Junior college guard commits to Hawaii basketball

Junior Madut. / Photo courtesy of Eastern Florida men's basketball Twitter

Two days away from signing day for basketball prospects, the Rainbow Warriors secured a commitment from a junior-college guard.

Junior Madut is a 6-foot-5, 185-pound sophomore from Eastern Florida State College. He was the captain for a team that went 28-8 this past season. He averaged 9.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists while defending several spots.

Madut was born in Sudan, grew up in Australia, and attended the DME Academy, a prep school in Florida, before joining EFSC.

Madut’s expected signing fills the second of the five spots on the 2019 recruiting class. Jessiya Villa, the state’s 2017 Player of the Year, returns from a two-year church mission.


  1. wafan April 15, 2019 11:26 am

    Welcome to new Warrior Junior Madut!

  2. iGrokSpock April 15, 2019 11:30 am

    Welcome to the Warrior Ohana!

  3. Hoosier April 15, 2019 12:07 pm

    Meh. Okay. Three signings left

  4. PONO April 15, 2019 12:23 pm

    Not a very exciting signing. I hope Ganot has more tricks up his sleeve.

  5. Derek April 15, 2019 12:31 pm

    I hope Mr. Madut is a good defensive players because he doesn’t appear to score a lot. There is no mention about his field and free throw percentages either which to me means nothing to shout about. Nothing about his 3 point shooting ability either. The one thing I liked is that he was a team captain so I assume he has some leadership ability. I hope he turns out good, because we need impact players to win in this conference. If he plays like Adhar Mayan (former Warrior), then I’m not sure if he’s going to make a big impact. But, I’m pulling for him and I’m wishing he’s a late bloomer and somehow he makes big strides the next couple of years. It will be interesting to see.

    With 3 more signees to get, we need scorers badly, guys who can get 15 to 20 points per game and versatility, guys 6’6″ to 6’8″ who can handle the ball and shoot it with speed. We don’t need pluggers and bangers. We need athletic guys. Someone needs to spell Buggs at point guard. I don’t know about other people, but to me Hawaii basketball should be contending for the Big West Championship every year. No excuses. I’m tired to being in the middle of the pack. Making to the Big Dance in March IS a big deal.

  6. Stephen Tsai April 15, 2019 12:40 pm

    He does have a 39-inch vertical, and he defends 1 through 4.
    That’s pretty athletic, I think.

  7. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2019 1:26 pm

    Putting the components together for a team is not easy. Looking at kids from another team is always a gamble. He seems to be athletic and tis would compensate for some deficiencies. If he can be a shut down kind of guy then that would be good.

  8. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2019 1:27 pm

    Tank U ST… & jkight

  9. clyde April 15, 2019 1:31 pm

    Looks like a taller, thicker Drammeh in his highlight video.

  10. ai-eee-soos April 15, 2019 1:54 pm

    Welcome aboard, Junior Madut.

  11. ai-eee-soos April 15, 2019 1:55 pm

    photos from Sat. practice.


  12. A-House April 15, 2019 1:59 pm

    IMHO, UH needs the 3 7’ers to grow big time in the off season and come back for their 2nd year blossomed and ready to rumble!!!

    maybe, 3 or 4 players like Michael Johnson be better than 3 7 footers.

    6′ 6″ to 6′ 8″ and ‘ BALLERS ‘ — just got to find them and bring them here!!!

    hey, Tony Akpan — can you recruit or steer players to Hawaii????

  13. A-House April 15, 2019 2:04 pm

    Coach Rolo — how about using a 4 slots formatios to take advantage of their speed and let the WRers rest between plays!

    or, using 4 WR ( outside ) players in the same formation for 2 or 3 consecutive plays

  14. islandman April 15, 2019 2:38 pm

    5. Maybe Villa can spell Buggs

  15. Stephen Tsai April 15, 2019 6:29 pm

    Whoops. This is what happens when I glance at a comment.
    I thought B-u-g-g-s.
    Then I realized you meant spell, as in relief.

  16. cappie the dog April 15, 2019 6:58 pm

    JC guys. Yes. Do it the Riley Wallace way.

    Freshmen will bail.

  17. cappie the dog April 15, 2019 7:02 pm


    I’m a broken record. Tony Akpan, had he played four years for Coach Wallace, he could have spelled Haim Shimonovich(and beat Xavier), and be signed as a free agent for some NBA team.

  18. islandman April 15, 2019 7:05 pm

    Haha. . good one.
    Where was Villa’s mission at ? I think he can spell in a foreign language. Stephen, that was a darn fast find about this commitment.

  19. Kahuna April 15, 2019 7:58 pm

    I don’t know what happened to Madut in JC but if you have a chance to watch his highlights while he was at the DME academy, he looked like a big time prospect. Hope he will be that Junior Madut when he enrolled here.

  20. Kahuna April 15, 2019 8:03 pm


    If this guy shows up in the fall, we will be getting a good one.

  21. cappie the dog April 15, 2019 9:10 pm

    Madut dunks. If you dunk, you decrease the chance of being capped, and you increase the chance of being fouled. Thanks for the video, Kahuna. This is a rhetorical question because the answer is “no”. Do you recall seeing an alley-oop this season?

  22. islandman April 16, 2019 6:52 am

    Stephen, good article by you about Madut today in the paper.
    Where was Villa’s mission ? Anyone know ?

  23. A-House April 16, 2019 9:21 am

    was Junior a shooting guard and/or small forward at DME? sure shot a lot.

    like how he pulls up and does a jump shot rather than “running over” a defender

  24. Stephen Tsai April 16, 2019 12:09 pm

    New post: https://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=49436

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