played per game (38.7), points per game (16.2) and assists per game (7.5). Henton became the first Friar named to the All-Rookie Team since Council received the honor in 2009.

Council's scoring average was the ninth highest in the BIG EAST this season, and second among the junior class. Council's assist mark led the BIG EAST this season, the second consecutive season that Council has led the BIG EAST in assists per game, and was the fourth highest mark in the country. Council had a conference-high 14 assists against Louisville on January 10 and against Rutgers on February 1. Council had an assist to turnover ratio of 2.19, the fifth best in the conference, while his 38.7 minutes played per game was the top mark in the BIG EAST. Council had nine double-doubles this season raising his career total to 13.

Henton started all 31 games for the Friars this season while leading the team in three-point field goal percentage (.402), rebounds per game (8.6) and was third on the team in scoring (14.3). Henton's scoring average was third-highest in the conference among freshman, while his rebounding average was tied for sixth in the BIG EAST and tied for the highest average among freshman. Henton averaged 2.74 offensive rebounds per game, the 11th best mark in the conference while his 37.13 minutes played per game average was tied for fifth in the BIG EAST. Henton garnered nine double-doubles this season to lead the Friars. Henton also was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on March, 4, the third time he has received the honor this season. Henton also has been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll twice this season.

 

 

ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM

Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut, G, So., 6-5, 185, Norcross, Ga.

Jason Clark, Georgetown, G, Sr., 6-2, 170, Arlington, Va.

*Jae Crowder, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-6, 235, Villa Rica, Ga.

Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-2, 215, Raleigh, N.C.

Kris Joseph, Syracuse, F, Sr., 6-7, 210, Montreal, Quebec

Kevin Jones, West Virginia, F, Sr., 6-8, 260, Mount Vernon, N.Y.

ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, So., 6-4, 215, White Plains, N.Y.

Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-9, 244, Glenview, Ill.

Jordan Theodore, Seton Hall, G, Sr., 6-0, 174, Englewood, N.J.

Scoop Jardine, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Philadelphia, Pa.

Maalik Wayns, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-2, 200, Philadelphia, Pa.

ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM

Henry Sims, Georgetown, C, Sr., 6-10, 232, Baltimore, Md.

Vincent Council, Providence, G, Jr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Herb Pope, Seton Hall, F, Sr., 6-8, 236, Aliquippa, Pa.

Dion Waiters, Syracuse, G, So., 6-4, 215, Philadelphia, Pa.

Darryl Bryant, West Virginia, G, Sr., 6-2, 195, Brooklyn, N.Y.

BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION

Cleveland Melvin, DePaul, F, So., 6-8, 205, Baltimore, Md.

Hollis Thompson, Georgetown, F, Sr., 6-7, 205, Los Angeles, Calif.

Kyle Kuric, Louisville, G-F, Sr., 6-4, 185, Evansville, Ind.

Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J.

Moe Harkless, St. John's, F, Fr., 6-8, 190, Queens, N.Y.

BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM^

Andre Drummond, Connecticut, C, Fr., 6-11, 275, Middletown, Conn.

Chane Behanan, Louisville, F, Fr., 6-7, 250, Bowling Green, Ky.

Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, So., 6-5, 185, Bowie, Md.

LaDontae Henton, Providence, F, Fr., 6-6, 220 Lansing, Mich.

Moe Harkless, St. John's, F, Fr., 6-8, 190, Queens, N.Y.

D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's, G, Fr., 6-3, 186, Missouri City, Texas

Anthony Collins, USF, G, Fr., G, 6-1, 175, Houston, Texas

*Denotes unanimous selection.

^Due to a tie in the voting, an additional position was named.

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