Instate Wing Henton taking a look at Michigan

The Michigan Basketball staff is starting to take a closer look at the class of 2011, and one place they are looking in is the City of Lansing. 6'5 Landontae Henton out of Lansing Eastern has caught their eye. Henton talks to GBW about his interest in Michigan, and other schools that are recruiting him as well.

At one time LaDontae Henton was the top instate player in the class of 2011. At that time he was strictly a post player. Well he was 6'4-6'5 but he didn't grow anymore, and although he still can play tough down-low he knew he had to change his game. What you see now is a young man that can play on the perimeter, shoot the three and drive to the basket to score. Ladontae can still pound it down low and rebound well but his game is better rounded now.

"I just wanted to show improvement in my game," he told GoBlueWolverine. "I have worked on my midrange and my three point shot. My ball handling is not where it needs to be but I have time to make it right. I am working hard and making myself into a better player. I would like to use my athleticism more when I am out on the floor."

The Michigan coaching staff has shown an interest in what the small forward has been doing on the court.

"I had a chance to speak with Coach Bacari Alexander. He wants to see how I play out on the perimeter in July. He told me they are going to make a point to see me play this summer."

Landontae would like to see what the Michigan program is all about. He has been to a few games but he wants to look at them some more.

"I like the Michigan program a lot. I would like to get to know them better, so I am going up in June on an unofficial visit to sit down and talk with the staff."

He is also familiar with a certain recruit that has committed to Michigan. "Oh Carlton -- that's my man right there. We have known each other since 8th or 9th grade on the AAU circuit. We play similar in that we play hardnosed basketball and are hard to stop. Last year we played together and helped our team win the Peach Jam tournament."

Henton is receiving interest from other schools that would love to have him on their campus as a student-athlete: Central Michigan, Western Michigan, U of D Mercy, Eastern Michigan, Dayton, Duquesne, Penn St. and Cleveland State.

"I talked with Coach Ziegler from Central Michigan a few weeks ago, and that went pretty good. I know Coach Gregory from Dayton -- we have talked. And Coach McCallum from U of D is a nice and humble coach -- I like the way he runs his program. I also like Mike Falletti he is my guy over there; he is real cool."

Henton will look to make an impression on all the schools that are showing him interest this summer.

"I just want to go out there and show them what I can do, and the rest will take care of itself. I am looking forward to this summer."

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