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Three new Warriors are officially announced

HONOLULU – University of Hawai’i men’s basketball head coach Eran Ganot announced the addition of three Rainbow Warriors to the 2021-22 roster. Division I transfers Jerome Desrosiers (Princeton) and Juan Munoz (Longwood) as well as Wisconsin prep standout Brock Heffner have each signed commitments to join the ‘Bows next season.   

Jerome Desrosiers | 6-7 | 230 | Forward | Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada | Princeton
Pronunciation: de-ROH-zee-EH

  • Played three seasons at Princeton University.
  • Appeared in 82 career games for the Tigers with 29 starts.
  • Averaged 5.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in his career.
  • Shot 37 percent on threes (89-of-238) and 78 percent (52-of-67) on free throws.
  • Did not play in 2020-21 due to the Ivy League canceling its season.
  • In his last season of competition as a junior in 2019-20, played in 27 games, hitting 45.5 percent of his shots, including 37.5 percent from behind the arc. 
  • Prior to Princeton was a member of the Canadian U17 team and was a 2017 McDonald’s All-American nominee at Northfield Mt. Hermon Prep School in Massachusetts.
  • Scheduled to graduate from Princeton in May with a degree in anthropology.

Ganot on Desrosiers: “Jerome is a terrific shooter and rebounder who’s enjoyed success at a well-established program at Princeton. He brings leadership, toughness, and an experienced voice as a grad transfer. He’s a tireless worker and he’ll come in hungry to elevate our team. We’re extremely excited for him and we know he’ll be a valued member of the Hawai’i community.”


Brock Heffner | 6-7 | 215 lb | Forward | Grafton, Wisc. | Grafton HS

  • Played three seasons for Grafton High School in Wisconsin.
  • A two-time all-conference pick for the Black Hawks.
  • Averaged a team-high 21.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game as senior.
  • Shot 53.4 percent from the floor and  34.7 percent on threes.
  • Was named to the North Shore Conference’s first team as a senior.
  • Tallied 10 double-doubles on the season.
  • Named to the all-conference second team as a junior after averaging 17.1 points and 7.1 rebounds.
  • Scored 20-plus points in nine games, including a season-high 29-points twice.
  • Shot 58.9 percent overall and was 13-of-29 (44.8%) from three-point range

Ganot on Heffner: “Brock is a very promising high school talent. He possesses all of the qualities important to us when identifying and recruiting a stretch-4 man. He’s been well coached, has a high basketball IQ, is tough and is extremely competitive. We’re excited to welcome him to our UH family and we can’t wait to get to work with him.”


Juan Munoz | 6-0 | 170 lb | Guard | Morrisville, N.C. | Longwood University
Pronunciation: MOON-yoze

  • Spent five years at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
  • A two-year starter for the Lancers out of the Big South Conference.
  • Appeared in 86 career games over the course of three seasons and averaged 9.9 points while shooting 38.4 percent on three-pointers and 80.4 percent from the line.
  • Named to the all-Big South second team in 2020-21 after averaging a team-best 13.0 points and 2.9 assists per game.
  • Also led the team in three-pointers made (73) and steals (35).
  • Helped the Lancers to a school-record 10 wins in the Big South and just the program’s second postseason invite in the Division I era with an appearance in the 2021 College Basketball Invitational (CBI).
  • Averaged a team-best 10.8 points as a sophomore in 2019-20 and led the team in three-point percentage (.432; 38-of-88) as a redshirt freshman.
  • Prior to Longwood, was a four-time all-conference and three-time all-district player for Panther Creek High School in Cary, N.C.
  • Was ranked as the No. 6 point guard in North Carolina and a top-100 point guard in the nation by ESPN.com.
  • Earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Longwood in the spring of 2020 and is currently pursuing his master’s of business administration.

Ganot on Munoz: “We’re thrilled to add Juan to our program.  He brings maturity, all-league credentials and a wealth of experience at the guard position. He’s a talented scorer, a great shooter and plays the game the right way.  He’ll represent Hawai’i basketball at the highest level.”

3 Comments

  1. D2 talent. We might as well drop down to d2 and TRY to compete for titles in the PAC WEST.

  2. Where are the power 5 transfers ? They would have starting positions. Munoz has torn his right acl twice. The guy from Princeton was a backup and averaged below 10 PT s game The third guy stretch 4 is a freshman for Wisconsin We still have no size and athleticism at point guard to hang with Santa Barbara, Irvine , Bakersfield? They all out recruiting UH!

  3. Definitely don’t like back-to-back seasons losing team leaders — Buggs, Webster, or young stars like Biwali Bayles…

    But definitely all these recruits are deadly with the ball in their hands and
    Still effective in the game without the ball; smart effective team-ball players;

    This coaching staff has a good track record of battling for later signees…three more

    Plus the return of two of better 2020 absentees: Samuta and Bernardo

    This team has five O.T.OR Less than five point losses
    Virtually All within 11 points
    Three games out of second/third place

    Let’s Go ‘Bows!

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