The 2020 recruiting class for the University of Maine men’s basketball team has swelled to seven members after National Letter of Intent signings were revealed on Thursday.
Adefolarin “Fofo” Adetogun and Matias Prock are the latest players to commit to coach Richard Barron’s program, joining previous verbal commits Matt Fleming of Bangor, Wol Maiwen of Auburn and junior college transfer LeChaun DuHart from Colorado, along with Leyton Bickford of Sanford and Randell Wiel of The Netherlands, who already were in the fold.
“I am very excited about where they will help us go over the next couple of years,” Barron said of the class. “They are all committed students, hard workers and fit what we are looking for in our program.”
Adetogun is a 6-foot-1 guard from Regina, Saskatchewan. He played at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame High School, where he twice earned National Preparatory Association All-Canadian honors.
“Fo is a great athlete and very strong and physical at the lead guard spot,” Barron said. “In addition to his skillset and athleticism, Fo brings natural leadership qualities and an effervescent personality that will make him a fan favorite.”
Adetogun then attended Edge School for Athletes in Alberta and had planned to attend UMaine this year, but was unable to do so.
“I want to thank coach Barron and the rest of the coaching staff for welcoming me with open arms,” he said.
“I’m really excited to come in and get to work and start building the Maine program!”
Prock is a 6-2 guard from McLean, Virginia, who is completing a prep year at Fork Union Military Academy.
“Matias is a big, strong lead guard with a very high basketball IQ,” Barron said. “We were impressed with how he ran the team for Major Matt Donahue at Fork Union against some of the top prep school teams in the nation.”
Barron called Prock smart and hardworking.
“I want to thank my teammates, coaches, friends, and family who helped me make this possible. I’m excited to get to work at Maine,” Prock said.
DuHart, a 5-11 guard, hails from Aurora, Colorado. He played this year at Western Wyoming Community College after spending a year at Division II Cal State San Bernardino.
“He is a winner and has a terrific attitude and willingness to do whatever helps the team,” Barron said of DuHart. “LeChaun has great handles, a tremendous pullup jumpshot and is tenacious on the defensive end.”
“It’s always been a dream of mine to play at the Division I level,” DuHart said. “It’s been no easy journey by any means, and I have all the thanks to give to my former coaches, from before high school all the way through college.”
Fleming, a 6-5 forward, spent this year at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School. He previously sparked Bangor High to the 2019 Class AA state championship.
“We had great success with his brother, Andrew, so our fans already feel like they know Matt,” Barron said. “Matt is a versatile forward who is still growing and getting stronger. His outside shooting and team-first attitude will be great assets to our program.”
Maiwen is a 6-4 guard/forward who played at Edward Little High School, where he helped the Red Eddies win the 2018 Class AA state title. He is doing a prep year at Williston Northampton.
“Wol has the ability to attack the basket, crash the boards, and defend multiple positions,” Barron said. “He has a high ceiling and I look forward to a bright future for him.”