Although Miles Latimer entered the transform portal last month and committed to Bucknell University today, Division-I Stony Brook Men’s Basketball program today received shots in the arm in the form of Monroe College (JUCO) transfer Juan Felix Rodriguez and Mt. St. Mary’s (Maryland) transfer Omar Habwe, as per VerbalCommits.com.
Point guard Rodriguez, who starred at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, averaged 18.5 points, 4.8 assists, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.4 steals per game last season for Monroe.
For Rodriguez’s career with the Mustangs, he posted averages of 15 ppg, 4.6 dishes pg, 5.6 boards pg, and 2.4 thefts pg.
Junior forward Habwe averaged 6.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per tilt. He scored in double figures five times, and drained a season-high 17 points, hitting five-of-nine from the field and three-of-six from three-point land against American.
Additionally, Habwe shot 39.7 percent overall and was 30-for-88 (.341) from three-point range.
A three-year starter at St. James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, Habwe averaged 13.5 points and seven rebounds per contest as a high school senior.
The Lexington, Virginia, native earned First Team All-MAC and First Team All-IPSL in each of the final three years of high school.
Habwe finished with 1,158 career points in high school, eighth all-time at St. James. Plus, he averaged 16.1 points and 10.7 rebounds as a freshman at Rockbridge County High School.
— Jerry Del Priore