|Matthew Mancuso||Logan Bailey||Kyle DeVerna|
For the second straight season, University of Scranton's senior forward Matthew Mancuso (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) and guard Logan Bailey (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) were nabbed First Team selections, as 2019-20 All Landmark Conference Teams for men's basketball were released by the conference office on Tuesday morning.
Joining Mancuso and Bailey on the All-Landmark team was guard Kyle DeVerna (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) who also for the second straight year was named to the conference's Second Team at his position.
The selection to the All-Landmark Conference First Team for Mancuso puts a bow on a terrific senior campaign for the 6-foot-7 forward, as he led the Royals in scoring and rebounding all season long in pacing the Royals to a 19-8 finish and a spot in the Landmark Conference title game.
Ending the year averaging a double-double at 18 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, Mancuso finished with 15 double-doubles for the season, scoring in double-figures in every game but one for the Royals. The conference's second-leading scorer and rebounder at the end of the year, Mancuso put together two 30+ scoring performances throughout the year, with the best game of his entire career coming on Nov. 23, when he poured in a career-high 38 points and pulled down 22 rebounds to lead the Royals to a 93-86 win. For his efforts, he went on to earn several awards, including the USBWA National Player of the Week honor.
On Jan. 18 at Catholic, Mancuso scored 23 points to lead Scranton to a win, but more importantly, he became a career 1,000-point scorer in the victory. For his career, Mancuso finishes with 1,209 career points, which is 27th best all-time in program history.
Bailey, meanwhile, was the Landmark Conference's best shooter in 2019-20, hitting 60 percent of his shots from the floor on his way to averaging 15.6 points a contest. Scoring in double-figures on 21 different occasions throughout the year, he went over the 20-point mark on seven different occasions.
His best game of the year came at a great time for Scranton, as he poured in 31 points in a 93-81 win at Drew in the Landmark Semifinals last Wednesday night. A guard who also averaged 4.5 rebounds a game and had 13 blocks, Bailey will enter next season with 830 career points (in just two seasons on the floor so far for Scranton).
DeVerna, meanwhile, finished off his career blossoming into one of the best three-point shooters in the Landmark, finishing the season third in the conference in that category at 40.3 percent after knocking down a career-best 52 triples throughout the course of the year.
An 11 point per game scorer, DeVerna went into double-figures in the scoring column on 17 different occasions throughout the year. He also made history in a win at Drew on Jan. 29, becoming a 1,000 point scorer in the regular season win over the Rangers, as he ends his career scoring 1,093 points.
For the full list of All-Landmark Conference selections for men's basketball, click here: https://landmarkconference.org/sports/mbkb/2019-20/releases/03032020-mbb-awards