The NCAA has approved a hardship waiver that will allow guard Junior Madut to join the Rainbow Warrior basketball team in January. Madut had signed with the ‘Bows in April.
Madut was born in South Sudan, grew up in Australia, attended a prep school in Florida, and played the past two seasons at Eastern Florida State College. A hardship was sought because of time Madut spent taking care of a family situation after high school.
“He was clearly a hardship (case),” UH head coach Eran Ganot said. “You have to go through the process of that. We did. And he got the hardship waiver.”
But because of the timing of the approval, it was decided Madut would enroll in January. He has three years to play two seasons. If needed, Madut could play during the 2020 spring semester. He also could redshirt in the spring, after which he would have two full seasons.
“You’re in the process of figuring out what’s best for him and the team in the long run,” Ganot said.
The ‘Bows’ first practice is Friday.