Court Sense

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

Double-barreled hoops updates

by Brian McInnis on October 23, 2014

It was an eventful morning where basketball news was concerned.


Arnold responds to report

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by Brian McInnis on October 22, 2014

On Wednesday after practice, Hawaii coach Gib Arnold responded to a Star-Advertiser report that UH could come down with self-imposed sanctions on the men’s basketball program in the near future.


Slammis takes the court

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by Brian McInnis on October 22, 2014

Hawaii 6-foot-6 freshman forward Sammis Reyes participated in a full practice for the first time on Tuesday, as he was cleared to play fullcourt because he’s made adequate progress healing up from a fractured pinkie toe.


Practice: Webster-Chan in, Smith out

by Brian McInnis on October 20, 2014

Full health remains elusive for the Hawaii men’s basketball team throughout this 2014-15 preseason. Yet another previously active player, point guard Quincy Smith, was in spectator mode at Monday’s practice with back soreness. However, this time the Rainbow Warriors managed to get a body back on the floor in a one-for-one swap. Swingman Negus Webster-Chan […]

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Scrimmage stats & observations

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by Brian McInnis on October 19, 2014

Hope everyone is staying dry. Here was the scoring breakdown for Hawaii basketball players during their officiated intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday. Below is the player, their win-loss record among the four 10-minute scrimmage periods (with a different set of teammates each time), and their shooting numbers. #0 PG/SG Isaac Fleming (2-2) — 13 points, 3-10 […]


Call the Coach rewind

by Brian McInnis on October 15, 2014

Hawaii coach Gib Arnold appeared on KKEA 1420-AM’s “Call the Coach Show” on Tuesday night at Rumours Nightclub at the Ala Moana Hotel. He’s a recap of what he said.


MASH-ed unit

by Brian McInnis on October 13, 2014

Two days of recharge time over the weekend didn’t have a magical effect on the number of healthy bodies on the court Monday for the Hawaii men’s basketball team.


Playing through contact

by Brian McInnis on October 11, 2014

Sophomore center Stefan Jovanovic has operated as the team’s one true big man in practices because of the team’s injury bug to its front line.


Jawato nears full return

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by Brian McInnis on October 8, 2014

Hawaii guard Brandon Jawato, a fourth-year junior, is not far removed from a return to full action from his offseason foot and ankle rehab, judging by his progress in Wednesday’s practice.


Rakocevic contemplates options

by Brian McInnis on October 6, 2014

Hawaii recruiting prospect Gligorije Rakocevic, who visited the Manoa campus over the weekend, indicated he doesn’t plan to make a commitment until the late signing period in the spring. He named the other schools he’s considering as Washington State, Oregon State, New Mexico and Utah.