As first noted by Brian McInnis last week, the basketball ‘Bows will have the players’ names on the back of their jerseys this coming season.
“It’s something we worked toward getting back to,” coach Eran Ganot said after a recent practice.
The initial reasoning to not include names was to promote team-first unity.
But on reflection, it was decided the basketball jerseys could be used as a way to honor the school, the sponsor and the players’ families.
“You know what I love about the jersey?” Ganot said. “It represents things that are bigger than you, bigger than the name. It’s not their first name, it’s their last name. I think everything is about what you represent.”
Ganot said the “H” logo represents “our program, our university, our state of Hawaii.”
Under Armour sponsors UH’s uniforms and gear.
“The last name back there represents your family,” Ganot said. “The last name is something great that you represent. You represent yourself, your family. And so it’s about time to get that back in there.”