Rookie Recognition for Sellinger; Estep, Pannell Also Honored by League

Rookie Recognition for Sellinger; Estep, Pannell Also Honored by League

MADISON, N.J. – Susquehanna men’s basketball player Harley Sellinger (Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain) was named the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year, as the conference announced its all-league players on Thursday afternoon. Teammates Rob Estep (York, Pa./West York/Hobart) and Harvey Pannell (Bloomfield, Conn./St. Thomas More) also earned Second-Team recognition.

Sellinger becomes the third-straight Susquehanna freshmen men’s basketball player to earn Rookie of the Year honors, joining junior Spenser Spencer, who earned it in 2009, and sophomore Pannell, who was recognized one year ago.

This marks the second-straight all-league for Pannell and the first for Estep since he joined the Crusaders as a junior.

Sellinger started 21 of the 25 games in which he played this season. He finished the season averaging 8.4 points and a team-leading 6.4 rebounds per game. In total, Sellinger pulled down 161 rebounds, 52 of which were offensive, and is currently sixth among all conference players in rebounding.

Sellinger also leads all Landmark Conference players in field goal percentage, sinking 61 percent (89-for-146) of his shots. He also finished the year with a team-leading 18 blocks, the only SU player in double figures, and the fifth-highest total in the league this season.

Estep, meanwhile, led the team in scoring (14.2 ppg), racking up 356 points that included the 1,000th point of his collegiate career. He shot 47 percent from the field and led the team in three-point shooting, sinking 43 percent of his treys. Estep also averaged more than five boards per game and tallied 55 assists and 21 steals in his 25 games.

Finally, there was no sophomore slump for Pannell, who was one of four Crusaders to average double figures, scoring 12.2 points per game. He appeared in all 25 games with 23 starts and was the team’s leader in assists, dishing out 83 to place him fourth among league players. In addition, Pannell averaged 4.4 rebounds per game, finished with 26 steals and led the team in minutes, logging 27 per outing.