Tyler Bergantino commits to UMass
September, 16, 2011
By Adam Finkelstein
The University of Massachusetts added the second piece to its 2012 recruiting class on Friday afternoon when Tyler Bergantino (Springhill, Fla./Nature Coast) committed while on campus for his official visit. "I stepped on campus and it was beautiful," Bergantino said, "but the main selling point was Coach [Derek] Kellogg and his staff. They're unbelievable, both with their coaching and personality." The 6-foot-8 big man has seen his game improve at a rapid rate in the last year as he has rededicated himself both on the court and in the weight room. "I weighed 278 pounds during my sophomore year and now I weigh 236," he said. "I was trying to lean out and gain a little more muscle. I'm already more versatile and athletic. I used to barely dunk and now I'm windmilling."
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