Report: UMass grabs commitment from 7-footer Isaac Freeman

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Days after grabbing a commitment from Western Kentucky transfer Derrick Gordon, the train keeps rolling and Massachusetts has picked up seven-footer Isaac Freeman, Evan Daniels of Scout.com is reporting.

The South Kent (Conn.) big man was choosing between Drexel and UMass, but also held offers from Missouri and DePaul.

Freeman is a two-star prospect and has good size for a player moving to the A-10. He averaged 14.7 points, 14.5 rebounds, and 7.5 blocks last season for Osbourn High (Va.), before transferring to South Kent.

As a story in the Washington Post recounts, Freeman has had to work to understand how to harness the physical gifts that he had, but was always a skilled shot-blocker.

The Minutemen finished last season with a record of 25-12 last season, including 9-7 in the Atlantic 10, and made their way to the NIT semifinal, before losing to Stanford.

UMass has one other player signed from the Class of 2012, forward/center Tyler Bergantino. With those two pieces in the frontcourt, the Minutemen are building a solid foundation.

Bergantino averaged 17.2 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 5.7 blocks per game last season.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_