Stony Brook Seawolves guard Preye Preboye is set to transfer to Division-II Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., to continue his basketball and academic careers.
"I'm taking my talents down to South Florida," Preboye said. "I felt it was a good fit for me."
Preboye, who averaged 2.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, was mostly deployed as a defensive specialist for the Seawolves. He said he hopes that he can round out his basketball resume at Lynn while continuing to earn a degree.
"I want to help the team win, get a great education in a nice area, get better and show my talents and what I can do on the floor," Preboye said, adding that Lynn head coach Scott McMillin has a good track record for placing players in professional basketball, sending 20 players to the professional ranks in the past eight years.
Preboye said McMillin was a key point in his decision to switch to Lynn.
"I have a pretty good relationship with them already, actually the assistant coach watched me a lot while he was at Umass," Preboye said. "I know that I will be in good hands."
McMillin said via email that he was only able to confirm Preboye's transfer, but wasn't able to offer comment or answer questions "due to NCAA rules."
Preboye said he needed to get away and into a different basketball system to accomplish his goals, but that the decision to leave wasn't easy.
"I'm going to miss my teammates and the brotherhood that we had," he said. "I wish Stony Brook the best of luck in the future years, and I was blessed to be part of the two historic seasons our team had."