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Carmelo Travieso

  • Player
  • Number: 24
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 2“
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Hometown: Boston, MA
  • High School: ?
  • Prep School: Thayer Academy
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthdate: May 9, 1975

At UMass

  • Long-range threat, connecting .368 for his career. Finished his UM career with the most made threes (245) in program history. See where that currently ranks.
  • “When I'm beyond the three-point line, wherever I get the ball, I feel comfortable – anywhere on the court.”1)
  • Member of the 1,000 Point Club with 1,186. 953 of those points came in his final two seasons.
  • Workhorse averaged 36.0 minutes a game across his Junior and Senior seasons.
  • Started 67 of 70 games in those final two seasons, after getting just two starts in his first two seasons.

1996-97 Senior year

  • Shared team captain role with Edgar Padilla and Tyrone Weeks.
  • Atlantic 10 Second Team.
  • A-10 Defensive Team selection, UM's first.2)
  • NABC All-District First Team selection.
  • Led the team in scoring at 14.8 ppg.
  • Logged even more minutes per game, 36.2. Played a total of 1193 minutes, sixth place for most in a single UM season.3)
  • Dished triple digits in assists for the season with 104.
  • Tried to shoot his way through back spasms against #12 North Carolina (12/20), but finished with a tough 4-21 on the night.
  • Tied his and the UM record with 8 made threes in the OT loss to Xavier (2/1).
  • Participated in the NCAA 3-point Shooting Contest at the end of the season.4)
  • Summer 1996: Along with Edgar Padilla, played for the Under-22 USA team. Video

1995-96 Junior year

  • Took over as the primary shooting guard.
  • Atlantic 10 Second Team.
  • Most Outstanding Player of the A-10 Tournament. Also named to the All-Tournament Team.
  • All-Region Team, NCAA Tournament East Region.5)
  • NABC All-District Second Team selection.
  • Played 1325 minutes, second-most in UM program history for a single season.6) Edgar Padilla played 1351 minutes that same season, for first place on the list.
  • Made twice as many shots from 3 than 2 (104 to 52). Hit .403 from long range.
  • The 104 made threes set a new high in UM program history. (Matched by Ricky Harris in 2007-08, surpassed by Luwane Pipkins in 2017-18 with 107.)
  • Minutes and scoring output rose significantly from Sophomore season.
  • Scored his career high of 33 at Duquesne (1/20), on a night he shot a UM-program best three point percentage: .875 on 7-8. (Jabarie Hinds matched the .875 on 2/14/2016, also at Duquesne.)
  • Made another 7 threes in the next game (at Pitt 1/23).
  • Made 8 threes in the win over Temple (2/11). This also matched UM's all-time record in a game. Scored 26 points on the night.
  • Won the A-10 Tournament Championship in style, scoring 21 points on 7 made threes versus Temple (3/9), and winning the MOP honor.

1994-95 Sophomore year

Roster photo 1994-95

1993-94 Freshman year




  • 2000: Played for Titanes de Morovis in Puerto Rico
  • 1998: Played for Team Puerto Rico in the FIBA World Championships and the Goodwill Games
  • 1997: Played for Team Puerto Rico in the FIBA U22 World Championship7)


2/11/1996, after hitting eight three-pointers in the win over Temple, which tied the UMass single-game record.
Honorary team established in 1996-97.
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Standing as of the end of the 2020-21 season.
travieso_carmelo.txt · Last modified: 2023/07/28 11:57 by mikeuma