UPDATED: Jaaron Stallworth has signed with UH, and Kahuku point guard Jessiya Villa plans to do the same today.
It’s now Jaaron Stallworth’s chance to be Hawaii basketball’s first commit of the spring.
The Yuba (Calif.) College point guard is currently taking an official visit to the Manoa campus, making him a prime candidate to join the Rainbow Warriors as the spring signing period winds down. The 6-foot-1 Stallworth is still rehabbing a leg injury but part of his upside is that he is the uncommon junior college player with three years of eligibility at the Division I level.
Stallworth, from Elk Grove (near Sacramento), put up 13.8 points and 3.2 assists in 13 games for Yuba (28-3) in 2016-17. His shooting percentages were solid; 40 percent from 3 and 76.5 percent at the line.
Stallworth is still recovering from a broken leg injury he suffered midway through Yuba’s season. He’s expected to make a recovery before the 2017-18 season, but it surely affected the recruiting looks he received. Besides UH, he recently mentioned (Division II) Chico State on Twitter and hoops blogger Kevin McCarthy noted he’d previously mentioned D-II schools Cal State Stanislaus and Wayne State.
A cursory scan through Stallworth’s Twitter feed shows that he’s been following UH pretty closely for several months now. The ‘Bows clearly have the edge here.
— Jaaron Stallworth (@HEZIJ_) March 14, 2017
The end of the period is on Wednesday — although players may still be added during the rest of the summer via non-binding scholarship agreements.
Former Gonzaga guard Bryan Alberts was to take a visit to Long Beach State last weekend, just after visiting UH. Last word I had on him was he intends to make his decision during the dead period around this weekend.
If you hadn’t seen it by now, Long Beach Poly big man Myles Johnson is off the board. This recruiting setback was not wholly surprising, given that UH was going up against a power-conference team in Rutgers (Big Ten) and to a lesser extent Georgia Tech (ACC). The Scarlet Knights prevailed.
— ℳƔℒΣƧ ℑ∅ℌℕ$ΩΠ (@MylestheMonster) May 14, 2017