Just some spot action

If anyone was hoping for a concentrated dose of projected Hawaii walk-ons Tyler Harville or Zach Buscher on Saturday, they had to walk out of the Manoa Valley District Park gym with some disappointment.

Both players scored just two points off the bench (Harville for Grantco Pacific in a 108-103 win over Wealth Strategy Partners and Buscher for Chosen Few in an 89-71 win over Clark Hatch Fitness) , and they never really impacted their games on a night most notable for its chippy play.

Two former UH players dominated their games with 37-point nights, those being Bill Amis of Chosen Few and Christian Standhardinger of Grantco. Standhardinger is averaging 40 points in three games.

The diminutive Harville was clearly anxious to make something happen when he checked in for Alan Silva’s Grantco team, firing up three quick, errant 3s in the first half before getting pulled. He did connect on an aggressive driving layup through the middle of the paint. He finished 0-for-4 from deep, but he had a couple nice passes for assists.

The wiry Buscher was fouled on a 3-point attempt and made two out of three at the line. He gives up a lot of bulk to opponents. That’s something that will likely be a work in progress for him his whole freshman year. In the meantime, he’ll have to make the most of limited opportunities on an experienced Chosen squad.


By the next night of games on Thursday, Isaac Fleming, Brocke Stepteau and Michael Thomas should be in action. That should be it as far as the remaining UH players who will see action in summer league; Roderick Bobbitt will be here but is still rehabbing his broken arm and Sammis Reyes is still trying to figure out a way to get cleared by the NCAA and make it out to the islands.


Sounds like Wealth Strategy’s Julian Sensley will be out the rest of summer league. He had his knee scoped recently and on Saturday didn’t sound like he was in a rush to get back in action while he roamed the gym on crutches.

That’s unfortunate, as Sensley has been a summer league staple and was going to be key in Wealth Strategy’s title defense.


  1. poorboy July 6, 2014 1:36 am


    heard anything if Tyler going to stay with Hawaii of go to St Mary’s that is the current situation. Says has to make up mind before July 30th for the Gaels

  2. poorboy July 6, 2014 1:52 am


    If Sammis cannot get into Hawaii by fall, that is a big blow for UH and a very thin front line.
    Think Gib has to do almost some magic, scour the planet for possibly two bigs, or great all around SF’s who can defend and score. Possibly offer one the scholarship, the other as preferred walkon, with hope is Sammis does not make it to Hawaii this year, that scholarship could be his.. a work in progress grinder, with some skill..
    Still hope that Sammis can make it by August school start…get that ncaa clearing house or paper work done…

  3. innocent observer July 6, 2014 10:20 am

    looks like uh basketball is in trouble, not only with the ncaa but it players are jumping ship, etc. this is the beginning of the end for gib.

  4. HawaiiMongoose July 6, 2014 10:36 am

    It’s very concerning that Sammis hasn’t gotten cleared to play. I hope Michael Thomas has grown a couple more inches and put on more muscle because it looks like he’s going to get lots of minutes this season.

  5. tsboy July 6, 2014 11:11 am

    who’s jumping ship? if walkons get better playing opportunities, they should go. they are walkons and probably won’t affect the season except to provide practice players. guys like innocent observer have been saying for years, and probably hope, that this is the beginning of the end for Gib. the jokes on them.

  6. poorboy July 6, 2014 1:52 pm

    innocent : same old BS, UH MBB is going to be really good. ncaa clear up, uh take whatever corrections, and move on, their core of Negus, Fotu, Nevels, Smith, Jankovich, Fleming, Bobbitt, Thomas, Enos, Jovanovich, Valdes will be battling for the top BWC and chance to go NCAA without question,..yes Tyler jumped ship to a school on 4 year probation, so they can still play ncaa tourney though.. would think UH not as severe , and still can play for ncaa tourney..

    innocent.: young lad or lady whole bunch of same old BS, Gib and UH MBB sinking, that is what you would have said nearly 5 years ago when Gib first came, and what, same old shibai and BS, Gib still here working his arse off trying to get UH MBB to next level, he will

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