Riley To The A-10

How about the A-10? LaSalle scored a Top 50 player this year and Xavier did last season. Now a new head coach from the league makes his mark with another Top 100 prospect in the form of sweet stroking Freddie Riley.

Derek Kellogg and his crew at Massachusetts scored a significant commitment from Freddie Riley, a post graduate player from Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy.

Last season, Riley was ranked as the No. 87 player in's final Top 100.

UMass held off South Florida and Baylor while Marquette made a charge late. "I think he's got a chance to be good," Hargrave coach Kevin Keatts said. "He can be a very good player in that league and I think the Atlantic 10 is a very good conference.

"I think he'll have a very good career in the Atlantic 10. We've had guys from Hargrave go to that league and be very successful like David West, Stanley Burrell and Tommie Liddell."

Kellogg and his staff were at Hargrave the first day of the September open period and moved swiftly to bring the Floridian onto campus. "Certainly they were in the lead early. They did everything they were supposed to do to keep the lead. They did a really good job recruiting the kid."

Riley first made national waves when he went on a shooting spree at the 2007 Team Florida Fall Workout. Riley played this past summer with the Florida Rams and he's been tussling all fall against IU commitment Maurice Creek in practice.

"I wouldn't classify him as a shooter, I think he's just a scorer," Keatts said. "That gets lost because some people know him as a shooter but what gets lost is he can score from 15 and 18 feet; he can really score it."

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