Ron Bracey, a 6-5 guard/forward who averaged 23.9 points for Kellogg Community College of Battle Creek, Mich., has signed with Stony Brook. He was a second-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-America and is considered an impact player by the Seawolves.
"He is a terrific athlete and an all-round versatile player," Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell said in a statement. "He has the ability to drive to the basket, pull up the three-pointer and make his free throws. He also has good hands, is a strong rebounder and plays good defense. And most importantly, he's a good person, and he will fit in well with his teammates and the community. He's going to make an impact at Stony Brook."
Bracey went to Withrow High School in Cincinnati, where his team went 41-11 and won two district championships. He was MVP of a regional college all-star game two years in a row.
His coach at Kellogg, Melvin McKnight, said in a statement released by Stony Brook: "The first time I met Ron, he was very eager to reach his goal of playing in Division I.He never missed a practice, never missed a game and never caused any trouble. Once he learned our system, he turned out to be a very good player. I'm proud of him for working hard to reach his goals, and I hope he continues to work hard."