|Brendan Boken||Ross Danzig|
The honors continue to roll in for senior guard Ross Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa./Abington Heights/Blair Academy-NJ) and junior forward Brendan Boken (South Pasadena, Calif./Loyola) of The University of Scranton men’s basketball team.
Today, Danzig was named first team All-Middle Atlantic region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for the second straight year, while Boken earned a spot on the second team for the first time in his career.
Danzig, a three-time first-team All-Landmark Conference selection, led the Royals in assists (4.6) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7) and finished second on the team in scoring (13.8) and rebounding (5.8). He also led the Landmark in assist-to-turnover ratio, was second in assists, fifth in minutes played (33.2), ninth in rebounding, tenth in field goal percentage (.473), and 12th in scoring. Earlier this week, he was also named second-team All-Mid-Atlantic region by D3hoops.com
A four-year starter, he led the Royals to three Landmark Conference titles (’12, ’14, ’15) and three appearances in the NCAA Division III championships (’12, ’14, ’15), including a sectional final berth (Elite Eight) in 2012, for his father, veteran Scranton head coach Carl Danzig. The younger Danzig finished his storied career third in scoring (1793), eighth in assists (386), 12th in blocks (89), and 13th in steals (127) in Scranton history.
Boken earned first-team All-Landmark honors for the second straight season after leading the Royals in scoring (17.3), rebounding (7.2), blocks (1.1), and field goal percentage (.610). For the second straight year, he was named the most valuable player (MVP) of the Landmark Conference postseason tournament after leading Scranton to victories over Susquehanna University, 67-53, and top-seeded Catholic University, 76-65, to win their second straight and sixth Landmark title in the league’s eight-year history.
In addition, he was named the most valuable player of the Cross County Challenge at King’s College in January and was also named to the Radisson/PNC Bank Invitational (Scranton) all-tournament team in November.
Boken scored in double figures in 25 of 29 games and recorded a team-leading six ‘double-doubles’ in points and rebounds this year, giving him 16 for his career. A three-year starter, he is the Royals’ all-time leader in field goal percentage (.592), 19th in scoring (1310 points), and 24th in rebounding (601).
A complete list of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) all-regional selections can be found by clicking here.