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Raphiael Putney

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2009-10 (Redshirt), 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
  • Number: 34
  • Position: F
  • Height: 6' 9“
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
  • High School: Woodbridge H.S. (VA)
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthdate: April 21, 1990

At UMass

Summer 2013: Participating with Athletes in Action in games in Spain and the Canary Islands.1)2)

2012-13 Redshirt Junior year

2011-12 Redshirt Sophomore year

Roster photo 2011-12

Game-by-game stats

2010-11 Redshirt Freshman year

Roster photo 2010-11

  • Played in 19 games during the season, 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.7 minutes.
  • Over final seven games, averaged 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.
  • Made a 3-pointer in seven of the final nine games of the season.
  • Finished season with six points and team-best six rebounds vs. Dayton (3/8) in A-10 Tournament.
  • Led team in scoring for the first time at La Salle (2/27) with nine points, along with five rebounds.
  • Tallied nine points and grabbed five rebounds in win over Saint Joseph's (2/23).
  • Second game in a row in double-figures, third overall, with 11 points at Rhode Island (2/19), along with five reb.
  • Second game in double-figures with 10 points, along with career-high tying nine rebounds vs. Duquesne (2/16).
  • Made second straight 3-pointer against George Washington (2/13) after making just 2-of-25 to start year.
  • Grabbed career-best nine rebounds to go along with six points in 16 minutes at Saint Louis (2/2).
  • Corralled five rebounds at Charlotte (1/19).
  • Continued to make strides with eight points in 13 minutes as part of win over La Salle (1/15).
  • Career-game with 14 points and six rebounds at Central Connecticut (1/3) in 23 minutes.
  • Best game of young career vs. #24 UCF (12/22) in 17 minutes, posted eight points and five rebounds.
  • Had five points including first-career 3-pointer vs. Seton Hall (12/11).
  • Set the key screen which led to the game-winning basket by Anthony Gurley (on a goal-tend) as time expired at Quinnipiac (12/1).
  • College debut vs. Rider (11/12) and three points and two rebounds.

Video: Player profile from UMass Athletics

2009-10 Freshman year

Roster photo 2009-10

Long, lanky freshman, who put on weight. Did not play in any games, took a redshirt season.

Pre-season report from Head Coach Derek Kellogg: “Raphiael Putney is exactly the type of player we are looking to recruit at UMass. He is a long athletic 6-9 player. He is a very versatile player who can play multiple positions. Not only is he a great basketball player, he is an outstanding individual on and off the court. Overall, I'm just very excited about him coming to UMass. From the minute I saw him at the Reebok camp and then watching him all summer, I just think he is a player with a world of talent. He has a great demeanor on the court and I am anticipating he will be great in our dribble-drive offense. More importantly, he has the length and size and athleticism to be a great perimeter and post-up defender.”

Video: Player profile from UMass Athletics


Current stats available from UMass or StatSheet

Total 3-Pointers Rebounds

Expanded stats from StatSheet

Career Highs

Points22 - vs St. Louis (1/28/2012)
Field Goals9 - vs St. Louis (1/28/2012)
Field Goals Att.15 - vs La Salle (2/18/2012)
3-Point FG4 - twice, last vs Saint Joseph's (1/14/2012)
3-Point FG Att.7 - 4 times, last vs Rhode Island (3/3/2012)
Free Throws6 - at Central Connecticut (1/3/2011)
Free Throw Att.7 - at Central Connecticut (1/3/2011)
Rebounds16 - at Mississippi State (3/13/2012)
Assists3 - twice, last at George Washington (2/4/2012)
Blocks4 - twice, last vs Xavier (2/21/2012)
Steals6 - at Rhode Island (2/1/2012)
Minutes39 - at Rhode Island (2/1/2012)


Courtesy: UMass Athletics

  • My ideal day: Working out and chilling with my teammates
  • If I could be any animal I would be: A lion
  • Why UMass?: Great coaching staff and teammates
  • I am most proud of the grade I got in: AfroAm
  • I hope to do this before graduation: Make it to the NCAA tournament
  • Best pregame meal: Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Player you model your game after: Tyshawn Prince and Kevin Durant
  • Why do you wear your jersey number?: My father's high school number
  • Three words I would use to describe myself as a basketball player: Long, slim, athletic
  • What advice would you give to the freshmen?: Work hard in the off-season
  • Can't go on a road trip without: iPod and cellphone
  • What is your first basketball memory: Dunking on someone
  • When I was five, I thought I would be: A lawyer
  • What has been the most challenging thing about college so far?: Keeping weight on during the season
  • My teammates would describe me as: Skinny/goofy
  • My first thought when I went to college: I'm leaving my family
  • TV show I want to be on: The Game
  • Who first taught you how to shoot a basketball?: My coach
  • What is your favorite food from the DC?: Sushi
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: Track and Field
  • Favorite movie from the past year: Hangover
  • Where I would spend $1,000 first: Clothing store
  • What does basketball mean to you?: It's my dream and I want it to be my job
  • Favorite part of practice and game day: Meals and warm up line
  • Weird fact not many know about me: I'm 6'10” with a shoe size of 11.5


Prep School / High School

AAU Triple Threat

  • Played for the Vikings at Woodbridge Senior High School, in Virginia for coach Chad Anderson.
  • He was on the varsity squad since sophomore year.
  • He averaged 9.0 points per game as junior.
  • He has participated with the DC Triple Threat under coach Keith Stevens.
  • Played at the Reebok All-American camp Selected to play in the event's All-Star Game with the best players there, in Philadelphia.


  • Raphiael Rashad Putney
  • Born April 21, 1990 in Fairmont, WV
  • Son of Richard and Latisha Putney
  • He has a twin brother Ravel
  • Major: Business Marketing


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putney_raphiael.txt · Last modified: 2024/04/21 11:29 by mikeuma