The Hawaii men’s basketball team may have been quiet for most of the spring signing period, but the Rainbow Warriors made some noise on the final day of the period Wednesday by signing post banger Sammis Reyes of North Broward (Fla.) Prep.
The 6-7, 240-pound Reyes should be of immediate help for a UH team that lost two of three players from its frontcourt rotation in the 2013-14 season. He averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists per game for Broward.
Bottom line, it was a get UH absolutely needed on the heels of losing out on Jaleel Cousins to South Florida. Big bodies don’t exactly fall into your lap at this time of the year, and Reyes is a load. He also has junior national team experience with Chile.
Reyes’ enthusiasm for joining Gib Arnold’s team comes through in his comments in Thursday’s edition of the newspaper.
Here’s a montage of Reyes highlights from this past season.
He’s got a crowd-pleasing game with a degree of ballhandling ability you wouldn’t expect from a guy of his dimensions. If everything goes well with Reyes in the preseason, you could see him on the court in games sooner rather than later, especially with Stefan Jankovic ineligible until mid-December.
That, right now, should be something for beleaguered UH fans to get excited about.