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Hawaii basketball lands high-scoring junior college guard JoVon McClanahan

By Stephen Tsai on April 3, 2020

A prolific junior-college point guard is set to join the UH men’s basketball team. JoVon McClanahan, who is completing his first year at Sheridan (Wy.) College, announced on Twitter and then confirmed to Hawaii Warrior World that he will accept a basketball scholarship from the Rainbow Warriors. If the NCAA schedule holds, McClanahan will be allowed to sign a letter of intent on April 15, the first day of the spring-signing period for basketball recruits. McClanahan, who was an NCAA […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Current Rainbow Warriors make their picks for virtual Final Four winners

By Dave Reardon on April 3, 2020

I asked some current University of Hawaii basketball players who they like to go all the way as we’ve arrived at the Final Four of our UH men’s hoops online tournament. Justin Hemsley and Zoar Nedd are also members of the sports media class I taught at Crawford Hall before we were forced into cyberspace. Sitting between them at a Rainbow Wahine game a few weeks back, I learned that in addition to possessing physical gifts both are astute students […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Varied styles advance to semifinals of virtual tournament

By Dave Reardon on March 30, 2020

Four decades and four distinct eras of University of Hawaii basketball are represented in the Final Four of our 100th Season Best-Team Bracket virtual tournament. Any fan or innocent passerby with a Twitter account can vote to help determine the greatest team in the first 100 years of the program. Here are your semifinal matchups, with voting to come on Saturday. (The final will be contested next Monday — which would have been the date of the finale of March […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: 100th Season Best-Team Bracket, Elite Eight, Day 4

By Warrior World on March 29, 2020

Can Hawaii’s all-time leading scorer prevent the Hawaii basketball 100th Season Best-Team Bracket from coming down to a matchup of the top four seeds? Chris Gaines and the hard-nosed NIT quarterfinal team of 1989-90 will have their work cut out for them against the second-seeded, inaugural NCAA Tournament team of 1971-72. One “Fabulous Five” team has already been knocked out; doubtless Bob Nash and Co. are motivated to move on to the final weekend. So far, the voters have selected […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Jessiya Villa joins list of Rainbow Warrior transfers; 2 Rainbow Wahine reportedly transfer

By Warrior World on March 28, 2020

The following appeared on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s breaking news: Jessiya Villa, a freshman point guard for the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team, confirmed he has entered the transfer portal. Villa redshirted this season after returning from a two-year church mission in Ghana. “I entered this morning,” Villa said. “I’m officially a transfer. … In this business, in this realm, you just gotta keep yourself happy, and do what’s best, not only for yourself, more so, for everyone. I respect […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: 100th Season Best-Team Bracket, Elite Eight, Day 3

By Warrior World on March 28, 2020

Chalk continues to rule the day in the Hawaii basketball 100th Season Best-Team Bracket. Friday’s 4-5 matchup between the 1997-98 “Dynamic Duo” and the 1970-71 “Fabulous Five” went the way of the pair, not the quintet, and rather decisively, too — 71.2% to 28.8% as the poll is almost closed. Will the favorites continue their domination today on Day 3 of the quarterfinals? The NCAA Tournament-seasoned international wonder boys of the third seed, 2001-02, must contend with the first iteration of […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Center Dawson Carper enters NCAA transfer portal

By Brian McInnis on March 27, 2020

“Big Sauce” is taking his talents elsewhere. On Friday, sophomore center Dawson Carper became the second Hawaii basketball player to enter the NCAA transfer portal in three days, following Drew Buggs on Wednesday. Hawaii C Dawson Carper (SO) has entered the transfer portal. https://t.co/vAUsINLpHc — Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) March 27, 2020 Carper confirmed his intention to leave the program in a message to Hawaii Warrior World. The true 7-foot sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colo., started 22 games in the 2019-20 […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: 100th Season Best-Team Bracket, Elite Eight, Day 2

By Warrior World on March 27, 2020

Today would’ve been the last day of the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. How’s that for some perspective as you hang out at home, looking for things to do? In our tournament, it’s Day 2 of the Hawaii basketball 100th Season Best-Team Bracket. The top seed, 2015-16, rolled to another easy victory as decided by the voters on Thursday, becoming the first team to make it to our “Final Four.” Another spot is up for grabs today between two storied NIT […]