Warrior Beat: Hawaii basketball lands guard Justin Webster

New UH commit Justin Webster recently visited the Manoa campus. / Courtesy photo

The UH basketball team today received a commitment from a Dallas-area high school guard.

Justin Webster, who is 6 feet 3, averaged 16.2 points per game this season for Hargrave Military Academy, a boarding school in Chatham, Va.

Webster and his parents recently took an official recruiting visit to Hawaii.

Webster is set to enroll at UH for the July 1 start of Summer Session II.

“I chose UH because Coach (Eran) Ganot has a great coaching staff,” Webster told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “They’ve been to where I want to go. They’ve produced a lot of good players. They’re all about putting in the work, and that’s one thing about me. I like to work hard.”

He is the third scholarship member of UH’s 2019 recruiting class. The other commits are Junior Madut, a 6-foot-5 guard from Eastern Florida College, and former Kahuku guard Jessiya Villa, who recently returned from a two-year church mission. Kamereon Ng, a Saint Francis School graduate who was the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s 2018-19 Player of the Year, is joining as a preferred walk-on.

The Warriors have two remaining available scholarships.


  1. clyde June 14, 2019 1:13 pm

    Welcome to the ‘ohana, Justin, and thanks for the long-overdue news, Stephen.

    Webster appears to be a talented, high-character kid. Securing a commitment from a recent prep-school graduate this late in the process is huge for Ganot and the program. Well-done!

  2. iGrokSpock June 14, 2019 1:15 pm

    Thank you for choosing to become a Rainbow Warrior Justin!

  3. islandman June 14, 2019 2:08 pm

    His father Jeff , is the 3rd leading scorer all-time at Oklahoma and he runs Nike ProSkills .

  4. cappie the dog June 14, 2019 3:00 pm

    Webster is a good omen, name-wise. Tony Webster was going to the NBA before his injury. Best Larry Little recruit.

    Welcome. Thank you for choosing Hawaii. We need you.

  5. cappie the dog June 14, 2019 3:01 pm

    Dallas? Does he know Brocke Stepteau?

  6. sackkabooya June 14, 2019 3:46 pm

    Perfect fit. Thank you Justin. Going be interesting 2019-20 season. Just one more piece now. Can do. Hawaii.

  7. 808bowler June 14, 2019 5:06 pm

    Awsome news. Whew thought Hawaii was out. After reading a story on what the father was saying.

  8. clyde June 14, 2019 5:06 pm

    sackkabooya: That “piece” could be a recently qualified 6-9 wing who could get a visit here. Problem is, his offers are blowing up: Creighton, Texas A&M, Iowa, DePaul, Washington State, and he’s reportedly hearing from the likes of Oregon and Virginia Tech. Odds are long, but who knows?🤞

  9. A-House June 15, 2019 8:27 am


    if can, can — if no can, no can — would be very nice if he selected UH.

    biggest unknown is the progress or lack thereof of the 3 current 7 footers — rumors only one can or is near being a really good player — size matters, but if one can get 3 6’7″ players like Michael Jordan size becomes moot!

    “Hey, hey, hey hey!! Big Albert is here’!

  10. Hank June 15, 2019 9:16 am

    Wow, little bit chicken skin when he revealed the “H”! Mahalo Justin.

  11. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2019 10:06 am

    New post: https://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=49932

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