News of Tommy Brenton injuring his right knee certainly isn’t a good thing for a Stony Brook squad looking to carry over the good feelings from last season’s 22-10 season that included an NIT berth.
Brenton dislocated his right knee cap week. There’s no timetable for his return.
"Tommy sustained a serious injury to his right knee, and he won't be ready to start the season,” Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell said. “It's disappointing, but his health is the most important thing, and he is expected to make a full recovery."
No one should shed any tears for Stony Brook, though. Pikiell has done an excellent job recruiting the last few years.
With nearly all of his regulars returning, including juniors Bryan Dougher, Dallis Joyner and Danny Carter, senior Chris Martin and sophomore Marcus Rouse, Pikiell shouldn’t have a problem finding someone to pick up the slack.
Even with the Joyner (8.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg) back, Brenton’s play in the paint will be missed. The 6-7 junior averaged 7.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game last year.