Hey hoops fans, apologies for the story about the UH men’s basketball team’s exhibition not being up online this morning. We’re working to get that corrected.
In the meantime, here are some day-after thoughts about the 83-55 win over Chaminade. Overall, an impressive debut for Gib Arnold’s team.
>> Joston Thomas (25 points, 11-for-21 shooting) made quite the first impression to the crowd with his variety of scoring. A couple 3-pointers, a power dunk, and some swooping layups.
>> Bo Barnes (11 points, 3-for-3 on 3-pointers) backed up his sharpshooter reputation with his quick, Brent Barry-esque release.
>> Thomas and Bill Amis (14 points, three blocks) combined for over half of UH’s shot attempts (36 of the 68). It wasn’t by accident; look for more of that.
>> Pretty good crowd (about 3,500) for an exhibition. Starting to expect some big numbers for the season opener on Friday.
>> Hiram Thompson (six assists, no turnovers) did a great job of running the point for Arnold. Freshman Bobby Miles was pressing a little bit off the bench, but it was his first moment in front of a crowd like that.
>> UH was efficient (48.5 percent shooting overall, including 53.8 percent (7-for-13) on 3-pointers and 100 percent (10-for-10) on free throws.
Day off for the team today. Back at it tomorrow through Friday, when the regular season tips off.