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Henton was the runner up for Michigan's 'Mr. Basketball' award.

After being released from his scholarship at Dayton due to the coaching change, 2011 Lansing (Mich.) Eastern High School wing LaDontae Henton has re-opened his recruitment.

The 6-foot-6 Henton has already been in touch with coach Lewis Preston at Penn State, and said that a visit in the works.

“I like a lot of schools, but I really like Penn State,” said Henton, who originally committed to Dayton in August of 2010. “They have a good program, and they were actually the first school to offer me a scholarship.”

In addition to the Penn State offer that still stands, Iowa State, UAB, and South Florida are the other current offers that Henton holds. Marquette has also been in touch as of late.

While he played some point guard in high school, Henton feels his game is suited for more of a wing role in college.

“I can rebound pretty well, penetrate the lane, and also pull up for a mid-range jump shot. I can guard the wing inside and out, so my guarding skills are one of the positive parts of my game.”

Henton had a big year for Eastern, averaging 25 points, 15 boards, and five assists per game during the 2010-11 season. The senior also broke his school’s all time scoring and rebounding records, in addition to being the runner-up for the “Mr. Basketball” in the state of Michigan.

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