Redshirt-junior guard Akwasi Yeboah with the ball during an America East playoff game against Binghamton on March 9. The leading men’s basketball player visited Rutgers University, Southern Methodist University and is expected to visit Texas Christian University this weekend. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Redshirt-junior guard Akwasi Yeboah has visited Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, according to college basketball insider Jon Rothstein. The English guard is also expecting to visit Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend as well.

Yeboah led the team in multiple categories last season, including a 16.7 points average in 32 games played. His 66 three-pointers, 102 free throws and 245 rebounds also were team-bests. Yeboah has played a vital role in the Seawolves’ offense, accumulating 1,317 points in his three-year career with a total career average of 13.9 points per game. He sits at sixth all-time in points at Stony Brook.

Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell was a former head coach at Stony Brook and led the Seawolves to their first NCAA Tournament berth in the 2015-2016 season. His Rutgers team posed a 14-17 overall record and a 7-13 record in the Big Ten Conference. He recruited Yeboah during his tenure at Stony Brook and brought him to the team.

The possible departure of Yeboah could mark the fifth change for the team next season, following the departure of head coach Jeff Boals, the transfer of freshman guard Jules Moor and sophomore guard Corry Long and the graduation of senior guard Jaron Cornish.


Chris is a senior sociology major with minors in journalism and business management. He started writing for The Statesman in Fall 2017 and was sports editor from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. He was promoted to managing editor in May 2019. He is from Queens which is not in Long Island. Contact Chris at: [email protected]


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