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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a nice story today on redshirt freshman center Andrew McCarthy. Vautour talks about the anticipated matchup with McCarthy's brother's team, NJIT, and Coach Kellogg talks about how the 7-footer could help the Minutemen against some of the bigger post players on the schedule.
Vautour also hits on a few other interesting topics in the notebook, including a possible appearance by Marcus Camby in Amherst, the closed scrimmage against Drexel, advice for Chaz Williams from Edgar Padilla, and Tony Gaffney and Ricky Harris facing each other in Germany.
Walk-on big man Andrew McCarthy hopes to see some action for Minutemen - Hampshire Gazette
Following his Kentucky team's 62-60 win over Ohio State, which you can read about in the Lexington Herald Leader, former UMass head coach and current Wildcats leader John Calipari made special mention on UMass legendary coach Jack Leaman and the 1995-96 team at UMass. Here is the question and Calipari's comment from the postgame.
The Springfield Republican has a story on the weekend of action at the Basketball Hall of Fame with the World Basketball Festival and Hoops for Heroes at the Hall. Derek Kellogg took part in the event. Writer Jeff Thomas also mentions another UMass connection as part of the event: The Puerto Rican team enjoyed strong support from the fans and Ortiz expected nothing less from this area that produced two Puerto Rico National team members in Springfield's Edgar Padilla and Carmelo Travieso, the starting backcourt for the University of Massachusetts in the mid-1990s.