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Ricky Harris signs with Bologna

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Ricky Harris, the third-leading scorer in UMass basketball history, will continue his professional career in Italy this season, signing with Biancoblu Bologna as reported by He played in the German Bundesliga for S.Oliver Warzburg a year ago where he averaged 9.8 points per game.

He began his career in 2010-11 in Lithuania with Siauliai before playing with the Petron Blaze of the Philipine Basketball Association prior to his stint in Germany.

Ricky Harris Update From Germany

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Ricky Harris is interviewed following his 15-point game in leading the sOliver Baskets to a 64-55 win over FC Bayern Munich in the German BBL.

In 12 games, Harris ranks second on the team in scoring at 11.3 points per game.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette takes an in-depth look today at the UMass men's basketball lineup and who could potentially take over more of a scoring role for the Minutemen in 2011-12. Vautour goes through each player, saying why he's a candidate to increase his scoring, and what could possibly prevent that. An interesting read for UMass fans.

UMass men's basketball looking for scoring threat - Hampshire Gazette

Harris & Gaffney Square Off In Germany

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Former UMass stars Ricky Harris and Tony Gaffney squared off over the weekend as the respective German professional teams played each other on Saturday. Harris' S.Oliver Wurzburg team came away with the 71-61 victory, handing Gaffney's Telekom Baskets Bonn squad its first loss of the season. Gaffney (12 points) silenced the Wurzburg crowd early in the game with a pair of dunks, but Harris' (6 points) team would finish on top. Check out the large photo gallery from the game.

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

Harris Scores 18 In Debut With German Team

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UMass basketball alum Ricky Harris made a splash in his season opener with the German professional team S.Oliver Wurzburg. The third all-time leading scorer in UMass history had a game-high 18 points to lead his team to a 74-67 victory in the opener of the Beko Basketball League.

Harris started last season in Lithuania with BC Siaualiai before moving to Ferro-ZNTU in the Ukrainian League where he averaged 10 points per game.

If you are fluent in German or know how to use an online translator, here is the link:

Harris Leads S.Oliver Baskets To Season-Opening Win


LAUREL, Md. - Ricky Harris, the former University of Massachusetts basketball standout, ran up and down the floor Tuesday afternoon on a day the temperature reached nearly 100 degrees in the Washington suburbs. 

He spent nearly one hour going one-on-one in fullcourt workout sessions against such former Division I players as Reggie Holmes (Morgan State), Devin Sweetney (St. Francis, Pa.) and Mike Anderson (VCU). 

Harris and his peers, several from the basketball-rich Baltimore-Washington corridor, worked out under the direction of trainer Joe Connelly, who has provided instruction to NBA players such as Roger Mason (New York Knicks), Hamady N'Diaye (Washington Wizards) and former Maryland star Juan Dixon. 


The Malaya Business Insight is reporting that Ricky Harris has joined the Petron Blaze of the Philippine Basketball Association. Harris is replacing the injured Mike Taylor.

The Blaze will begin their PBA Governors Cup campaign on Sunday against the Meralco Bolts.

Daily Collegian's Mega Preview Of UMass Basketball

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Here are stories on the UMass basketball team as the Minutemen prepare to face Sacred Heart tonight at the Mullins Center. The Daily Collegian ran its 2010-11 season preview with tons of coverage on the Maroon & White.
• Daily Collegian: Playing hoops with Derek Kellogg
• Daily Collegian: Walk-ons show promise, potential
• Daily Collegian: A look at the 2010-11 Minutemen
• Daily Collegian: Atlantic 10 Predictions
• Daily Collegian: Sophomores primed to make jump

Ricky Harris Featured On

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Ricky Harris, a former star at UMass, is making his first steps professionally in Europe. Harris, the third all-time leading scorer in UMass history, is trying to adapt to the completely different European basketball style. New place, new culture, but still it's all about the game. Harris, who averaged 19.8 points, 2.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds during the 09-10 NCAA season, decided to begin his pro career in Lithuania, one of the best basketball countries in Europe. Harris signed a contract with Siauliai and quickly earned a spot in the starting five. Read more: Europe Interview: Ricky Harris