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Podcast: The UMass perspective on Rutgers commit Noah Fernandes



Mar 5, 2021; Richmond, Virginia, USA; Massachusetts Minutemen guard Noah Fernandes (11) shoots the ball over Saint Louis Billikens guard Yuri Collins (1) in the second half of a quarterfinal in the Atlantic 10 conference tournament at Robins Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to episode No. 63 of The Scarlet Faithful podcast. UMass transfer point guard Noah Fernandes committed to Rutgers basketball on Thursday. You can listen or watch my rapid reaction to the program adding the dynamic guard here. For this newest episode, I spoke with longtime UMass fan and social media presence Curry Hicks Sage about Noah Fernandes’ career in Amherst.

The Mattapoisett, Massachusetts native spent one season at Wichita State before the last three at UMass. He has one year of eligibility remaining. Fernandes took his first visit to Rutgers and was scheduled to visit Butler this coming weekend. However, they received several backcourt commitments last weekend. In addition, Fernandes was pursued by NC State, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Boston College among several others.

Fernandes is a quick, shifty guard who can score in multiple ways. He is a good ball distributor who can create shots for himself and his teammates. The 5’11” guard is a dynamic offensive player that can take big shots while also having a willingness to be unselfish.

He played the past three seasons at UMass and was their best player over that time span. The discussion includes what he brings to Rutgers on the court, his potential playing with Cam Spencer and Derek Simpson, his injury history, potential to be a key defender and more. Also some discussion on the coaching search to replace assistant Karl Hobbs.

Thanks so much for Curry Hicks Sage for taking time to give such great insight on Fernandes as well as potential assistant coaching options for Rutgers. And thank you for listening and watching once again.




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  1. RU Serious

    April 14, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Great news on Fernandes.
    Any update on the signings of Ndongo and Davis?

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