2018-19 College Recap: University of Scranton men

Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year Logan Bailey.
Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year Logan Bailey.

Coach: Carl Danzig

Conference: 9-5 in Landmark Conference

Overall: 20-6

Top Player: Logan Bailey, a redshirt freshman guard from Scranton Prep, was named D3hoops.com Middle Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year. After missing his freshman season while recovering from reconstructive knee surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Bailey became the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year by leading the conference with a 58.1 field goal percentage while leading the Royals in scoring with 16.3 points per game. He also grabbed 5.1 rebounds per game and led the team with 41 steals.

District 2 Alumni: Bailey was joined by Jackson Danzig, a freshman point guard from Abington Heights, and Nolan Genasevich, a sophomore post player who was a home-schooled student who played at Hazleton Area. Danzig, the third son of head coach Carl Danzig to play on the Royals for him, started all 26 games and averaged 12.5 points and 5.0 rebounds while leading the team with 4.3 assists per game and 40 total 3-pointers made. He shot 47.4 percent from the floor, 35.4 percent from 3-point range and 72.5 percent from the line. Genasevich played in every game, making four starts and averaging 3.8 points and 3.0 rebounds.

Notes: Scranton’s season ended with a 75-69 loss to Drew in the Landmark Conference semifinals. … Junior forward Matthew Mancuso joined Bailey as first-team Landmark Conference all-stars and was named second-team, All-Mid-Atlantic Region by D3hoops.com. Mancuso had 11 double-doubles on the way to averaging 15.9 points, a team-high 9.3 rebounds and a conference-leading 1.7 blocked shots per game. … Junior guard Kyle DeVerna was a second-team Landmark all-star after averaging 13.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists. … The Royals opened the season with 12 straight wins. … Jackson Danzig had 10 assists, tied for 10th most in school history, in a Feb. 6 win over Moravian. … Genasevich posted his first double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in a 59-45 Feb. 16 win at Goucher. … Logan Bailey is the son of Todd Bailey, a University of Scranton Wall of Famer who was the point guard and captain of the 1983 national championship team.