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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.”


  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!

  4. Here is the issue I have with Ganot and his staff in terms of recruiting. It seems to me that he is unable to attract better quality recruits. I guess you can argue that Justin Webster or Jean Marie were quality, but would they have started for the NCAA team that beat Cal?? I don’t believe so. Say what you will about Gib, but he went after the big fish. Maybe he struck out on many but he was successful in snagging several big fish. Riley Wallace did the same. Its either Ganot is refusing to go fishing in the deep waters where the big fish are or he is unable to hook them and reel them in. I heard there were approximately 2500 players in the transfer portal. He is only able to get a guy from Princeton and Longwood (where is that??). Next season screams to be yet another .500 season with a loss in the first round of the Big West Tourney.

  5. Not sure that Santa Barbara, Irvine or Bakersfield has better point guards than the Bows. According to the Verbal Commits site right now,

    Bakersfield has 1 junior PG (Grehlon Easter – JUCO), 3 sophomore PGs (Tylor Perry – JUCO, Kaleb Higgins – JUCO, & Shaun Williams) and 2 freshman PGs (Dalph Panopio – JUCO & Jahveon Medearis – walkon)

    Irvine has 2 sophomore PGs (Jeron Artest & Isaiah Lee) and 2 Freshman PGs (D.J. Davis & Justin Hohn)

    Santa Barbara has 2 great PGs – seniors (JaQuori McLaughlin & Devearl Ramsey – will they return for another senior season or turn pro?). Besides them are 1 junior PG (Calvin Wishart), 2 sophomore PGs (Josh Pierre-Louis & Max Cheylov – walkon) and 2 freshman PGs (Kyle MacLean – walkon & Gage Gomez – walkon). They have also signed two high school PGs (Cole Anderson & Ajay Mitchell).

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