DeWolf is Ivy Bound

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, October 17th, 2016

Matt Dewolf 2017

Northfield Mount Hermon School and New England Playaz big man Matt Dewolf made a verbal commitment to Brown University on Monday.

The pledge is a homecoming of sorts for the 6-foot-9 center who previously starred at Barrington High School in Rhode Island before transferring to NMH and repeating his junior year.

In addition to the opportunity to play close to home in front of family and friends, his commitment will also reunite him with his former high school teammate Corey Daugherty, who is now a freshman for the Bears.

Now in his second season at NMH, DeWolf has made great strides in his game over the course of the last 15 months and earned a handful of division I offers as a result.

"When you're around a kid like Matt DeWolf on a daily basis and able to see the development and progress he's had over the last two years," NMH head coach John Carroll said, "then you just don't have any doubt that he's going to have an impact in the Ivy League and be a very good player for Brown University."

With the strong body and high motor to compliment his good size in the middle, DeWolf can impact the game around both rims. He's a solid interior scorer, very good post defender and high volume rebounder. He has soft hands, a great attitude and is extremely coach-able.

He is the third player to commit to Brown in the last week joining George Mawanda-Kalema, a combo-guard from Episcopal High School in Virginia, and Desmond Cambridge, a 6-foot-4 post-graduate swingman at the Hun School in New Jersey. The Bears also hold commitments from two other New England prep products in St. Andrew's big man Paul Newman as well as Brooks forward Tamenang Choh.

DeWolf is the fifth member of NMH's senior class to commit to a division I school as he joins Kellan Grady (Davidson), Jerome Desrosiers (Princeton), Andrew Platek (North Carolina) and Tomas Murphy (Northeastern).