Sept. 9, 2008
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Former Seawolves men's basketball captain Ricky Lucas '08 has been named Director of Basketball Operations, Stony Brook men's basketball head coach Steve Pikiell announced on Tuesday. Lucas joins the SBU coaching staff after playing the last three seasons for the Seawolves.
"We're extremely excited to keep Ricky in the Stony Brook family," Pikiell said. "He was not only a terrific player but also a model student-athlete who was a great ambassador for Stony Brook University. I know he will be a great role model for the student-athletes in our program today and in the future."
Last season, the Seawolves co-captain averaged a team-high 14.3 points per game and reached double-figures in 23 of Stony Brook's 30 contests. He led Stony Brook in minutes per game (32.8), steals (39), three-pointers (58) and free throw percentage (.800) in addition to scoring a career-high 33 points at Hartford. Lucas finished his career with 1,067 points and also ranks 12th in program history with a career scoring average of 14.7 points per game
The two-time America East All-Academic honoree was also an All-America East third team selection in 2007, averaging a team-best 15.2 points per game in his first year with SBU after transferring from George Washington University. In his two seasons at GW, Lucas appeared in 55 games and averaged 4.2 points per contest. He was also named George Washington's men's basketball student-athlete of the year in 2005.
Lucas graduated from Stony Brook in 2008 with a degree in Health Science and will pursue a graduate degree in Liberal Studies this fall.