Phil Henderson, 44, captain of Duke team that lost NCAA title to UNLV
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS February 18, 2013 5:32PM
FILE - In this March 31, 1990, file photo, Duke guard Phil Henderson (3) drives around Arkansas forward Todd Day during the second half of their NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game in Denver. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, that Henderson's mother told him that her son died Sunday at his home in the Philippines at the age of 44. No cause of death was given. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke says former star Phil Henderson has died.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Monday that Mr. Henderson’s mother told him that her son died Sunday at his home in the Philippines at the age of 44. No cause of death was given.
Mr. 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 Mr. Henderson’s death and called him “a talented player and a good man with a gentle soul.”
Mr. Henderson was taken by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1990 NBA draft but played internationally as a pro.