Upcoming hoops events

Here’s some dates to mark down on your calendars for you hoops diehards, or for some of you with hoops-minded kids.

First, on Wednesday, UH coach Eran Ganot will make a speaking appearance at Temple Emanu-El alongside the Pali Highway in Nuuanu. The 7:30 p.m. engagement (free and open to the public) is hosted by 1420-AM’s Gary Dickman.

For more information on that, call 595-7521 or go to www.shaloha.com.

Then it’s on to the offseason’s UH basketball clinics for kids (boys and girls ages 6-17), officially called the 2016 Rainbow Warrior Basketball Camp. There’s three sessions this summer: June 6-9, June 21-24 and Aug. 1-4. Each of the three is $250, but there are discounts for signing up for multiple (all three runs you $600).

There’s also a single-day shooting clinic on June 10 for $75.

The sign-up form is here.

As in past years, the camp features instruction from the UH coaching staff and some current and former players. Separate levels of instruction are offered for beginners, intermediate-stage and advanced players.



Slightly belated congrats to Quincy Smith and Dyrbe Enos, who participated in Manoa graduation ceremonies over the weekend.


Bonus nugget for those of you who read to the bottom: It sounds like UH is close to securing the services of a guard who’s been mentioned in this space previously.


  1. blu808 May 17, 2016 10:14 am

    Could that guard be JUCO guard Larry Lewis?

  2. HawaiiMongoose May 17, 2016 1:38 pm

    Hopefully Lewis will sign on, I think he could play a role on team similar to the one Quincy played, starting with tough physical defense.

  3. cappie the dog May 18, 2016 12:17 pm

    Would you consider the American Athletic a high-major?


  4. blu808 May 18, 2016 1:36 pm

    Yes @cappiethedog the AAC is a High Major as they have teams such as UConn, SMU, Cincinnati and Memphis which are perennials in college basketball traditionally

  5. cappie the dog May 18, 2016 2:51 pm

    I guess my question is more rhetorical. But, yes, you are right.

    I can’t ignore UConn, obviously, a multi-NCAA champion, but, man, that league has a lot of filler.

    I’m sure East Carolina wasn’t living the dream.

    1993, the year of Trevor Ruffin, was the last time East Carolina made the tournament.

    I hope Hawaii gives Isaac Fleming the waiver.

    I want to see him play right away.

  6. cappie the dog May 18, 2016 2:57 pm

    I should proofread.

    “I’m sure East Carolina wasn’t [his idea of] living the dream.”

    Is East Carolina a significant step up from Hawaii?

    For sure, Fleming will start. The Pirates are coming off a 12-20 season.

    I want the basketball season to start already, regardless of the appeal being upheld.

    I want to see what we have with Coach Ganot, who I suspect will be a great coach.

  7. K-Bay May 18, 2016 7:06 pm

    Yeah, Start SECOND Season….

    Don’t Care what NCAA Calls it…
    Street Ball….Three-on-Three
    Like Beach/Sand Volleyball
    Give Bigs/Everyone A Chance to Develop All-Around Games
    Entertain US, Make MORE Money
    THIS DEAD-Season (After-NBA) IS SAD

    And Eran and Staff CAN Shock and Awe
    NOT Re-Build

  8. Na Alii Pride May 18, 2016 7:58 pm

    What about Gibson Johnson?

  9. cappie the dog May 19, 2016 6:26 am

    This elongated wait, I think, bodes well for UH. Choosing NC State is a seemingly no-brainer, but maybe Gibson Johnson is a different kind of cat, maybe it’s as simple as him wanting to play in a warm weather state. Also, if Johnson comes to Hawaii, he will probably see a lot of playing time right away.

  10. HawaiiMongoose May 19, 2016 6:53 am

    A couple of days ago NC State announced signing a three-star freshman forward, Darius Hicks. Yesterday they announced signing a seven-foot freshman from Turkey who’s rated the top recruit in the nation at center, and this morning it was anounced that NC State front court players Abdul-Malik Abu and BeeJay Anya will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to play another season. There was no word about Johnson. Hopefully it’s clear to Gibson now that he won’t see much if any court time signing with the Wolf Pack. His best option for exposure to pro scouts is playing for UH.

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