We’re one day off from the start of the early (fall) signing period. Hawaii currently has two players expected to sign — Morningside (Calif.) High point guard Gerry Blakes and Serra High (Calif.) power forward Ronnie Stevens.
After his verbal commitment, Stevens initially said he would sign with UH among friends in the late (spring) signing period. But after talking it over with his parents, the 6-9 Stevens elected to get things out of the way as soon as possible — he confirmed as much over the phone today.
Damiene Cain, UH’s biggest remaining target in this early period, told Calihighsports.com he’s planning to make his decision on Friday. Besides UH, his primary choices are Boston College, Colorado, Oregon State and Minnesota.
Looking at the White squad in today’s practice, there was a possible starting-five preview for this weekend’s Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic. Hiram Thompson (PG), Zane Johnson (SG), Joston Thomas (SF), Bill Amis (PF) and Vander Joaquim (C) took the floor at once. Bobby Miles, Bo Barnes, and Douglas Kurtz also saw time on the White team.
The signing period opens for the UH women’s basketball team as well. Dana Takahara-Dias is expected to sign four players in this early period — two freshmen, a sophomore and a junior. One is expected to be Molokai senior center Kalei Adolpho. Will have details on the others later.