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Kamgain and Martin Commit to Kansas City Men's Basketball Program
UMKC Athletics 7-9-2019
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The two newest commitments – Franck Kamgain and Sam Martin – bring the 2019-20 Kansas City Men’s Basketball recruiting class to eight. The announcement was made by head coach Billy Donlon on Wednesday. Kamgain is a Kansas City, Mo., native and arrives as a sophomore athletically playing last season at Wheeling Jesuit University (W.Va.). Martin will red-shirt during the 2019-20 Roo basketball season and receive a scholarship starting for the 2020-21 campaign.

Kamgain is a 6-2, 195-pound guard who attended Center High School and the DME Sports Academy. As a senior, he averaged 17 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals. He holds the career record at Center for most points scored at 1,300. Kamgain was a Missouri Basketball Coaches’ Association All-State First Team selection and a two-time all-district honoree.

In his first year as a collegiate player at Wheeling Jesuit, Kamgain started all 30 games and led the team in scoring (15.2 points) and steals (2.0) and was second in three other categories, assists (2.9), minutes (31.1) and total 3-pointer’s made (49). In his debut, he poured in 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting against Gannon on Nov. 9, 2018. He began the season with 10-straight games of over 10 points. He had a career-best 35 points in the season finale against West Liberty on March 8, 2019.

“Franck is the start to our recruiting of Kansas City,” said Donlon. “He was an under-recruited player out of high school and went on to lead Wheeling Jesuit in points and steals. He competes at both ends of the floor and attacks the rim from the point guard position.”

A 6-0, 185-pound guard, Martin is from Fort Worth, Texas, and attended Burleson High School. He averaged 23 points and eight assists for the Elks. He set the school best for most three-pointer’s made in a game (10) and most assists in a game (17). He ended his prep career scoring over 1,500 career points, including a single game-high of 45. Martin was honored on the All-Region Team, All-County Team and was the District 9 MVP. In the fall, he was a football stand-out being recognized as an All-State member at the defensive safety position.

Martin was raised in an athletic family with father Joey coaching basketball at multiple high schools in Texas. His father was also a college basketball player at Stephen F. Austin in the mid-90s.

“Sam brings a great basketball IQ which makes sense as his dad Joey is one of the best high school coaches in Texas,” said Donlon. “Sam brings toughness and passion for the game that our program values.”

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Class of 2019-2020

Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School Previous School
Adefolarin "FoFo" Adetogun Fr. G 6-1 189 Regina, Saskatchewan Athol Murray College
Josiah Allick Fr. F 6-7 215 Lincoln, Neb.
Lincoln North Star
Franck Kamgain So. G 6-2 195 Kansas City, Mo. DME Sports Academy / Center Wheeling Jesuit
Maks Klanjscek Fr. G 6-5 200 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gymnasium Sentvid Hoosac School (N.Y.)
Sam Martin Redshirt G 6-0 185 Fort Worth, Texas Burleson
Demarius Pitts R-So. G 6-4 180 Clinton, Md. Springfield Commonwealth Academy Virginia Union
Javan White Sr. F 6-10 230 Ames, Iowa Ames Clemson / Oral Roberts
Zion Williams So. G 6-4 193 Maybrook, N.Y. St. Mark's Wallace State
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