The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) combo guard committed to UMass on Wednesday.
``Travis Ford is an ideal coach for him," Northfield Mount Hermon head coach John Carroll said. "He got to where he was by hard work. He was a perimeter point guard with a great outside shot who worked hard for everything and Gary sees a lot of himself in Travis – and vice versa."
Correia averaged 14 points and 7.5 assists and shot 45 percent from 3-point land each of the past two years. He also led the Hoggers to a school-record 23 victories this past year.
``He brings leadership, enthusiasm and a love for the game – and the outside shooting that UMass needs to get to the next level," Carroll added.