LeDontae Henton Signs with Hungary’s Atomeromu SE Paks

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Providence College alum LeDontae Henton (’15) has signed a deal with Hungarian A-Division Team Atomeromu SE Paks (ASE) per a team press release.

After finishing out the 2018 year on a one-month deal in Liga ACB, the top Spanish basketball league, with MoraBanc Andorra and participating the in the EuroCup, Henton will stay in Europe to play in the top Hungarian basketball league.

Henton has now been playing basketball professionally for the last 4 years.  Here’s a breakdown of the path that led him to his new team ASE.

  • Golden State Warriors Summer League Team (2015)
  • CB Sevilla – Spanish League ACB (2015)
  • Alaska Aces – Philippine Basketball Association (2016)
  • Santa Cruz Warriors – NBA D-League (2016), waived
  • Re-signed with Santa Cruz Warriors – NBA D-League (2016)
  • Los Angeles Clippers (2017)
  • MoraBanc Andorra – Spanish League ACB (2018)
  • Atomeromu SE Paks – Hungarian A-Division (2019)

Henton will be joining the same league that former Friars teammates Rodney Bullock and Kyron Cartwright currently play in with Alba Fehervar.  A quick look at the standings shows that Henton’s new team is 8th in the division at 7-7, while Alba currently sits at 11th place of the 14 teams, with a 5-9 record.

A quick look at his new squad turns up a couple of American players.

  • Julian Norfleet – St. Mary’s (’14)
  • Nick Faust – Long Beach State (’16)
  • Shannon Evans II – Arizona State (’18)

Of the three, I know Shannon Evans, which makes sense since he was the most recent of three to play college ball and he played at the biggest school of the three.  He followed Bobby Hurley from Buffalo to ASU when Hurley took over the head coaching job there.

Henton, who was recently at the Providence vs. Creighton Big East opener at The Dunk, is one of only two PC Friars to ever record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in their collegiate career.  The other play being Ryan Gomes.

ASE next plays on January 15th against TF Budapest, who currently sits in last place in the division with a 1-13 record.  However, the showdown of the Friar alumni will take place on March 20th when Alba takes on ASE.  I’m hoping we can get a live stream of that so the Friar Faithful can cram in some extra basketball during March Madness.

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