KELLOGG ON RILEY: "We are excited to add a player to our basketball program with the character and basketball ability that Freddie Riley has. From the first time I was able to see him play, he was a player that we earmarked for our program. He is player who can come in and do some very special things both on and off the court. I'm looking forward to coaching him at UMass and getting him to take his game to the next level. He has a chance to be a great player for our program and in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Freddie is a prolific scorer, he can really put the ball in the basket. He is long at 6-5, and plays above the rim. He is a very fun player to watch. He is ultra competitive and can play multiple positions. Once we get him a little stronger physically and playing a little better defensively, he will become a complete player. I am very excited to coach him and at some point in his career, he has a chance to be an excellent college player."
2011-12 (Jr.): Changed jersey to #4 from #24. Seven points and five rebounds in a career-high tying 30 minutes vs. Northeastern (11/14).
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. Dressed for game vs. Saint Joseph's (2/23), but did not play. 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 Tallied nine points vs. Boston College (12/4), making one 3-pointer. 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). Netted nine points and handed out three assists vs. Sacred Heart (11/17). 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). Prorated over 40 minutes, averaged 19.3 points. 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). Made three 3-pointers for nine points at La Salle (3/3) Canned four 3-pointers at Dayton (2/27) for 12 points. In first-career start, scored 10 points vs. Xavier (2/3),also tied career-high with five rebounds. Keyed late-game 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. Returned to action with two 3-pointers vs. Fordham (1/6) in A-10 opener for six points. Tallied seven points at Seton Hall (12/7), made just 2-of-11 3-pointers attempted. Two assists. Fourth career-game in double-figures with 12 at Holy Cross (12/5), also grabbed career-best five rebounds. Netted nine points vs. #2 Michigan State (11/28) and six points vs. Rutgers (11/27) in Legends Classic. 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. Netted eight points vs. Cornell (11/18), making 3-of-6 from the floor 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 PrepStars.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com ... He was listed as the No. 85 player in the country by PrepStars, the No. 87 player in the nation by Scout.com ... ESPN.com 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.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: 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
A FEW MINUTES WITH FREDDIE
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