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2019-20 Season

The 2019-20 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team will represent the University of Massachusetts.

The season will represent the 111th season of basketball in the school's history.

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2018-19 2020-21


What we know so far is here. The final schedule is typically announced in late August / early September.

  • UM is slated to take a pre-season exhibition trip to the Virgin Islands in August.1) Details TBA.
  • Rutgers (Home): This season's game starts a home-and-home series, with UM visiting Rutgers in 2020-21. Both games scheduled as part of a football/basketball arrangement.2)3)
  • South Carolina (Home): This season's game will conclude a series.4)5)6)7)8)9)10)11)12)
  • UM will participate in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tipoff, along with Virginia, Arizona State, and St. John's.13)14)15) 2018 event information. UM participated in the event in the 2014-15 season, where the event consisted of 4 games: 2 at home and 2 at Mohegan Sun. In 2019, the “campus game” participants are reported to be Vermont, Rider, Columbia, and Central Connecticut.16) Vermont is reported to be committed to play Virginia and St. John's, so eliminate them as a possible opponent for us.17)
  • Athletic Director Ryan Bamford has stated that he will continue to explore opportunities in conjunction with football and men's basketball scheduling, like what we've done with South Carolina and Georgia.18)


Here's what we know, which is very much subject to change as the off-season progresses.

#NameHeightWeightClassPos.Hometown / HS / Prep / College TransferStatus
11Baptiste, Djery6-10235Sr.*CGonaives, Haiti / Prestonwood Christian / VanderbiltAssumed to return
41Byrne, Aidan6-6215Sr.FNiskayuna, NY / Niskayuna HSWalk-on from 2018-19, returning status TBD
Buggs, John6-2170Fr.GHomer, LA / Putnam (CT) Science AcademyNLI signee19)
10Chatman, Sy6-8200So.FSaint Paul, MN / Cretin-Durham HallAssumed to return
20Clergeot, Keon6-1185Jr.*GWinter Haven, FL / Auburndale HS/ MemphisAssumed to return
5Diallo, Samba6-7195So.FRufisque, Senegal / Pope John XXIII HS (N.J.)Assumed to return
Mitchell, Tre6-9235Fr.F/CPittsburgh, PA / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee20)21)22)
12Pierre, Carl6-4185Jr.GBoston, MA / Boston College HSAssumed to return
Santos, Preston6-6176Fr.G/FWarwick, RI / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee23)
14Turner-Morris, Khalea6-9250Jr.CNew Orleans, LA / New Hampton School (NH)Assumed to return
Weeks, TJ6-4185Fr.GWarwick, RI / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee24)25)
41West, Randall6-4235Sr.*FMoorestown, N.J. / Lawrenceville SchoolWalk-on from 2018-19, returning status TBD

* Eligibility difference.

  • Djery Baptiste came to UMass after the Fall 2018 semester, after graduating early from Vanderbilt. He also has the option to play again in 2019-20.26)
  • Keon Clergeot transferred into UMass for the 2017-18 season.27)28) Per NCAA transfer rules, he sat out the 2017-18 season, but retains two years of eligibility.
  • Randall West joins from the football team, where as of the 2018-19 roster, he was listed as a Redshirt Junior. He did not play in the 2015 football season, and did in 2016 and 2017.29)30)

Jalen Thomas (6-10 230 Center, Detroit MI / Univ of Detroit Jesuit HS) had signed an NLI in November 2018, but announced he re-opened his recruiting on 4/10/19.31)32)

2018-19 players lost:
Cobb, Curtis - annouced he would transfer33)
Franklin, Jaylen - announced he would transfer to Cumberland University34)35)
Hayward, Kieran - announced he would transfer36)
Holloway, Rashaan - eligibility exhausted
Laurent, Jonathan - announced he would transfer37)
McLean, Unique - reported that he would transfer38)
Pipkins, Luwane - announced he would transfer to Providence39)40)41)
Wood, Tre - announced he would transfer42)

season_2019-20.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/18 13:32 by mikeuma