The University of Maine men’s basketball team continues to build its future around instate talent with this year’s recruiting class.

Wol Maiwen, who spearheaded Edward Little High School of Auburn to the Class AA North championship game in 2019 and a state title in 2018, has committed to the Black Bears.

Maiwen, an acrobatic 6-foot-6 forward, announced Saturday on his Instagram account that he plans to play at UMaine.

Maiwen was a dominating force for the Red Eddies during the 2018-2019 season. The Bangor Daily News All-Maine first-team pick averaged 22.1 points and 9.7 rebounds as a senior, when he was named the Class AA North Player of the Year and was a Mr. Maine Basketball finalist.

This year, he is attending Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts.

Maiwen becomes the third instate player to join coach Richard Barron’s UMaine program starting with the fall semester.

Former Bangor High School standout 2019 Mr. Maine Basketball Matt Fleming, a 6-6 forward who attends the U.S. Military Academy Prep School, is headed to Orono next season.

Leyton Bickford of Sanford High School, another 6-6 forward, was the first Mainer to commit to the Black Bears for next season.

The addition of that trio would bring to four the number of former Maine high school stars at UMaine. George Stevens Academy graduate Taylor Schildroth was a freshman non-scholarship player this season for the Black Bears.

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Pete Warner

Pete is a Bangor native who graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1980. He earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He has been a full-time member of the Bangor...