It’s time. Gib Arnold makes his debut at 7 p.m. as a Division I head coach in the 47th Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic, when he leads the Hawaii men’s basketball team against Montana State of the Big Sky Conference.
UH follows with Cal State Fullerton tomorrow and Central Michigan on Monday. Those two teams play each other tonight at about 9:30 p.m., following the UH game.
A reminder, I’ll be doing live updates throughout the Rainbow Classic on twitter @brian_mcinnis.
Any remaining hope about Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) forward Damiene Cain was snuffed out today, when Cain picked Colorado live on calihighsports.com. It was apparent in the last week or so that UH was a long shot at best; Cain was never able to make it out to the islands on a visit. He had a visit lined up last month, but it was canceled at the last moment by his parents.
Another UH target, Canadian forward Braeden Anderson, committed to DePaul.
UH got Ronnie Stevens‘ national letter of intent, and is awaiting a clearance issue for verbal commit Gerry Blakes of Morningside (Calif.) High in the hope they can get him signed by Wednesday.
Those were the only recruits in serious play during this early signing period.