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Noah Fernandes

At UMass

Noah Fernandes final roster photo 2022-23

  • Noah's father first announced that Noah would be transferring to UMass, on 3/18/20.3) Noah himself said it the next day.4)
  • Coach McCall quote on Fernandes: “Noah was one of my favorite players that I watched two summers ago in AAU. I think Noah is a winner, he has tremendous feel at the point guard spot and plays the game with a tremendous amount of passion. His competitiveness, basketball feel and moxie are things you want. I think he’s a better scorer than people give him credit for. He shoots it from the perimeter, but you can also put him in a pick-n-roll and he can make the right play. How we want to play offensively, when you can get multiple handlers out there with shooting on the floor, it’s going to make you that much harder to guard.”5)
  • One of the three (with Dominguez and Weeks) scholarship players to stay with UMass over the McCall-Martin coaching change in 2022.
  • Chose to transfer out at the conclusion of the 2022-23 season.6)7)8) Will be a grad transfer.9)
  • Graduated in May 2023.10)

2022-23 Senior year

  • Limited to 11 games with ankle injuries. Started in all 11.
  • Missed five games in December with an ankle injury, one that he sustained in the game at Harvard (12/2). Thru the Harvard game, was averaging 11.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists per game, with a 2.2 assist to turnover ratio.
  • Returned to play on 12/31 at St. Bonaventure. Played in a four-game stretch, in which he led or co-led the team in scoring in all four games, including a season-high 26 in the win over Saint Louis (1/4). In the four games: averaged 16.8 points, 2.5 boards, 5.3 assists, and a 1.6 A:TO ratio.
  • Reaggravated the ankle injury after the La Salle game (1/11), and didn't return the rest of the season. Mild speculation that he might have been able to, but no confirmed reports of that.
  • Pre-Season Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team11)
  • Put up 11-8-4 in 25 minutes in the season opener against Central CT (11/7).
  • Had an off night in the loss to Towson (11/10), shooting 1-6 and only getting 2 assists.
  • Led UMass with 22 points in the win over Colorado (11/17).
  • Hit the game winning 3-pointer versus Murray State (11/18). Also dished 5 assists.
  • Scored 9 against Charlotte (11/20) in the Championship game, and earned Tournament MVP honors for the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
  • Held to 3 points at South Florida (11/29), but dished 9 assists in the UMass win.
  • Scored 15 of his 18 (team leading) points in the second half to propel UMass to the win at Harvard (12/2), but suffered an ankle injury late in the game.
  • Missed a 5-game stretch, Albany (12/5) through Dartmouth (12/20), in which UMass went 3-2.
  • Returned for the start of A-10 play at St. Bonaventure (12/31). Started, played 24 minutes, and scored 13 points.
  • Put up 26-4-7 in the win over Saint Louis (1/4).
  • Scored 15 points in the loss to La Salle (1/11), but turned it over a season-high 6 times. Had a chance for a game-winning shot, but UM collectively fumbled the final sequence. Played 35 minutes and didn't appear to aggravate the ankle during the game.
  • Never returned to game action after that. Had been traveling with the team and doing light practice, but ultimately did not play.12)13)
  • Became a father on February 13. Great article from The Collegian.

2021-22 Junior year

Roster photo 2021-22

  • Played in 28 of the season's 32 games, starting each time he played.
  • Upped his production to 14.9 points and 5.3 assists per game.
  • Led the team in many categories, including Points (418), PPG (14.9), MPG (33.6), Assists (147), APG (5.3), Steals (40).
  • Scored in double figures in each of the first five games.
  • Set a new career high with 21 points versus Weber State (11/18), with 5 assists and 0 turnovers.
  • Bested himself in the next game with 25 points, plus 4 steals, in the overtime win over UNC-Greensboro (11/19). Played 40 of the 45 minutes.
  • Limited to 19 minutes in the Ball State game (11/21), a season low so far. May have injured his leg. Checked out with 15:02 left in the second half and did not return.
  • Missed the UMass-Lowell game (11/24) with the leg injury.14)
  • Came back strong for the Rutgers game (11/27). Played 39 minutes, dished a career high 11 assists, and scored 16 points, including the game-winning three at the buzzer.
  • Huge factor in the win over Harvard (12/4), with a team-leading 24 points and 9 assists, plus 7 rebounds.
  • Tallied 24 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists at Northeastern (12/7).
  • Tallied 13-3-8 versus North Texas (12/11).
  • Missed the Fairfield game (12/19) with the flu.15)
  • Came back for the next game at Richmond (1/5), but off his usual production, 10 points, 2 boards, and just 1 assist.
  • Tallied 14-6-4 versus Duquesne (1/8).
  • Tallied 19-5-9 in 39 minutes at Davidson (1/11).
  • Scored 18 points to lead the team versus Rhode Island (1/15). Also dished 7 assists and stole 4 in 39 minutes.
  • Led the team with 24 points and 6 assists in the home win over Saint Louis (1/20). Shot 7-11 from the floor.
  • At Saint Louis (1/23), limited to 19 minutes after colliding with Trent Buttrick and sustaining a concussion.16)
  • Missed the next two games, at La Salle (1/26) and home versus George Mason (1/30).
  • Seemed to struggle in the next 9-game stretch, starting with his return at Rhode Island (2/5). Although his minutes were on par, his scoring dipped to 8.8 ppg, total field goal shooting to .295, and .222 from three. Assists were on par, at 5.7 per game.
  • In his return to action at Rhode Island (2/5), he put up 11-2-7, but did get tagged with 5 turnovers.
  • Held to 4-2-4 while saddled with 4 fouls against GW (2/9).
  • Helped UMass to victory over Saint Joe's (2/12) with 10-3-9, and just 1 turnover.
  • Dished a career high 12 assists, plus 14 points, in 40 minutes at St. Bonaventure (2/16).
  • Put up 10-1-4 in the home win versus La Salle (2/19).
  • Held scoreless for the first time all season in the loss at Dayton (2/23). Hampered with 4 fouls, limited to 22 minutes, and shot 0-5 from the field.
  • Tallied 9-3-4, but also 5 turnovers, in the loss to VCU (2/26).
  • Shot 5-10 from the field at Fordham (2/28), his best percentage since before the concussion. Finished with 13-2-4.
  • Tallied 8-1-6, but another 5 turnover game, at home versus Fordham (3/2).
  • Finished the season on a tear: averaging 27.7 points over the last three games, hitting 10+ field goals in each.
  • Scored 28, a new career high, in the regular season finale, at George Mason (3/5). Shot 10-19 from the field, including 4-6 from three-point territory.
  • Stayed hot in the next game, versus GW in the A-10 Tourney (3/10). Set a new career high with 29 points, on 11-17 shooting from the field. Also dished 7 assists, and stole a career high 7.
  • Tried to put the team on his back again versus Dayton (3/11), with 26 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, but the Minutemen fell short, 75-72.

2020-21 Sophomore year

Roster photo 2020-21

  • Played in 13 of the team's 15 games in the Coronavirus-shortened season. Started in 12.
  • Wrist injury in the Davidson game (1/24) kept him out of the Fordham (2/3) and Rhody (2/6) games.
  • Tripled his minutes per game from Wichita State (30.7 from 9.9).
  • Averaged 11.1 points per game, a large increase from 1.4 at Wichita.
  • Every other statistical category also showed marked improvement from the previous season.
  • 2.2 assists to turnover ratio was fourth best in the Atlantic 10.17)
  • 1.6 steals per game was ninth in the A-10.18)
  • Scored in double-figures in 9 of his 13 games.
  • Started his UMass career with a 5 assist, 0 turnover game in the win over Northeastern (12/11). Also scored 5 points.
  • Tallied 15 points and 5 rebounds at Northeastern (12/13).
  • Great game at La Salle (12/16), with 11 points, 5 steals (career high), 9 assists (career high), and just 1 turnover. The 9:1 A:TO ratio was also a career best.
  • More solid numbers versus Bryant (12/21), with 14 points, 5 boards, 3 steals, 8 assists, 1 turnover.
  • Career highs of 19 points and 8 rebounds versus George Mason (12/30), plus 5 assists, 2 turnovers.
  • Tallied 13 points, 7 boards, 7 assists, 1 turnover in the win over La Salle (1/9).
  • Sixth straight double-figure scoring game came in the win versus Rhode Island (1/13), with 10 points. Also notched 8 rebounds (tied his career high), and stole 4.
  • Tallied 15 points and 5 boards versus Davidson (1/24). Played 35 minutes, but injured his wrist, forcing him to miss the next two games.
  • Came back for the game at Richmond (2/23). Came off the bench, played 20 minutes, scored 3 points and got 3 rebounds.
  • Bounced back with 6-11 shooting, and 16 points, at Saint Louis (3/1).
  • Granted a waiver to the usual NCAA transfer rules, eligible to play for UMass in 2020-21 instead of sitting out a year.19)
  • “Get to Know” series, Part 1, Part 2



Game logs from Sports Reference

Career Highs

(through the 2022-23 season)

with UMasswith Wichita State
Points29 - vs George Washington (3/10/22)7 - at Central Florida (2/13/20)
Field Goals11 - vs George Washington (3/10/22)3 - at Central Florida (2/13/20)
Field Goals Att.20 - vs Dayton (3/11/22)8 - at Central Florida (2/13/20)
3-pt FGs6 - Harvard (12/4/21)2 - at Cincinnati (2/23/20)
3-pt FGAs9 - twice, last Harvard (12/4/21)5 - at Central Florida (2/13/20)
Free Throws11 - vs UNC Greensboro (11/19/21)2 - vs Abilene Christian (12/29/19)
Free Throw Att.16 - vs Colorado (11/17/22)2 - twice, last vs Abilene Christian (12/29/19)
Rebounds8 - three times, last Central CT (11/7/22)3 - at South Florida (1/21/20)
Assists12 - at St. Bonaventure (2/16/22)6 - vs UT-Martin (11/16/19)
Blocks2 - twice, last Rhode Island (1/13/21)1 - twice, last at UConn (1/12/20)
Steals7 - vs George Washington (3/10/22)3 - vs Temple (2/27/20)
Minutes46 - George Mason (12/30/20)24 - at Central Florida (2/13/20)

Career highs from


  • Committed to Rutgers for the 2023-24 season.20)21) As a graduate transfer, does not require an NCAA waiver to be eligible immediately.


Wichita State

Roster photo 2019-20

High School / Prep School

  • Took a prep year in 2018-19 at Woodstock Academy (Conn.) as a member of the Post-Grad Gold Squad with teammates Tre Mitchell, T.J. Weeks, Preston Santos and Ronnie DeGray.
  • Team earned the top seed at the National Prep Championship and finished the year 36-2.
  • Three-star prospect, per ESPN and 247Sports.
  • Rated No. 215 in the Class of 2019 on 247Sports’ composite list, No. 23 among point guards.
  • Played 2018 summer ball for Expressions Elite in EYBL and averaged 12.9 points, 4.8 assists in 21 games.
  • All-Peach Jam Honorable Mention, where he put up 13.8 points, 6.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals in five games.
  • 2018 graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass.
  • Played three seasons at Tabor.
  • First Team All-NEPSAC (Class A) as a senior and earned ISL all-league honors.
  • Averaged more than 20 points per game in 2017-18 and helped his team the NEPSAC Class A semifinals.
  • Played his freshman season as Old Rochester Regional in Mattapoisett where he averaged 15.8 points and helped the Bulldogs to the first MIAA state basketball championship in school history.
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