Dennis Stanton attended LaSalle College High School in Wyndmoor, PA and graduate in 2000. He played on two Catholic League semi-final teams, garnering second team all league honors and averaging 15ppg his senior season. After high school, Dennis enjoyed an illustrious career at Ursinus College.
As a high school senior, Dennis did not receive any attention or offers from Division 1 programs. It was through relentless hard work and perseverance that Dennis made himself into one of the best Division III players in the country by his senior season. Through a rigorous individual workout schedule of 6 days a week, Dennis demanded the respect of coaches and players of all levels. During his Junior season at Ursinus, Dennis led the Bears in scoring at 20ppg and enjoyed an undefeated season in the Centennial Conference, culminating in a league championship. Going into his senior season, he garnered the honor of Most Valuable Player in the Sonny Hill Hank Gathers summer league, comprised mostly of Division 1 players. During his senior year, Dennis broke numerous school and conference records and led all college basketball players in scoring at 32.6ppg. Along with the nation’s leading scorer title, Dennis was also First Team All-American, First-Team Academic All-American, Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year, Centennial Conference Player of the Year, ECAC Player of the Year, and Philadelphia Area Player of the Year.
Upon graduation, Dennis lived the basketball dream by playing professionally in Europe for four seasons. In his first season overseas, Dennis starred for the Jonstrup Basketball Club in Denmark. He led the entire country in scoring at a club and league record 40ppg. His team finished in 3rd place, highest finish in club history. After Denmark, Dennis went on to play in Poland for Polpharma Starogard Gdansk Basketball Club, where he led the country in three pointers made, averaged 15ppg and was a DBL All-Star selection. Next season, Dennis spent time in the A2 Italian League, playing for Fileni Jesi Basketball Club, playing against former NBA players and some of the best players in Europe. Dennis finished his playing days in Spain for a club called Palencia, where he averaged 9ppg, including a 19 pt. performance vs. an ACB powerhouse Capital Valladolid.
As a coach, Dennis served as an assistant basketball coach at Perkiomen Valley High School for 1 season in 2010 before serving two seasons as head coach of Souderton Area High School, where he led his teams to two district playoffs appearances and a state playoff appearance as well.
Dennis then took his passion for coaching back to his alma mater, Ursinus College. He served as the lead assistant and his duties included individual player development, scouting, recruiting, and game managing. After two seasons at Ursinus College, Dennis resigned to pursue a full-time career in player developmet. Dennis now conducts individual, group, team workouts throughout the course of the year. He works with all ages and skill levels.
“Basketball has been an integral part of my life for over twenty years. It has given me many joys and memories that will last a lifetime. I have learned many life lessons and fulfilled many dreams that I never thought were possible. I traveled the world to over twenty different countries, met many different types of people, played with and against NBA players, and forged lasting relationships through this amazing game. I love the game of basketball because it is a sport in which you can TRULY control your own destiny. If you work hard and dedicate yourself to the game, you can have success in this sport. Since graduating college, I have devoted most of my free time to working with players of all ages and skill levels."
Dennis was recently inducted into the Philadelphia Small College Hall of Fame in March of 2013 and the Ursinus College Hall of Fame in November of 2014.