UMass Amherst Men's Basketball 2013 Recruits

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an university of Division One Athletics.  However, they never seem to get the recognition and coverage they fully deserve.  One of UMass’ best kept secrets is their men’s basketball team.  UMass finished with an overall record of 21-12, with even a post-season trip to the NIT tournament.  For the upcoming 2013-2014 season, they will be losing two main players.  These two players are graduating seniors, Freddie Riley and Terrell Vinson.  Both players were key contributors to the UMass minutemen this last season.  However, head coach Derek Kellogg has recruited three new players to join his team this season.  They are, Seth Berger, Zach Coleman, and most recent recruit, Demetrius Dyson.  Demetrius Dyson is a recent verbal commitment as of early May.  Dyson is 6’5 and from Brighton, TN.  His recent commitment to UMass comes after his withdrawal from Lipscomb University.  Dyson may be a solid player, but his ball handling skills will need to improve.  He is however, capable of scoring, as he is a shooting guard.  Seth Berger, a small forward, is a new height addition for the Minutemen, coming in at 6’7 from Seattle, WA.  Berger is strong in the inside lane and is a solid athlete. Zach Coleman, also coming in at 6’7 is from Dallas, TX and is a small forward as well.  Coleman’s strengths, according to the scouting report, are his ball handling skills and that he is a good shooter around the arc.  This will be helpful for UMass with the loss of Riley.  UMass has done a solid job in their recruiting this year and I expect to see a big season out of them this coming year.