Providence Freshman LaDontae Henton Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week

    Dec. 5, 2011

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Freshman forward LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on December 5. In two games last week, Henton averaged 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Henton is the first Friar to earn the league Rookie of the Week honors since Gerard Coleman received the accolade on January 24, 2011.

    In addition to Henton's honor, sophomore Gerard Coleman (Boston, Mass.) was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll after averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals in two games last week.

    On November 29, Henton scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out two assists in an 82-77 win versus Holy Cross. On December 1, Henton scored a career-high 18 points to go along with eight rebounds and two assists, in a 76-67 road win at South Carolina. He also played all 40 minutes in both victories. This season, Henton is averaging 12.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. Henton is leading the team in rebounding and ranks fourth on the squad in scoring. He has started all eight games this season.

    Providence College (6-2) returns to action tonight versus Brown at the Dunkin Donuts Center at 7pm.