Following a brutal first Western Athletic Conference road trip that saw the Hawaii men’s basketball team go 0-2, the Rainbow Warriors (9-5 overall) returned to the warm, friendly confines of the Stan Sheriff Center for practice today.
After a lengthy film session, the team still belted out their daily cheer of “We are … champions!” to start the session. Doesn’t look like their spirits were irreparably damaged from the toughest road trip of the season, losses at Utah State and Nevada.
No sign of senior forward Bill Amis, who is still recovering from that nagging stress fracture in his right foot. Not a good sign for his chances to play in the home doubleheader (Thursday-Saturday) against Idaho (7-6, 1-1) and Boise State (9-5, 2-0).
Also, freshman point guard Bobby Miles was limited to riding an exercise bike after getting some wisdom teeth pulled.
Even after a three-game week which saw Rainbow Wahine freshman forward Kamilah Jackson average 19.3 points and 16.0 rebounds, she was not picked for her first Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week award.
That honor went to Louisiana Tech’s Adrienne Johnson today. The Lady Techsters forward averaged 27.0 points and 11.3 rebounds in three games last week.
Tough luck for Jackson, who probably would have won it on any other week with sublime numbers like that and a 2-1 team record.