Thursday practice updates

The Hawaii starting five for tomorrow’s season opener against Montana State is apparently set.

There was a consistent first group in today’s last full practice before the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic.

The battle at center has gone to sophomore Vander Joaquim over senior Douglas Kurtz. Joaquim is joined by Hiram Thompson (PG), Zane Johnson (SG), Joston Thomas (SF) and Bill Amis (PF).


UH might get some additional relief in the backcourt this weekend in the form of junior Anthony Salter. Salter got in on live drills today, opening up the possibility of some action off the bench as UH plays three games in four days. An available Salter would raise the UH active player count to 11.


  1. bb November 11, 2010 4:42 pm


    What kind of crowd are they expecting tomorrow night? Am I going to have to get there a little early? Last year going to these games seemed like a friends and family affair. You could easily one seat rule in most of the sections. I hope parking isnt bad either.

  2. Eagle November 11, 2010 5:46 pm

    FEEL the BUZZ !!? [Yes i DO … AND we know…]

    Get COMMITTED ! Like Gib & His Coaches & Players…

    Get RESERVED Parking, Make Contributions,
    ! Bring Friends & Family with You !

    … Let’s Not Repeat the Two Year Plus cycles of the Fab 5 or Riley’s Great Teams (Even Colt Brennan took More Than Two Years) …

    Hawai’i FANS ARE SLOW to Discover Greatness –

    – Get Out in Front and Bring ‘Em With YOU !

  3. wayoutwest November 11, 2010 5:48 pm

    can’t wait for opening tip…

    is salter rushing back to the court too quickly? would hate for hawaii to lose him for even longer than anticipated. is it safe to say brumfield will be back for the diamond head classic?

  4. Brian McInnis November 11, 2010 6:46 pm


    I still doubt Salter plays this weekend, even if the team gets in foul trouble in one of their three games. But you never know. Brumfield should be back by the DHC, but his rehab hasn’t gone as smooth as the coaches would have liked.

  5. Brian McInnis November 11, 2010 6:48 pm


    Expect a large crowd. Get there early. That’s my advice.

  6. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 12, 2010 7:30 am

    We have season tickets. Moved down to the lower bowl this year, but the seats are not nearly as good as the ones we had for the past several years – center court about six rows above the concourse. Now we’re six rows above the floor and two seats away from the entrance/exit used by the visiting team.

    Given the junk jumbo screens in The Stan, I guess we’ll have to listen to our new radio in order to know what’s going on at the other end of the court.

    Nevertheless, we’re ooking forward to Friday night – barring unforseen accidents, the Rainbow Warriors are not going to be cellar dwellers this year.

  7. maui warrior November 12, 2010 1:37 pm

    any news on Damiene Cain?

  8. maui warrior November 12, 2010 2:34 pm

    never mind signed with CU……

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