Men's Basketball


23   Freddie Riley
Freddie Riley


Ocala, Fla.

High School:
Vanguard H.S.

Last College:
Hargrave Military Academy (Va.)

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 190




First Half Run Leads Stony Brook Past UMass 71-58 In NIT First Round

Freddie Riley goes over the 1,000 point mark for his career.


UMass Postgame Notes vs. Stony Brook


UMass Hosts Stony Brook In NIT First Round Action

Winner will meet Iowa-Indiana State victor


Late VCU Run Gives Rams 71-62 Win Over Men's Hoops

Minutemen will find out Sunday their postseason fate.


Gritty Effort Advances UMass To A-10 Semifinals, 79-74, Over Temple

Minutemen making back-to-back semifinal appearances for first time since 2000 and 2001.


ABC40 Highlights From Win Over Temple

ABC40 highlights from UMass' 79-74 win over Temple in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Quarterfinals at the Barclays Center.


Men's basketball highlights from the narrow loss to Temple

UMass men's basketball highlights from the 83-82 loss to Temple at the Mullins Center.


Get to know the soft-spoken sharpshooter, Freddie Riley

Profile of senior, Freddie Riley


Top Plays from win over East Carolina



MBB vs. SBU (NIT) Photos by Thom Kendall '93



MBB vs. BUTLER (SENIOR DAY) Photos by Thom Kendall '93



MBB vs. DAYTON Photos by Thom Kendall '93



MBB vs. TEMPLE Photos by Thom Kendall '93



MBB vs. SJU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

Finished his career with 1,006 points to rank 45th all-time at UMass ... Also ranked tied for ninth with 125 games played, fifth with 231 3-pointers made and fourth with 688 3-pointers attempted.

2012-13 (Sr.):Game-By-Game Statistics
Has appeared in every game with 22 starts ... Led the team with 70 3-pointers made ... Has averaged 11.0 points and 34.2 minutes (second on the team) since moving in the starting lineup vs. Fordham following Jesse Morgan's injury ... Had a breakout game prior to the Christmas break with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from outside in the win over East Carolina (12/22) ... Registered back-to-back games in double figures with an 11-point night at Northern Illinois (12/29/12) as he went 5-for-10 for a second-straight game ... Best game of the season versus Eastern Michigan (1/5/13) with season-high 18 points on a career-high-tying six 3-pointers ... Returned to the starting lineup against Fordham after Jesse Morgan's ACL injury and posted 11 points in a season-best 36 minutes ... Played a then-career-high 38 minutes for the third-consecutive game with four 3-pointers against Duquesne (1/17/13) ... Logged a career-best 40 minutes against Richmond (1/27/13) with his fourth-straight game with four field goals ... Pulled down a season-high five rebounds at La Salle (1/30/13) ... Had 10 points and a career-high three steals against Saint Joseph's (2/9/13) but failed to make a 3-pointer for the first time 13 games ... Poured in consecutive 17-point performances in losses to Temple (2/16/13) and at St. Bonaventure (2/20/13) ... Went off for a season-high 18 points on a career-high-tying six 3-pointers in the win at Xavier (3/2/13). ... Tied that season-high two games later with another six 3-pointer game at Rhode Island (3/9) ... Had 15 points in the A-10 Tournament Quarterfinal win over Temple (3/15) ... Finished his career with a game-high 16 points and a career-high four steals in the loss to Stony Brook (3/20) in the NIT First Round. He went over the 1,000-point plateau that night and became the 45th player in school history to achieve the milestone.

2011-12 (Jr.):
Appeared in all 37 games with eight starts ... Posted 6.5 points on .345 pct. shooting and 1.5 rebounds over 17.3 minutes per game ... Collected 10 double-figure scoring games ... Connected on a career-high six triples (three in each half) en route to season-high 20 points in a come-from-behind win over Siena (12/9/11) at the MassMutual Center ... Season-high five rebounds three times ... Saw a career-high 30 minutes of playing time against Northeastern (11/30/11) ... Made at least one 3-pointer in 10-consecutive games from Nov. 25-Dec. 5 ... Eight points in the first half of the 86-75 win at George Washington (2/4/12) ... Had a solid game versus Xavier (2/21/12), scoring 12 points with seven coming in nine second-half minutes.

2010-11 (So.): Game-By-Game Statistics
Averaged 8.0 points per game, making 1.7 3-pointers per game in 18.8 minutes with one start in 17 games ... Seventh game during season in double-figures with 15 points vs. Dayton (3/8) in Atlantic 10 Tournament ... Returned to action at La Salle (2/27), scored seven points in 16 minutes ... Missed Duquesne (2/16) and at Rhode Island (2/19) with an injury to his right foot/ankle ... Helped late rally with four 3-pointers in final 6:51 in leading UMass with 14 points at Saint Joseph's (2/5) ... Canned three clutch 3-pointers in huge win over Rhode Island (1/30) for nine points ... Best game since season opener, with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting with four 3FGs at Charlotte (1/19) ... Played in honor of his late friend T.J. Gordon, who had passed away the day before the game in North Carolina ... After run of 15 games in a row with a 3-pointer was ended vs. UCF (12/24), made pair of treys vs. BU (12/31) ... Returned to starting lineup for the first time this year and tallied 14 points vs. Seton Hall (12/11), with four 3FGs ... On 21st birthday, scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds at Quinnipiac (12/1) ... Tallied 17 points in just 17 minutes of action vs. Holy Cross (11/27). Canned 5-of-9 from 3-point range ... Notched nine points with a pair of dunks vs. AIC (11/24). Career-high three steals in career-high 30 minutes ... Second game of the season in double-figures with 10 points, including two slam dunks vs. TCU (11/22) ... Career-high 28 points including 23 in the second half of furious 22-point rally to beat Rider (11/12) ... Canned 6-of-11 3-pointers and made career-best 10-of-15 from the floor overall.

2009-10 (Fr.):
Named to Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Rookie Team.Played in 28 games (Starting last nine), missed four with minor knee surgery in December ... Returned in early January ... Averaged 9.3 points in 19.3 minutes. Second on team with 63 3-point field goals for 35 percent (63-of-181) ... Fifth in Atlantic 10 3-pointers we game with 2.3. 63 of his 93 made field goals have been 3-pointers (68 percent) ... Underwent minor right knee surgery on Dec. 9, and missed four games (Dec. 9-31) ... Netted 15 points, all in the first half, nailing four 3-pointers in the first half at George Washington (2/17) ... Keyed late 15-2 run in win at Saint Joseph's (1/27), making four second-half 3-pointers. Finished with 14 points ... Over four games (Jan. 10-20), averaged 15.5 points per game with 15-of-36 3-pointers (42 percent) ... Netted 12 points, but missed possible game-winning 3-pointer at buzzer vs. St. Bonavneture (1/20) ... Tallied 20 points off the bench, making 5-of-10 3-pointers at Richmond (1/13) ... Career-high 22 points, making six 3-pointers vs. La Salle (1/10). Made four in a row in second-half run. Six made 3-pointers, tied for 15th-most in a game in UMass history, two off the school-record of eight ... Fourth career-game in double-figures with 12 at Holy Cross (12/5), also grabbed career-best five rebounds ... Third game in double-figures this season with 12 points vs. St. Francis (11/24). Made four 3-pointers ... Career-high 17 points including 4-of-9 on 3FGs vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith (11/21) in Legends Classic ... Came off bench in college debut at UCF (11/13), scoring 12 points, making four 3-pointers in state homecoming.

Before UMass: Ranked as a national Top 100 recruit by various websites including, and ... He was listed as the No. 85 player in the country by PrepStars, the No. 87 player in the nation by ... graded Riley as an 89 out of 100 on its scale ... They also list him as the 31st shooting guard in the country ... Riley has begun his postgraduate season at Hargrave Military Academy playing for Kevin Keatts in Virginia with huge success ... In his first five games for Hargrave, Riley is the team's leading scorer with a 22.8 points per game average, including 32 points in a game ... Hargrave has produced some of the top players in the nation including NBA draft picks David West (Xavier), Josh Howard (Wake Forest), Lonny Baxter (Maryland) and in the 2008 draft Joe Alexander (West Virginia) and Marreese Speights (Florida) ... At Vanguard High School, Riley scored 1,037 career points under head coach Jim Haley ... He was a three-year starter for the Knights as he earned 5A Player of the Year in North Central Florida ... He averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds as a senior in earning various MVP and All-Tournament accolades ... He became the 13th player in school history to crack 1,000 points and first since 1993 ... At Vanguard, Riley was named to the Ocala Star Banner First Team All-Area in 2008 ... He was also honored as the Most Valuable Player of the Brinkley Memorial Tournament in addition to being named to the North Central Florida All-Star Team and the FACA State North-South All-Star Game ... Riley scored a high-school best 30 points on two occasions, including against Florida State champion Jacksonville ... As a junior at Vanguard, Riley averaged 20 points and 6 rebounds and was named third-team All-State ... In AAU basketball, Riley starred for the Florida Rams and coach Matt Ramker, where he averaged 19 points per game ... The Rams have had some of the top recruits in recent years including Florida freshmen Ray Shipman and Kenny Kadji and Louisville's Jared Swopshire ... The Rams also produced former Florida Gator stars Marreese Speights and Taurean Green.

Personal: Freddie Lee Riley, Jr. was born on December 1, 1989 ... Son of Freddie and Norma Riley ... Chose UMass after visiting Baylor, Marquette and South Florida.


Points: 28, Rider -- 11/12/10
Rebounds: 6, at George Washington -- 2/17/10
Assists: 4, at La Salle -- 3-3-10
Steals: 3, American Internation -- 11/24/10
Blocks: 1, 11 times
FG made: 10, Rider -- 11/12/10
FG attempts: 15, La Salle -- 01/10/10 ; Rider -- 11/12/10 ; Seton Hall -- 12/11/10
3FG made: 6, 4 times
3FG attempts: 14, La Salle -- 01/10/10
FT made: 3, Fordham -- 01/05/12 ; Xavier -- 02/21/12 ; Quinnipiac -- 12/17/11
FT attempts: 5, Quinnipiac -- 12/17/11


My ideal day: Hanging out with my friends from home and no practice
If I could be an animal, I would be: A black squirrel
Why UMass?: Coach DK and my teammates
I am most proud of my grade in: AfroAm 292
I hope to do this before I graduate: NCAA Tournament
Best pregame meal: Mac and Cheese
Player I pattern my game after: Tracy McGrady and Ray Allen in their prime
Why do you wear your jersey number?: Only number that was available
Three words I would use to describe myself as a basketball player: Buckets Buckets Buckets!!!
What advice would you give to the freshmen?: Work hard
Can't go on a road trip without: My iPod
What is your first basketball memory?: Playing in my backyard with my big brother
When I was five, I thought I would be: NBA Basketball Player
What is the hardest part of college?: Balancing time
My teammates would describe me as: Crazy
My first thought when I went to college was: I wish I could bring my big brother
TV Show I want to be on: Chappelle's Show or The Game
Who first taught you to shoot a basketball?: Myself
What's your favorite food from the DC?: Sushi
Where is your favorite study spot on campus?:Boyden
Favorite pair of shoes: Air Jordan 21's All Red
What I would do first if I was President: Release the cure to AIDs
Favorite sport other than basketball: Tennis
Favorite move from the past year: Lottery Ticket
Where I would spend $1,000 first: Magic City
What does basketball mean to you?: Everything
Favorite part of practice and game day: When it's over

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