Court Sense

Expanded coverage of Rainbow Warriors basketball, including practice notes,
game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Big West Conference.


Easing into practices

by Brian McInnis on October 1, 2014

Besides Saturday’s Green & White scrimmage, Hawaii coach Gib Arnold said Wednesday he doesn’t plan to have a complete practice until Friday, Oct. 10, because of various player ailments.

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Valdes reigns on the beach

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by Brian McInnis on September 27, 2014

Aaron Valdes claimed Gib Arnold’s 2014 “King of the Beach” preseason conditioning title on Saturday morning at Queen’s Beach, outdoing runner-up Sammis Reyes and third-place Garrett Nevels.

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Getting close

by Brian McInnis on September 25, 2014

Where did the offseason go? The start of NCAA men’s basketball full 2014-15 practices are nearly upon us.

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Successful FIBA run for Fotu

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by Brian McInnis on September 8, 2014

With his FIBA World Cup competition at its end in the round of 16, it can be said convincingly: Isaac Fotu stood tall among the Tall Blacks.

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MBB scheduling updates

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by Brian McInnis on September 4, 2014

The Hawaii men’s basketball team and Hawaii Hilo are working on converting a preseason exhibition into an official regular-season game on Nov. 19.

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Fotu leads Tall Blacks into knockout round

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by Brian McInnis on September 4, 2014

Isaac Fotu, Hawaii basketball’s junior forward, put up a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double in a 73-61 win over Ukraine on Wednesday. He followed that up with 18 points and eight boards as New Zealand edged Finland 67-65 on Thursday.

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Fotu respectable vs. Team USA

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by Brian McInnis on September 2, 2014

Isaac Fotu and the New Zealand Tall Blacks couldn’t pull the all-time upset in the FIBA World Cup group stage in an ESPN2-televised game on Tuesday, falling 98-71 to Team USA. But in a little over 16 minutes off the bench, Hawaii’s top returnee held his own while being matched up with a wide variety of foes at small forward.

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UH’s FIBA results so far

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by Brian McInnis on August 31, 2014

It was expected to be a pretty eventful showing for current and former Hawaii men’s basketball players in the FIBA World Cup, which got underway in Spain as of Saturday. Present-day Rainbow Warrior Isaac Fotu is playing for New Zealand’s Tall Blacks, recent ‘Bow Vander Joaquim is off with Angola and Jared Dillinger is with […]

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Summer League: Playoff double dipping

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by Brian McInnis on August 17, 2014

Four games packed into in one day on Saturday meant that the four lowest seeds in the six-team league were required to win twice in a few hours if they were to survive and advance to next Saturday’s championship game.

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Summer League: Waiting for the playoffs

by Brian McInnis on August 6, 2014

Tuesday night was the regular-season finale of this year’s edition of the College Summer League. At the games, it was announced that the playoffs have been pushed back from this week to Aug. 16 and 23 (and taken from Maryknoll School back to the Manoa Park new gym) because of the double severe storms headed Hawaii’s way.

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