TOWSON, Md. – Drew University junior Riley Collins was selected as the 2018-19 Landmark Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year in voting conducted by the league's eight head coaches. Teammate senior Nate Aldrich earned Defensive Player of the Year honors and University of Scranton's Logan Bailey was named Rookie of the Year. Rangers head coach Darryl Keckler and his staff earned Coach of the Year honors.
Drew University junior guard Riley Collins is the first Ranger to win Landmark Player of the Year accolades. Collins made the most of his junior year, helping the Rangers close out the regular season on a five-game winning streak, locking up the No. 1 seed in the conference championship for the first time in team history while finishing two games ahead of second-place Moravian College. With its final victory of the year, a 92-90 thriller versus Catholic University, Drew broke the single-season record for wins in a season. The Blue and Green are making their fourth appearance in the Landmark Conference playoffs and are gunning for their first title. Collins is coming off a 34-point game versus Catholic to end the season, leads the team and ranks second in the conference in scoring (16.8 ppg). He is also the conference leader in both assists (5.6 apg) and steals (2.4 spg).
Drew University senior forward Nate Aldrich makes his first appearance on the all-conference team. He averages 13.7 points per game along with a team- and conference-leading 9.7 rebounds per night. Aldrich adds 29 blocks, 25 assists, and 15 steals to his resume.
After missing his entire freshman season with an injury, University of Scranton sophomore guard Logan Bailey ranks second in the Landmark Conference in scoring and is also second in field goal percentage while leading the Royals in both categories. He also ranks sixth in the conference in steals per game and is tied for ninth in blocked shots per game. Bailey has scored 20 or more points in seven games this season.
Drew University head coach Darryl Keckler earns his second Coach of the Year honors in the Landmark. He led the Rangers to the best season in program history with an overall record of 20-5. At home, Keckler has guided Drew to a perfect 9-0 record.
|Player of the Year||Defensive
Player of the Year
|Rookie of the Year||Coach of the Year|
The 2018-19 Landmark Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams:
|First Team||Second Team|
|Nate Aldrich||Drew||Sr.||F||Franklinville, N.J.||Andre Mitchell||Catholic||Sr.||G||Conshohocken, Pa.|
|Riley Collins $||Drew||Jr.||G||Lacey, N.J.||Riley Hayes||Catholic||Jr.||G/F||Chester, N.Y.|
|Jimmy Murray $||Moravian||Sr.||G||Plymouth Meeting, Pa.||Brandon Martinazzi||Juniata||Sr.||G||Cresson, Pa.|
|Oneil Holder||Moravian||Sr.||F||East Stroudsburg, Pa.||C.J. Barnes||Moravian||Jr.||G||Egg Harbor Township, N.J.|
|Logan Bailey||Scranton||So./Fr.||G||Scranton, Pa.||Kyle DeVerna||Scranton||Jr.||G||Rockville Centre, N.Y.|
|Matthew Mancuso||Scranton||Jr.||F||Bridgewater, N.J.||Dominic Dunn||Susquehanna||Fr.||F||Haddon Township, N.J.|
$ 2017-18 First Team All-Landmark
* 2016-17 First Team All-Landmark
^ 2015-16 First Team All-Landmark