Last week, NYCHoops.net profiled the boys’ basketball team as they began their pre-Christmas non-league slate. Here is the write-up on the Bears from Brian Reichert.
Team Preview: The Stony Brook School
We are always looking for up and coming programs on Long Island that may be flying under the radar. The Stony Brook School absolutely falls under that category and with their new coaching staff entering year three there are massive expectations. This roster is deep, has college prospects and several newcomers ready to prove they can play at the next level.
- Head Coach: Joe Calabria, 3rd season
- Asst. Coach: Joe Nesci, 1st season
6’ 3” G – CJ Edwards ‘22
Edwards is considered a bit of a late bloomer but has really come on strong. He’s a complete prospect who can handle the ball, make shots, defend multiple spots, and rebound. His energy is infectious, he will be used to guard their opponent’s top option and is also a terrific leader. The coaching staff loves his communication skills and his athleticism and believe Edwards is the backbone of their roster. We think he’s ready for a huge year and have been told Amherst, Tufts, Hamilton, Geneseo, and Brockport are all in hot pursuit.
6′ 0″ PG – Nate Small ‘24
Small is a feisty point guard who picks up full court and is aggressive every second he’s on the floor. He was projected to be the team’s top ball handler but unfortunately suffered a torn ACL that will end his sophomore season. While the news is difficult, he’s a fighter and will work his way back to full strength for his final two seasons.
6’ 3” CG – Randolph Logan ‘25
Logan is a recent transfer from Longwood who originally comes from the Dominican Republic. He’s an exciting passer who can get to the rim to create and is a terrific shooter. His decision-making is excellent, he’s a great cutter, and when he’s able to get downhill he’s tough to stop. The staff loves his potential and believe if they can tighten up his handle, he’ll be virtually unstoppable.
6’ 7” Wing – Oskar Humpert ‘23
Humpert is a big versatile wing who comes over from Germany. He’s expected to be an inside presence for Stony Brook but is also comfortable playing on the perimeter making shots as well. His ability to handle the ball, use his shot to create, and use his unique skillset will be tough for anyone on their schedule to guard. We wouldn’t be surprised if he emerges as one of the top junior prospects on Long Island and adds a couple of offers by the summer.
6’ 4” SG – Niks Zemitis ‘23
Zemitis is another quality guard they’ve added to the roster this year and he comes over from Latvia. He has a remarkably high understanding of the game, loves to make shots off the catch, and can help relieve any ball pressure. The staff believes he will be an important piece for them because of how dependable he is and his ability to guard talented players.
6’3” G – Gustav Skogsjo ‘24
Skogsjo is a sophomore transfer from Sweden who is expected to handle the point since Small is out for the year. He’s another terrific shooter who can make contested shots and get hot quickly. His ability lead, communicate, get stops, and create quality shots for the offense has the entire program feeling confident. We wouldn’t be surprised if Skogsjo starts to gain some interest at the next level especially if Stony Brook can have a big year.