Men's Basketball

Massachusetts Signs Memphis Shooting Guard Demetrius Dyson

May 17, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - Massachusetts men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg officially announced that Demetrius Dyson has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program beginning this season.

Dyson is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Tennessee who played at Covington High School, located northeast of Memphis. He averaged 23.8 points and 10.4 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field, 35 percent from outside and 78 percent from the free throw line. He was a Class AA all-state and all-metro honoree after leading the Chargers to a 25-4 mark.

He played AAU ball for both Team Thad and MM33 out of Memphis.

Dyson joins a recruiting class that includes fall signees Seth Berger and Zach Coleman. Berger is a 6-foot-7 forward from Seattle who averaged 15.5 points last season, while Coleman, also a 6-foot-7 forward, posted 16.5 points and 13.3 rebounds for Woodrow Wilson HS in Dallas.

Additionally, Derrick Gordon will be eligible to compete this season after transferring from Western Kentucky. The 6-foot-3 guard from Plainfield, N.J. led the team as a freshman in 2011-12 with 11.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 33.3 minutes per game, while his 2.1 assists were second on the squad.



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