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Stony Brook's Joyner and Carter to play overseas

Brendan Bald of Vermont is boxed out by

Brendan Bald of Vermont is boxed out by Dallis Joyner of Stony Brook during a free throw attempt in the America East Quarterfinal game at Chase Family Arena in Hartford, CT. Stony Brook beat Vermont 69-47. (Credit: Photo by Shane Bufano)

The days of playing organized basketball won’t come to an end anytime soon for two former Stony Brook players. Former Seawolves’ forwards Dallis Joyner and Danny Carter have signed contracts to play professionally in Europe.

Joyner will play for Kouvot Kouvola in the Finnish Korisliiga League. Joyner finished his career at Stony Brook second all-time rebounds (731) (Div. I). He averaged 9.0 points and 6.6 rebounds per game last season and lead the America East in field goal percentage at 61.1 percent.

Joyner was named third-team All-America East and then selected to the America East Championship All-Tournament team after averaging 10.3 points and shooting 72 percent over three games.

Joyner, in addition to being a major part of Stony Brook's turnaround, will always be remembered for his game-winning tip-in against Albany in the America East Championship semifinals.

Carter will play for the Reading Rockets in his native England. Carter played in 116 games at Stony Brook, finishing his career with 264 rebounds. As a starter his junior year, the 6-9 forward posted career highs in points (178), rebounds (127), assists (21), blocks (11) and steals (16).

Carter is no stranger to the Reading Rockets. He played for the Rockets junior team and was the squad’s MVP in 2007-2008, averaging 22.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

"Dallis and Danny were both part of an incredible recruiting class that really elevated Stony Brook Basketball to where it is today," Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell said. "They had a lot of accomplishments here at Stony Brook, and I'm excited that they will be continuing their basketball careers professionally."

Joyner and Carter will join former Seawolves players Muhammad El-Amin (2008-10) and Desmond Adedeji (2008-10). El-Amin will play for Ferentino in Italy this upcoming year after previously playing for Albacomp in Hungary, and Adedeji played last season for FUS Rabat in Morocco.