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 climbed from 9.8 points per game to 13 from his freshman and sophomore seasons.
He shot 44.9 percent from the field overall, with nearly 75 percent of his attempts coming from beyond the arc, while contributing 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
“I feel like my shot definitely has gotten a lot better,” Stansberry said in a phone interview. “I’ve always had a jump shot, but I’ve definitely seen it this year get a little bit more consistent.”
Stansberry came out of Archbishop Riordan High School, just across the street from CCSF. He averaged 15.6 points his senior year and thought at the time he was ready for Division I, but realized during the ensuing offseason he had a lot of room for growth, especially after seeing the work ethic of his peers at the JUCO level.
He had an offer from San Jose State last fall, though he was also in contact with Saint Mary’s and Utah State. UH was in touch with him consistently since September, he said.
During his recent visit (a little more than a week ago), Stansberry had a chance to play some open gym with UH players.
“I feel like they all have that same demeanor and that same motor, where they know it’s about getting the best shot off, and I feel that with this group,” he said. “That’s where I feel I can be really effective.”
UH should have one remaining scholarship to award, either to another recruit or a returning walk-on.
More on Stansberry in Tuesday’s print edition of the Star-Advertiser.