Stony Brook University announced yesterday that former basketball star Jameel Warney’s No. 20 jersey will be retired by the school next month. Warney will be honored in a halftime ceremony on the school’s campus Feb. 18 during a game against Binghamton.
Warney, a three-time America East player of the year, led the Seawolves to the America East Tournament title last season and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the first in the school’s history. In his four-year career, Warney finished as the school’s all-time leader in points, rebounds, blocks and games played. He also is one of 108 players in NCAA history to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds.
“Jameel gave so much to Stony Brook during his four years on campus and is incredibly deserving of this honor,” Stony Brook director of athletics Shawn Heilbron said in a statement. “His legacy at Stony Brook is unmatched, and I am excited for his number 20 to take its rightful place in the rafters along with the America East and NCAA Tournament banners that he helped our team achieve last season.” Warney currently is playing for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League and is averaging 14.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
Stony Brook Hallof Famer Joe Nathan’s No. 22 in baseball is the only other retired number in the school’s history.