``I love the Mullins Center and Coach (Travis) Ford was a shooter when he played in college and he'll help me develop," the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Groebe said after committing to UMass.
``I want to play for a coach who knows how to get shooters shots and that's a system I want to play in," Groebe continued.
``UMass just felt right," he added. "I just fit in completely."
Groebe is not just a big-time student with Ivy League schools taking chase, but he's also a terrific outside shooter. That fits the description of exactly what Ford and the Minutemen staff is looking for.
Groebe, whose father is from Germany and mother is from Peru, attended Chaminade High (Fla.) and played alongside Edward Rios (Miami) last season, but is back at Dr. Krop for his senior campaign.
Groebe played for the under-18 German team two summers ago and is hoping to play for the country's under-20 squad in the future.
He also said that the school's sports management program, ranked as one of the best in the country, was a major factor in his decision.