NEW: PC’s Henton, Dunn Selected to All-Big East First Team

Sunday, March 08, 2015

 

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LaDontae Henton

Providence College Friars senior forward, LaDontae Henton and sophomore guard, Kris Dunn have been unanimously selected for the All-Big East Team.

This marks the first time in league history that two Friars have been placed on the team.  

LaDontae Henton

LaDontae Henton was the league's top scorer, averaging 20 points per game for the Friars. On Wednesday, March 4, LaDontae Henton notched his 2,000th career point and became just the second Friar ever (Ryan Gomes 05') to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.

Kris Dunn

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Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn finishes the season as the first player ever to lead the Big East in both assists, 7.7 per game, and steals, 2.8 per game. On January 29, Kris Dunn recorded a triple-double against DePaul with 27 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. The triple-double was the first by a Friar in eight seasons to accomplish the feat and the first Friar ever to do it in conference play. 

The all-conference teams are chosen by the conference's head coaches, however, they are not allowed to vote for their own players. 

The Big East Conference will announce the major individual awards on Wednesday, March 11. 

Tournament Time

The Providence College Friars finished the regular season with a record of 21-10 overall, and 11-7 in the Big East. PC goes into the Big East tournament as the fourth seed and will face St. John's on Thursday, March 12. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York. 

 

Related Slideshow: Providence College Friars 2014-2015 Projected Starting Lineup

The Providence College Friars went on a magical run last year that saw them win the Big East Championship at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This year they look to defend their title and get back to the big dance. Here is the 2014-2015 projected starting lineup for the Friars.

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Guard- Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn will start at point guard for the Friars this season. Dunn hasn't played  much over his first two years with the Friars because of injury but when he is in the game, he makes things happen. Last season against Vanderbilt, Dunn led the Friars in an epic comeback from an 18 point second half deficit. The 6'3" Dunn posted ten points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in that game and then recorded six assists in the next game before having season ending shoulder surgery.

The Friars will be in good shape if Dunn can stay healthy this season. 

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Guard - Junior Lomomba

Junior Lomomba is a 6'5"  sophomore guard who has found his way into the Friars starting lineup this season.

This season, Lomomba has averaged 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game but a major reason why he is in the lineup is because he does not turn the ball over, only having three turnovers in the last four games for Providence.  

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Forward- LaDontae Henton

Last season, the 6'6" LaDontae Henton averaged 14 points per game which was second best to Bryce Cotton and just under eight rebounds per game which was the best on the team and second best in the Big East. Henton is a scrappy player who is not afraid to mix it up a bit and brings toughness to this Friars line up.

Henton seems poised for a big year. 

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Forward- Ben Bentil

6'8" freshman forward Ben Bentil will be one of the first players off the bench for Ed Cooley this year. Bentil can play three positions for the Friars, center, forward and small forward plus he is a good shooter and loves to rebound the ball.

Bentil is a player that is going to give coach Cooley several different options with his lineups and allow him to play the matchup game to perfection.

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Center-Carson Desrosiers

Carson Desrosiers is a seven foot senior forward who last season finished fourth on the team in rebounding, averaging 4.8 rebounds per game. He also had 82 blocks on the season, an average of just over two blocks per game. His 82 blocked shots led the team. 

Desroisers is a player that is mostly in the line up for his work on the defensive end and so like last season, he will be in and out of the line up depending on the situation. 

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6th man- Tyler Harris

Tyler Harris comes into this year as a 6'9" junior, however this is only his second season with the Friars after transferring from NC State. Last season, Harris averaged 11.6 points and five rebounds per game for the Friars and got better as the year went on. 

"Harris and Henton will be more effective this year, then they were last year" said PC Alum and Radio Analyst Joe Hassett

 
 

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