Meet the 2011-12 Stony Brook men's basketball team
Get to know Stony Brook's 2011-12 Men's Basketball team.
By Jordan Gibbons
Pikiell is entering his seventh season coaching Stony Brook. He has led his team to the third-best record in the America East conference since 2008. He won the 2010 America East regular season championship and led an injury-riddled team to the 2011 America East Championship final game.
High School: River Hill (Columbia, Md.)
Brenton missed the entire 2010-11 campaign due to a preseason injury. In 2009-10, he was named to the All-America second team, selected to the America East All-Defensive team and led the America East in rebounding.
High School: Granby (Norfolk, Va.)
Joyner led Stony Brook in rebounding (6.8 per game) and was second in blocks (22) last season and provides a dominating defensive presence under the basket.
High School: Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Scotch Plains, NJ)
Dougher was named preseason All-America East. Last season, he led the Seawolves in scoring, assists, steals and 3-pointers. He finished first in the conference in free throw shooting and second in 3-pointers. Dougher was named second-team All-America East last season.
High School: Lawrenceville Prep (Voorhees, N.J.)
Hayes made the most of his opportunities last season, after injuries plagued the Seawolves, allowing him to start 13 games. He made a career-high six 3-pointers and 20 points to lead Stony Brook’s upset over Vermont in the America East Championship semifinals. He finished second in the Conference in 3-point field goal percentage (.452).
High School: Withrow (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Bracey transferred from Kellogg Community College (Battle Creek, Mich.) where he averaged 21.7 points and 7.8 rebounds in two seasons. He was named NJCAA second team All-American as a sophomore.
High School: Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Mayo led Stony Brook in blocks (26) and gave coach Pikiell a solid defender off the bench.
High School: Perspectives Charter Academy (Chicago, Ill.)
Rapier led the team in field goal percentage (.533) and tied for second in assists (37) while providing defense and rebounding off the bench.
High School: Reading Rockets (Windsor, England)
Carter started 28 of 32 games last season and ranked third on the team in rebounds and blocks. He recorded his first double-double vs. Wagner with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
High School: Dematha (Upper Marlboro, Md.)
Rouse tied for second on the team in points (188), despite missing five games with an early knee injury. He set a career high in scoring with 19 points against Vermont.
High School: Thomas Jefferson (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Coley led all freshman in points (188) and rebounds (94). He finished second on the team in steals (25) and become coach Pikiell’s lock down defender off the bench until injuries slowed him down late in the season.
High School: Gahanna Lincoln (Columbus, Ohio)
Jackson played in all 32 games as a freshman as the Seawolves’ backup point guard and made some big 3-pointers late in the season and finished third on the team in assists.
High School: Hightstown (Hightstown, N.J.)
McAlister scored a career-high 12 points against UMBC (Jan. 31) and finished fourth on the team in blocked shots (10) last season.
High School: Harborfields
Resner was a two-time All-League, All-Conference and All-County player at Harborfields. Played in four games for Stony brook in 2010-11.
(Back row, middle) Forward, Freshman
High School: Holderness (Derry, N.H.)
King served as the team captain at Holderness School in New Hampshire and represents Stony Brook’s lone freshman acquisition in the offseason.