Dante Milligan
DOB: February 15, 1984

at UMass - post-UMass


at UMass

Dante Milligan - 2007/08
Forward, 2005-08, #20
6' 9", 215, New York, NY / Trinity Pawling H.S. / Pittsburgh


Senior year (2007-08) achievements:

Redshirt Senior year (2007-08) pre-season report from Head Coach Travis Ford: "Dante is somebody who I thought in the last month of the last season last year really came on. What we need from him is more consistency and to be a more aggressive and tougher basketball player. We need his senior leadership as a team captain. But I think, with Dante, this is his senior year and we are expecting big things out of him. He has worked hard and will play a lot this year. He makes our front line is as good as anybody's. Dante is a player who works extremely hard and is very active in the post. That's probably his greatest strength because he is always trying to rebound he's always trying to get deflections, he has a very good 15 foot jump shot, he is continuning to develop a better low-post game."

Dante Milligan - 2006/07
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2006-07: Big man off the bench, averaged 3.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in 9.6 minutes per game in 32 games ... Over last nine games of the season, had averages of 5.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game ... Posted second game of the year in double-figures with 10 points in NIT Second Round at West Virginia (3/15) ... Had a huge game with nine points and seven rebounds in A-10 clinching game at Saint Joseph's (3/3) ... Made all three shots for six points, along with six rebounds vs. La Salle (2/28) ... Over three games (Feb. 15-21) is averaged 7.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in 18.3 minutes of action ... Continued strong play with six points and four rebounds in 13 minutes vs. St. Bonaventure (2/21) ... Grabbed eight rebounds and had six points in 20 minutes at Dayton (2/18) ... On his 23rd birthday and playing before hometown friends and family in New York, grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and scored nine points in win at Fordham (2/15). Also had two assists and two blocks ... Netted six points at Temple (2/11) in just seven minutes making 3-of-4 field goals ... Played 12 minutes off the bench and scored four points against Rhode Island (2/8) ... Made career-high five free throws on career-best six attempts for all five points vs. Richmond (2/3) ... Made a field goal on four attempts in just six minutes vs. Temple (1/13) ... Scored first points in three games on a driving lay-up vs. George Washington (1/10) ... Equaled season-best with six rebounds in just 12 minutes vs. Yale (12/28) including four offensive boards. Scored four points as well ... Third career game in double figures with 10 points at Jacksonville State (11/25) including 5-of-6 from the floor ... Four points against Northeastern (11/19) before fouling out ... Returned to Pittsburgh to play in Colonial Classic, where he played against his former team, No. 4/5 Pitt (11/18). Had one field goal and two rebounds vs. Panthers ... In opener vs. Dartmouth (11/11), had six rebounds and four points in 17 minutes.

Dante Milligan - 2005/06
Redshirt Sophomore year (2005-06) achievements:


Milligan bolsters UMass (12/17/2005)

Dante Milligan - Pittsburgh
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2004-05 (AT PITTSBURGH & UMASS): Joined the UMass men's basketball team as a transfer from the University of Pittsburgh in January 2005 ... Milligan enrolled at UMass for the spring 2005 semester ... He worked out and practiced with UMass late in the season after recovering from a hand injury ... While at Pittsburgh, played in five games ... Totalled seven points and six rebounds ... Scored season-high three points vs. Coppin State (12/18).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003-04 (AT PITTSBURGH): Sat out the 2003-04 season as a redshirt, but practiced and traveled with the Panthers all season as they reached the NCAA Sweet 16.

BEFORE COLLEGE: A 2003 graduate of Trinity-Pawling High School in Pawling, N.Y. where he lettered two seasons for Coach Bill Casson ... Selected to the All-New England team, All-Founders Conference and Tri-State All League ... Named McDonalds All America honorable mention as a senior ... Scored 16 points and averaged 8.7 rebounds per game after leading Trinity-Pawling to a 24-3 record along with Founders League and Tri-State League titles as a senior ... Averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game in leading Pawling to a 21-3 record as a junior ... Played at the Episcopal School in Alexandria, Va. as a sophomore ... Ranked No. 28 among HoopScoop national recruits, among Athlon Sports' top-20 senior small forwards (No. 18) and among nation's top-100 recruits ... Listed No. 100 on The Sporting News/Rivals.com top-100 recruits list ... Played in the Wendy's Big Apple Game in Chicago, in the Pittsburgh Hoops Classic held in the Petersen Events Center ... Also played for the nationally renowned Long Island Panthers AAU squad coached by Gary Charles. He also attended the adidas ABCD camp, Three Stripes Tournament and Las Vegas Big Time Tournament ... Competed in track and field and cross country in high school.

PERSONAL: Danté A. Milligan ... Born on February 15, 1984 in New York, N.Y. ... Son of Ruby Milligan ... Brother of the late Alonzo Milligan, who passed away in June 2005 in a random shooting in East Harlem ... Alonzo Milligan Mentorship Award was given out at Panasonic Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden in rememberance of his late brother, starting 2005, when UMass played there ... Majoring in Sport Management and Communcations.


Milligan's Career Highs

Points24 - vs Stephen F. Austin (3/18/08)
Field Goals11 - vs Stephen F. Austin (3/18/08)
Field Goals Att.14 - vs Stephen F. Austin (3/18/08)
3-Point FG1 - two times, last vs Saint Joseph's (1/11/06)
3-Point FG Att.1 - three times, last vs Saint Joseph's (1/11/06)
Free Throws11 - vs Charlotte (1/19/08)
Free Throw Att.14 - vs Charlotte (1/19/08)
Rebounds12 - vs Florida (4/1/08)
Assists4 - vs Charlotte (1/19/08)
Blocks7 - vs Stephen F. Austin (3/18/08)
Steals3 - vs Charlotte (3/13/08)
Minutes29 - three times, last vs Florida (4/1/08)


Career Statistics
  Total 3-Pointers   Rebounds  
Season GP GS Min Avg FG FGA % FG FGA % FT FTA % Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk St Pts Avg
2003-04 Redshirt season at Pittsburgh
2004-05
Pittsburgh
5 0 23 4.6 3 9 .333 1 2 .500 0 4 .000 3 3 6 1.2 4 0 1 5 2 0 7 1.4
2005-06 22 1 303 13.8 29 64 .453 1 2 .500 13 26 .500 39 48 87 4.0 62 2 2 34 15 8 72 3.3
2006-07 32 0 307 9.6 41 83 .494 0 0 -- 22 47 .468 35 44 79 2.5 64 2 8 24 16 11 104 3.3
2007-08 36 21 677 18.8 132 207 .638 0 0 -- 60 112 .536 82 112 194 5.4 123 12 26 61 69 27 324 9.0
Career 95 22 1310 13.8 205 363 .565 2 4 .500 95 189 .503 159 207 366 3.9 253 16 37 124 102 46 507 5.3
UMass Career 90 22 1287 14.3 202 354 .453 1 2 .500 95 185 .500 156 204 360 4.0 249 16 36 119 100 46 500 3.3

A Few Minutes With D. MILLZ
Best Concert I Ever Attended: N.E.R.D.
Favorite Sports Movie: Blue Chips
Best Sporting Event I Ever Attended: 2003-2004 Pitt Football games
Favorite TV Show: BET Comic View
Favorite Web Site: ESPN.com
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Dick Vitale
Favorite Pro Sports Team: New York Knicks
Pro Sports Team I Would Like To Play For: Miami Heat
Favorite Athletes: Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash
Childhood Idol: Parents
My Most Prized Possession: Brother's Obituary Card
Hobbies: Movies, Clubbin' in various cities
Team I'd Like To See Added To The Schedule: North Carolina and UCLA
Best Player I Ever Faced: Luol Deng
Toughest Place I Ever Played: West Virginia
Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: Fortune 500, G.Q., Vanity Affair
My Biggest Fear: Losing another close family member
Most Famous Person I Ever Met: Countless, myself
My Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics: Winning A-10's last year
Place I'd Like to Visit: Brazil and Africa
Best Part About Living In Amherst: No distractions
Best Moment at UMass: Moving out of the dorms
My First Memory of Basketball: Playing in the park with my brother and dad
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: My parents' favorite numbers combined
If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would Play: Lacrosse
Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: Mom, Dad, and Brother (R.I.P.)
Pre-game Rituals: Listening to relaxing music
Best Advice From a Coach: Just go out there and play
Most People Don't Know This But: I'm real laid back and observant
One Thing I Wish I Were Better At: Studying
My Best Non-Athletic Talent: Appearance and ability to work under pressure.
If I Had $1 Billion Dollars I Would: Give half to Mom and Family and make Atlantis my backyard.
The Person I Would Choose to be Stranded on a Deserted Island with: Noémie Lenoir


post-UMass

Dante Milligan 2009-10
Springfield Armor, NBA Development League, 2009-
Milligan and fellow UMass alum Maurice Maxwell made the team in their inaugural season in Springfield.
Milligan was added from the "Local Tryout Player List".
Armor's site

Eroni star Kiryat Ata, Israeli National League, 2008-09
Milligan appeared in 8 games with the club, averaging 10.1 points in 25.8 minutes of action.

Israel 2008-09 Statistics
  Total 3-Pointers   Rebounds  
Season GP Min Avg FG FGA % FG FGA % FT FTA % Off Def Tot Avg PF A TO Blk St Pts Avg
2008-09 8 206 25.8 32 68 .471 0 5 .000 17 32 .531 23 35 58 7.3 30 7 0 14 12 81 10.1


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