An overwhelming 392 votes were cast for the Providence Friars’ All-Half Decade Team.
Thank you, Friartown.
Here are the results.
Kris Dunn, guard
(386 votes, 98.7%)
To hardly any surprise, the top vote-getter for the Friars was Kris Dunn. Dunn was voted for on 98.7 percent of the ballots cast, amassing a nearly unanimous selection to the team. Dunn enjoyed a celebrated career with the Friars, winning back-to-back Big East regular season awards and was no doubt one of the best point guards in the entire country as well.
Bryce Cotton, guard
(380 votes, 97.2%)
It is also hardly surprising that checking in second was guard Bryce Cotton. Cotton engineered the Friars to their first Big East Tournament championship in 20 years back in 2014 and was a terrific point guard for PC in his heyday. Bryce Cotton’s name was found on 97.2 percent of the votes cast, falling 1.5 percent behind Dunn’s lofty mark.
Marshon Brooks, guard/forward
(301 votes, 77%)
Before the Ed Cooley era, Providence was mired in the Keno Davis era when the Big East was at its most gluttonous and powerful status. The Friars may not have enjoyed much success in that era of basketball, but Marshon Brooks certainly did. Brooks spent all four years of his college career in Friartown and was a prodigious scoring wing. Brooks averaged 24.6 points per game in his senior season, which was the best mark of that season ahead of the likes of Kemba Walker, Ben Hansbrough, Dwight Hardy and Austin Freeman among others. Brooks grabbed 77 percent of the vote with 301 ballots with his name on it.
LaDontae Henton, forward
(358 votes, 91.6%)
LaDontae Henton was Ed Cooley’s first recruit, and boy did that pay off. Henton was a terrific scorer for the Friars in his time at Providence and alongside Bryce Cotton helped bring the Friars to the 2014 Big East Tournament title as well as back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. Henton became a fan favorite in Friartown quickly and was no doubt one of the best players in the last few years. Henton received 358 votes, good for 91.6 percent of the ballot.
Ben Bentil, forward
(303 votes, 77.5%)
Arguably nobody on this team broke out as quickly and as impressively as Ben Bentil did in 2015. Bentil became one of the best scorers in the Big East Conference, if not THE best, in just one season and helped fuel the Friars as one of their go-to options. His time in Friartown may have lasted only two years, but his impact was felt in mass. Bentil grabbed 303 votes, amassing 77.5 percent of the vote.