Carl Danzig, head men’s
basketball coach at The University of Scranton, announced his
recruiting class today.
Joining the Royals for the upcoming season will be Ethan Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa.), a 6-4 shooting guard from Abington Heights High School; Kevin Doolan (Basking Ridge, NJ), a 5-11 point-guard from Ridge High School; Brandon Feinberg (Avon, Conn.), a 6-6 forward from Avon High School and Suffield Academy; Chris McCullough (Greenlawn, NY), a 6-1 point-guard from Harborfields High School; and Drew Schankweiler (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), a 6-7 center from Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School.
Ethan Danzig, brother of Royal senior guard Ross Danzig, averaged 12 points, six rebounds, and three assists per game this past season at Abington Heights. He also shot 51 percent from the field, including 42 percent from the 3-point arc, en route to earning all-Lackawanna League honors. He was a member of two Lackawanna League (2013, 2014) and three Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District II (2012, 2013, 2014) championship teams under head coach Ken Bianchi. The son of Scranton head coach Carl Danzig and his wife, Lynette, Ethan plans to major in finance.
Doolan picked up several honors for his play in the backcourt for head coach Brian Feath at Ridge High School. He earned first-team all-Skyline Conference and all-Somerset County honors in each of the past two seasons and was also named first-team all-area by the Courier News this year and third-team all-state Group IV as a junior. This past winter, he averaged 12 points, four rebounds, and five assists per game. The son of Mark and Kathleen Doolan, Kevin plans to major in business administration at Scranton. His father is a 1985 graduate of the University.
Feinberg was a three-year starter at Avon High School before averaging 11.5 points and 8.1 rebounds this past winter while doing a year of postgraduate study at Suffield Academy (Conn.), which finished the season with an 11-5 record and a berth in the Class B state tournament under head coach Jeff Depelteau. In his senior year at Avon where he served as co-captain, he contributed 12.5 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks per game to lead the Falcons to the North Central Connecticut Conference championship and third straight state playoff berth. In three seasons, Feinberg was part of an Avon program that posted a 49-22 record (.690) under head coach Chris Vozzolo. He was named first-team all-league and honorable mention by the Hartford Courant in 2013. The son of Stuart and Diane Feinberg, Brandon plans to major in accounting at the University.
McCullough, a two-sport standout, averaged 15 points and five assists this past season to help Harborfields win its third consecutive League V championship under head coach Chris Agostino.. He was also a member of the 2012 team that won a state title. He earned several honors this past winter, including all-conference and all-county honors as well as his team’s Coaches Award and the most valuable player (MVP) of the Whitman Tournament. As a member of the boys’ soccer team, he earned all-conference honors twice. Chris, the son of Brian and Maryann McCullough, plans to major in business administration at the University.
Schankweiler averaged nearly 15 points and 10 rebounds a game last season for Mechanicsburg Area, which won the Carlisle, Croatian Fraternal Union and Suave Brothers tournaments and advanced to the PIAA District III playoffs under head coach Bob Strickler. He was twice named honorable mention all-Mid-Penn Keystone Conference, played in the conference’s all-star game this past season, and was selected the most valuable player (MVP) of the Carlisle tournament in December. He also played lacrosse and tennis in high school. Drew, the son of Dave and Donna Schankweiler, plans to major in business management at the University.
In 13 seasons as head coach at Scranton, Carl Danzig has led the Royals to an overall record of 245-110 (.690), including five Landmark Conference championships in the league’s seven-year history and two titles in the University’s previous affiliation with the Freedom Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation, more commonly known as the Middle Atlantic Conferences (MAC). He has also led the Royals to seven NCAA Division III tournament appearances, including a berth in the sectional championship game (Elite Eight) in 2012.
Scranton is coming off a 24-4 season.