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Stony Brooks inks early recruit

Stony Brook men's basketball head coach Steve Pikiell

Stony Brook men's basketball head coach Steve Pikiell during practice. (Oct. 27, 2011) (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook took advantage of some early recruiting, signing Roland Nyama, a 6-5 forward from the Holderness School in Plymouth, N.H. to a national letter of intent on Thursday.

Nyama, a native of Cameroon, averaged 16 points and six rebounds for Holderness last season. Nyama, who speaks five languages, broke out this past summer with excellent performances at the Hoop Group Elite Camp and on the AAU circuit with the Westchester Hawks.

“I am so happy to have Roland join our family,” Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell said. “He is a fantastic basketball player, but more importantly he is a great person. He is versatile, talented and a hard worker.”

Student-athletes can sign NLIs from November 14 through November 21.

Stony Brook is 3-0 for the first time since the 2009-10 season. The Seawolves will host Sacred Heart at Pritchard Gymnasium on Sunday 2 p.m. for a chance to go 4-0 for the first time in its Division I history.

Stony Brook has won 15 straight games at Pritchard.
 

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