Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy guard Freddie Riley ended his recruitment on Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-5 wing from Ocala, Fla., is taking his game to the Atlantic 10.
Riley committed to UMass this weekend. The three-star guard saw the opportunity to play big minutes and score big points as a freshman, according to his AAU coach Matt Ramker of the Florida Rams.
Riley also considered Baylor, South Florida and Marquette.
Kevin Keatts, Riley's coach at Hargrave, said Riley should shine for the Minutemen when he arrives on campus next fall.
"He'll be good for them. If Derek plays they way they did at Memphis, running that four men out, one man in motion, dribble drive offense, then Freddie will be really good in it for them," Keatts said.
Kellogg made Riley a top priority after getting the job over the summer. Keatts said the staff made their presence felt every chance they got.
"They've been following him all summer and followed him when he got here and just didn't let up. Coach Kellogg and staff were great throughout and really showed that they wanted him," Keatts said.
Riley has been impressive so far in workouts, Keatts says, and has been one of the top players on one of the top prep teams in the nation.
"He's been good so far in the open gyms. He's shooting the ball really well and playing like a high-major kid. There is no question about it," Keatts said.