CINCINNATI -- Hughes senior 6-foot-3 shooting guard Corry Long verbally committed to play basketball at Stony Brook this afternoon, according to Hughes coach Bryan Wyant.
Long, one of the area’s top players in the 2017 class, also considered Ball State among his finalists. He made his verbal pledge to Stony Brook around noon.
Long is the first Ohio verbal commit for Stony Brook head coach Jeff Boals, a former Ohio State assistant coach.
Stony Brook is an NCAA Division I program in the America East Conference in Stony Brook, N.Y., 65 miles east of the New York City.
Wyant said Long felt comfortable with the coaching staff and the campus environment.
“He was pleased with the academic amenities that Stony Brook offered and the opportunity to come in and compete right away for playing time,” Wyant said.
Wyant said Long has the ability to help lead his team to the success it had in 2013 and he will be a contender for league player of the year and other area awards.
Maybe the most impressive aspect is Long's character, Wyant said. Long’s loyalty and commitment at Hughes remains steadfast where he bought into the academics and athletics.
“He is a special talent especially on the offensive side of the floor,” Wyant said.