Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a terrific story on UMass legend Lou Roe and his son Sam'i. Vautour looks at how basketball has helped the father/son bond as Sam'i plays for Hopkins Academy during the Western Mass Tournament. The elder Roe talks of the joy of seeing his son play on the same court where he made so many memories and what the experience means to both.
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Listen to the podcast of the December 29, 2014 edition of the Bud Light UMass Basketball Show from The Hangar Pub and Grill in Amherst featuring assistant coach Adam Ginsburg, Assistant Director of Operations Lou Roe, and redshirt freshman forward Zach Coleman previewing the non-conference finale against Iona leading into A-10 play.
With the NBA Draft tonight, we've compiled some clips and news articles from when recent UMass standouts realized their dreams when they heard their name called. But first here's a list of the UMass draft history...
1968: Billy Tindall (Atlanta Hawks, 10th round)
1969: Pete Gayeska (Atlanta Hawks, 9th round)
1972: Julius Erving (Milwaukee Bucks, 1st Round - 12th overall)
1973: Tom Austin (Boston Celtics, 19th round)
1974: Al Skinner (Boston Celtics, 9th round)
1975: John Murphy (Chicago Bulls, 8th round)
1975: Bill Endicott (Boston Celtics, 10th round)
1977: Jim Town (Denver Nuggets, 6th round)
1978: Derick Claiborne (Kansas City Kings, 5th round)
1978: Mark Haymore (Philadelphia 76ers, 5th round)
1984: Edwin Greene (Milwaukee Bucks, 9th round)
1995: Lou Roe (Detroit Pistons, 2nd round - 30th overall)
1997: Marcus Camby (Toronto Raptors, 1st Round - 2nd overall)
1999: Lari Ketner (Chicago Bulls, 2nd round - 49th overall)
2007: Stephane Lasme (Golden State Warriors, 2nd round - 46th overall)
2008: Gary Forbes (NBA-D League Sioux Falls Skyforce, 1st round - 4th overall)
2009: Chris Lowe (NBA-D League Reno Bighorns, 3rd round)
2011: Anthony Gurley (NBA-D League Los Angeles D-Fenders, 2nd round - 31st overall)
And here are some links and videos to get you through this Throwback Thursday.
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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a sidebar from the Davidson win on former UMass All-American Lou Roe who was in attendance at the Mullins Center last night.