Boken, Danzig, Klingman Earn All-Landmark Honors

Boken, Danzig, Klingman Earn All-Landmark Honors
Brendan Boken Ross Danzig Justin Klingman

Three members of The University of Scranton men’s basketball team earned All-Landmark Conference honors today.

Senior guard Ross Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa./Abington Heights/Blair Academy-NJ) and junior forward Brendan Boken (South Pasadena, Calif./Loyola) were voted first-team in a ballot conducted among the league’s head coaches, while senior guard Justin Klingman (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) earned second-team honors.

Danzig, the conference’s player of the year in 2014 and rookie of the year in 2012, picks up first-team honors for the third consecutive season.  He leads the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7), is third in assists (4.6), seventh in rebounding (6.0) and minutes played (32.8), and 10th in scoring (13.9) and field goal percentage (.470).  A four-year starter, he is currently fifth in scoring (1768), 10th in assists (375), 13th in steals (126) and blocks (88), and 14th in rebounding (721) in Royals' history.

Boken, who currently leads the Landmark in scoring (17.3) and blocks (1.3), is second in rebounding (7.2) and field goal percentage (.624), sixth in free throw percentage (.778), and tenth in steals (1.1), repeats as a first-team selection. 

He has started all 27 games and has scored in double figures 23 times, including 11 20-or-more point performances. This past Saturday, he finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds in leading the Royals to a 76-65 victory over Catholic University in the championship game of the Landmark Conference tournament, a performance that earned him the tournament’s most valuable player (MVP) award for the second straight year.

Klingman is one of the top shooting specialists in the nation.  He leads the conference in 3-point field goal percentage (.485) and is seventh in field goal percentage (.503) en route to averaging 11.1 points per game. The NCAA all-time leader in 3-point field goal percentage (.515) among active players, Klingman is also fourth in minutes played (33.5), eighth in 3-point field goals made (53), and 16th in scoring in the conference.  He was named the most valuable player (MVP) of the Radisson/PNC Bank Invitational in November and landed a spot on the all-tournament team at the Cross County Challenge at King’s College in January.

The Royals (22-5) will return to action this Friday, March 6, against Baruch College (21-6) in an NCAA Division III championship first-round game at Staake Gymnasium at Babson College in Babson Park, Massachusetts, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The winner advances to Saturday’s second-round game against the winner of Westfield St. (20-6) and 5th-ranked Babson College at 5:30 p.m.

A complete list of the 2015 awards recipients in the sport of men’s basketball from the Landmark Conference can be found by clicking here.


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