Recruiting History

For current recruiting targets, visit the Recruiting Targets page.

Track who UMass has recruited in past seasons, including summaries of new players broken down by season. Compare recruiting classes and see what players we went after but missed out on.

Recruiting a prospective student-athlete involves many rules from the NCAA. If you ever have the opportunity to interact with a recruit, know what you can and cannot do before you act.

Compliance resources

“We appreciate the support of our alumni and fans. We ask, however, that you also help maintain the University of Massachusetts' tradition of athletic integrity by following NCAA regulations. Your assistance in this matter will ensure that the eligibility of both prospective student-athletes and currently enrolled student-athletes is protected.” - UMass Athletics

Helpful information:
UMass Intercollegiate Athletics Guide To NCAA Rules
UMass Athletic Compliance Services
NCAA - Recruiting

The List

Preface

There are many sources of recruiting information about basketball players. Some of the most common sources of recruiting rumors and player evaluations are Scout, Rivals, and ESPN. However, there are many more sources of recruiting information, from regional websites such as the New England Recruiting Report to Twitter. The reliability of each source varies and not all websites or sources are kept up to date.

All recruiting targets listed below have been derived from the various “KAEO” threads on the UMassHoops.com Message Board. “KAEO” is an acronym for “Keeping an Eye On”. This acronym has traditionally been used to identify message board threads that keep track of players that have been identified to have received an offer from UMass or have “received interest” from UMass. Many message board posters keep track of recruiting through various sources and provide updates to the fanbase through the KAEO threads.

For more background on the recruit and the history of his recruitment, click on the KAEO link for each player. This will take you to the Message Board thread for that player. If you are aware of a change in status for a specific recruit, such as their intention to transfer from their current school, please indicate the change in the KAEO thread. If you're an Editor on this Wiki, please update the status in the table below.

Status of Recruits

Recruits that enrolled at UMass and officially became part of the basketball program are shaded in green.

Recruits that enrolled at UMass but are not yet eligible to join the team (i.e. academically ineligible) are shaded in yellow.

Recruits that enrolled at UMass but never became an official member of the basketball program are shaded in red.

Recruits that enrolled at UMass but left the program prior to graduation are shaded in blue.

Class of 2012

Head Coach

This recruiting class was the fifth recruiting class for Head Coach Derek Kellogg.

Incoming players

True Freshmen

High School C Tyler Bergantino signed a National Letter of Intent in the fall of 2011. He enrolled at UMass for the 2012 summer session and became a true freshman for the 2012-2013 season.

Prep School C Isaac "Izzy" Freeman signed a National Letter of Intent in the spring of 2012. He enrolled at UMass for the 2012 summer session and became a true freshman for the 2012-2013 season.

Prep School PG Trey Davis initially gave a verbal commitment to UMass in the spring of 2011 after being released from his letter of intent to George Washington. However, shortly after committing to UMass, the Atlantic 10 effectively blocked his ability to play for UMass by requiring him to sit out for two years under the conference's recruiting policies. Rather than join the UMass program and sit out for two years, Davis decided to enroll in prep school at Vermont Academy and reclassify into the class of 2012. He stayed true to his verbal commitment and enrolled at UMass for the 2012 summer session. He became a true freshman for the 2012-2013 season.

High School SF Clyde Santee gave a verbal committment to UMass in the spring of 2012. He was ruled academically ineligible and therefore not officially part of the team. He enrolled at UMass in the summer of 2012 and became a freshman in the fall of 2012. He will become a redshirt freshman in the 2013-2014 season.

Redshirt Freshmen

None

Incoming Transfers

Guard Derrick Gordon (Class of 2011) transferred to UMass from Western Kentucky at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. He enrolled at UMass for the 2012 summer session. He will be able to practice with the team during the 2012-2013 season but will not be eligible to play under NCAA transfer rules. He will become a redshirt sophomore for the 2013-2014 season.

Recruiting Summary - Class of 2012

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Pos Player ESPN Rating1) ESPN Pos Rank2) Committment School Links Comments
SFAnderson, Kyle972Signed NLIUCLAKAEO
PFAuguste, Zach9025Signed NLINotre DameKAEO
SGBell, Anthlon8856Signed NLIArkansasKAEOOfficial visit 9/30/2011
CBergantino, Tyler8556Signed NLIUMassKAEONLI signed on 11/10/20113)
PFBlair, Staphon8929Signed NLICentral FloridaKAEO
PGCanty, Kareem8828Signed NLIMarshallKAEO
PFCummins, Evan8671VerbalHarvardKAEO
SFDavis, Jarrod88 VerbalMD-Eastern ShoreKAEOrescinded verbal to Seton Hall
PGDavis, Trey82 VerbalUMassKAEOVerbal to UMass
SFDingle, Daniel9135Signed NLITempleKAEOBrother of former player Dana Dingle
PGDunn, Kris962Signed NLIProvidenceKAEO
CFreeman, Isaac8646Signed NLIUMassKAEONLI signed in May 20124)5)6)
SGGraham, Dillon9130Signed NLIFlorida KAEO
SGGraham, Torian9216Uncommitted KAEOrescinded verbal to NC State
SGGreene, Lionel Uncommitted KAEO
PFHall, Jimmy84109Signed NLIHofstraKAEOCommitted 9/16/2011
SFHunt, Marcus9319Signed NLIGeorgia TechKAEO
CJames, Joell9415Signed NLINorth CarolinaKAEO
PFJenkins, Jalen82116Uncommitted KAEO
SGJones, Chris82127Signed NLIPittsburghKAEO
SFLayman, Jake9317Signed NLIMarylandKAEO
SGLedo, Ricardo966Signed NLIProvidenceKAEO
CMaragkos, Kypianos Signed NLIGeorge WashingtonKAEOFrom Greece
PFMedlock, DeAndre Uncommitted KAEOJUCO player
SFMiles, Isaiah Signed NLISt. Joseph'sKAEO
SFMoto, Arnaud9230Signed NLIWake ForestKAEO
PFNiang, Georges9414Signed NLIIowa StateKAEO
PFO'Day, Ethan Signed NLIVermont
SGPapale, John Signed NLIBUKAEO
PFSanchez, Orlando Signed NLISt. John'sKAEOJUCO player
PFThomas, Devin8936Signed NLIWake ForestKAEO
PGWhately, Timmone Uncommitted
SGZierden, Isaiah8850Signed NLICreightonKAEO
PFAgbeko, Reggie82116Uncommitted KAEO
PGGolden, Cameron79112Signed NLIArkansas StateKAEO
SGGordon, Derrick9133TransferUMassKAEOTransfer from Western Kentucky7)
SFSantee, Clyde8857VerbalUMassKAEOAcademically ineligible until 2013-2014 season8)9)
PGCollins, Corban6293Signed NLILSUKAEO

Class of 2011

Head Coach

This recruiting class was the fourth recruiting class for Head Coach Derek Kellogg.

Incoming players

True Freshmen

High School SG Jordan Laguerre was the only new player to sign a National Letter of Intent and was the only incoming true freshman for the 2011-2012 season. He was ruled academically ineligible to play during the 2011-2012 season but was be able to practice with the team. At the end of the 2011-2012 academic year, he left the school for personal, non-basketball reasons without having ever played for the team 10).

High School PG Trey Davis also gave a verbal commitment to UMass in the spring of 2011 after being released from his letter of intent to George Washington. However, shortly after committing to UMass, the Atlantic 10 effectively blocked his ability to play for UMass by requiring him to sit out for two years under the conference's recruiting policies. Rather than join the UMass program and sit out for two years, Davis decided to enroll in prep school at Vermont Academy and reclassify into the class of 2012.

Redshirt Freshmen

Forward Maxie Esho (Class of 2010) practiced with the team in the 2010-2011 season but did not play in any games. He became a redshirt freshman for the 2011-2012 season.

Forward Cady Lalanne (Class of 2010) was academically ineligible during the 2010-2011 season and was not an official member of the basketball program. He became a redshirt freshman for the 2011-2012 season.

Incoming Transfers

Point Guard Chaz Williams (Class of 2010) practiced with the team during the 2010-2011 season but was not eligible to play under NCAA transfer rules. He became a redshirt sophomore for the 2011-2012 season.

Recruiting Summary - Class of 2011

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Pos Player ESPN Rating11) ESPN Pos Rank12) Committment School Links Comments
SF Gilchrist, Michael 98 1 NLI Kentucky KAEO
SG Carter-Williams, Michael 97 10 NLI Syracuse KAEO
PG Tharpe, Naadir 96 8 NLI Kansas KAEO
PF Randall, Derrick 90 35 NLI Rutgers KAEO
SG Faust, Nick 96 12 NLI Maryland KAEO
C Lewis, Greg 91 25 NLI Rutgers KAEO
PG Seagears, Jerome 91 34 NLI Rutgers
C De La Rosa, Joey 88 37 NLI Florida International KAEO
PF Van Nes, Vince 82 119 NLI Fairfield KAEO
C Canty, Ryan 82 57 NLI Fordham KAEO
PG Wilson, Chris 90 39 NLI Saint Joseph's KAEO
SG Brogdon, Malcolm 93 20 NLI Virginia KAEO
SG Laguerre, Jordan 88 66 NLI UMass KAEO
SG Cosby, Aaron 86 72 NLI Seton Hall KAEO
SF Scott, Jerel 77
PG Strange, Tyler 75 198 NLI Gardner Webb KAEO
PG Morales, Erving KAEO
SG Fred-Cherry, Kenny 77 205 KAEO
PG Comer, Brent 88 51 NLI FL Gulf Coast KAEO

Class of 2010

Head Coach

This recruiting class was the third recruiting class for Head Coach Derek Kellogg.

Incoming Players

True Freshmen

High School PG Daryl Traynham and Prep School PF Maxie Esho signed National Letters of Intent and were both true freshmen in the 2010-2011 season. Traynham left the program midway through the season for undisclosed reasons. Esho practiced with the team in the 2010-2011 season but did not play in any games. He became a redshirt freshman for the 2011-2012 season.

Forward Cady Lalanne enrolled at UMass but was academically ineligible during the 2010-2011 season and was not an official member of the basketball program. He became a redshirt freshman for the 2011-2012 season.

Forward Luke Cothron enrolled at UMass but was academically ineligible during the 2010-2011 season and was not an official member of the basketball program. He dropped out of UMass midway through the school year for undisclosed reasons.

Redshirt Freshmen

Prep School SG Jesse Morgan enrolled early at UMass for the second semester of the 2009-2010 season but was academically ineligible until the end of the first semester of the 2010-2011 season. He became a redshirt freshman midway through the 2010-2011 season.

Forward Raphiael Putney (Class of 2009) practiced with the team in the 2009-2010 season but did not play in any games. He became a redshirt freshman for the 2010-2011 season.

Incoming Transfers

Hofstra PG Chaz Williams transferred to UMass at the end of the 2009-2010 season. He practiced with the team during the 2010-2011 season but was not eligible to play under NCAA transfer rules. He became a redshirt sophomore for UMass in the 2011-2012 season.

Recruiting Summary - Class of 2010

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Pos Player ESPN Rating13) ESPN Pos Rank14) Committment School Links Comments
PG Jackson, Joe 96 6 NLI Memphis KAEO
PF Cothron, Luke 94 13 Verbal UMass KAEOAcademically ineligible - transferred out before gaining eligibility
C DesRosiers, Carson 94 5 NLI Wake Forest KAEO
PG Napier, Shabazz 94 Verbal UConn KAEOReclassified to Class of 2010 during summer of 2010
PF Black, Tarik 94 15 NLI Memphis KAEO
SG Wade, Mardracus 89 61 NLI Arkansas KAEO
PG Young, Brandon 91 30 NLI DePaul KAEO
PG Howard, Pe'Shon 92 40 NLI Maryland KAEO
C Lalanne, Cady 90 44 Verbal UMass KAEOOriginally committed to Georgia. Academically ineligible until 2011-2012 season
PG Duren, Tyreek 96 40 NLI La Salle KAEO
PG Atkins, Eric 90 37 NLI Notre Dame KAEO
PF Esho, Maxie 90 42 NLI UMass KAEO
SG Morgan, Jesse 91 Verbal UMass KAEOOriginally committed to Seton Hall. Academically ineligible until 12/2010
PG Traynham, Daryl 87 63 NLI UMass KAEOSuspended and left program after 10 games
C Clifford, Dennis 85 41 NLI BC KAEO
PF Kofane, Brice 90 46 NLI Providence KAEO
PG Williams, Chaz 78 156 Transfer UMass KAEOClass of '09 transfer from Hofstra
SF Laury, David 87 JUCO KAEO

Class of 2009

Head Coach

This recruiting class was the second recruiting class for Head Coach Derek Kellogg.

Incoming Players

True Freshmen

High school SG Javorn Farrell, high school SF Terrell Vinson, high school PF Raphiael Putney, prep school SF Sampson Carter, and prep school SG Freddie Riley signed National Letters of Intent and became freshmen during the 2009-2010 season.

Redshirt Freshmen

None

Incoming Transfers

None

Recruiting Summary - Class of 2009

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Pos Player ESPN Rating15) ESPN Pos Rank16) Committment School Links Comments
SG Farrell, Javorn 76 220 NLI UMass
SF Vinson, Terrell 93 8 Verbal UMass Originally committed to Loyola Marymount but was released from his NLI
SG Riley, Freddie 87 NLI UMass
PF Putney, Raphiael 88 64 NLI UMass
SF Carter, Sampson 82 NLI UMass

Other information

National Letter of Intent

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