Here are some Providence news and notes from the week.
LaDontae Henton to Sign with LA Clippers
Friar legend LaDontae Henton will sign a training camp contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, per Chris Reichert of 2Ways10Days.com.
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Less than two weeks after re-joining the Austin Spurs of the NBA D-League, Bryce Cotton is reportedly heading overseas to China. The news of Cotton going overseas was first reported by Dennis Silva of the Monitor News. A subsequent report comes via Chris Reichert of Upside & Motor, a D-League blog. Reichert is the one who has indicated a source informed him that Cotton will take his talents to China and will sign with Xinjiang of the Chinese Basketball Association. Another former Friar Marshon Brooks is currently second in scoring (34.6 points/game) playing with Jiangsu and the CBA is where God Shammgod was playing prior to returning to Providence to complete his undergraduate degree. A 2013 article by OneWorldSports.com list Shammgod among the top 5 imports in CBA history.
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It appears Ryan Gomes is taking another shot at the NBA. Chris Reichert of the D-League blog UpsideMotor.com tweeted that Gomes has signed a deal with the NBA D-League, according to a league source. Gomes last played in the NBA for the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2013-14 season, though Gomes’ contract was waived by the Boston Celtics after the Thunder traded Gomes to Boston as part of a 3-team deal between Oklahoma City, Boston and Memphis. Gomes’ was waived on January 7, 2014 and last played a game on December 29, 2013 — his last of 5 games played that season for the Thunder — in a 31-point blowout win against Houston.
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