Mangano Named To All-Connecticut 6 Preseason Team

Greg Mangano. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Greg Mangano. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Greg Mangano, who led the Ivy League in blocked shots last year, has been named to the All-Connecticut 6 preseason team. Mangano, a 6-foot-10 junior, tied for fifth in the league in rebounding (5.5 rpg.). In addition, he was fourth on the team in scoring (7.5 ppg.) and tied for second in rebounding.

Joining Mangano on the All-Connecticut 6 preseason team is Quinnipiac forward Justin Rutty, Central Connecticut guard Shemik Thompson, Fairfield guard Derek Needham, Hartford guard Joe Zeglinski and Sacred Heart guard Jerrell Thompson.

All six players will be on the hardwood this Saturday, November 13 as the Connecticut 6 Classic tips off the season for all six teams. The college tripleheader takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

Fairfield takes on Sacred Heart in the first game of the day, with game time slated for 4 p.m. Hartford and Central Connecticut take the floor in the second game, scheduled for a 6 p.m. tip. The final game of the tripleheader includes Yale and Quinnipiac, with the game time listed at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the Connecticut 6 Classic can be purchased by calling the Yale Ticket Office at 203-432-1400.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity