There’s plenty of work left to do to shore up Hawaii’s 2015 recruiting class, but that doesn’t mean new coach Eran Ganot can’t also think in the long term.
UH hosted former Kahuku multi-sport athlete Samuta Avea on an unofficial (not paid for by the school) visit over the weekend.
The 6-foot-5 Avea, now of Bingham High in South Jordan, Utah, is a burgeoning talent. As part of the Red Raiders’ supporting cast this past season, he averaged better than 12 points a game. He will be a junior in the fall and will be part of the class of 2017.
On his visit with his family, he was accompanied by Team Eleate co-founder Clint Parks, a Hawaii native who now lives on the West Coast. Parks helped Ganot, then a UH assistant, secure a commitment from Jordan Coleman back in 2009. Parks tweeted some of Avea’s visit here and here.
Star-Advertiser preps writer Paul Honda lauds Avea for his talent and character. Honda did a post about Avea a couple months ago.
It could be a while before Avea’s college destination is known — he has a while to make up his mind — but it’s encouraging to see Ganot making some headway on future classes this early into the game.