The Men’s Basketball team finished with a record of 13-13, including 9-7 in the Skyline Conference. Farmingdale’s successful season came to an end in the Skyline Semifinal playoff game as the Rams were defeated by eventual Skyline Champions SUNY Old Westbury. Farmingdale opened up the playoffs by defeating defending champions King’s Point by a score of 64-62. In that game, Farmingdale was down by 16 points at the half before making an improbable comeback.
Individually, the team was led by sophomore forward Kenny McMillian who led the team in scoring (16.5 ppg), rebounding (9.1 per game) and steals (57). McMillian was named First Team All Skyline after finishing fourth in the conference in scoring and third in rebounding. Junior guard Willie Samuels averaged 16 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Rams. Samuels finished sixth in the conference in scoring and was named Honorable Mention All Skyline. Junior point guard Mike Kerrigan led the team in assists with 98 and finished third on the team in scoring, averaging 10.5 per game. Kerrigan led the team with 62 three pointers and provided solid defense throughout the season. Junior forward John Antoine had a solid season for Farmingdale, averaging 9.5 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game. Antoine also led the team in blocked shots (27) as well as field goal percentage. His 57 percent from the field was third best in the conference. He was named to the All-Tournament team at the Virginia Wesleyan Tip-Off Tournament.
New coach Erik Smiles looks forward to next season. Farmingdale should have the entire roster back along with a talented group of freshman and transfers.