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For the first time in over a DECADE University of Massachusetts Basketball program gets verbal commitments from 3 Top 65 players nationally.

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Coach Matthew Briand had this to say
We obviously can't sign off on anything for sure yet but ill tell you we have an idea of what we want our Roster to look like this year and somewhat next year too! Me and my staff came in and hit recruiting pretty hard early we want to make a sustainable program here. Outside of recruiting which we feel we did great, we have also seen great strides from Julius Valentine and that has us pretty excited to start playing basketball
UMass Verbal Commitments

SF:Alan Stowers
5 Star Ranking
(JUCO)
Home State:Pennsylvania
National Ranking:41
National Position Ranking:12
6'8 217lbs
age:19
16.6 PPG
2.7 APG
4.7 RPG
4.2 SPG
1.7 BPG

SG:Johnny Jackson
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4 Star Ranking
Home state:Maine
National Ranking:48
National Position Ranking:7
6'5 211lbs
age:17
15.4 PPG
1.6 APG
4.5 RPG
2.4 SPG
0.7 BPG

C:Heath Walls
4 Star Ranking
Home state:New York
National Ranking:61
National Position Ranking:8
6'10 252lbs
age:18
14.7 PPG
3.0 APG
8.2 RPG
2.7 SPG
3.6 BPG

When asked about high rated recruits and one and done players Coach Briand said
It's all in the rules, if going to the "CSL" after one season is a realistic and good opportunity then i wll encourage it by all means, I wish that type of success for all my players. I plan on being here for awhile building a successful program is the GOAL...
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That's a crazy recruiting class if they are all in fact going to be eligible by the time signing day rolls around.
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Rizzo wrote:That's a crazy recruiting class if they are all in fact going to be eligible by the time signing day rolls around.

That's the big if two of them are not the brightest
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Nicely done. Hope they pay someone to do well on their SATs and stick around past the first practice! ;)

At the moment, I'll be lucky to land one of my top three. After my patented hard-sell presentation to a top 25 candidate, I moved from #10 to #9 on his list. We'll see how visit number two goes.

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Im guessing matty spent all of his recruiting money? How much did u start with compared with now? Lol
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OneNole wrote:Im guessing matty spent all of his recruiting money? How much did u start with compared with now? Lol

Not much
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How much? Send in the investigation
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