It looks like Stony Brook is going to be down one young basketball player for next season. In a release the school has announced that freshman guard Ahmad Walker will be transferring.
Walker isn’t a super important player or anything, but he did contribute in meaningful ways for the team. In his freshman year Walker averaged 7 points, 5.3 boards and 2.1 assists per game, while appearing in 34 games and averaging 24 minutes per outing.
Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell talked about Ahmad Walker transferring in the release:
“Ahmad and I determined that it is both in his best interest and in the best interest of the program that we part ways. “I wish Ahmad all the best in his future endeavors.”
The Seawolves finished second in the America East last season by having 13-3 in-conference record. They also did well outside of their league, finishing the season with a 23-11 overall record.
The loss of Walker is more of a depth issue, as Stony Brook does return a couple of really good players from last season in America East Player of the Year Jameel Warney and All-America East guard Carson Puriefoy. So, the losing Walker is stinky, but not a deathblow to their NCAA Tournament appearances hopes.