New Hawaii coach Eran Ganot can begin signing players for the 2015-16 season starting today with the opening of the spring (late) signing period.
As of yet, there are no known players planning to put their names down with the Rainbow Warriors. The one oral commitment UH is known to have received, Austin Pope, decommitted once it became clear Benjy Taylor wasn’t getting the long-term job.
UH has at least four scholarships to award for the 2015-16 season: those belonging to Garrett Nevels, Brandon Jawato, Isaac Fotu and Sammis Reyes.
That number can go up, depending on if there are any early player departures, or down, depending on UH’s NCAA sanctions or if the Rainbows run into APR trouble.
Ganot has been deliberate with his decisions thus far, be it in regard to choosing his staff, or how much he’s been willing to say about his recruiting and on-court philosophies. He’s very cognizant of wanting to get things right.
It’s going to be an uphill battle for him to recruit at this stage of the year, but Ganot has some connections and should be aided in that regard once he announces his staff.
Here’s what Ganot said Monday night about Isaac Fleming‘s Twitter announcement that he would remain with the team.
“As I’ve said earlier, I was looking forward to the opportunity to get in front of the players and speak with them, and I’ve enjoyed it, getting to know them. We’re going to continue to get to know them.
“There are going to be more of those (1-on-1) discussions. And now they’re constant because you’re getting to know each other.”
As far as the start of team workouts, Ganot said, “I just want to get them going on a schedule … and get them together.”