Putney To Do Damage In A-10

Senior big man Raphael Putney is off the board. The 6-foot-9 Camby-clone is headed north to the A-10.

The Massachusetts Minutemen are back in the news.

UMass fans are going to like this guy. Raphael Putney, at least with his body and long wingspan is going to conjure up memories of one Marcus Camby.

"True, but he's got so much more on the perimeter," Triple Threat coach Keith Stevens told Scout.com. "He's getting better by the day. His biggest thing is that he needs to get stronger."

Putney was one of the surprises that came out of the Reebok All-American Camp. He then went on to be an impact frontcourt player off the bench for Triple Threat. The rise of the Woodbridge (Va.) High senior continued when he was recently named MVP of the Philly-D.C. Classic.

UMass is mining the relationship of assistant coach Antwon Jackson. The UMass assistant has deep roots in the D.C. basketball community and they're paying dividends.

"Putney visited and he's got his scholarship. He's going to sign in November. He felt like the style of play fit him. Derek Kellogg and Antwon Jackson did a great job recruiting him all summer."

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