Stony Brook Waiting On Roland Nyama’s Ankle

Stony Brook may have to wait for redshirt freshman Roland Nyama to make his debut.

Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell hopes that redshirt freshman guard Roland Nyama will be ready for the season opener.

The 6’6″ guard, who sat out last season, rolled his right ankle in practice and has missed “8 or 9 practices” according to head coach Steve Pikiell on Friday.

“I’m not holding him out, I want him to practice every day, so it’s not my decision,” Pikiell said. “When the medical people say he can play, then he’ll play, which won’t be for the next few days. He’s been out for a while, so we’ll get him back soon.”

Nyama described his injury Friday as “a little ankle tweak.”

“It’s important for me to be ready on November 14th,” Nyama said.

Pikiell regards the 21 year-old German guard as the team’s most athletic player. He averaged 20.3 points per game as a senior at the Holderness School.

Stony Brook opens their $21.1 million renovated arena against Columbia on the 14th. The Lions will be without senior Alex Rosenberg for two months because of a fractured right foot.

Ryan Restivo wrote the America East conference preview for the 2014-15 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. He covers the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the America East conference and Hofstra for Big Apple Buckets. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanarestivo or contact Ryan at rrestivo[at]

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