Frank Martin was named the new men’s basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts at the end of March. Three months later, Martin and his staff have buttoned up their first-ever recruiting class, and can now talk about it.

“I’m excited,” Martin said. “I think we’ve identified young people that are going to fit us.


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Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.