Former Duke Captain Dies of Heart Attack
For the second time in less than six months, Duke basketball is mourning the loss of a former captain of a Final Four team.
Phil Henderson — who led the Blue Devils to the 1990 national championship game — reportedly died on Sunday of cardiac arrest at his home in the Philippines, where he was working as the director of the Filipino Basketball Academy. He was 44.
Former Duke star Art Heyman, the captain of the program’s first-ever Final Four team in 1963, passed away last August.
“On behalf of the entire Duke Basketball family, we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Phil Henderson,” said head coach Mike Krzyzewski on Monday. “Phil was a talented player and a good man with a gentle soul. We will miss him dearly.”
Henderson finished his collegiate career with 1,397 points and 330 rebounds. A second round draft pick of the Dallas Mavericks in 1990, Henderson played internationally as a pro. Phil Henderson profile