Senior guard Ethan Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa./Abington Heights) of The University of Scranton men's basketball team can now count himself among an impressive list of college basketball players after being named National Jesuit Player of the Week.
The honor is presented by the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight, a website that promotes basketball and education at Jesuit institutions. Danzig joins a list of this season's Player of the Week honorees that includes Ky Bowman of Boston College, Zach Norvell of Gonzaga, Javon Bess of Saint Louis and Markus Howard of Marquette. For more information on the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight, visit https://www.jesuitbasketball.com/.
Danzig earned the honor after a week that saw him average 21.5 points per game and make a total of 10 3-pointers in a pair of victories. His performance also included the 1,000th point of his career, making him the 43rd player in Royals history to achieve that milestone.
Danzig opened the week by scoring 20 points, including the 1,000th of his career, in an 84-73 victory over Susquehanna on Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the Long Center. His milestone point came on a free throw midway through the second half, part of an 18-point second half that helped Scranton pull away.
On Saturday, Jan. 13, Danzig poured in seven 3-pointers on his way to 23 points in a 96-72 win over Goucher in the Long Center. He finished the week going 10-for-17 from beyond the arc, and he has now made at least 3 3-pointers in nine of the team's 15 games, including seven of the last eight.
For the season, Danzig leads the Royals in scoring at 15.3 points per game and has made 46 3-pointers. His 241 career 3-pointers are the program record, which he set earlier this season.
Danzig and the Royals will be back in action tonight when they travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on Moravian in a Landmark Conference matchup at 7 p.m.