Tuesday, February 19, 2013

R.I.P. Phil Henderson 1969-2013

According to various media outlets, Duke says former star Phil Henderson has died at his home in the Philippines at the age of 44. No cause of death was given.

Henderson was a senior captain and the leading scorer on the 1989-90 Duke team that lost to UNLV in the national championship game. He averaged 18.5 points that year and scored 22.3 points in tournament play during that postseason.

Krzyzewski says the Duke basketball family was "deeply saddened" to hear of Henderson's death and called him "a talented player and a good man with a gentle soul."

Henderson was taken by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1990 NBA draft but played internationally as a pro.

Henderson was the director of the Filipino Basketball Academy and is Henderson is survived by five children: Genesis, 21; Harrison, 15; Adonia, 6; Athalia, 5; and Azriel, 4.

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