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UH hoops walk-on LaCount done playing

By Brian McInnis on September 11, 2018

Some college hoops players toil away behind the scenes and never get much in the way of public recognition. Such is the life of a scout-team player. Occasionally, some guys never get the public spotlight at all. Alas, such is the case with Hawaii basketball walk-on Trevor LaCount, who follows in the tradition of Caleb Dressler, Orel Lev, Aleksandar Milovic and Gary Satterwhite Jr., to name a few players of recent vintage who practiced and scouted opponents for at least […]

Okeson heads back to Nevada

By Brian McInnis on September 4, 2018

Todd Okeson’s playing career took off with the Nevada Wolf Pack. The former Hawaii director of basketball operations is hoping Reno, Nev., can do the same for his coaching career. Okeson, the former Pack point guard who helped lead the team to the Sweet 16 in 2004, was announced as the DOBO for coach Eric Musselman’s resurgent program on Tuesday. Okeson chose to leave UH soon after his second year as DOBO under Eran Ganot. He’d bounced around the coaching […]

Warrior Beat: Trayvon injured … basketball team refreshed

By Stephen Tsai on August 31, 2018

It was tough break for former UH safety Trayvon Henderson. He was expected to make the Cincinnati Bengals’ 53-player, opening-day roster. But Henderson, who signed with the Bengals as a free agent, suffered what was diagnosed as a torn ACL, his representatives told the Warrior Beat. Henderson is expected to be placed on injury reserve. * * * * * One of the things the basketball ‘Bows do well is celebrate birthdays. Yesterday, they sang and ate brownies in honor […]

Warrior Beat: Q visits the ‘Bows

By Stephen Tsai on August 30, 2018

Quincy Smith, a key member of the UH basketball team that advanced to the round of 32 in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, visited with the Rainbow Warriors today. Smith said he will be playing in Lithuania this coming season. It is the same league where LaMelo Ball and LiAngelo Ball played this past year. Smith started all 34 UH games in 2015-2016. He scored a career-high 19 points in the opening-round upset of California. * * * * * The […]

‘Bows drop final tour game

By Brian McInnis on August 16, 2018

The Sydney Kings prevented the Hawaii men’s basketball team from breaking even in its final game of the Down Under tour. UH trailed by nine at halftime, cut it to four points after three quarters, but gave up a 12-0 run in the fourth as the Kings won going away, 82-65, Friday night at Abottsleigh College (Thursday night in Hawaii), leaving UH to finish 1-3 on its foreign expedition. The Rainbow Warriors got 15 points from shooting guard Eddie Stansberry, […]

Breaking down the 2018-19 nonconference

By Brian McInnis on August 15, 2018

It’s here. On the heels of UCLA announcing that UH will play at Pauley Pavilion this season, UH was compelled to release its entire 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule. And, honestly, at this point there were only a couple of gaps to fill in. Well, those two remaining gaps (Mississippi Valley State and Alabama A&M) were pretty underwhelming. Then again, UCLA is UCLA, whether it’s home or away. Without further ado, a game-by-game look at the 2018-19 nonconference slate. Nov. 2: […]

Game 3 sprees

By Brian McInnis on August 15, 2018

Game 3 was good to both the Hawaii men’s and women’s basketball teams on Wednesday night (Tuesday back home) in their respective foreign tours. The Rainbow Warriors put together their best effort of their Down Under tour for a 70-52 win over the Centre of Excellence — the former academy of UH freshmen Mate Colina and Owen Hulland — in the Australian capital of Canberra. Colina scored 14 points in his homecoming, while point guard Drew Buggs added 11. Here’s the link […]

A slice of Humboldt pie

By Brian McInnis on August 13, 2018

Back in the 2015-16 season, UH Hilo made a guest appearance in the round-robin format of the modern Rainbow Classic, playing Montana State, which word had it did not want to play Coastal Carolina, a late addition to the field. That was it for the Vulcans; they obliged for that one game vs. the MSU Bobcats and went back to the Big Island, although they returned to play Manoa in a stand-alone game the next month. Three years later, it […]