Longtime Bellingham basketball standout Zack Henifin, who most recently suited up for the Bellingham Slam this spring, will go to Romania to play professionally this fall.
Henifin has signed with the Perla Harghitei Basketball Club, a first division team which plays in the city of Miercurea Ciuc, located in Romania's Transylvania region.
Henifin, who was born and raised in Bellingham, has been a fixture locally at multiple levels. After starring in high school for the Bellingham Red Raiders, he played for Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University.
As a senior for the Vikings, the athletic forward finished with averages of 10.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. During WWU's postseason run, Henifin was named to the NCAA West Regional all-tournament team and recorded a career-high 12 rebounds in the Vikings' national semifinal win over Stonehill College.
After the Vikings won their first NCAA Division-II national championship last spring, Henifin signed on to play for the Slam. His first season with the Slam culminated with his second championship in four months as the team captured the 2012 International Basketball League title with a 142-109 win over the Portland Chinooks on July 8.