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

Up next: Jaaron Stallworth

By Brian McInnis on May 15, 2017

Yuba College point guard Jaaron Stallworth could soon be Hawaii’s first commit of the spring.

Alberts at the plate

By Brian McInnis on May 10, 2017

Gonzaga transfer Bryan Alberts, a 6-foot-5 guard, is the latest player to be courted in person at the Manoa campus by Hawaii basketball this spring signing period. Word is he arrived today. Alberts is a tantalizing prospect, given he has size, played on a great team (the Bulldogs, in case you forgot, were the national runners-up) and is the rare graduate transfer to have two years of immediate eligibility. Sounds like he has a planned visit to Long Beach State this weekend. Weber State of the Big Sky is also said to be in play. Gonzaga announced itself that Alberts left its program in search of other Division I opportunities. He started 10 games as a freshman in 2015-16 and […]

Exercise in patience

By Brian McInnis on April 20, 2017

So, to state the obvious, it hasn’t been a gangbusters start to the spring signing period for the Hawaii basketball team. There have been no official announcements yet (the period began on April 12 and runs through May 17), nor any known commitments — although it sounds like the Rainbow Warriors might be close to something with Finnish point guard Edon Maxhuni. Two of the three unsigned players UH brought in this period are off the board to other teams — including one to a conference rival. UPDATE: Looks like Maxhuni is off the board as well. He’s reportedly committed to Long Beach State. This was retweeted by Maxhuni: Congrats to 2017 @hba_marsky PG @EdonMaxhuni for his committment to play for […]

Bringing in the guards

By Brian McInnis on April 15, 2017

UH, which has four scholarships to hand out, is hosting two guards early in the spring signing period.

Taking stock

By Brian McInnis on April 13, 2017

Hawaii basketball is up to four early player departures this spring.

Banquet pivot

By Brian McInnis on April 12, 2017

In a sense, the 2017 UH basketball postseason banquet was a pivot from past to future.

Owies gets release

By Brian McInnis on April 7, 2017

Point guard Matt Owies has been released from the program.