Those questioning the high interest in UH sports should note that Ben Jay is probably the only athletic director with a radio show.
The second segment of “The AD Show” will be broadcast on ESPN 1420 AM beginning at 6 p.m. Jay will answer questions from co-host Bobby Curran and listeners.
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Lost in the recent fiasco is that the late Reggie Carter was a wonderful person. Dan Hale, a former UH and Chaminade player, granted us permission to print his memory of Carter:
“Reggie Carter made a HUGE impression on me when I was in 7th grade. He came to Punahou and was shooting on middle courts around lunch time. He was dunking and putting on quite a show, and eventually almost the whole 7th and 8th grade were gathered around the court watching him play. After a while, he pulled me out of the crowd to play 1-on-1. The crowd was screaming, and it was amazing. Long story short, I won. Obviously, he let me win, but he did such a good job disguising it I felt like I was a hero to my school mates who stormed the court. I kinda knew what he had done, and when I looked at him after, he had the biggest smile in the world watching me get mobbed. When he left, he gave me a hug and said ‘good job’ and signed my folder: ‘To the real star basketball player.’ I will never forget him or his generosity to me. I followed his career and was always rooting for him. It was a short interaction, but a reflection on his selfless character.”