Two members of The University of Scranton men’s basketball team picked up all-Landmark Conference honors, Kirbie Britt, associate commissioner, announced .
Sophomore guard Ross Danzig (Clarks Green, Pa./Abington Heights/Blair Academy-NJ) was named first team while senior guard Travis Farrell (Middletown, NJ/Christian Brothers Academy) landed second-team honors. The teams were selected by a vote among the conference’s eight head coaches.
Chris Kearney, a 6-7 senior forward from league champion Catholic University, was named the player of the year and defensive player of the year and freshman guard Brandon Headley of Susquehanna University was selected the top rookie.
The coaching staff of the year award went to Catholic University and its head coach, Steve Howes.
Danzig picks up first-team honors for the first time in his career after leading the Royals in scoring (16.3), rebounding (7.6), free throw percentage (.803), and minutes played (35.8). He started all 26 games, scored in double figures 23 times, and scored at least 20 points on five occasions, including a career-high 29-point effort in a 74-73 victory in overtime against then 21st-ranked Cabrini College on November 27 at the Long Center.
Danzig, the 2012 Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year, also scored 26 points in an 84-74 loss to Juniata College in the semifinals of the Landmark tournament on Wednesday, February 20, and recorded a team-high five ‘double-doubles’ in points and rebounds this season. He has started all 57 games in his career and has 830 points (14.6 per game) and 361 rebounds (6.3 per game).