BANGOR – Matt Fleming has all the intangibles.
“He can shoot, he’s pretty quick…he’s good,” Fleming’s older brother Andrew said with a smile.
Andrew plays for Bob Walsh at the University of Maine and starred at Oxford Hills during his high school career.
While Matt spent his first two years in South Paris he is now right in his brother’s backyard as the family has relocated to Bangor.
“My brother living here pretty much year round because that’s what D-I basketball is a year round commitment so not getting to see him very much it was a big contributor,” Matt said.
The eastern Maine basketball world is getting a larger dose of Matt Fleming this season and he has certainly opened the eyes of many.
Fleming received his first division one offer last week from UMaine and has also been in contact with Army.
He attributes his heightened level of play this season to his work off the court.
“Lifting has really made me quicker so I’ve been able to defend on the perimeter a lot better. This is just the beginning I’m going to be a lot bigger than I am now,” Fleming said.
Fleming still has another year at Bangor to develop and perhaps lead the Rams to a gold ball or two. While he is molding into D-I talent there is one thing Matt lacks that Andrew has.
“He has the fire and if I can develop the fire and develop the mindset that he has,” Matt said.
“He’ll (Matt) have a good chance to play at a high level,” Andrew finished.