Jawato shutting it down

Brandon Jawato‘s season is over with a back injury.

Jawato has a bulging disc in his back, UH coach Benjy Taylor said on Wednesday. On Thursday, a team source confirmed Jawato is shutting it down for the season.

Yet to be determined is if Jawato is calling it a career — a distinct possibility for the fourth-year junior guard.

Brandon Jawato (UH photo)
Brandon Jawato (UH photo)

It’s just the latest bout of misfortune endured by Jawato, who redshirted his first season at UH and enjoyed his most productive season in 2012-13, when he shot 41.3 percent on 3-pointers and made a team-high 43 from long range. An ankle wore down on him last season, and he scored just eight points across 14 games as a lightly used reserve.

He rehabbed all offseason from surgery to repair the joint, only to suffer a severe off-court concussion in the preseason. He appeared in only six games this season, and hadn’t gotten in a game since playing six minutes against Southern on Dec. 29. The team initially said the injury suffered sometime since that game was back spasms.

The most remarkable game of his UH career, the UH- and Big West-record 7-for-7 performance on 3-pointers in a single half, coincidentally came against UC Riverside, UH opponent Thursday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.


It remains to be seen if point guard Roderick Bobbitt (left knee bruising) will play against Riverside. I’ll have an updated blog entry before the game.


  1. poorboy February 12, 2015 4:31 pm


    Sorry to hear about that, we were all looking forward to Brandon lighting it up from 3 line this year in BWC..One of my favorite MBB student athletes…remember… I believe he will be a 4 year at UH MBB player who will graduate in May with a degree . That might be a first, which is great. Correct me if I am wrong.
    Best wishes Brandon Jawato, and wish you have good health for future endeavors.
    An original Gib Arnold Recruit. 4 years ago

  2. Derek February 12, 2015 6:48 pm

    Yes, I concur, tough deal for Brandon. Hope he’ll get well ASAP. We sure could use his 3 point shooting this year. On another good note, Bo Barnes scored 18 points last Saturday for Arizona State to lead the team to an upset victory over Arizona at home.
    He hit a key 3 pointer late in the game to seal the game. A name from the past. Good job Bo!

  3. seewhy February 13, 2015 10:29 am

    Very unfortunate. Brandon is a good guy. Wish him the best of luck with what ever he plans to do.

Comments are closed.