Royal Men's Basketball Captains Announced

Royal Men's Basketball Captains Announced
Ross Danzig Mike Fee
Justin Klingman Brendan Boken

Carl Danzig, head men’s basketball coach at The University of Scranton, has announced that senior guards Ross Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa./Abington Heights/Blair Academy-NJ), Mike Fee (Richboro, Pa./St. Joseph’s Preparatory), and Justin Klingman (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights), along with junior forward Brendan Boken (South Pasadena, Calif./Loyola), will serve as team captains for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.

The Royals are coming off a 24-4 season, which included their fifth Landmark Conference title in the league’s seven-year history.  They also advanced to the NCAA Division III championships for the seventh time in Carl Danzig’s 13-year tenure as head coach.

Ross Danzig, Carl’s eldest son, will serve as a team captain for the second straight season. He averaged 20.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game en route to being named the Landmark Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-Mid-Atlantic region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and d3hoops.com last season.  He enters his senior year 16th in scoring (1406) and 24th in rebounding (565) in Scranton history.

Fee has appeared in 31 games over the past three seasons as reserve in the backcourt.

Klingman is coming off his most productive season, averaging 11.8 points per game while shooting 51 percent from the field, including a Landmark Conference-leading 56.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.  He appeared in all 28 games last season and started 18 times.

Boken was named first-team All-Landmark Conference last year after averaging 16.5 points and 7.2 rebounds a game. In the Royals’ 71-56 victory over Susquehanna University in the title game of the Landmark Conference tournament, he scored 23 points, pulled down 11 rebounds, and blocked five shots, a performance that earned him the tournament’s most valuable player (MVP) award.

The Royals will open their 2014-2015 season against Centenary College (NJ) in the semifinals of the PNC/Radisson Invitational on Saturday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Long Center.

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