|Logan Bailey||Matthew Mancuso|
sophomore guard Logan Bailey (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) was honored as the D3hoops.com Middle Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year while junior forward Matthew Mancuso (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) was selected to the All-Middle-Atlantic Region Second Team on Tuesday as the website released its regional award winners.
A First Team All-Landmark Conference honoree, Mancuso averaged 15.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season while posting 11 double-doubles on the year. He also led the Landmark Conference with 1.7 blocked shots per game, totaling 40 blocks on the year, to go along with 53 assists and 30 steals.
For the season, Mancuso shot 55.1 percent from the field while making 71.7 percent of his free throw attempts. He scored 20 or more points in nine games on the year and finished in double-figures in 19 of the 23 games in which he played.
Mancuso, who was named a co-recipient of the John "Les" Dickman Awards as the Royals most valuable player, earned Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week honors four times this past season and was named the National Jesuit Player of the Week on December 11. He was also named the Hilton Scranton Invitational Most Valuable Player after leading Scranton to the tournament championship in November.
Bailey, who was previously honored as the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and was a First Team All-Landmark Conference honoree, enjoyed an outstanding rookie season after missing his entire freshman year with an injury.
Bailey led the Royals in scoring with 16.3 points per game while adding 5.1 rebounds per contest. He also posted a conference-leading 58.1 field goal percentage while adding 59 assists, a team-high 41 steals, and 19 block shots.
Bailey scored 20 points or more in seven games this past season with a pair of 30-plus point efforts. He reached double-figures in 23 of Scranton's 26 games during his rookie campaign.
Mancuso and Bailey helped lead Scranton to a 20-6 (9-5 Landmark) record this winter. The Royals qualified for the Landmark Conference playoffs where they were defeated by top-seeded Drew in the semifinal round, 75-69.
To see the entire 2019 D3hoops.com All-Middle Atlantic Region awards, click HERE.