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4M ago
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Warriors will participate in inaugural Acrisure Invitational in November
Warrior Insider - Hawaii Basketball News
by Warrior Insider
7M ago
The University of Hawai’i basketball team will be spending Thanksgiving weekend in Palm Springs, Calif. The Rainbow Warriors are one of four teams invited to participate in the inaugural Acrisure Invitational – a two-day, four-team tournament scheduled for November 24 and 25 at Greater Palm Springs, Calif. Hawai’i will face UT Rio Grande Valley in one of the opening day games. Arkansas State and San Diego will play in the other opening day game. The winners of those games will play for the championship on November 25, and the losers will play for third place. The games will played in the Acri ..read more
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Warriors will host Saint Mary’s on October 20 in exhibition for Maui relief
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by Warrior Insider
8M ago
The University of Hawai’i basketball team will host Saint Mary’s in a preseason exhibition game on October 20 that will serve as a means to assist the Maui wildfire recovery process. The charity exhibition will be played at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center, and the game time and ticket prices will be announced later. On October 8, the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz will play an NBA preseason game at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in another basketball fundraiser for Maui. Full proceeds from the NBA preseason game will go toward the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fu ..read more
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Warriors set to begin Japan trip
Warrior Insider - Hawaii Basketball News
by Warrior Insider
9M ago
The University of Hawai’i basketball team will be in Japan for a goodwill tour from August 9-19. The trip will include four exhibition games, and stops in five different cities – Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nagoya and Chiba. The four exhibition games are scheduled for August 11 (vs. Tokyo Samurai), August 14 (vs. FE Nagoya), August 16 (vs. Kyoto Hannaryz) and August 19 (vs. Tokai University). Per NCAA rules, NCAA Division I programs are allowed to take an international trip every four years. The Rainbow Warriors had a successful tour of Australia in 2018. Also per NCAA rules, teams that schedu ..read more
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Akira Jacobs is first player from Japan to sign with Warriors
Warrior Insider - Hawaii Basketball News
by Warrior Insider
9M ago
Akira Jacobs, a 6-foot-8 guard/forward from Yokohama, Japan, has signed a letter of intent to join the University of Hawai’i basketball team. He is the first player from Japan to play for the Rainbow Warriors. Courtesy www.hawaiiathletics.com Jacobs was born in Japan, then spent much of his youth in California, and returned to Japan in 2020. Most recently, he represented Japan at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Hungary. Here is the official announcement from www.hawaiiathletics.com … HONOLULU –  University of Hawai’i men’s basketball head coach Eran Ganot has announced the signing of Aki ..read more
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Kelley named as Warriors’ new DOBO
Warrior Insider - Hawaii Basketball News
by Warrior Insider
9M ago
Former Memphis graduate assistant Cody Kelley has joined the University of Hawai’i men’s basketball coaching staff as Director of Basketball Operations. Courtesy www.hawaiiathletics.com Kelley was most recently an assistant coach with the Chiba Jets of Japan’s professional “B-League,” helping the team achieve a 24-game win streak en route to a league record 53-victory regular season. The Jets also won the Emperor’s Cup (All-Japan Tournament) and advanced to the B-League championship finals. During Kelley’s two seasons as GA at Memphis, the Tigers won the 2021 NIT title and then earned the ..read more
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Hepa will play for New Orleans in NBA Summer League
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by Warrior Insider
10M ago
Recent University of Hawai’i men’s basketball co-captain Kamaka Hepa will play for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA 2K24 Summer League from July 7 through July 17 in Las Vegas. Courtesy www.hawaiiathletics.com Hepa is listed as a 6-foot-10, 215-pound forward on the 13-player New Orleans roster, which was released Monday morning. The Pelicans have four games scheduled so far, starting with Friday’s 10:30 a.m. (Hawai’i time) opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves, followed by games against the Golden State Warriors (4 p.m. Sunday), Phoenix Suns ( 2 p.m. July 11) and Charlotte Hornets ..read more
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Guard from New Zealand signs with Warriors
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by Warrior Insider
10M ago
Tom Beattie, a 6-foot-5 combo guard from New Zealand, has signed to play with the University of Hawai’i basketball team, the school announced on Monday. Beattie will be a true freshman during the upcoming 2023-24 season, and will have four seasons of eligibility. He is the third recruit to officially sign with the Rainbow Warriors for this season. Here is the announcement from www.hawaiiathletics.com … HONOLULU — University of Hawai’i men’s basketball coach Eran Ganot announced the signing of New Zealand native Tom Beattie. Beattie will arrive in Manoa this summer with four years ..read more
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Munoz ‘super grateful’ for another senior season
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by Wes Nakama
10M ago
It may seem like a game of Crazy 8, or an Eighth Wonder: By the time Juan Munoz completes the University of Hawai’i men’s basketball season next March, his college career will span twice as long as the traditional four-year path. WarriorInsider.com file photo courtesy Brandon Flores But that’s all fine and dandy for Munoz and the Warriors’ players and coaches, and especially for the UH fans who only got a quick-but-spectacular glimpse of the multi-skilled 6-foot guard during his previous two years with the program. The NCAA granted Munoz a highly unusual eighth year of eligibility on Thursday ..read more
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Warriors heading to Japan in August
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by Warrior Insider
10M ago
“Go West, young men” is what University of Hawai’i men’s basketball coach Eran Ganot can finally tell his team this summer, as the Warriors have formally announced their Aug. 8-19 goodwill tour of Japan.  Courtesy www.hawaiiathletics.com The trip features visits to Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto including one exhibition game against a professional team in each city. UH also will be allowed 10 extra practices in Honolulu, which will be valuable during the normally restricted offseason. Transfers Justin McKoy (from North Carolina) and Matthue Cotton (Yale) will join 11 returning letterwinners ..read more
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