Feature story from the Springfield Republican.
52 Andrew McCarthy
On McCarthy: Joins the Minutemen as a walk-on for the 2010-11 season ... Just the third 7-footer in program history, joining 1990s backup center Jeff Meyer (7-2) and Luke Bonner, a 7-1 forward who graduated in 2009 ... Comes off a prep year at Loomis Chaffee ... Adds depth in the front court ... Great teammate and hard worker.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2011-12:
Attempted the first shot of his career in one minute vs. Northeastern (11/14).
Made his collegiate debut in season-opener vs. Elon (11/11).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11: Game-By-Game Statistics
Before UMass: Played a year of prep basketball at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, Conn. ... Averaged 10 points and 15 rebounds per game as a senior at Scituate High School in 2009.
Personal: Andrew Robert McCarthy ... Born on May 26, 1991 in Newton, Mass. ... Son of Sean and Kelleigh McCarthy ... Brother of Sean and Mary ... Brother plays basketball at NJIT.
A Few Minutes With Andrew McCarthy
Animal I Would Be: Tiger
Why UMass: Financial Aid
I am Most Proud of the Grade I Got in this Class: Astronomy
Hope to do Before Graduation: Sky Diving
Best Pregame Meal: Spaghetti
Player I Pattern Game After: Kevin Garnett
Three Words I'd Use to Describe Myself as a Basketball Player: Athletic, Lanky
Can't Go on a Road Trip Without: The bus
Favorite Basketball Memory: Pickup with my father and older brother
Most Challenging so far About College Experience: Conditioning
Teammates Describe me as: Big
First Thought When I Moved Away to College: Freedom
TV Show I Want to be on: SNL
First Taught You How to Shoot a Basketball: Dad
Favorite Food at the DC: Burrito
What Would I do First if President: Install a basketball hoop in the oval office
Where I Would Spend $1,000 First: Oakley
What Does the Basketball Mean to You: Big part of my life