June 02, 2020
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UMaine men’s basketball receives commitment from junior college guard

Courtesy of Western Wyoming Community College
Courtesy of Western Wyoming Community College
LeChaun Duhart has committed to play basketball at the University of Maine beginning next season.

LeChaun Duhart, who spent this year at Western Wyoming Community College, has committed to play basketball at the University of Maine next season.

The 5-foot-10 guard from Aurora, Colorado, will be making the third stop in his post-secondary career after playing one year each at Cal State San Bernardino and Western Wyoming.

Duhart averaged 9.7 points and 2.0 rebounds this season at Western Wyoming, helping the Mustangs put together an impressive 30-4 season record. He shot 42 percent from the 3-point arc and 2.8 assists, converting 80 percent of his free throws.

Duhart also was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region IX All-Tournament Team.

A post on the Western Wyoming Community College Twitter feed said Duhart is a 3.0 [Grade Point Average] student and called him an explosive guard and a lockdown defender who is a gym rat.

As a freshman at Cal State San Bernardino during the 2018-2019 season, Duhart appeared in 14 games and scored seven points.

At UMaine, Duhart joins a ballclub that loses leading scorer and guard Sergio El Darwich (14.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists per game) and No. 2 scorer Andrew Fleming (14.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg), who was a forward, to graduation.

The Black Bears’ returning guard corps includes sophomore Ja’Shonte’ Wright-McLeish, junior Mykhailo Yagodin (4.3 ppg) and sophomore Precious Okoh (3.1 ppg).

Duhart is expected to sign a National Letter of Intent this spring during the regular Division I signing period, which is expected to begin April 15. His participation at UMaine is contingent upon his acceptance by the school and compliance with NCAA eligibility guidelines.

 


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