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Post by UMassfan_19 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:00 pm

Cairo McCroy was rated a 3 star 88 by 247. I could see that going up if he performs well at woodstock

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2020 6”10 C Chad Venning @ChadVenning ranked as the 33rd best prospect in New England per @NERRHoops Light on his feet, great defender, good post presence
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Anyone know anything about Dibaji Walker from Cleveland State?
I have read 2 different items that said he was walking on this year. As a walk-on, would he be allowed to play? He played 1 year at CSU and if he sits, he would have 3 years here. I don't think you can play 5 years even if one of them is as a walk-on. Anybody have any knowledge on this?

One of the items was from 247 and mike is usually pretty accurate.
Walker will be a sit one, play three transfer for UMass, and it also appears that he will have to pay his own way and walk-on during his 2019-20 redshirt year as the Minutemen are already at the maximum amount of scholarships allowed by the NCAA.

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Post by MJatUM » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:34 pm

I would think the walk-on part is more so he can practice / travel / sit with / whatever with the team while not on scholarship.

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Post by uz2b-len » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:54 pm

Can't play. Same rules apply walk-on or scholarship.
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Post by LS71 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:19 am

Saw a post on FB announcing the addition of Walker to the roster. Nothing was said about when he'd be eligible to play.
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Post by 69MG » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:26 pm

Don't know if this is 2019 (2nd semester) or 2020, but we just offered a JUCO PG, Malik Zachery. This makes me think that the staff is not thrilled with the PG play so for. We have a few offers out for 2022 and I can understand that, but a JUCO PG is a different story. His connection: Commonwealth Academy in Springfield. I think that's one of the former homes of Mr. Bergeron.

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Post by 78 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:20 pm

^

In addition to us, he has offers from Stonybrook and Canisius. Looks like he graduates in 20 from his juco.
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2020 6’9 forward Alston Andrews (@alston_andrews ) has received an offer from @UMassBasketball
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Post by 78 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:33 pm

I know, I know, never stop recruiting, but just how many spots are they expecting to open up next year? Given that KTM is no longer on the roster, it looks clear to me they need to replace two bigs, so the offer to Andrews makes sense.
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:48 pm

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... Given that KTM is no longer on the roster, ...

Oh boy, I missed that one... what happened??
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Post by MJatUM » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:05 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:48 pm
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Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:33 pm
... Given that KTM is no longer on the roster, ...

Oh boy, I missed that one... what happened??
Official roster released on UMassAthletics.com - KTM not on the roster. Appears he is still in the people finder on the school site though so all signs pointing to he is no longer playing due to injury but is still enrolled at UMass. Hopefully he gets his degree and I can't think of any reason the school wouldn't continue to honor his scholarship - IIRC it does not count toward the teams total if he is no longer playing for medical reasons.

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Post by uz2b-len » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:12 pm

If he's on the roster, his scholarship counts for the 13, regardless of whether he plays or not, or whether or not he's physically able to play. As far as the question, "How many scholarships do they expect to have for 2020?" I think the the answer clearly "four." They already have committed two scholarships to McCroy and Walker and they are still recruiting hard for a big man (which should have been their first priority) and a point guard (I guess two aren't enough). In other words, enjoy your last year with Carl Pierre and Keon Clergeot. Minor detail: With KTM off the roster, Walker can now get a scholarship for this season. Maybe that was part of the plan all along.
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Post by 69MG » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:38 pm

^ Correct. McCrory uses Djery's scholarship and Walker uses KTM's for next year. That is all we have available for now. For every new signee we get after this it means another player is leaving. I have no clue who that might be, but Len's guess of 2 more is not out of the question. We all hope that Carl is not one of them.

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