GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Aces alumnus and current Gettysburg sophomore Dan Capkin (Wynnewood, Pa.) has been named Centennial Conference Player of the Week in an announcement made on Monday by the conference. It is the first time in his career that Capkin has earned the honor.
Over the weekend, Capkin helped Gettysburg to a split in the 16th-Annual Days Inn Gettysburg Tip-Off Tournament. The team fell to Otterbein, 56-55, in overtime on Friday night and bounced back to defeat Wesley on Saturday by a 77-66 count. Capkin was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 24.0 points on .552 shooting from the floor. He buried 10 3-pointers and connected at a .588 clip (10-of-17) from beyond the arc.
In Friday's game, Capkin scored a career-high 23 points, but he was even better on Saturday, scoring 25 points. He hit three 3-pointers in a two-minute span of the first half to give the Bullets a 13-2 lead. Wesley came back to take a three-point halftime lead, but Capkin came back with 11 points in the first 4:38 of the second half to give Gettysburg a 10-point lead. The Bullets never trailed again. Just two games into the season, Capkin is already more than a third of the way to his season total of 124 points from 2005-06. He ranks in the top five in the Centennial Conference in six categories, toppoing the circuit in scoring (24.0 points per game), made 3-pointers (10) and minutes played (38.5 minutes per game). Capkin's shooting percentages of .552 from the floor and .588 from three-point range are both good for fourth, and he is tied for third with 2.00 steals per contest.
The Bullets will be back in action on Tuesday night when they will play host to local rival York (Pa.) on Tuesday night at Bream Gym. The opening tip is set for 7 p.m., and the contest can be heard on ESPN Radio WOYK 1350-AM in York, Pa.
Capkin is one of six males in Lower Merion history to score 1,000 points, finishing his career with 1,072. Capkin helped lead the Aces to the 2005 title game during an unforgettable playoff run that gave rise to the birth of "Aces Nation."