Three Players, Marcinek Honored by Landmark Conference

Three Players, Marcinek Honored by Landmark Conference

TOWSON, Md. – Three Susquehanna men's basketball players have received All-Landmark Conference recognition and head coach Frank Marcinek and his assistants have been named the Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year.

Junior Brandon Hedley was named to the First Team while junior Josh Miller and sophomore Steven Weidlich were Second-Team recipients. Hedley was a Second-Team recipient last year and the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year.

This year, Hedley started all 26 games and led the team in scoring (14.9 ppg), minutes per game (33.2), steals (35) and three-pointers (88). He set a single game record with 10 made threes against Elizabethtown on Feb. 21 and his 88 threes this year led all conference players.

This season, Hedley also had 103 assists, second on the team and currently fourth in the conference, with just 40 turnovers. Hedley shot 42.3 percent from the floor and an impressive 41.3 percent from beyond the arc (88-for-213).

Miller, meanwhile, also started all 26 games, averaged 12.4 points per game and led the team with 6.8 rebounds per contest. He shot 43.7 percent from the floor, the best mark among Crusader players with at least 100 minutes. Miller also sank 45 percent of his three point shots – third in the conference – and went 84 percent at the charity stripe. In addition, the junior was second on the team with 11 blocks while chipping in 24 steals.

A sophomore guard, Weidlich was second on the team in scoring, averaging 13 points per game. He started all 26 games, shot nearly 41 percent from the field and was an 80 percent free throw shooter.

Weidlich led the team and was second among league players with 127 assists and had just 48 turnovers all season. His 2.6 assist to turnover ratio ranked him second in the conference and he also had 24 steals and pulled down an average of 5.3 rebounds per contest.

Finally, Marcinek received his second Landmark Coaching Staff of the Year honor with his first recognition coming following the 2008-09 season. Marcinek led SU to a four-win improvement in the conference standings as the Crusaders finished 19-7, 12-4 in the conference, and clinched a playoff spot for the sixth time in the past eight years. Susquehanna averaged a conference-high 78 points per game while holding opponents to a conference-low 40.5 field goal percentage.