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"I was worried. When I heard, I was excited. It feels really good. I can do everything with the team," said Esho, who'd been working out independently with nonqualifiers Cady Lalanne and Luke Cothron, who both are sitting out this year.
The 6-foot-5 Morgan initially signed with Seton Hall. The Big East does not accept non-qualifiers, so when it appeared Morgan might not make the academic cut, he switched plans and enrolled at UMass.
Read the full story from Ron Chimelis in the Springfield Republican.
Among the items Matt Vautour touches on are the Hall of Fame Tip-Off schedule, MISSION 1000, an update on Daryl Traynham, Maxie Esho and the women's basketball schedule.
The University of Massachusetts men's basketball team has received word that freshman point guard Daryl Traynham has been academically cleared to play in the 2010-11 season.
The 5-foot-9 newcomer's eligibility could help solve a potential depth problem. The UMass roster carries only one other true point guard, senior Gary Correia. UMass is still awaiting word on the eligibility of Maxie Esho, a 6-8 freshman forward. Traynham and Esho are both from Upper Marlboro, Md.
If Esho is not cleared to play in 2010-11, he might still be ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA Clearinghouse.That would allow Esho to practice with the team, but not play in games.
He would retain his four years of eligibility, whether he is a partial qualifier or a 2010-11 non-qualifier.