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ALUMNI REPORT: Danzig, Fazzini hit milestones in final college season

Ethan Danzig and Chris Fazzini were among the JB Hoops alums who completed their college basketball careers during the 2017-18 season and each surpassed the 1,000-point milestone in their senior seasons.

Danzig, a 6-foot-5 Abington Heights graduate, played guard under his father Carl at the University of Scranton. He scored 1,168 points to finish 30th in school history and set the school record of 269 career 3-pointers made.

Fazzini, a 6-4 forward from Crestwood, was one of three captains at King’s College. He finished with 1,045 points and 477 rebounds in his career.

Ethan Danzig played 108 career games, starting 80. His 41.9 percent accuracy from 3-point range was the fifth-best career mark in school history. He ranked eighth-best in free throw percentage at 82.1.

As a senior, Danzig led the team with 14.6 points per game, along with 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots. He had two games in which he made eight 3-pointers.

Danzig was a second-team Landmark Conference all-star each of his final two seasons.

The Royals went 9-5 in the Landmark and 13-12 overall.

Fazzini played 25 games as a senior at King’s, averaging 12.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals. He hit 48.8 percent of his shots from the floor, 27.6 percent from 3-point range and 69.3 percent from the foul line.

In his career finale, Fazzini had 10 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out in 22 minutes of an 89-87 loss to FDU-Madison.

King’s finished 6-8 in the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom League and 10-15 overall.

The College Sports Information Directors of America named Fazzini to its District 4 All-Academic Team.

Luke Casey, a 6-6 senior forward from Crestwood, completed his career at Hood University. He started every game for the 10-15 Blazers this season and 49 of his 50 games the past two seasons.

Casey averaged 7.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists as a senior. He shot 54.5 percent from the floor, 16.7 percent from 3-point range and 71.0 percent from the foul line.

In his career finale, Casey had 8 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and a blocked shot in a 91-85 win over Arcadia.

Casey played 103 career games, including 58 starts. He finished with 539 points and 569 rebounds in his career.

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