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Hawaii men’s basketball: Graduate manager joining the Spurs

By Stephen Tsai on April 18, 2019

Garrett Jackson, who served as a graduate manager for the Rainbow Warriors this season, has been selected for an internship with the San Antonio Spurs’ video department. Jackson had multiple roles for the ‘Bows, including video analysis, scouting, recruiting, practice preparation, player development and nutrition coordinator. UH coach Eran Ganot was an assistant at Saint Mary’s when Jackson was a forward for the Gaels. Jackson’s departure was announced at the UH banquet yesterday. It also was revealed Jack Purchase, who […]

Junior college guard commits to Hawaii basketball

By Stephen Tsai on April 15, 2019

Two days away from signing day for basketball prospects, the Rainbow Warriors secured a commitment from a junior-college guard. Junior Madut is a 6-foot-5, 185-pound sophomore from Eastern Florida State College. He was the captain for a team that went 28-8 this past season. He averaged 9.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists while defending several spots. Madut was born in Sudan, grew up in Australia, and attended the DME Academy, a prep school in Florida, before joining EFSC. Madut’s […]

Warrior Beat: Middle schoolers, “GOT,” hoops banquet

By Stephen Tsai on April 14, 2019

Things are getting busier and busier on the Manoa campus. Yesterday marked the Warriors’ first “Middle School Day.” While most schools have “Junior Days” for high school students wishing to learn more about their institutions (and football programs, of course), UH had an open house for middle school students. The emphasis is that no matter your future aspirations, every class in high school counts. Too often when students are considering college, they are hindered by poor grades as freshmen or […]

Rainbow Warrior basketball: Leland Green finds a home

By Brian McInnis on April 10, 2019

Former Hawaii basketball guard Leland Green has found his greener land of opportunity. Green, a reserve who played an average of 8.7 minutes in 27 games in 2018-19, will play at Division II Humboldt State for his senior season. Because he is dropping down a division, he does not have to sit out a season. Green was a courteous, quiet sort who wowed upon his arrival from Los Angeles with a better-than-expected jump shot and a ready-made physique. He enjoyed […]

Leland Green, Brandon Thomas leaving UH basketball team

By Stephen Tsai on March 28, 2019

Reserve guards Leland Green and Brandon Thomas are leaving the UH basketball team. Both players requested — and received — releases from their scholarships, then entered the NCAA portal, a list of available transfer players that is circulated to all NCAA programs. Green played in 57 games, starting 36, in his first two UH seasons. But he underwent shoulder surgery at the end of the 2017-2018 season. This recently completed season, he averaged 8.3 minutes and 2.6 points in 27 […]

Rainbow Warriors basketball: Critical juncture

By Brian McInnis on March 21, 2019

Kick back, relax and take in one of the best sports days of the year today. Heck, do it again tomorrow, and through the rest of March as the madness unfolds. When you do, consider this: It’s already been three years since the Hawaii men’s basketball team enjoyed its finest hour on the national stage, upsetting No. 4 seed California in the NCAA Tournament first round in Spokane, Wash. Roderick Bobbitt, Stefan Jankovic and Aaron Valdes, and a host of […]

Game Night: ‘Bows vs. 49ers

By Stephen Tsai on March 14, 2019

It’s game night with fourth-seeded UH and No. 5 Long Beach State meeting in the opening round of the Big West tournament. The Rainbow Warriors are at ease in Orange County with this being their 10th day on the road. With their final regular-season game against Cal State Fullerton, the ‘Bows did not even have to change hotels. Eran Ganot said it was one of the rare Sundays on the road not spent in an airport or on an airplane. […]

Big West awards hard-earned for Hawaii basketball teams

By Brian McInnis on March 11, 2019

It is a credit to the Hawaii men’s and women’s basketball teams that they have done what they’ve done in their respective 2019 conference seasons without possessing a singularly dominant player. Fourth place in the Big West for the Rainbow Warriors with a 9-7 record (18-12 overall). Second place for the Rainbow Wahine at 10-6 (14-15 overall). Top-half seeding like that going into the Big West tournament usually means that’s good for some significant hardware in the conference postseason awards. […]