Men's Basketball

UMass Players From The 2000s Still Playing Basketball

Shannon Crooks is playing basketball in Angola.

Shannon Crooks is playing basketball in Angola.

Feb. 17, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. - With the Celebration of the 2000s set for Wednesday night. Most players from the current decade will not be able to make it back to Amherst largely because they are still playing basketball. Former Minutemen are playing around the globe from France (Etienne Brower and Rashaun Freeman) and Italy (Jeff Viggiano) to Cyprus (Anthony Anderson) and Kosovo (Jackie Rogers). Check out this list of former players and where they are today.

Minutemen of 2000s Playing
Anthony Anderson Cyprus (B.M.C. AEK Larnacas)
Micah Brand South Korea (KCC Egis)
Etienne Brower France (Chorale de Roanne Basket)
Shannon Crooks Angola (Petro Luanda)
Gary Forbes NBA D-League (Tulsa 66ers)
Rashaun Freeman France (BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral)
Raheim Lamb Germany (Weissenhorn)
Michael Lasme Morocco (WAC)
Stephane Lasme Serbia (BC Partizan Igokea Beograd)
Gabe Lee Uruguay (Tabare)
James Life Argentina (Zanella Ben Hur Rafaela)
Monty Mack Turkey (Mutlu Aku Selcuk Universitesi Konya)
Dante Milligan Israel (Eroni star Kiryat Ata)
Jameel Pugh Mexico (Bravos)
Jackie Rogers Kosovo (Sigal Prishtina)
Kitwana Rhymer Ukraine (Kryvbasbasket)
Brandon Thomas Austria (Wels)
Jeff Viggiano Italy (Edimes Pavia)
Eric Williams Chile



Minutemen of 2000s Coaching
Mike Babul UTEP (Assistant Coach)
Dwayne Killings Temple (Assistant Coach)
Matt Pennie Northfield Mount Hermon (Assistant Coach)
Winston Smith Drexel (Coordinator of Basketball Operations)


    Event Calendar

    Thursday, Jan 29
    vs Dayton 7:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Jan 31
    at Saint Louis 4:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Feb 4
    at Fordham 7:00 PM
    Sunday, Feb 8
    vs La Salle 4:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Feb 11
    at St. Bonaventure 7:00 PM
    Saturday, Feb 14
    vs Duquesne 4:00 PM gametracker
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