Led Ivy League In Rebounding, Blocks
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Greg Mangano had one of the most productive seasons in recent memory for the Yale men's basketball team. Wednesday, he was rewarded for that success by being named a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection.
Mangano, a junior from Orange, Conn., led the Ivy League in rebounding (10.0 rpg.) and blocked shots (85) and was second in scoring (16.3 ppg.). He is 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.
Mangano was even more productive in Ivy games. He averaged 18.6 points and 10.4 rebounds, which both led the league.
Mangano was dominant on both ends of the floor. His 85 blocks were the most in a season in school history and the third most in Ivy history. In addition, his 51 blocks in league games is a new Ivy record.
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.
Mangano is the fourth player under the tutelage of James Jones, The Joel E, Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men's Basketball, to earn first team All-Ivy honors. The others are Edwin Draughan (2005), Dominick Martin (2006) and Eric Flato (2007).
It was the second honor of the day for Mangano, who also earned all-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity