Stony Brook took the regular season crown in 2010, but Evan Fjeld’s Catamounts had the last laugh – they represented the America East in the Big Dance in 2010 by way of the conference tournament.
Predicted Order of Finish
- Maine (12-4)
- Boston University (11-5)
- Stony Brook (10-6)
- New Hampshire (8-8)
- Vermont (7-9)
- Binghamton (7-9)
- UMBC (6-10)
- Albany (6-10)
- Hartford (5-11)
All-Conference Team (key stats from last season in parentheses)
- Joe Zeglinski (G) – Hartford (16.5 PPG)
- Gerald McLemore (G) – Maine (14.6 PPG, 102 3FG, 40% 3FG)
- John Holland (F) – Boston University (19.2 PPG, 46% FG )
- Greer Wright (F) – Binghamton (15 PPG, 6 RPG, 3.2 APG)
- Evan Fjeld (F) – Vermont (10.7 PPG, 55% FG, 6.1 RPG)
- Chris Martin (G) – Stony Brook (10.8 PPG, 6.8 fouls drawn/40 minutes)
- Matt Glass (F) – Vermont – Patrick Hazel’s transfer to Boston University from Marquette is certain to grab the attention of the America East, but Glass (formerly of UMass) should have the bigger impact. The 6’8 forward has a reputation as a top-flight defender and his ability to stretch opposing defenses with his three-point shooting will be a huge boost for the Catamounts.
What You Need To Know
- Worst Case Scenario: The biggest news of the off-season came last Tuesday (9/28) when it was reported that Stony Brook’s Tommy Brenton dislocated his knee while training; coach Steve Pikiell said there is no timetable for his return. The 6’5 power/point-forward with an otherworldly motor led the America East in rebounding during his first two seasons and was an integral piece of the offense. Coming off a 22-win season, Stony Brook was tabbed as the league favorite by multiple publications despite the graduation of 2010 POY Muhammad El-Amin and a big reason was the expected offensive boost from Brenton (7.6 PPG last season). That said, if there is one kid I wouldn’t bet against making a recovery, it’s Benton. If he does, he’ll be First Team All-Conference.