March 9, 2011

Mangano Earns NABC All-District Honors

Led Ivy League In Rebounding, Blocked Shots

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Greg Mangano, who led the Ivy League in rebounding (10.0 rpg.) and blocked shots (85) and was second in scoring (16.3 ppg.), has earned all-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He was selected to the second team in District 13.

Mangano, a junior from Orange, Conn., had a breakthrough season, becoming the first Yale player to average a double-double for the season since Chris Dudley (17.6 ppg., 13.3 rpg.) in 1986-87 and the first Ivy player since Harvard's Kyle Snowden (15.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg.) in 1995-96. In addition, his 85 blocks were the most in a season in school history and the third most in Ivy history.

Mangano, who was named Ivy League Player of the Week four times during the season, has made his mark nationally as well. He is currently 11th in the nation in blocked shots per game (3.0), 21st in rebounding and 28th in double-doubles (13).

Mangano scored 20 points or more in nine games this season, including tallying a career-high 30 in a victory at Dartmouth. He led the Bulldogs in rebounding in all but four games and grabbed a career-high 17 at Brown.

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, the 245 student-athletes from 24 districts represent the finest basketball players across America. They are all eligible for the State Farm Coaches' Division I All-America teams, to be announced on Saturday, April 2, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston during the NABC Convention and NCAA® Final Four®.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity