The Massachusetts men’s basketball team is looking to improve in its third season with Derek Kellogg with last year’s five freshmen a year older. The Minutemen will rely on redshirt senior Anthony Gurley to take on the main scoring and leadership role.
Massachusetts men’s basketball senior guard Anthony Gurley hopes to live up to the hype he recieved after his transfer from Wake Forest. Gurley is the top-returning scorer from last year’s team and looks to make up a lot of the lost production from Ricky Harris’ departure.
Although Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg selected Gary Correia as his starter at point guard, he likes to see his newest guard, Daryl Traynham, battle Correia at practice. The 5-9 guard is learning about how to get the ball to his teammates from the more experienced guard.
After gaining a year of experience, sophomores Freddie Riley, Terrell Vinson, Sampson Carter and Javorn Farrell, along with redshirt freshman Raphiael Putney, are ready to elevate their games. For the Massachusetts men’s basketball team to have success, head coach Derek Kellogg realizes their growth and development will be key.
This Massachusetts men’s basketball team isn’t meant to revolve around players like Anthony Gurley and Gary Correia, but Collegian columnist Adam Miller believes they need to help the younger players develop a winning environment in order to turn the program around.
Three times a week, Collegian columnist David Brinch plays basketball with Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg at the recreation center. Brinch sees Kellogg’s participation in these games as a way of connecting with students.