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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…

Atlantic 10 Games

With 15 members for the first time in league history, the A-10 will keep an 18-game schedule, but will tweak the format. In recent years, a school would have home-and-homes against five other conference members. In 2022-23, the home-and-homes are reduced to four.19)

The exact dates for these games will be released later in the off-season.

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
Cronin, Jackson6-1187G1 yearIncomingCommitted to UMass on 6/8/22.20) Will reportedly be a Preferred Walk-On.21) Played at Nebraska last season.22) Verbals, Sports-Reference
Cross, Matt6-7225PF2 yearsIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/25/22.23) UMass made it official on 5/10.24) Played at Louisville last season,25) and at Miami in 2020-21,26) but Martin and staff had originally recruited him at South Carolina. Verbals, Sports-Reference
Diggins, Rahsool6-2175PG1 yearIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/18/22.27)28) UMass made it official on 5/17.29) 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.30) Dyondre is listed on the official roster's May update, and has been participating in summer workouts.31)
Fernandes, Noah5-11175PG3 yearsReturningAfter McCall was dismissed, but before Martin was hired, Noah's father indicated that Noah would return to UMass.32) Has been active on Twitter regarding the new UMass commits. The starting point guard role is his to lose. Noah is listed on the official roster's May update, and has been participating in summer workouts.33)
Kelly, John6-7215F?ReturningJohn was classified on the UMass 2021-22 roster as a Freshman, even though he played (sparingly) at Fairfield in 2020-21. John is a walk-on, listed on the official roster's May update, and has been participating in summer workouts.34)
Leveque, Wildens6-10230F/C3 yearsIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/11/22.35) UMass made it official on 5/7.36) Played for Frank Martin at SC from 2019-22. Verbals, Sports-Reference
Luis, Reggie Jr. "RJ"6-6195SGHSIncomingCommitted to UMass on 5/21/22.37) UMass made it official on 5/23.38) Verbals
Marcus, Ryan6-3185G2 yearsReturningWalk-on in his first two years. Ryan is listed on the official roster's May update, and was marked as returning in the June update video.39)
Thompson, Gianni6-8205PF1 yearIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/24/22.40) UMass made it official on 5/9.41) Played sparingly in one season at Boston College. Verbals, Sports-Reference
Thompson, Keon6-1175PGHSIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/18/22.42) UMass made it official on 5/8.43) Verbals
Weeks, TJ6-4185SG2 yearsReturningTJ was technically a redshirt sophomore in 2021-22, so he has three seasons remaining. TJ is listed on the official roster's May update, and has been participating in summer workouts.44)
Woodley, TaQuan6-8280PF1 yearIncomingCommitted to UMass on 4/3/22.45) UMass made it official on 5/5.46) 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.47) Came off the bench in 2021-22. Could have seen more playing time in the backcourt after the departure of Rich Kelly.
Jones, Greg6-7225F4 yearsGreg 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. Greg is not listed on the official roster's May update, and was not marked as returning in the June update video.48)
Kelly, CJ6-5190SG3 yearsEntered transfer portal, as a graduate.49) Has since committed to Central Florida.50)
McCrory, Cairo6-5190SG2 yearsOnly 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. Although there have been no reports of him entering the transfer portal, Cairo is not listed on the official roster's May update, and was not mentioned among the returning players in the June update video.51)
Mitchell, Kolton6-3185G3 yearsEntered transfer portal.52) Kolton played sparingly in his three seasons at UM.
Santos, Preston6-6185G/F2 yearsEntered transfer portal.53) Has since committed to Southern New Hampshire.54)
Walker, Dibaji6-9200F4 yearsAlthough Walker told The Berkshire Eagle that he would continue with UMass,55) he entered the transfer portal on May 5.56) Reported that he will attend Appalachian State.57) 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 players

Played for Frank Martin and have entered the transfer portal:

NameHeightWeightPos.Exp.Status / Notes
Carter, Devin6-3188G1 yearCommitted to Providence.58) Verbals, Sports-Reference
Couisnard, Jermaine6-4211G3 yearsCommitted to Oregon.59) Verbals, Sports-Reference
Green, Mike6-1188G3 yearsCommitted to The Citadel.60) Verbals, Sports-Reference
Stevenson, Erik6-3198G4 yearsCommitted to West Virginia.61) 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.62)
Hankins-Sanford, Daniel26-8230PFCharlotte NCFollowed through on his SC commitment, and signed to play for new SC coach Lamont Paris.63)64)
Lindsay, Bryce36-3160PGBaltimore MDRe-opened his recruiting after SC dismissed Martin.65)

Coaching Staff

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