Court Sense

Expanded coverage of Rainbow Warriors basketball, including practice notes, game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Big West Conference.

About the blog host

Brian McInnis has covered sports on Oahu full time since 2007, when he joined the Honolulu Star-Bulletin staff as a general reporter. He’s been the UH basketball beat writer since the 2008-09 season. In his free time, Brian enjoys hilarious Internet videos. Follow him on twitter @Brian_McInnis

Latest news

HD League tips off

By Brian McInnis on July 3, 2018

Let the development begin. The Hawaii Development League, or rebranded College Summer League, actually has been going for about a week now with its women’s half of competition. But Monday night at St. Francis School’s gymnasium, the next generation of the long-running league really got going. Local hoops veterans Derrick Low and Kyle Pape spearheaded the renovation/revolution, but got help from others behind the scenes. Many of the old veterans that populated the league, for better or worse, have been […]

Passing the rock

By Brian McInnis on May 16, 2018

Hey Hawaii hoops fans! Got some personal news here for you. We’re undergoing some reshuffling of roles in the Star-Advertiser sports department, and for yours truly that means a new assignment. Effective pretty much immediately, I’m going to be a general assignment sports reporter, focused on UH sports coverage and helping our online content. Exactly how much of each remains to be hammered out. You’re in very experienced hands as far as your UH men’s hoops content, as Stephen Tsai […]

‘Bows to Australia official

By Brian McInnis on May 15, 2018

The dates and cities are confirmed. Hawaii men’s basketball is going to Australia. It will be Aug. 8 to 18, between Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane. UH is expected to play one Australian pro/club team (to be announced) at each stop. The Rainbow Warriors will begin its 10 allotted practices for the trip in late July. UH affirmed the whole team will make the trip, including incoming players Owen Hulland, Dawson Carper and Eddie Stansberry. (Mate Colina as well; he’s […]

Stepteau to be scholarshipped

By Brian McInnis on May 10, 2018

It’s been a while, Hawaii hoops fans. Here’s something worthwhile to make up for a quiet stretch for offseason news. UH coach Eran Ganot told the Star-Advertiser on Thursday night that guard Brocke Stepteau is set to receive a scholarship for his senior season of 2018-19. It’s been a long time coming for the 5-foot-9 Dallas native, who walked on in 2014-15 when Gib Arnold was still the coach, then endured two coaching changes to help guide Eran Ganot’s Rainbow […]

UH hoops camps set

By Brian McInnis on May 1, 2018

While we’re still awaiting details on the Hawaii basketball team’s biggest event of the offseason — the planned foreign tour to Australia — the Rainbow Warriors’ second-biggest operation has been mapped out. Summer camps. That’s right, it’s the time of year for your son, daughter, niece or nephew to get some hands-on training from UH staff and players. You can find full details here. There are two straightforward skills/fundamentals camps, and two shooting clinics. Here’s a summary of dates and prices: Camp […]

Stansberry signs

By Brian McInnis on April 16, 2018

The drama — if there was any — over whether Eddie Stansberry would follow up on his verbal commitment and sign with the Hawaii basketball team is officially over. Stansberry put pen to paper on Monday in a ceremony at City College of San Francisco. Congrats to our guys @mikesteady123 and Eddie Stansberry who signed their @NLIinsider today with @HawaiiMBB & @SJSUMBB #wegetplayersout — CCSF Mens Basketball (@SFCityBasketbal) April 16, 2018 That’s Stansberry on the left. Here’s what UH […]

2017-18 MBB Banquet rewind

By Brian McInnis on April 12, 2018

A smaller-than-usual Hawaii basketball postseason banquet still managed to produce some memorable moments on Wednesday night at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. There was a silent auction, a recent staple at the UH preseason and postseason hoops fundraisers. There was pretty much the entire 2017-18 team in house, minus departed center Ido Flaisher, who still found a way to dominate the team’s season highlight video (perhaps the biggest upset of the night). And there was, for the first time […]

Stansberry commits

By Brian McInnis on April 2, 2018

Hawaii basketball has a shooter for its 2018 class. City College of San Francisco guard Eddie Stansberry has committed to play for the Rainbow Warriors next season, he told the Star-Advertiser today. Stansberry hit 104 3-pointers his recently completed sophomore season at CCSF, at a 42.8 percent clip for the CCCAA champions, who went 33-1. That’s volume and efficiency, both. It was a pretty drastic improvement from his freshman season, when she shot 30 percent from long range. His scoring […]