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2022-23 Season

The 2022-23 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team will represent the University of Massachusetts.

The head coach will be Frank Martin.1)

The season will represent the 114th season of basketball in the school's history.

  • Current Record: n/a
  • Conference Record: n/a
Previous Season Next Season
2021-22 2023-24

Schedule

Tracking what we know so far…

Projected Roster

Tracking what we know so far. With the coaching change from Matt McCall to Frank Martin, and instant transfer possibilities with the transfer portal, there are no guarantees that Minutemen from 2021-22 will be here in 2022-23. We will update this page as details emerge.

NameHeightWeightPos.Exp.StatusNotes
Cross, Matt6-7225PF2 yearsIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/25/22.15) UMass made it official on 5/10.16) Played at Louisville last season,17) and at Miami in 2020-21.18) Verbals, Sports-Reference
Diggins, Rahsool6-2175PG1 yearIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/18/22.19)20) UMass made it official on 5/17.21) Played sparingly in one season at UConn. Verbals, Sports-Reference
Dominguez, Dyondre6-9205F2 yearsReturningSpot-starter in 2021-22. Minutes in the frontcourt are currently plentiful after the departure of Buttrick and Steadman. Dyondre's father has tweeted several positive things about UM's moves since Martin took over.22)
Fernandes, Noah5-11175PG3 yearsReturningAfter McCall was dismissed, but before Martin was hired, Noah's father indicated that Noah would return to UMass.23) Has been active on Twitter regarding the new UMass commits. The starting point guard role is his to lose.
Jones, Greg6-7225F4 yearsReturning?Greg reportedly posted on Instagram in mid-March that he planned to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility and play again in 2022-23, but that was before Frank Martin was hired, so TBD on Greg's plans.
Kelly, CJ6-5190SG3 yearsReturning?The 2021-22 season was CJ's third of playing, so with the COVID bonus he should have two remaining. However, he was a partial qualifier in 2017-18 at Norfolk State. Not sure if/how that impacts his total eligibility.
Kelly, John6-7215F?Returning?John was classified on the UMass 2021-22 roster as a Freshman, even though he played (sparingly) at Fairfield in 2020-21. With his walk-on status, and no longer having brother Rich on the team, unclear what John may want to do.
Leveque, Wildens6-8230F3 yearsIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/11/22.24) UMass made it official on 5/7.25) Played for Frank Martin at SC from 2019-22. Verbals, Sports-Reference
Marcus, Ryan6-3185G2 yearsReturning?With his walk-on status, unclear what Ryan may want to do, but he is from Massachusetts.
McCrory, Cairo6-5190SG2 yearsReturning?Only played in three games in 2021-22 before shutting it down with a lingering back injury. He could apply for a medical redshirt, and, if granted, would have four years remaining.
Thompson, Gianni6-8205PF1 yearIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/24/22.26) UMass made it official on 5/9.27) Played sparingly in one season at Boston College. Verbals, Sports-Reference
Thompson, Keon6-1175PGHSIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/18/22.28) UMass made it official on 5/8.29) Verbals
Weeks, TJ6-4185SG2 yearsReturning?TJ was technically a redshirt sophomore in 2021-22, so he has three seasons remaining.
Woodley, TaQuan6-8280PF1 yearIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/3/22.30) UMass made it official on 5/5.31) Played for Frank Martin at SC in 2021-22. Verbals, Sports-Reference

UMass had no recruiting commitments, verbal or signed, prior to the McCall/Martin coaching change.

Departing players

NameHeightWeightPos.Exp.Status / Notes
Garcia, Javohn6-2180G2 yearsEntered transfer portal.32) Came off the bench in 2021-22. Could have seen more playing time in the backcourt after the departure of Rich Kelly.
Santos, Preston6-6185G/F2 yearsEntered transfer portal.33) Preston received little playing time in 2021-22, after sitting out the 2020-21 season.
Mitchell, Kolton6-3185G3 yearsEntered transfer portal.34) Kolton played sparingly in his three seasons at UM.
Walker, Dibaji6-9200F4 yearsAlthough Walker told The Berkshire Eagle that he would continue with UMass,35) he entered the transfer portal on May 5.36) Reported that he will attend Appalachian State.37) 2021-22 was Dibaji's fourth season, but he only played in eight games before shutting it down with a leg injury. He could apply for a medical redshirt, and, if granted, would have two years remaining.

South Carolina guys to watch

Played for Frank Martin and have entered the transfer portal:

NameHeightWeightPos.Exp.Status / Notes
Carter, Devin6-3188G1 yearCommitted to Providence.38) Verbals, Sports-Reference
Couisnard, Jermaine6-4211G3 yearsCommitted to Oregon.39) Verbals, Sports-Reference
Green, Mike6-1188G3 yearsIn portal / uncommitted. Verbals, Sports-Reference
Stevenson, Erik6-3198G4 yearsCommitted to West Virginia.40) Verbals, Sports-Reference. Stevenson was teammates with Noah Fernandes at Wichita State in 2019-20.

South Carolina recruits

Frank Martin and staff had recruited these guys to SC. The coaching change may change their plans. <sortable>

NameStarsHeightWeightPos.HomeStatus / Notes
Davis, Zachary26-7170SGDenmark SCFollowed through on his SC commitment, and signed to play for new SC coach Lamont Paris.41)
Hankins-Sanford, Daniel26-8230PFCharlotte NCFollowed through on his SC commitment, and signed to play for new SC coach Lamont Paris.42)43)
Lindsay, Bryce36-3160PGBaltimore MDRe-opened his recruiting after SC dismissed Martin.44)

Coaching Staff

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Confirmed on the UMass Basketball Twitter Spaces 4/4/22
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