The 2020-21 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team will represent the University of Massachusetts.
The season will represent the 112th season of basketball in the school's history.
The status and timing of the season depends on how the University, the Atlantic 10 Conference, and the NCAA react to the continuing threat of COVID-19 on health for all involved. The NCAA had previously said teams could start play on November 10, but as of 9/16/20, that start date has been pushed to November 25.1)
All of these possibilities were set before COVID hit. These matchups may no longer happen, or delayed into future season.
The conference announced these pairings on July 30.29) Exact dates will be set later.
Things may change significantly prior to the start of the season. Here's what we're tracking and projecting.
|#||Name||Height||Weight||Class||Pos.||Hometown / HS / Prep / College Transfer||Status|
|0||Antonopoulos, Brady||6-1||165||Sr.||G||West Brookfield, MA / Quaboag Regional HS||Active, walk-on30)|
|13||DeGray, Ronnie||6-7||220||Fr.||F||Parker, CO / Woodstock Academy||Active|
|4||Dominguez, Dyondre||6-8||195||Fr.||F||Providence, RI / Woodstock Academy||Active|
|11||Fernandes, Noah||5-11||172||So.||G||Mattapoisett, MA / Woodstock Academy / Wichita State||Active|
|1||Garcia, Javohn||6-2||175||Fr.||PG||Pickerington, OH / Brewster Academy||Active|
|10||Gasperini, Mark||6-10||245||Gr.||F/C||Moscow, Russia / Brimmer and May School / American Univ.||Active|
|20||Marcus, Ryan||6-3||175||Fr.||G||Wakefield, MA / Wakefield HS||Active, preferred walk-on31)32)|
|5||McCrory, Cairo||6-5||185||Fr.||SG||Hartford, CT / Masters/Northwest Catholic / Woodstock Academy||Active|
|3||Mitchell, Kolton||6-3||175||So.||G||Fort Myers, FL / Victory Rock Prep||Active|
|33||Mitchell, Tre||6-9||235||So.||F/C||Pittsburgh, PA / Woodstock Academy||Active|
|12||Pierre, Carl||6-4||190||Sr.||G||Boston, MA / Boston College HS||Active, assumed to again serve as team captain|
|2||Santos, Preston||6-6||180||So.||G/F||Warwick, RI / Woodstock Academy||Active|
|24||Walker, Dibaji||6-7||190||Jr.||F||Columbus, OH / Woodstock Academy / Cleveland State||Active|
|23||Weeks, TJ||6-4||185||Fr.*||G||Warwick, RI / Woodstock Academy||Active|
* Eligibility difference.
2019-20 players lost:
Baptiste, Djery - Eligibility exhausted.
Buggs, John - Opted to transfer during the off-season.35)36)
Chatman, Sy - Transferred out after the Fall 2019 semester.37)38) Ultimately chose Illinois State.39)
Clergeot, Keon - Expected to graduate in Spring 2020, and has opted to transfer and play elsewhere as a grad student.40) Ultimately chose Southeastern Louisiana.41)
Diallo, Samba - Opted to transfer after the end of the season, will continue to play at Manhattan College.42)43)
East, Sean - Opted to transfer after the end of the season, will continue to play at Bradley.44)45)
Higginbottom, Davonte - expected to graduate in Spring 2020, would have college athletics eligibility left, but not expected to return.
Jackson, CJ - Opted to transfer after the end of the season.46) Ultimately chose Florida Southwestern State (JuCo)47)48)
West, Randall - Eligibility exhausted.