After putting together two of the most impressive performances of his career at The University of Scranton, senior forward Matthew Mancuso (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) was named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week for the period ending Nov. 25, 2019.
The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll, in its 23rd season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week. For the full release from D3hoops.com, click here: https://d3hoops.prestosports.com/awards/tow/2019-20/week2
And what a week it was for Mancuso, as he led the Royals to a pair of road victories at Wilkes on Wednesday (91-62) and at Cabrini on Saturday (96-89) to push the team's record to 4-1 on the young season.
Against Wilkes, Mancuso finished with 19 points and (at the time) a career-best 19 rebounds for a double-double. Going 6-of-9 from the floor in the win, Mancuso drained two three's and also had three assists, two steals, and two blocks, as well.
But, in the victory over Cabrini, Mancuso put together the best game of his career at Scranton, finishing with a staggering 38 points and 22 rebounds, both of which were career-highs.
Mancuso's 22 total rebound performance was the best for a Royal in a game since Matt Cusano's same total rebounding effort against Catholic on Jan. 6, 1993, as the effort was the 14th best in program history. Meanwhile, the 38 point performance was the 17th best in program history in a game, matching an effort by Joe Stachnik vs. Susquehanna in 1960. The 38 point effort was also the most for a Royal in a single game since a 40-point outburst by Bill Bessoir in 1984 vs. Drew, as well.
For the year, Mancuso is averaging 20.6 points a game and 11.2 rebounds a contest, both of which lead the team on the young season and are second in each category in the Landmark Conference so far on the year.
Mancuso and the rest of the men's basketball team will take the week off for the Thanksgiving holiday and will return to the hardwood on Wednesday, Dec. 4 when they host York (Pa.) in the John Long Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.