Traynham Finds Fit

Derek Kellogg has his point guard from the Class of 2010. Daryl Traynham, a D.C. area native, is heading North to play for UMass.

The Massachusetts Minutemen procured a commitment from Upper Marlboro (Md.) Dr. Henry Wise point guard Daryl Traynham. The 5-foot-9 floor general had offers from Seton Hall and Western Kentucky as well as interest from Miami.

The Minutemen's staff, with roots in D.C., mined another player from the region and a strong relationship with Traynham pushed them over the top.

"It was the way Derek Kellogg related to me," Traynham told "I think he trusts me after all I've been through. He stuck there with me. I just trust the coaches. On my visit the fans were great. It felt like home. It just feels like a great day today."

Traynham has a reputation for being a tough customer. His competitive fire has always burned strong. Next season, he'll be looking to get plenty of run in the A-1-0. "I know nothing is going to be given to me. I'll work hard, hope to start but if I don't I'll help my team win. But, I'm expecting to start."

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