3 - Ross Danzig
Ross Danzig
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Year: So.
Hometown: Clarks Green, Pa.
High School: Abington Heights/Blair Academy (NJ)
Position: G
Major: Management

Game-by-Game Statistics (2012-2013)

Has started 57 consecutive games over the past two seasons... Has already established himself as one of the top all-around players in the Landmark Conference, earning the league's rookie of the year award in 2012 and first-team honors this past season... Is averaging 14.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.4 steals per game... Is also shooting 47.7 percent from the field, 37.0 percent from the 3-point arc, and 75.4 percent from the free throw line... His versatility has allowed him to play nearly every position on the court, from point-guard to power forward... Can stick the perimeter jump shot and can post up down low and score in the paint... Has tremendous stamina; is averaging nearly 34 minutes a game in his career.

Sophomore Year (2012-2013):  Led Royals in scoring (16.3), rebounding (7.6), free throw shooting (.803), and minutes played (35.7) to earn first-team all-Landmark Conference honors... Also shot a highly respectable 46.6 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from the 3-point arc... One of three players (Brendan Boken and Tim Lavelle were the other two) to start all 26 games... Was selected the Landmark Conference Player of the Week three times (Nov. 19, Nov. 26, Feb. 10) and was selected the most valuable player (MVP) of two tournaments, the season-opening Radisson Invitational at the Long Center on November 17-18 and the second annual Cross Country Challenge at Wilkes University on January 2-3... Scored 20-or-more points in a game five times, including a career-high 29-point outburst against then 21st-ranked Cabrini College on November 27 at the Long Center... Tied freshman forward Brendan Boken for the team lead in 'double-doubles' with five:  had 29 points and 12 rebounds vs. Cabrini, 22 points and 13 rebounds vs. Baruch (Nov. 17), 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. the Merchant Marine Academy (Dec. 9), 16 points and 12 rebounds vs. Keystone College (Dec. 15), and 18 points and 12 rebounds vs. Drew University (Jan. 16)... Scored in double figures in 23 of 26 games... Pulled down 10-or-more rebounds in a game six times... Shot at least 50 percent from the field 13 times, 40 percent from the 3-point arc 10 times, and 80 percent from the free throw line 15 times... Finished second on the team in assists (2.9)... Came within two assists of posting a 'triple double' in the Royals' 94-93 overtime loss to Keystone College on December 15, finishing with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists... Also came within two assists and two rebounds of another triple-double with 10 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in a 79-64 win over Gwynedd-Mercy College in the third-place game of the PNC Bank Royal Rumble on December 18 at the Long Center... As of March 9, leads the Landmark Conference in minutes played (35.8) and defensive rebounds per game (5.4), second in rebounding (7.6), fourth in scoring (16.3), fifth in free throw percentage (.803), sixth in offensive rebounds per game (2.2), and tenth in field goal percentage (.466)... In the latest NCAA Division III statistical rankings (as of March 3), is 120th in free throw percentage, 134th in scoring, 157th in rebounding, and 173rd in 'double-doubles'.     

Freshman Year (2011-2012):  Started all 31 games and averaged 13.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game...shot 48.8 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from the 3-point arc, and 69.3 percent from the free throw line...was voted the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year in a ballot conducted among the conference's head coaches...his 407 points were the most by a Royal freshman since Irv Johnson scored 417 points during the 1975-76 season, the year Scranton won the first of its two NCAA Division III titles...scored in double figures 23 times, including a season-high 28-point effort in an 81-77 victory over Moravian College on February 22 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania...scored in double figures in the final 16 games of the season; during his span, shot 54.7 percent (88 of 161) from the field, 43.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc (33 of 76), and 66.1 percent (41 of 62) from the free throw line en route to averaging 15.6 points in 32.4 minutes of action per game...led Royals in field goal attempts (9.5 per game), field goals made (4.6 per game), and rebounding (5.3), and was second in total points (407) and scoring average (13.1)...played 30-or-more minutes 24 times...shot at least 50 percent from the field 16 times and shot at least 40 percent from beyond the 3-point arc on 14 occasions...came through in the clutch on numerous occasions:  scored 15 points in an 82-70 win over Moravian College in the semifinals of the Landmark Conference tournament and had 11 points, seven rebounds, and three assists in a 78-70 victory over Juniata College in the championship game...averaged 15.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in four NCAA tournament games as the Royals advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1993...scored 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting from the field in a 69-41 win over Becker College (Mass.) in an NCAA 2nd-round game at William Paterson University on March 3...connected on 5 of 7 shots from the field and finished with 14 points, three rebounds and two assists in a 58-55 win over then fourth-ranked Middlebury College at Pipin Gymnasium in Middlebury, Vermont, in an NCAA sectional semifinal game (Sweet 16)...shot 56.4 percent from the field (22 of 39) and 42.1 percent (8 of 19) from the 3-point arc in four NCAA tournament games...finished sixth in blocks (0.81); seventh in steals (1.52) and minutes played (31.74); ninth in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage; 11th in 3-point field goal percentage; 12th in 3-point field goals made per game (1.65); and 14th in free throw percentage in the final Landmark Conference statistical rankings.

High School: Played one year at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. after graduating from nearby Abington Heights High School in 2010...teamed with fellow Royal teammate Mark Bevacqua to help Blair capture the 2011 New Jersey State Prep A Championship...named second-team All-New Jersey Prep and honorable mention All-MAPL while at Blair...averaged 13 points, five rebounds and four assists during his one season at Blair...scored 1,013 career points in his time at Abington Heights...averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists per game as a senior for the Comets...helped Abington Heights win the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Lackawanna League titles and the 2008 and 2010 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District 2 crowns...led the Comets to a combined 78-11 record in his three seasons, including 32-3 his senior year..his coach at Abington Heights was Ken Bianchi...was named Lackawanna League and All-Region Player of the Year as a senior...earned first-team all-league honors twice...son of Royal head coach Carl Danzig and Lynette Danzig...has two brothers, Ethan and Jackson.

Career Best
Points:  29, vs. CABRINI, Nov. 27, 2012
Rebounds:  13, vs. BARUCH, Nov. 17, 2012
Assists:  8, on two occasions
Blocks:  4, on two occasions
Steals:  7, vs. Westfield State (Mass.), Dec. 20, 2011

Awards & Honors
Cross County Challenge (Wilkes University) Most Valuable Player (MVP)
D3hoops.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region 3rd-team selection (2013)
John 'Les' Dickman Award (Royals' Most Valuable Player {MVP}, 2013)
Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll (2013)
Landmark Conference 1st-team selection (2013)
Landmark Conference Player of the Week (Jan. 29, 2012; February 20, 2012; Nov. 19, 2012; Nov. 26, 2012; Feb. 10, 2013)
Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year (2012)
National Jesuit Honor Roll (Jan. 29, 2012; February 20, 2012; March 12, 2012)
University of Scranton Athlete of the Week (Dec. 23, 2011)
Radisson Invitational Most Valuable Player (Nov. 17, 2012)

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