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Royals Sharpshooter Danzig Setting Records
Feb 6, 2016; Scranton, PA, USA; NCAA Basketball - Scranton vs Juniata. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-NJ Sport Pics

Royals sharpshooter Danzig setting records

With one more year remaining, Ethan Danzig is already assured of going down as one of the best long-range shooters in the storied history of University of Scranton basketball.

The 6-foot-5 guard recently completed a junior season in which he set a school single season record by making 81 shots from 3-point range.

Danzig, an Abington Heights and JB Hoops graduate, is already ranked fourth in school history in career 3-pointers made and well within range of landing that record as well. He is also fifth on the school’s career list in terms of 3-point percentage.

Playing for his father Carl, the head coach of the Royals, Ethan was a second-team Landmark Conference all-star for his regular-season play, then picked up his production even higher in the playoffs.

Danzig went 12-for-19 on 3-pointers in the postseason while helping Scranton to the Landmark Conference championship and a trip to the second round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Tournament. He averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds in four playoff games.

After coming within one of a school record by hitting eight 3-pointers in an 85-70 win over Goucher in the regular-season finale at the Long Center, Danzig finished strong.

Danzig led the Royals with 20 points in a 75-68 victory over Catholic in the Landmark semifinals.

In the Landmark final, Danzig had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists during a 68-63 win over Moravian.

Danzig scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds in the national tournament opener, an 82-77 win over Oswego State.

The Royals fell, 80-53, to Williams in the next round, but Danzig scored 14 more points.

Danzig started every game for the 22-7 team, finishing with averages of 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He hit 46.4 percent of his shots from the floor, 45.5 percent from 3-point range and 80.0 percent from the line.

With 195 career 3-pointers, Danzig is only 30 away from the record set by Al Callejas in 1997-2001. He has played 83 career games, starting 56, and averaging 9.7 points.

Ethan followed older brother Ross as all-stars at the University of Scranton. Younger brother Jackson is currently an all-star at Abington Heights where Ethan won three Lackawanna League divisional titles and three District 2 championships while playing for the Comets.

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