Team preview: Long Island

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 3:18 PM ET
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The youth movement is in full swing in Brooklyn. After being one of the youngest teams in Division I basketball last season, Long Island got even younger this offseason.

Third-year head coach Jim Ferry's 12-man roster has only one senior, no juniors, six sophomores and five freshmen.

"We're still growing," Ferry said. "How quickly we mature will determine how quickly we can compete for a conference championship."

Five of the six sophomores received a healthy dose of playing time last season. Ferry hopes that group and the new class arriving can provide the hoops foundation at LIU.