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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.

Previous Season Next Season
2018-19 2020-21

Schedule

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

Date Day Time Opponent Site Event TV Streaming Video
August TBD TBD TBD Virgin Islands Exhibition games1)2) none TBD
11/16 Sat TBD Central Connecticut Mullins Center Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Campus Game TBD TBD
11/20 Wed TBD Rider Mullins Center Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Campus Game TBD TBD
11/23 Sat TBD Virginia at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament TBD TBD
11/24 Sun TBD Arizona State or St. John's at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Fairfield Away TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Northeastern Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Rutgers Away TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD South Carolina Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Yale Mullins Center TBD TBD

Notes:

  • Fairfield (Away): UM is reportedly going to play at Fairfield.3) No other confirmation seen as yet. TBD if this is a one-off, or part of a series.
  • Northeastern (Home): TBD if this is a one-off, or part of a series.4)
  • Rutgers (Away): Tentative. Expecting to start a home-and-home series, with UM hosting Rutgers in 2020-21, but details have shifted. Both games scheduled as part of a football/basketball arrangement.5)6)7)
  • South Carolina (Home): Tentative. SC owes us a return game from our visit there in the 2017-18 season.8)9)10)11)12)13)14)15)16)
  • Yale (Home): TBD if this is a one-off, or part of a series.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)

Roster

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
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
East, Sean6-3175Fr.GLouisville, KY / Combine AcademyNLI signee20)21)22)
Jackson, CJ6-6190Fr.GAtlanta, GA / Athens Preparatory AcademyNLI signee23)24)
Mitchell, Kolton6-4180Fr.GFort Myers, FL / Victory Rock PrepNLI signee25)
Mitchell, Tre6-9235Fr.F/CPittsburgh, PA / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee26)27)28)
12Pierre, Carl6-4185Jr.GBoston, MA / Boston College HSAssumed to return
Santos, Preston6-6176Fr.G/FWarwick, RI / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee29)
14Turner-Morris, Khalea6-9250Jr.CNew Orleans, LA / New Hampton School (NH)Assumed to return
Weeks, TJ6-4185Fr.GWarwick, RI / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee30)31)
41West, Randall6-4235Sr.*FMoorestown, N.J. / Lawrenceville SchoolWalk-on from 2018-19, assumed to return after football season32)

* 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 2019-20.33)
  • Keon Clergeot transferred into UMass for the 2017-18 season.34)35) 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 2017.36)37)

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 4/10/19.38)39) He subsequently committed to Georgia State.40)

2018-19 players lost:
Byrne, Aidan - walk-on from 2018-19 no longer listed on the roster
Cobb, Curtis - reported that he would transfer to Wagner41)42)
Franklin, Jaylen - announced he would transfer to Cumberland University43)44)
Hayward, Kieran - announced he would transfer to Vanguard University in California45)46)
Holloway, Rashaan - eligibility exhausted
Laurent, Jonathan - announced he would transfer to Oklahoma State47)48)
McLean, Unique - reported that he would transfer to St. Francis (NY)49)
Pipkins, Luwane - announced he would transfer to Providence50)51)52)
Wood, Tre - announced he would transfer to LIU-Brooklyn 53)54)

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