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Basketball tournament brackets announced

By Stephen Tsai on July 11, 2018

The basketball ‘Bows will play Utah in the Nov. 22 opening round of the Wooden Legacy tournament in Fullerton, Calif. The ‘Bows open the Diamond Head Classic against UNLV. On the road The recruiting trail is far and wide. The UH basketball coaches are spread out in pursuit of prospects, with stopovers in New York and South America.

Respected administrative assistant leaving UH

By Stephen Tsai on July 9, 2018

UCLA is at it again. This time, it’s one of UH’s most valuable staffers — Courtney Chai — heading to Westwood. Chai has that wordy title of assistant to the associate athletic director/administrative services at UH. But she also has handled administrative work for the UH baseball and men’s volleyball teams. She has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount and a master’s from Long Beach State. “I think she’s the best,” baseball coach Mike Trapasso said. “We’ll miss her. It’s […]

Blast from the past: Handy and Freak

By Stephen Tsai on July 4, 2018

Before stretch-4s and pick-and-pop offenses, there were the UH basketball teams of the 1990s. Those ‘Bows were ahead of these times, with double posts, high-low movements and, of course, G Game. Two of the best wings from that era were Phil Handy and Alika “Freak” Smith. They were reunited this morning at a clinic at Saint Francis School. Handy recently completed a four-year stint coaching a Northern Ohio team whose best player is THE best player — LeBron James. Smith […]

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 […]

All present

By Stephen Tsai on July 2, 2018

The entire UH men’s basketball team is enrolled in the second summer session, which began today. Attendance is key because 1) the Warriors can have full participation in the eight hours of individual/team drills they are allowed each week during the summer, and 2) it will ease the way for the extra practices granted in advance of next month’s trip to Australia. Among the newcomers are combo guard Eddie Stansberry, and post players Dawson Carper and Owen Hulland. Kapolei High […]

Hoops staff shuffling

By Brian McInnis on May 22, 2018

Eran Ganot has some staffing up to do this offseason. Oregon State announced the addition of UH hoops assistant Marlon Stewart as the Beavers’ new director of operations on Tuesday. Stewart, formerly an assistant at Montana, lasted just one year in Manoa as the team’s defensive coordinator and post players coach. We are excited to welcome Marlon Stewart (@TheCoachStew) as our new Director of Basketball Operations! Release: https://t.co/T35VNldE9f#GoBeavs pic.twitter.com/iY4O4LjK4n — Oregon State Hoops (@BeaverMBB) May 22, 2018 The 32-year-old Stewart […]

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 […]