ORONO – With the reportedly imminent departure of Edniesha Curry, the only other assistant listed on the Maine men’s basketball staff as of Monday is a familiar name to those in tune with Maine basketball.
Former Bangor state champion, and Mr. Maine Basketball, Matt Fleming has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA due to ongoing issues with his back, and will now be a student assistant coach.
Fleming transferred to Maine in early 2020 after spending a year at West Point Prep, with the intention of joining the United States Military Academy. He would never end up playing a game for the Black Bears.
The 2020-2021 season for the Maine men was just nine games due to complications with COVID-19.