In a college hoops division that could have its competition level highly affected this upcoming season with a loss of numerous high-talent transfers, one Yahoo! Sports writer has picked the Stony Brook University Seawolves to win the America East.
Beyond that, the piece picks senior forward Tommy Brenton to be the league's player of the year, and freshman Jameel Warner as the league's top newcomer.
Jeff Eisenberg writes:
For Stony Brook to finally make the NCAA tournament after falling in the America East title game three straight years, do-it-all forward Tommy Brenton must look more for his own shot, speedy point guard Dave Coley needs to make better decisions with the ball in his hands and a talented freshman class has to contribute immediately.
Last March, SBU fell to the Vermont Catamounts in the America East tournament final. Eisenberg picks those two teams to hold the reigns on the league again this year.