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Hoopla 2023 Gallery

Hoopla 2023 Gallery

Brittney Dietz October 31, 2023
With basketball season right around the corner, here is a sneak peek of who you might see on the court this year.
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Statesman Sports Spotlight: Hoopla 2023 Edition

Statesman Sports Spotlight: Hoopla 2023 Edition

Mike Anderson and Kenny Spurrell October 29, 2023
Sports editor Mike Anderson sits down with assistant Kenny Spurrell to talk about both men's and women's basketball teams for the The Statesman's 2023 Hoopla Special Issue.
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The Stony Brook mens basketball team breaks a huddle at practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. The Seawolves are looking to bounce back after a rough 2022-23 season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Finally healthy, Stony Brook men’s basketball hopes for major bounce-back year

Kenny Spurrell October 29, 2023
Coming off the program’s worst finish in 15 years, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team is shooting for a massive turnaround.
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Shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu (right) looks to pass the ball while point guard Dean Noll (left) defends him in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. Onyekonwu is entering his second year after a promising freshman season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Toby Onyekonwu preparing for breakout sophomore year

Nayden Villorente October 29, 2023
After bringing in a pair of All-Conference point guards to lead its offense, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team expected itself to be a dynamic offense. But when both of the players suffered significant injuries before the 2022-23 season tipped off, their jobs were placed on the shoulders of then-freshman shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu.
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From left to right: small forward Andre Snoddy, center Chris Maidoh, small forward Sabry Philip and point guard Dean Noll in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. The four transfers will make their Stony Brook debuts this season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball getting boosts from two transfer classes

Kenny Spurrell October 29, 2023
Injuries derailed the Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s 2022-23 season before it even started. Head coach Geno Ford brought in five new transfers in the 2022 offseason, with all of them expected to play a major role.
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The Stony Brook womens basketball team celebrates the end of practice on Sunday, Oct. 22. The Seawolves are picked to finish in second place in the Coastal Athletic Association this year. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball looking to return to NCAA tournament

Cameron Takmil October 29, 2023
Untimely injuries nixed the Stony Brook women’s basketball team’s chances to win a title in its new conference. Now in their second year in the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA), the Seawolves are ready to rise once again.
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Head coach Ashley Langford (center) talks to her team during a practice on Sunday, Oct. 22. Langfords contract was recently extended as she enters her third year with Stony Brook. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Ashley Langford has become Stony Brook royalty, and for good reason

Mike Anderson October 29, 2023
After an electric first two years at the helm, Stony Brook women’s basketball head coach Ashley Langford is officially here to stay for the long run. She has more than proved her worth since arriving on the scene in 2021, leading the Seawolves to 41 wins, votes in the national polls and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
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Point guard Gigi Gonzalez (foreground) surveys the court as she floor the ball down the court in practice on Sunday, Oct. 22. Gonzalez is entering her fifth and final season with Stony Brook. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Gigi Gonzalez’s final year primed to be a big one

Kevin Yu October 29, 2023
When looking at the pieces of the Stony Brook women’s basketball team’s puzzle, point guard Gigi Gonzalez may very well be the biggest one.
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Center Khari Clark (left) defends a shot from shooting guard Zaida Gonzalez (center) while fellow shooting guard Victoria Keenan (right) looks on. The three are all transfers who have deepened the Stony Brook womens basketball team with their arrivals. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Big wave of transfers has Stony Brook women’s basketball contending for CAA title

Alex D'Amaro October 29, 2023
After losing superstar shooting guard Annie Warren and a couple other impact players, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team went shopping to address its depth issue.
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