By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association will hold it’s annual Hall of Fame dinner later this month, inducting three new members.
The only player getting the call this year is former Division III Ursinus College star Dennis Stanton. A 6’2″ guard who went to La Salle High School, Stanton ended his college career at Ursinus with 1,903 points. He’s back on campus these days in Collegeville, serving as an assistant coach for the Bears.
“It’s quite an honor to be named along with other members of the Hall of Fame,” Stanton tells KYW Newsradio. “And also to be brought in at a time where I’m back at Ursinus, coaching at Ursinus, it’s definitely an honor.”
Stanton had an outstanding playing career at Ursinus, but it was his senior season that really took him from great to “Hall of Fame” level. Stanton led the nation in scoring in 2003-04, pouring in an unbelievable 32.6 points a game. That allowed him to earn the Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year award, amidst a host of other honors. On February 7th, 2004, he broke the spirit of a previously undefeated and nationally ranked Franklin and Marshall squad when he poured in an Ursinus and Centennial Conference record 55 points in a 104-92 win.