Stony Brook was dealt a blow to their roster on Monday when a school spokesman confirmed that sophomore Bryan Sekunda has been ruled out for the season.
The 6’6″ sophomore started 16 of the team’s 23 games this season and averaged 7.3 ppg. Sekunda ranked second on the team in made three-pointers made (47), behind senior Carson Puriefoy’s 67.
He suffered an injury in the final minutes of their loss against Albany, which snapped their 18 game win streak. After the game, head coach Steve Pikiell said the prognosis “didn’t look good” for the sophomore, who missed Sunday’s game at Maine. The sophomore limped off under his own power on Wednesday at SEFCU Arena, favoring his left knee.
Sekunda is no stranger to ACL tears, prior to entering his senior year in high school he tore the ligament in his right knee. Originally a candidate to redshirt, the 6’6″ wing impressed early on and earned 12.7 minutes per game as a true freshman where he averaged 3.4 ppg.
Stony Brook ranks third in the America East in three-point field goal percentage (36.8%), behind UMass Lowell and Vermont. The Seawolves wrap up the regular season slate on Saturday night against Vermont on senior night before they begin the America East Playoffs on Wednesday March 2 with a quarterfinal game.
Ryan Restivo wrote the America East conference preview for the 2015-16 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. He covers the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the America East conference among others for Big Apple Buckets. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanarestivo or contact Ryan at rrestivo[at]nycbuckets.com.