This Sunday night, the Stony Brook Seawolves basketball team faced their toughest test of the year, facing No. 23 Indiana at the Hoosiers’ home. Indiana is one of the most storied college programs in history, with over a century of basketball played at the college. They were a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament last year, lead by two players, Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller, who went in the top four of the NBA draft. Needless to say, this would be a tough match for the Seawolves.
Like every other missed offensive shot for the Stony Brook Seawolves, sophomore Jameel Warney went up to fight for the offensive board; only this time, he fell to the ground, grimacing in pain and holding his left knee. The crowd of 1266 went silent as Zach Stahl tied up the game for Northeastern, 38-38.
With their lack of serious recruiting power, Stony Brook builds its program on developing recruits over four years at the school. Perhaps their best success in development is of senior guard Dave Coley. Coley, a 6-foot-2-inch guard, was not a highly recruited player out of high school. He was seen as a defensive specialist type player, one to stop the opponent’s offense instead of creating his own. Yet, over his four years here, Coley has become a complete player.