2020-21 season

Home for talk about Minutewomen Basketball.
78
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8078
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:52 pm
Location: Near Boston

2020-21 season

Post by 78 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:06 pm

Just saw on Twitter that junior Paige McCormick is transferring. Surprised she’s going to sit out a year to play one year somewhere else. let’s hope there is a 20-21 season.
Bamford has erased McCutcheon

User avatar
Old Cage
Hall of Fame
Posts: 5922
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:49 pm
Location: The Eastern Provinces

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by Old Cage » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:07 am

^ Huh. That suggests that she knows she would once again be coming off our bench again as a senior. That can be taken as a positive for us, as it suggests that someone is arriving to take Hailey's spot.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

78
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8078
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:52 pm
Location: Near Boston

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by 78 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:01 am

I said I’m surprised she is leaving...she played a bigger role this past season than 2 years ago...I’m always surprised when a player leaves and sits out a year to play one year. Maybe she’s a grad transfer and won’t have to sit out, but I’ve seen no details. I’m assuming freshman Makennah White and transfer Maddie Sims will take the minutes. My comment related to the 20-21 season in a comment on COVID-19 and how that might impact next year’s athletic seasons.
Bamford has erased McCutcheon

User avatar
Old Cage
Hall of Fame
Posts: 5922
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:49 pm
Location: The Eastern Provinces

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by Old Cage » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:08 pm

And another:

NCAA WBB Transfer List @NCAAWBBT ·3h
UMass:
Bre Hampton-Bey 5-6 G Notre Dame Academy OH
Averaged 6.8PPG and 3.9RPG will have 1 year remaining
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

78
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8078
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:52 pm
Location: Near Boston

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by 78 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:36 pm

WTF? I guess she doesn’t think she will get playing time with Philoxy and the Temple transfer probably getting big minutes. Honestly though, I don’t get this one. She was a captain this past season.
Bamford has erased McCutcheon

kikoandjimmer
Sophomore
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:27 am

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by kikoandjimmer » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:44 pm

Honestly, I thought one or both of these could happen. I do think they helped bring the program to its current trajectory and have helped UMass make tremendous strides. With the talent currently on the court (Breen, Philoxy, Donnelly) and incoming (heard Desiree Oliver is a scoring threat every trip down the court), Hampton-Bey will be relegated deeper down the bench. Tory seems to like a 6-7 person rotation. I thought she was one of the best players to come off the bench in the A-10 but I wouldn't be surprised if she wanted to transfer to a place where she can regularly start. Seemed like Destiney was the preferred option to start and Bre only started when Des sprained her ankle.

Paige seemed to regularly be on the hot seat. Two years ago, she played like 1-2 minutes per game in the A10. When Breen became eligible, she went from starting to maybe 5-10 minutes per game.

Also, the probable new rules on transfers impact the decision.

tdmass
Senior
Posts: 1256
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:40 am
Location: Ormond Beach,Florida

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by tdmass » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:17 pm

This is very common move for the men and now the women are using it for the reasons (mainly more playing time) as kiko has stated. I watched a LOT of the women's team this year and these two moves are NO Brainers . . . neither of these kids were going to play more and most likely a lot less what with is coming in next year and Verdi is slowly but surely making this team better and better . . . relax 78!

User avatar
Old Cage
Hall of Fame
Posts: 5922
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:49 pm
Location: The Eastern Provinces

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by Old Cage » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:42 pm

Old Cage wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:08 pm
And another:

NCAA WBB Transfer List @NCAAWBBT ·3h
UMass:
Bre Hampton-Bey 5-6 G Notre Dame Academy OH
Averaged 6.8PPG and 3.9RPG will have 1 year remaining
"Former UMass WBB player Brelynn Hampton-Bey (5-6 JR point guard, Toledo, OH) has announced that she's transferring to Loyola Chicago (MVC)"
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

69MG
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8679
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Location: Western Mass

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by 69MG » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:32 pm

Tweet from Coach Verdi. Anybody hear any rumors?

https://twitter.com/CoachVerdiUMass/sta ... 7895290881

TruBluMaroon
Senior
Posts: 1921
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:25 am

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by TruBluMaroon » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:26 pm

^ Maybe a PM!

User avatar
Old Cage
Hall of Fame
Posts: 5922
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:49 pm
Location: The Eastern Provinces

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by Old Cage » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:19 am

^^Bria Holmes Elite AAU @briaholmeselite · 9h
6’4 Natousha Harden |C| 2021 commits to Umass. Congratulations Tash all the hard work paid off, glad you came apart of the family & believed yourself & the program #BHE #Sisterhood
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

69MG
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8679
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Location: Western Mass

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by 69MG » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:41 am

It's time for them to update the roster for 20-21. I try to keep up but I really don't know who all the players are for the upcoming season. The men's roster has been up for weeks now.

One
Freshman
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:00 am

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by One » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:43 am

I would like to see the updated roster, even if its not finalized, you can always make changes? I already miss Haley, Vash, Bree, and Paige, but I can't wait to see the new team. And a nice article about the freshmen and transfers (if we have any transfers?) How about a summary of all the 2021 commitments, I think there are 3 or 4 very impressive young ladies already committed from that class.

User avatar
UMass02
Senior
Posts: 1234
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:14 am

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by UMass02 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:13 am

FWIW different sports information directors are responsible for men’s basketball and women’s basketball.

69MG
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8679
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Location: Western Mass

Re: 2020-21 season

Post by 69MG » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:26 am

It's either coincidence or someone reads this board. Either way, the roster is up. It's called the "Summer Roster" so there might be changes. It looks like 11 players and 1 sit-out transfer.

https://umassathletics.com/sports/women ... all/roster

Post Reply