Let the games begin
Aloha ball began with last night’s draft of UH football players.
The coaches selected 16 players to lead eight teams. The captains then drafted teammates to fill their teams.
The rules are this: Points are added for good deeds, such as a group GPA of 3.0 or better, selfie of group dressed in theme costumes at another UH sport’s game, donating blood, keeping the campus clean, and so forth. Points are deducted for tardiness to meetings or classes, poor grades, campus incidents, and so forth.
Recruiting coordinator Jason Cvercko served as last night’s commissioner. Here are the teams:
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> Captains: Dejon Allen, Kory Rasmusssen
> Members: Noah Borden, Penitito Faalologo, Luke Clements, Ammon Barker, Dayton Furuta, Eperone Moananu, Davasyia Hagger, Preston Kalai.
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Team 1> Captain: Leo Koloamatangi, Jerrol Garcia-Williams
> Members: Brodie Nakama, Dakota Torres, Arona Amosa, John Wa‘a, Austin Webb, Cameron Hayes, Pumba Williams.
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> Captains: Makoa Camanse-Stevens, Nick Nelson
> Members: Damien Packer, Daniel Lewis, Malachi Mageo, Tamua Tuinei, Frank Abreu, Samiuela Akoteu, Paul Harris.
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> Captains: RJ Hollis, Kennedy Tulimasealii
> Members: Zeno Choi, Vasquez Haynes, David Manoa, Ryan Tuiasoa, Sione Kauhi, Asotui Eli, Keelan Ewaliko, Jamie Tago.
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Timon & Pumba
> Captains: Remy McClam, Beau Reilly
> Members: Rigo Sanchez, J.R. Hensley, Isaiah Bernard, Austin Borengasser, Matt Norman, Devan Stubblefield, Rashaan Falemalu, Dejaun Butler.
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> Captains: Meffy Koloamatangi, Aaron Zwahlen
> Members: Dylan Collie, Alex Trifonovitch, Rojesterman Farris II, Brennen Brooks, Dalton Gouveia, Solomon Matautia, Russell Williams Jr., Mel Davis.
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> Captains: Jahlani Tavai, Marcus Kemp
> Members: Fred Ulu-Perry, John Ursua, Kaiwi Chung, Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea, Tevarua Eldridge, Diocemy Saint Juste, Elijah Tupai, Tui Unga.
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> Captains: Ikaika Woolsey, Jalen Rogers
> Members: Zach Wilson, Steven Lakalaka, Jamal Mayo, Trayvon Henderson, Kalei Lototo, Dany Mulanga, Ka‘au Gifford, Jeremy Castro.
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Dead period is pau.
The Warriors are bringing in about a dozen recruits this weekend.
Team building stuff is great.
Good to see the new faces on board.
…and they are?
Zwhalen looks big.
Reilly might have gained a pound.
I wonder if Sean Auwae will decommitt from Vanda now that his point recruiter will be a Co-DC at Utah State
so no Linton, Broman, Novoa and Ho. i believe all were walkons?
hopefully Camanse-Stevens will get a scholarship even though he will count as an initial.
I think this is a great idea! Good for the team, school, and community. Go Bows!!
Team Pumba passed on Pumba Williams
Is that the “butterfly effect” ST was referencing earlier that could affect Hawaii?
of the 8 #1 picks:
– 4 orignal walkons (Borden, Nakama, Packer, Choi) — walkon guys are usually not late or slack on school work
– 3 ST guys (LS Borden & Nakama, PK/P Sanchez) could also add Packer & Collie to this group
With that, someone should have taken Alex Trifonovich as their #1 pick. Walkon PK/P and Punahou Grad. He would reap big points
Good to see all 3 returning QBs as team captains
I see Tuinei, Tuiasoa, Tui Unga & Tui Eli, but no Tuileta????
I’m glad the Koloamatangi brothers are captains. It would be awkward if one didn’t choose the other.
The members are listed in order of draft selection.
Nice to see Fred Ulu-Perry and Zach Wilson already on-board.
Great activity – teams within the team. New faces, old faces, happy faces Warrior faces. Play Warrior!
Zach Wilson’s HS graduating class had some studs
– 4* QB
– 6 BCS signees, including 5 to the PAC12
– 3 mid major signees, including Zach
Hoodies and long sleeves in Hawaii???
I’d buy Zach Wilson a new hat but that would be a violation
BYU pulls W. Taulapapa’s offer:
Something to think about for the recruits who think that the grass is greener past the Pacific Ocean.
Representing & being a UH Warrior may well be the best choice after all . . .
Ulu-Perry the only draft pick to be blessed w a flat bill.
No Aaron Ho?
equalizers takes first in the games
Follwed by a close second like scrap
Andrew Ho? or Aaron Novoa?
odda kine football news …
49er fans – The San Francisco 49ers hired Chip Kelly.
Taulapapa should go to Navy. I din’t think he’ll fit in Rolo’s offense maybe could’ve on Chows ground and pound schemes.
BYU football recruiting: Class of 2016 prospect big board and interactive map
check out BYU recruiting board
Getting back to yesterday’s blog, not sure how we can justify more money for UH athletics when the campus itself has more than a half billion dollars in needed facility maintenance. A half billion. What’s more important? Having facilities for students to learn or paying even more cash to watch grown men and women play games? First and foremost, UH is a school. Not a minor league sports facility. You want sports? Find donors. Can’t find donors? Then end the sports program in its entirety. We need a university in Hawaii. We don’t NEED sports. Priorities people. This is not the Legislature’s or the Governor’s fault. Priorities.
Sorry if posted already, but loved this.
UH’s Kema-Kaleiwahea Receives Excellence for Children Award!
Beautiful Makani & Brianna!
What a great story!
letsgowarriors, #25 good catch
29…there is many articles about how removing sports hurts the flow of students coming into Hawaii. UH needs main landers to come here to go to school. Like it or not sports is the only way some kids even know there is a college in Hawaii. If no sports you would be worse that HPU on national recognition. Better football years also leads to higher admissions. After Appalachian State Beat Michigan their attendance went up like 200%. 500 Million seems like a lot but thats just like the Pearl City part of the Rail. 3 million is absolute peanuts to a school. They should just hire a Realtor and they can sell a couple houses a year for that amount. California was in deficit for years…Somehow their schools are ok and facilities for the most part are nice and there are like 100 schools. If you think UH can stand alone on its education and college experience…well sorry …Ain’t happening.
ST wrote a nice piece on Makani previously. I am just happy to see them get the recognition they deserve.
Just saw the S-A breaking news about Lois Manin returning to UH to become the football team Operations Director.
Welcome back Lois!
ST mentioned her a lot when she was UH sports info director. She had spirit. 🙂
In response to Waikapu, see today’s SA article about $1 million overtime paid to Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility’s 14 corrections officers and supervisors in 2015; http://www.staradvertiser.com/hawaii-news/staff-at-hycf-rack-up-1m-plus-in-overtime/
#29. Waikapu. What you are pointing out leads to another “issue.” UH has gotten too big for its britches. As I keep saying, the BOR also needs to consider a “RIF.”
UH’s website says “At UH Mānoa, we offer more than 200 degree programs through 18 colleges and schools. Programs in the departments of oceanography, astronomy, international business, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, earth science, marine biology, and library and information science are ranked among nation’s best.” Yet we know that several of the departments and programs have only issued a small number of degrees each over the past 3 years.
While faculty would oppose — as their tenure and livelihood would be at stake — the elimination of low demand programs may also help alleviate building renovations, as well as “overhead.” UH has simply gotten too big. And, this doesn’t include all of the community colleges and West Oahu college.
Education is great, but there needs to be a limit.
Unfortunately, many people have the short sighted view like Waikapu’s. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. Athletics like other cultural things are important to one’s development. It also helps in other areas to give the UH some visibility as previously mentioned. This topic has a lot of considerations that have already been discussed so I will not take up the space but we also need to consider that sports will never be completely eliminated but it needs to be re-evaluated and a new model needs to be developed.
Btw, I like Mark Rolfing’s idea of a stadium on the Ala Wai golf course. Refreshing to hear this especially coming from a golf icon and person who truly wants the best for the state and not only golf.
GOOD AFTERNOON, HAWAII!
#29 Waikapu says: “We need a university in Hawaii. Priorities people. This is not the Legislature’s or the Governor’s fault. Priorities.”
If the politicos (which includes the Rgenets) want an overall top university, then they should stop trying to cheapen the UH. The tution is about $5,000 below the average tution for like-MWC Universities. UH has about 60,000 students which equates to about $30M which could help maintaining and improving facilities and top rank teachers.
It would be very unpopular stance to take with students and parents with our history of having a cheap university education. But notwithstanding the problem of sports, it has to be done – but with the profiles of no-courage, it won’t be done.
I like the team led by Aaron and Meffy.
New Strength & Conditioning coach coming to UH from Nevada?
Hope the players will be allowed to grow their hair under Coach Rolovich
new s/c coach… bubba reynolds
Any word on where Coach Bailey or Mason landed? Really hoping all the former coaches land on their feet.
Talking about strength and conditioning and other things coaches still need fans help.
Jacksonville University: Rich Ellerson (DC).
So, who’s the dozen or so recruits coming in? That’s a lot. I can only think of about 6 which would be Tevaka Tuioti, Freddie Holly, Tanner Hawthorne, Austin Dixon, Keith Ishmael, Dru Mathis (is Woodard, the other Arizona lineman coming in too?). I hope Tevaka is coming with his teammates.
Just heard on the news that the State’s Maui Memorial Hospital conversion into a Kaiser facility effective July 2016 is going to yield a $100 million dollars in savings. Maybe the Athletic Dept was smart in going back to the well by asking for the 3-4 Million again. Come on Mr Ige, I’ll give you another chance to redeem yourself.
I don’t live in a major city.
I need UH sports.
Waikapu, but with all afforded and due respect, you are talking out the poi- hole now. A couple of germane points: one the requirements of title IX are not easily meet and thus many states have made the legislative decision to basically make-up the difference (see FL and WA) among others. Two, schools that have eliminated sports have actually seen both interest and nominal applications take precipitous falls.
Further, your statement insinuates that academics and stout athletics are mutually exclusive–nothing could be further from the case. What do Harvard, Princeton, MIT, UChicago, Stanford and BoolaU have in common—hint, they all make a large committement to athletics. To be clear, academics without athletics is certainly the exception to the rule. Finally, the exponential economic multiplier also clearly favors the monetary benefits it brings to the state in its key industries.
Jeezy our resident in house recruiting expert. Who is here in the islands this weekend on their official? I see that some guys arrived on Thursday.
I apologize for the short notice, but the blog is going on hiatus for about eight weeks.
I appreciate each of you.
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