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Giddel Padilla

  • Player
  • Seasons: 1992-93, 1995-96
  • Number: 5 (in 1992-93), 11 (in 1995-96)
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 3“
  • Weight: 187 lbs.
  • Hometown: Toa Alta, PR
  • High School: Springfield (MA) Central
  • Prep School: ?
  • Transfer From: ?
  • Birthdate: ?

At UMass

  • Walk-on player with us for two seasons, with a break in between.
  • Left UMass for a time, hoping to get more playing time elsewhere. Went to a school in Florida in between UMass stints.1)
Giddel made the most of his opportunity against Kentucky

1995-96 Senior year

  • Became a teammate with his younger brother, and starting point guard, Edgar.
  • Saw action in 21 of the season's 37 games, starting on Senior Night against Saint Joseph's (2/28).
  • Was a spark off the bench2) in the Final Four against Kentucky, scoring four points, and tallying one rebound, assist, and steal.

1992-93 Sophomore year

  • Logged nine total minutes across three games, scored 5 points and snared a rebound.






  • Younger brother Edgar played for the Minutemen from 1993-97, and the two were teammates in the 1995-96 season.
  • Nephew Edgar Jr. will walk-on with the University of Illinois for the 2020-21 season.3)
padilla_giddel.txt · Last modified: 2023/09/20 12:29 by mikeuma