21 - Jason Banzhaf
Jason Banzhaf
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Livingston, N.J.
High School: Seton Hall Prep
Position: F

One of the top players in the nation. All-American candidate. 2009-2010:  Honorable mention All-American (DIII News) • Third Team All-Middle Atlantic Region (D3Hoops.com) • First-team All-Landmark Conference • Third in the conference in scoring (14.7 points) • Second in the conference in rebounding (7.8 per game) • Named Landmark Player of the Week on two occassions (12-7-09 and 2-1-10) • Started 26 of 27 games and averaged a team high 29.5 minutes • Reached 1,000 point milestone on 12-5-09 vs. GOU when he scored a season-high 28 points on 9 of 17 shooting from the floor and 8 of 9 from the FT line • Pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds twice: vs. GOU and SCR • Recorded a season-high 4 assists vs. Regis College • Scored 23 points on 10 of 15 shooting (.667) and pulled down 12 rebounds at SUS • Scored a team high 397 points and shot a team high 51.9% from the floor • Posted a team high six double-doubles (points, rebounds): 28 & 13 vs. GOU; 14 & 10 at MOR; 23 & 12 at SUS; 13 &10 at JUN; 14 & 10 vs. SCR; 17 & 13 at SCR • 2008-09: Honorable mention All-American (DIII News) • First-team All-Middle Atlantic Region (D3hoops.com) • First-team All-Landmark Conference • Led Landmark with 20.3 scoring average & finished 35th in the country • Named league Player of the Week four times • MVP of Mount Aloysius Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament & CUA/Residence Inn Greenbelt Classic • Named All-Tournament in Radisson/Carnegie Mellon Tournament • Started all 28 contests • Made .562 of his shots (47th in nation & second in Landmark), .446 of his 3-pointers & .801 of his free throws, all team highs • Scored in double figures 27 times, including 17 games of 20 or more • Scored a season-best 29 points vs. MMA • Posted six double-doubles (points, rebounds): 27 & 13 at GOU; 23 & 10 vs. Buffalo St.; 27 & 16 vs. MOR; 25 & 13 vs. JUN; 26 & 12 vs. SUS; & 20 & 10 in ECAC playoffs vs. Grove City • Made 10 or more FGs three times: 11 vs. Adrian, 11 at GOU & 10 vs. SUS • Succeeded on 14 of 15 FTs vs. SCR, 10 of 11 at MOR & 14 of 17 vs. MMA • Led CUA in rebounding (7.9 rpg) & ranked 2nd in conference • Paced Landmark in offensive rebounds (2.96 per game) • Recorded a career-high 4 assists vs. St. Joseph’s (1-3-09) • Recorded a season-best 3 steals on three occasions: vs. York (N.Y) & both games vs. JUN • Earned spot on Landmark Winter All-Academic Team. 2007-08: Named Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year • Started 22 of the 25 games he played • Led Cardinals in scoring (12.6 ppg) & rebounding (7.2 rpg) • Succeeded on team-leading .556 of his FGs • Ranked second on club with .753 FT % • Scored in double figures 16 times, including 10 straight at year’s end • Had four double-doubles • Posted career highs in points (32) & rebounds (18) in season-finale at GOU. Made 14 of 19 shots & 4 of 5 from the line. Also tied season best in assists with 3. Named Landmark Player of the Week for his performance • Totaled 22 points, 12 rebounds & 3 assists at MMA. Was 10 of 10 from FT line • Scored 20 points vs. MOR • Produced 18 points & 12 boards vs. Salve Regina in CUA/Residence Inn Greenbelt Classic semifinals. Made 8 of 9 from field. Named to All-Tournament team • Scored 15 points & secured 12 rebounds vs. Piedmont. Made 7 of 9 FGs & collected a personal-best 4 steals • Scored 18 points on 6 of 6 shooting, including his only trey, & made 5 of 6 FTs vs. Maine-Presque Isle • Had 17 points & 7 boards in college debut vs. Delaware Valley. Made 6 of 10 shots & 4 of 4 FTs • Scored 16 points & had 7 rebounds at SUS • Recorded 15 points & 9 rebounds vs. SUS • Tallied 15 points & 8 caroms at JUN • Had 12 points, 9 boards & 3 assists vs. DRW. High School: Played two years of varsity for one of the nation’s top high school basketball programs • Played both forward positions & started as a senior • Averaged 12 points, 7 rebounds & 3 assists his final year. Named second-team All-Parochial Division & All-Essex County • Pirates (31-1, 18-0 Iron Hills Conference) won 2006-07 Non-Public A State Championship. Only loss was in semifinals of season-ending Tournament of Champions, an event that featured six New Jersey state champions • Scored 19 points in state title game vs. Christian Brothers Academy • Team ranked No. 5 in state in MaxPreps final poll • Pirates (28-3, 17-1) won state championship his junior year before losing in Tournament of Champion’s first round • Played with Brandon Costner (N.C. State), Gary Wallace (Robert Morris), Jordan Costner (St. Peter’s) & Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh) • Coached by Bob Farrell • Played AAU ball for Garden State Sharpshooters & Jersey Titans. Notable: Played freshman baseball & basketball with Rick Porcello, a starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers • Personal: Son of Robert & Stefani Banzhaf.

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