February 11, 2013

Danzig Picks Up Fifth Career Landmark Conference Player of the Week Award

Ross Danzig

For the third time this season and for the fifth time in his career, Ross Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa./Abington Heights/Blair Academy-NJ), a sophomore guard on The University of Scranton men’s basketball team, has been named the Landmark Conference player of the week.

Danzig is honored for the period ending Sunday, February 10, after leading the Royals to victories over Drew University, 77-68 in overtime, last Wednesday in Madison, New Jersey, and 8th-ranked Catholic University, 72-64, Saturday evening at the Long Center.

He made 9 of 16 shots from the field and finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, and three assists against Drew, then connected on 6 of 11 shots and finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals in the victory over Catholic University, which locked up a Landmark Conference postseason tournament berth.

In the latest Landmark Conference statistical rankings, Danzig leads the league in rebounding (7.7), defensive rebounds per game (5.5), and minutes played (35.6); is fifth in free throw percentage (.802), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio, tied for sixth in offensive rebounds per game (2.2), ninth in assists (3.0), and tenth in field goal percentage (.802).  He has been previously honored by the conference on January 29, 2012, February 20, 2012, and earlier this year on November 19 and November 26.

He is also ranked among the nation’s leaders.  Danzig is 121st in ‘double-doubles’ (5), 136th in free throw percentage, 141st in rebounding, 172nd in assist-to-turnover ratio, 175th in scoring, and 225th in field goal percentage in the latest NCAA Division III rankings as of February 7.

The Royals, now 17-6 overall and 8-4 in the Landmark Conference, will play their final two games of the regular season on the road, taking on Moravian College this Wednesday, February 13, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, this Saturday, February 16.  

Both games will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. and will be carried live by WUSR, 99.5 FM, and over the Internet at www.wusrfm.com, with veteran announcer Dean Corwin calling all the action.

--ROYALS--

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