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William Herndon

Will Herndon. Unsure of which game this was from.

At UMass


  • Scored 1,148 career points in 2½ seasons at UMass. See where Herndon ranks among the UMass scoring leaders.
  • Frequent dunking led to a career 64.6% FG shooting mark. Until Obi Toppin came along, Herndon's number stood as the best career field goal percentage in the Atlantic 10.1) See how Herndon's number stands in the UM records.
  • Atlantic 10 Third Team as a sophomore (1989-90). Tenth in the A-10, and second on UMass, in scoring average (15.5 ppg) the same year.
  • Incredible vertical leap allowed him to play much bigger than his 6' 3” height.
  • Regularly converted alley-oops from his teammates, electrifying the UMass crowds. Watch one from the 1/4/92 game vs Oklahoma in Springfield. Legend has it he once jumped over a car.2)
  • Named to the 1990s All-Decade team during the 100 Seasons of UMass Basketball celebration.
  • Came to UMass after just a semester at Richmond.

News: Allderdice grad Herndon plans future at UMass (12/28/1988)

Game program cover from December 1991 featuring Will “The Thrill” Herndon
Herndon dunks in The Cage
Aaron McKie went on to play nearly 800 games in the NBA, but there was that time in 1992 when he got dunked on by Will Herndon.
Herndon gets past Saint Joseph's Craig Amos in a game at The Cage.


Total 3-Pointers Rebounds
1988-89 Rich7?456.4551.0000012.500??60.9??0?10111.6
UMass Career9374285530.7467723.64613.333213322.6612333125455.930212192173128137114812.3

Single shooting FG percentages of 72.0% (1991-92) and 63.2% (1990-91) are the two best in UMass history, as of the 2007-08 season.3)

At Richmond

  • Played just one semester at Richmond before deciding to transfer. Appeared in seven games, with just 45 minutes of playing time.
  • Wore jersey number 33.
herndon_will.txt · Last modified: 2022/02/25 12:20 by mikeuma