|Brendan Boken||Ross Danzig||Justin Klingman|
Brendan Boken (South Pasadena, Calif./Loyola), a junior forward on The University of Scranton men’s basketball team, is now ranked among the top marksmen in the country.
In the latest NCAA Division III statistical rankings, Boken is eighth in field goal percentage accuracy at 63.7 percent (123 of 193) and 10th in career field goal percentage (among active players) at 59.2 percent (426-719). In his last five games, he has made nearly 69 percent of his shot attempts (42 of 61). If he maintains his current pace, it will be the second highest field goal percentage in Scranton history, trailing only Bryant Thornwell’s mark of 64.8 percent in 1978-1979 (114 of 176).
Boken isn’t the only Royal ranked among the national leaders.
Senior guard Ross Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa./Abington Heights/Blair Academy-NJ) is now tied for 15th in total rebounds (672) and 25th in highest career scoring average (16.1) among active players, while senior guard Justin Klingman (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) is the career leader in 3-point field goal percentage (.530, 123 of 232).
As a team, the Royals are currently eighth in the country in field goal percentage (.499), 45th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.21), 65th in 3-point field goal percentage (.374), and 78th in scoring defense.
Scranton (15-4 overall/9-1 Landmark Conference) will open a two-game road trip this Wednesday, February 4, against Moravian College (4-15 overall/2-8 Landmark Conference) at Johnston Hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The game will be carried live by WUSR, 99.5 FM, and over the Internet at www.wusrfm.com, with veteran announcer Dean Corwin calling all the action. Live stats and video are also available at the following link: http://moraviansports.com/sports/mbkb/2014-15/schedule