Trio of Men’s Basketball Players Earn Year-End Landmark Conference Awards

Trio of Men’s Basketball Players Earn Year-End Landmark Conference Awards


Sophomore guard Logan Bailey (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) was named the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and, along with junior forward junior Matthew Mancuso (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan), was a First Team All-Landmark Conference selection to highlight four year-end all-conference awards for The University of Scranton men's basketball team.

Additionally, junior guard Kyle DeVerna (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) was honored as a Second Team All-Landmark Conference selection as the league announced its year-end award winners on

Bailey became Scranton's first Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year since Ross Danzig claimed the honor in the 2011-12 season after an outstanding debut season for the Royals.  After missing his entire freshman season with an injury, Bailey also earned First Team All-Conference honors after leading the Royals in scoring this past season with 16.3 points per game while posting a 58.3 field goal percentage.  He also chipped in 5.1 rebounds per game and led the team with 41 steals to go along with 59 assists and 19 blocked shots. 

Bailey led the Landmark Conference in field goal percentage, was fourth in scoring, and sixth in steals per game.

Mancuso garnered First Team All-Conference honors after a sensational junior campaign in which he averaged 15.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He led the team in rebounding and ranked second in scoring while posting a Landmark Conference-leading 11 double-double on the seasons.  Mancuso also totaled a team-high 40 blocked shots, dished out 53 assists, and collected 30 steals.

Mancuso led the Landmark Conference with 1.7 blocked shots per game and was second in the league in rebounding, fourth in scoring, and sixth in field goal percentage.

DeVerna captured Second Team All-Conference accolades for a strong junior season in which he averaged 13.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.  He ranked third on the team in scoring and was second on the squad with 75 assists while adding 24 steals and five blocked shots.

DeVerna, who started every game on the season, ranked second in the Landmark Conference with an 83.2 free throw percentage and ranked seventh in the league in assists.

Scranton posted a 20-6 overall record in the 2018-19 season including a 9-5 record in conference play.  The Royals qualified for the Landmark Conference playoffs at the fourth seed before dropping a 75-69 decision at top-seeded Drew in the conference semifinals.

To view a complete list of the 2018-19 All-Landmark Conference men's basketball awards, click here.