DeGray UMass Bound

Monday, April 6th, 2020

DeGray UMass Bound

Woodstock Academy post-graduate forward Ronnie DeGray III made a verbal commitment to UMass on Monday night and in so doing reunites with his former head coach, Tony Bergeron, who left Woodstock last year to become an assistant coach for the Minutemen. 

DeGray becomes the eighth Woodstock product to reunite with Bergeron and follow him to Amherst in the last ten months. 

He announced his decision via his social media accounts. 

DeGray is a Colorado native who first arrived in New England for the 2018-19 season as a true senior. He got off to a slow start that year, but found his stride in the second half of the season, beginning with a break-out performance at the HoopHall Showcase. He returned this year as a post-grad and has one one of the Centaur's key players all year long. 

He has been one of the more versatile forwards in the New England prep ranks for over the last two years, possessing the wide-frame and long-arms to be productive around the paint but also the skill-set to operate from various spots on the floor. 

"UMass is getting a very versatile student-athlete," said Woodstock Academy head coach Jacque Rivera. "Ronnie's game has matured a great deal this year. I think in this climate of transfers, Ronnie is one of the few prep kids who is ready and prepared to step on the court from day one. His ability to pass, shoot, and post gives UMass something they don't have. He has the highest of character and morals."