Brown Basketball Announces Its Incoming Class of Newcomers

Brown Basketball Announces Its Incoming Class of Newcomers

Providence, R.I. - Brown men's basketball coach Mike Martin and his coaching staff have put together an exciting recruiting class of six incoming student-athletes, with several who are expected to contribute immediately. Brown's incoming class includes five members of the Class of 2021, Matt DeWolf (Barrington, RI), Desmond Cambridge (Nashville, TN), Tamenang Choh (Lowell, MA), George Mawanda-Kalema (Burke, VA) and Jake Shaper (Houston, TX), along with Zach Hunsaker (Orem, UT), who will join the Class of 2020.

"Our coaching staff is extremely excited about this incoming class," said Martin. "We feel as though they each possess the abilities necessary to have a positive impact on our program throughout their careers at Brown. They will each have the opportunity to earn their playing time and we feel this group will blend nicely with our returning players." 

Desmond Cambridge
Freshman
6-4, 180, Guard
Nashville, TN
The Hun School of Princeton
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Secondary School Background: Prep Player of the Year at the Hun School of Princeton…Trenton Times Player of the Year…Averaged 16.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game as a senior…Named the Best Dunker in New Jersey.

Personal:  The son of Teon Cotton and Desmond Cambridge Sr…Has three siblings: Kennedy Cambridge, Devan Cambridge and Terrance Reynolds…Plans to concentrate in Architectural Engineering.

Why Brown?: "Brown is the perfect fit for me, with an excellent balance between academics and sports."

Coach Martin on Cambridge: "Desmond has an impressive combination of athletic ability, basketball skills, and a competitive fire that we think will allow him to make a significant contribution to our program.  He's a very good shooter, both from 3-point range and from the mid range, and is an explosive finisher at the rim.  He also has very good size and length, giving him the potential to be an outstanding defender and rebounder at the guard position.  He's played for two terrific programs at Ensworth and the Hun School."

Tamenang Choh 
Freshman
6-5, 210, Forward
Lowell, MA
Brooks High School 
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Secondary School Background:  Team MVP…All-ISL Conference selection…NEPSAC Class B All-New England…Helped his team to a 25-0 record…MVP of the NEPSAC Class B Championship…Elected Head Senior Prefect. 

Personal: The son of Precilla Mbaka and Richard Choh…Has a younger sibling, Trya Amadu…Enjoys movies, spending time with friends, acting, and playing piano…Undecided on his concentration.

Why Brown?: "I chose Brown because of the uplifting feel throughout campus. Brown had everything I was looking for in a school. The people and athletics were a perfect fit for me. I can't wait to get on campus and start my life there as a college student."

Coach Martin on Choh:  "T is a versatile forward, who brings terrific size, length, and athleticism to our front court.  He will be able to rebound, defend, and finish high above the rim.  He also possesses the ability to handle the ball on the perimeter and is a very good passer.  He hasn't lost a game in well over a calendar year as his AAU team (Mass Rivals) went undefeated on the Adidas circuit last summer and his Brooks team went undefeated and won the New England Prep School Class B Championship this past winter."  

Matt DeWolf
Freshman
6-9, 230, Forward
Barrington, RI
Northfield Mount Hermon
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 Secondary School Background: Team captain as a senior at Northfield Mt. Hermon…Averaged 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds as a senior…Academic Honor Roll…NEPSAC AAA All-New England…Also played at Barrington High School in 2013-14 and 2014-15, helping the Eagles to a combined 32-2 record in regular season league play.

Personal: The son of Cheryl and Hank DeWolf…Has three siblings:  Rachel Simino, Devon DeWolf and Danielle DeWolf…Plans to concentrate in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.

Why Brown?: " Brown is a hometown team for me where I can play in front of a lot of people that have supported me over the years. I also plan to make a big impact on the team and have a leadership role." 

Coach Martin on DeWolf:  "Matt comes from Northfield Mount Hermon, one of the best prep school programs in the country, and is well prepared to impact our team because of it.  He's really developed into a strong, physical, and highly competitive frontcourt player.  He brings great size and strength, which will allow him to be strong interior defender and rebounder.  He's also a good low post scorer and has the ability to play at the high post and handle the ball on the perimeter, great qualities for a front court player in our system." 

Zach Hunsaker
Sophomore
6-2, 185, Guard
Orem, UT
Orem High School/Snow College
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Junior College:  NJCAA Division-I First Team All-America at Snow College… Region 18 Player of the Year… Led the SWAC with an average of 20.4 points per game…. Posted a conference-best 92 three-pointers… Recorded a season-high 37 points in the Badgers' 105-81 victory at Southern Idaho… Scored 20 or more points in 17 of the Badgers' 30 regular-season games… Led the league in free throw percentage, connecting on 82.7 percent.

Secondary School Background:  4A MVP…First Team All-State…All-County Team…Regional Player of the Year…All-Region Team selection…State Champion…Averaged 15 points and 3.5 rebounds as a senior…Honor Roll all four years.

Personal: The son of Diane and Dick Hunsaker…Has three siblings: Holton Hunsaker, Jodi Stamm and Lance Hunsaker…Enjoys golf and spending time with family…Plans to concentrate in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management.

Why Brown?: "I choose Brown because of the coaches and the interest they showed in me as a basketball player and as a person. Brown also has great basketball and it is a top academic university."

Coach Martin on Hunsaker: "Zach is really skilled guard who possesses a high basketball IQ and a terrific will to win. Being named First Team Division I NJCAA All-American and Player of the Year in the Scenic West Athletic Conference are tremendous accomplishments.  He is going to have a chance to make a large and immediate impact on our team, as he can really score the basketball and also is very comfortable running a team."

George Mawanda-Kalema
Freshman
6-3, 180, Guard
Burke, VA
Episcopal HS
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Secondary School Background: All-State selection as a senior…Averaged 20.0 points and 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a senior and 18 points as a junior…All-IAC…Played for the Fairfax Stars Team Flight in DC Premier…High Honors list.

Personal: The son of Fred Kalema-Musoke and Ellen Albers… Has two brothers:  David Kagulu-Kalema and Fredrick Kajumba Kalema…Enjoys music, reading and watching Netflix…Plans to concentrate in Business Economics.

Why Brown?: "I chose Brown for its open curriculum, plus the coaching staff showed a lot of love to me. It's a chance to do something GREAT, and something people do not expect."

Coach Martin on Mawanda-Kalema:  "George comes to Brown fresh off a fantastic career at Episcopal, a terrific basketball program in the IAC, which is a very good private school league in the Washington DC area.  He has good length and quickness, can handle the ball, and should be a good perimeter defender.  Above all else, George is a scorer.  He's a lethal 3-point shooter with deep range, he can shoot it off the bounce, and just has a knack for scoring." 

Jake Shaper
Freshman
6-3, 195, Guard
Houston, TX
The Kinkaid School
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Secondary School Background: Three-year All-Conference player…Academic Honor Roll in three of his four years.

Personal: The son of Amy and Peter Shaper…Has two siblings: Ben and Riley…Enjoys movies, football, skiing, swimming and music…Plans to concentrate in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.

Why Brown?: "Brown seemed like the place that fit me best and I felt like I could enjoy myself with the coaching staff and future teammates." 

Coach Martin on Shaper:  "Jake comes to us from Kinkaid High School in Houston, TX and from another really good high school program.  He's a highly competitive young man and very capable of scoring the ball from the perimeter or in the paint.  He possesses a strong work ethic and plays the game with a relentless approach.  He has good size on the wing and will be add a physical presence to our unit."