Junior point guard Miah Ostrowski’s unforeseen large role with the Hawaii men’s basketball team has many wondering if he’d forsake football next season (where his scholarship is) to play hoops full-time for Gib Arnold.
The answer: No.
Ostrowski said before the team left for its road trip this week that the loyalty the football team has shown him with a scholarship is important to him and he’s going to stick it out as a multi-sport athlete. He will still come across campus to play basketball, primarily for the WAC season, when football season is over in fall 2011.
If the Warriors make it to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl again, that means Miah will be back just after the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, as was the case this season when he crossed over for the first time.
Remember, Ostrowski is in line to be a starting slotback next season. He came in as a football player and he feels a duty to fulfill that obligation.