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.
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||Buggs, John||6-2||185||Fr.*||G||Homer, LA / Putnam (CT) Science Academy||Assumed to return|
|13||DeGray, Ronnie||6-7||220||Fr.||F||Parker, CO / Woodstock Academy||Verbal commitment announced 4/6/202020)|
|4||Dominguez, Dyondre||6-8||195||Fr.||F||Providence, RI / Woodstock Academy||Verbal commitment announced 2/29/202021)|
|11||Fernandes, Noah||5-11||172||So.*||G||Mattapoisett, MA / Woodstock Academy / Wichita State||Incoming transfer.22) Will have to sit out the 2020-21 season under NCAA transfer rules.|
|1||Garcia, Javohn||6-2||175||Fr.||PG||Pickerington, OH / Brewster Academy||NLI signed 11/14/201923), Verbal commitment announced 10/18/201924)|
|10||Gasperini, Mark||6-10||245||Gr.||F/C||Moscow, Russia / Brimmer and May School / American Univ.||Incoming transfer.25) As a graduate student, he will be eligible to play immediately.|
|5||McCrory, Cairo||6-5||185||Fr.||SG||Hartford, CT / Masters/Northwest Catholic / Woodstock Academy||NLI signed 11/14/1926), Verbal commitment announced 8/2/201927)28)|
|3||Mitchell, Kolton||6-3||175||So.||G||Fort Myers, FL / Victory Rock Prep||Assumed to return|
|33||Mitchell, Tre||6-9||235||So.||F/C||Pittsburgh, PA / Woodstock Academy||Assumed to return|
|12||Pierre, Carl||6-4||190||Sr.||G||Boston, MA / Boston College HS||Assumed to return and again serve as team captain|
|2||Santos, Preston||6-6||180||So.||G/F||Warwick, RI / Woodstock Academy||Assumed to return|
|24||Walker, Dibaji||6-7||190||Jr.*||F||Columbus, OH / Woodstock Academy / Cleveland State||Assumed to return|
|23||Weeks, TJ||6-4||185||Fr.*||G||Warwick, RI / Woodstock Academy||Assumed to return|
* Eligibility difference.
2019-20 players lost:
Baptiste, Djery - Eligibility exhausted.
Chatman, Sy - Transferred out after the Fall 2019 semester.32)33) Ultimately chose Illinois State.34)
Clergeot, Keon - Expected to graduate in Spring 2020, and has opted to transfer and play elsewhere as a grad student.35) Ultimately chose Southeastern Louisiana.36)
Diallo, Samba - Opted to transfer after the end of the season, will continue to play at Manhattan College.37)38)
East, Sean - Opted to transfer after the end of the season, will continue to play at Bradley.39)40)
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.41) Ultimately chose Florida Southwestern State (JuCo)42)43)
West, Randall - Eligibility exhausted.