|Brendan Boken||Ross Danzig|
The University of Scranton men’s basketball team had two players named All-Mideast region by D3hoops.com today.
Junior forward Brendan Boken (South Pasadena, Calif./Loyola) earned first-team honors while senior guard Ross Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa./Abington Heights/Blair Academy-NJ) landed a spot on the second team.
Players chosen to the D3hoops.com all-region teams are eligible for All-American selection. The All-American teams will be announced at the end of this week, in conjunction with the Division III men's and women's championships.
This is the 14th year D3hoops.com has named an All-Region team and this year's All-America team will be the 18th annual All-American selections. The D3hoops.com All-American teams, along with those of the respective coaches' associations, are the only ones recognized in the NCAA record book.
Boken, a two-time Landmark Conference first-team selection (’14, ’15), led the Royals in scoring (17.3), rebounding (7.2), blocks (1.1), and field goal percentage (.610) this past season. He also led the Landmark Conference in scoring and blocks, was second in rebounding and field goal percentage, sixth in steals, and seventh in free throw percentage. He scored in double figures in 25 of 29 games and pulled down at least 10 rebounds eight times.
On January 3rd, in a 75-73 victory over Wilkes University in the Cross County Challenge at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Boken scored the 1000th point of his career, becoming the 42nd player in Scranton history to do so, and enters his senior year as the 19th all-time leading scorer in Scranton history with 1,310 career points. He is currently the Royals’ all-time leader in field goal percentage (.592), sixth in blocks (120) and career blocks per game (1.4), tied for 11th in career scoring average (15.8), 12th in free throws made (330), 18th in field goals made (459), 19th in career rebounding average (7.2), 24th in rebounding (601), 32nd in career steals per game average (0.8), and 35th in field goals attempted (831).
Boken has started 82 of 83 games in his career and has scored in double figures 66 times.
Danzig is honored by D3hoops.com for the third straight year, having earned third-team honors in 2013 and first team last season. This past year, he averaged 13.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game to earn first-team All-Landmark Conference honors for the third straight year. In addition, he led the Landmark in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7), was second in assists, fifth in minutes played, ninth in rebounding, 10th in field goal percentage (.473), and 12th in scoring.
Like Boken, he is ranked in numerous Scranton all-time statistical categories. Danzig finished his distinguished career second in 3-point field goals attempted (481), third in scoring (1793), fifth in free throws attempted (525) and 3-point field goals made (184), eighth in assists (386) and field goals made (621) & attempted (1241), ninth in free throws attempted (367), 11th in scoring average (15.8), 12th in blocks (89), 13th in steals (127), 15th in rebounding (727), 18th in assists per game average (3.4) and 3-point field goal percentage (.383), 19th in blocks average (0.8), tied for 21st in steals average (1.1), 24th in field goal percentage (.500) and 27th in rebounding average (6.4) in Royals' history.
Danzig, who started 112 of 113 career games and scored in double figures 96 times, was also named the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year in 2012 and player of the year in 2014.
The Royals finished the 2014-2015 season with a 23-6 overall record. They also won their sixth Landmark Conference championship in the league’s eight-year history and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year and for the eighth time in Carl Danzig’s 14-year tenure as head coach.
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