UMass Recruiting News

Because no one can really predict where a recruit might go until the letter of intent, I won't post speculation about a recruit unless it's confirmed by a reputable news source. Occasionally recruiting rumors pop up on the Message Board, so if you're into the talk that might be your best bet.

Also, if you're not familiar with the NCAA rules regarding recruits, please read this page from UMass. Don't get us into trouble!


Georgia big man Trey Lang gives UMass a verbal commitment. Reports from The Republican and The Gazette. (2/12/2007)

Lo ready to fill void next season. (2/7/2007)

UMass signs six to National Letters of Intent. (11/15/2006)
Signings did not include Andy Buechert, who had given UMass a verbal in 10/06. It is assumed that the Minutemen are no longer pursuing Buechert.

LOI expected from Senegal big man Papa Ousmane Lo. (11/11/2006)

Springfield's Trevon Wilcher reportedly signs LOI with UMass. External link (11/10/2006)

Minutemen get two more commitments from Andy Buchert and Max Groebe. (10/10/2006)

Matt Glass joins the UMass freshmen class of 2007-08. (10/7/2006)

Matt Hill gives verbal commitment to UMass. (8/18/2006)

Springfield forward Trevon Wilcher gives a verbal commitment. (7/20/2006)

Joey Rodriguez changes mind, backs out of verbal commitment. (7/12/2006)

Point guard Farnold Degand visits UMass. External link (6/13/2006)
Degand ended up selecting NC State days later.

UMass loses out on Luis Colon. External link (5/17/2006)

The Springfield Republican gives an update on 2007-08 incomers Marcus Matthews and Joey Rodriguez. External link (5/11/2006)

Luis Colon likes Minutemen. External link (5/8/2006)

Ricky Harris signs with Minutemen. Picture (4/13/2006)

Baltimore guard Ricky Harris also gives Minutemen a verbal commitment. (1/30/2006)

Florida point guard Joey Rodriguez gives UMass a verbal commitment for 2007-08. Bay State guard Chris Donald may also join. (1/26/2006)

Brooklyn guard Marcus Matthews gives UMass a verbal commitment for 2007-08. (10/19/2005)

I took a hiatus from this page for a while, sorry.

Craig Austrie also looks elsewhere. (3/16/2005)

Craig Austrie will not sign early letter. (11/12/2004)

I took a hiatus from this page for a while, sorry.

Art Bowers signs with the Minutemen. (11/13/2002)

The Daily Hampshire Gazette's review of incoming recruits Lasme, Kouyate and Briggs. (3/24/2002)

Minutemen get verbal from Jeff Viggiano. (3/20/2002)

UMass targets recruits. (3/19/2002)

Rashaun Freeman will have to sit out. External link (1/24/2002)

Kouyate shows high potential. External link (12/20/2001)

Freeman and Kouyate sign up with UMass. (11/23/2001)

Briggs & Lasme sign LOIs with UMass. (11/17/2001)

Lasme bounces back and forth with commitment. (10/11/2001)

Lasme withdraws verbal commitment. (9/28/2001)

Lappas in final push for big man. (9/19/2001)

UMass recruits big man Stephen Briggs. (8/4/2001)

Minutemen get verbal commitment from PG Mike Lasme. (7/25/2001)

Lee expected to sit out. (5/15/2001)

Cox makes transfer official, will play in Amherst in fall 2002. (5/10/2001)

Brennan Martin follows Lappas to Amherst. (5/3/2001)

Coaching change results in wins & losses for UMass recruiting. (5/2/2001)

Brennan Martin follows Lappas to Amherst. (04/24/2001)

Gabirel Lee will head to UMass. (04/21/2001)

Martin, Cox & Charles mentioned as more potential Lappas recruits. (4/19/2001)

Canadian Kyle Wilson gives Steve Lappas verbal commitment. (4/13/2001)

Lappas eyes ex-UConn guard. (4/9/2001)

Jeremiah King might want out after hearing Bruiser won't be his coach. (3/15/2001)

Updates on Eddie Basden from the DHG and SUN. (1/31/2001)

Bruiser scores a two-for with King & Branwell letters. (11/15/2000)

Eddie Basden signs LOI with Minutemen. (11/8/2000)

UMass hoop recruits on campus. (10/5/2000)

Mauricio Branwell gives Bruiser verbal commitment. (9/8/2000)

Back-court bounty: guard Jeremiah King commits to UMass. (8/23/2000)

Shooting guard Eddie Basden gives Minutemen verbal commitment. (8/18/2000)

Recruiting update from The Daily Hampshire Gazette. (8/9/2000)

Jarrett Kearse's Minuteman career ends before it begins. (8/9/2000)

Dunk.Net features the dynamic Jameel Pugh. (8/1/2000)

Barbee helps UMass sign Willie Jenkins. (6/3/2000)

Rogers, Anderson & Kearse all signed up. (4/13/2000)

Jackie Rogers comittment not set in stone, forward eyes Louisville. (4/9/2000)

Recruits eye future at UMass. (3/24/2000)

Jackie Rogers says yes to UMass. (3/22/2000)

Jackie Rogers narrows his list to three. (3/13/2000)

This Lamb's not sheepish: Senior has Boston English lined up for title shot. (2/27/2000)

UMass appears more favorable to Jackie Rogers. (2/23/2000)

Point guard Anthony Anderson heading to UMass. (2/21/2000)

Jackie Rogers unsure about UMass? (2/20/2000)

Lynn guard Anthony Anderson leans toward UMass. (2/12/2000)

Hoop team gets 6-5 swingman Jarrett Kearse. (2/3/2000)

Hotrumor.com: College recruiting can become a tangled web on the Internet. (1/27/2000)

A few updates from The Daily Hampshire Gazette. (1/25/2000)

Raheim Lamb goes off for 34 in a big HS win. (1/24/2000)

Update on Jameel Pugh. (1/14/2000)

UMass eyes ex-Mountaineers. (1/14/2000)

Leap year for Pacers' Pugh, Dosty. (1/9/2000)

Quick update on Jameel Pugh. (12/13/1999)

Done deal: Jameel Pugh signs LOI to UMass. (11/18/1999)

It's official: Raheim Lamb signs LOI. (11/11/1999)

Andover native UMass prospect. (10/30/1999)

Web fuels hoop recruit rumors. (10/2/1999)

Recruiting world continues to spin. (9/16/1999)

UMass interests prep star Talik Brown. (9/1/1999)

Summer recruiting recap from The Daily Hampshire Gazette. (8/15/1999)

Raheim Lamb joins UMass hoop fold. (8/4/1999)

Why Johnson chose UMass. (7/8/1999)

UMass picks up JUCO transfer Jovann Johnson. (6/30/1999)

UMass interest abounds at the BABC Summer Shootout. (6/18/1999)

Adam Harrington eliminates UMass as transfer possibility. (5/20/1999)

It's official: Eric Williams to transfer from Syracuse. (5/14/1999)

Insiders Report is reporting that JuCo player Shon Coleman has signed a letter of intent with Georgia. (5/5/1999)

Today's Boston Herald reports that UMass is "still in the running for Shon Coleman, a power forward from Indian Hills JC in Iowa. Coleman is deciding between UMass and Kentucky." (4/28/1999)

UMass recruit opts for Baylor. (4/24/1999)

Updates on possible recruits DeMarcus Minor and Shon Coleman. (4/17/1999)

The WMass media follows the Adam Harrington rumors. (updated 4/16/1999)

Forward commits to UMass. (2/16/1999)

Brand commits to UMass. (11/11/98)

Oden anxious to make choice. (10/26/98)

"Scott Clark, the much-traveled shooting guard from Charlestown who made a commitment to UMass last fall, has withdrawn from the Winchendon School and reportedly plans to attend junior college in January." - Daily Hampshire Gazette 10/13/98. What this means to Clark's future with UMass remains to be seen.

Promising recruits eye UMass. (10/4/98)

Swingman Clark still eyes UMass. (6/27/98)

Minutemen reach into JuCo ranks, pick up Anthony Oates for 98-99. (5/20/98)

It's official, Shannon Crooks to transfer to UMass. (5/12/98)

Oates hopes for UMass offer. (5/4/98)

Scott Clark will not be a Minuteman in 98-99. (4/17/98)

High school seniors eye UMass. (4/14/98)

Shannon Crooks may transfer to UMass. (4/9/98)

Update to the Daily Hampshire Gazette's report on 3/20/98: "Marvin O'Conner, who recently transferred from Villanova, has decided to attend St. Joseph's. O'Connor, a freshman guard from Philadelphia, at one time was believed to be considering UMass." - DHG 3/27/98

UMass may land Salmons. (3/20/98)

Minutemen look to a JuCo candidate, part of today's Minutemen Notes. (2/6/98)

More recruiting info is among today's Minutemen Notes. (1/28/98)

The Daily Hampshire Gazette shares a little recruiting gossip. (1/21/98)

Today UMass received the letter of intent from Scott Clark. (11/15/97)

Scott Clark gives UMass a verbal committment. (9/9/97)


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