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Randall West walks-on to UMass men’s basketball

Will be fourth walk-on player for the Minutemen

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Randall West walks-on to UMass men’s basketball

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By Philip Sanzo, Sports Editor

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The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will be gaining a player for a change.

UMass football quarterback Randall West will walk-on to the men’s basketball team for the final six games of the 2017-18 season, according to UMass Athletics.

The addition comes a week after Chris Baldwin elected to have surgery on his injured quad, ending his season. And days after Khalea Turner-Morris was ruled out of Wednesday’s game vs. George Washington with a concussion.

Until Turner-Morris is cleared, the Minutemen will only be fielding five scholarship players, Luwane Pipkins, Carl Pierre, C.J. Anderson, Malik Hines and Unique McLean.

Rayshawn Miller, a walk-on, has been an integral part to the Minutemen’s lineup this season, and Jaylen Franklin, also a walk-on, has seen some minutes in recent games.

The Minutemen also have the option to play Michael Gillespie who walked-on earlier this season.

West was on his varsity basketball team at Lawrenceville High School in Moorestown, New Jersey.

Listed at 6-foot-4, West will wear No. 41.

For UMass football in 2017, West saw very limited action in two games vs. Mississippi State and Georgia Southern.

Philip Sanzo can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @Philip_Sanzo.

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