DURHAM N.H. -- Junior Austin Ganly (North Yarmouth, Me.), a 6-6 forward with the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team, is the leading scorer in the nation with 25.6 points per game.
Ganly is followed in the top five of NCAA Division I scoring by Brandon Wolfraum (25.5 ppg.) of Texas-El Paso, Ronnie McCollum (24.6 ppg.) of Centenary, Devin Brown (24.6 ppg.) of Texas-San Antonio and Troy Murphy (24.4 ppg.) of Notre Dame.
With a game-high 30 points in a 92-75 loss to Delaware on Thursday, Ganly has led UNH (1-4, 0-1 America East) in scoring in all five games this season. Ganly netted a career-high 34 points against Dartmouth on Nov. 25, leading the Wildcats to a 96-89 overtime victory with 10 in OT.
In addition to being first for the Wildcats in scoring, Ganly is the leading rebounder with 5.6 rebounds per game, first in field goal percentage at .494 (41-83) and second in three-point percentage at .417 (15-36).
Ganly was the America East Player of the Week after posting 34 against the Big Green. The previous career-high for Ganly was 28 vs. Hartford in the first round of last season's America East tournament.
In the Wildcatsí 97-60 loss to then No. 16 Connecticut, Ganly had a game-high 29 with 14 of those points coming in the first 10:40 of the game. With his 25.6 ppg., Ganly has netted 6.8 more points a game than Vermontís Tony Orciari whose 18.8 ppg. is second in America East.
Ganly was third in scoring for the Wildcats last season with 8.7 ppg.
Ganly and the Wildcats take on Towson (4-3, 1-0 America East) on Saturday at the Towson Center (8 p.m.)