As the Warriors prepare to open training camp on Wednesday, here are some things to note:
• The Warriors report on Wednesday. The first practice is Thursday, beginning at 6:30 a.m. These are the practices that will be open to the general public:
> Thursday, July 27, 6:30 a.m.
> Friday, July 28, 6:30 a.m.
> Saturday, July 29, 6:30 a.m.
> Monday, July 31, 6:30 a.m.
> Tuesday, Aug. 1, 6:30 a.m.
> Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6:30 a.m.
> Thursday, Aug. 3, 6:30 a.m.
> Friday, Aug. 4, 6:30 a.m.
> Saturday, Aug. 5, 6:30 a.m.
• The Warriors released the training-camp roster: Roster
Because of the NCAA training-camp limit, players not listed will be joining on Aug. 21, the first day of the fall semester when rosters are permitted to expand. All of the new 2017 scholarship recruits will join the Warriors this year.
• Notable changes to roster:
> Slotback Nic Tom is retiring from football because of a recurring hip injury.
> Offensive lineman Josh Hauani‘o will medically retire.
> Cornerback Kayson Smith-Bejgrowicz will focus on engineering studies this semester and rejoin the Warriors next year.
> Offensive tackle Austin Webb will not play this season while recovering from a leg infection.
> Running back Mel Davis is not expected to play this season while recovering from a knee injury.
> Offensive lineman Elijah Tupai, who is in good academic standing, decided to forgo his senior season to take care of family matters.
> Tight end Sione Kauhi is no longer on the team.
> Offensive tackle Kingjames Taylor is no longer on the team
> Defensive tackle Ka‘aumoana Gifford is suspended for this season.
> Defensive end Jamie Tago was dismissed from the team.
• The UH athletic department is collecting donations to assist defensive tackle Kalepo Naotala and his family. (Naotala, who was seriously injured in an accident off Waikiki Beach on July 1, has been transferred to a hospital in Colorado that specializes in spinal injuries.) Donations may be made at any Bank of Hawaii location. In addition, checks should be made payable to the “Friends of Kalepo Naotala Fund.”
> Friends of Kalepo Naotala Fund
Account number: 0082094687
Bank of Hawaii-Moiliili Branch 049
2470 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI. 96826