Monday, October 27, 2008

A couple of features on Hawaii hoops

Here's more on Hawaii's pre-season:

Nash slowing it down in practice
Brian McInnis
Honolulu Star Bulletin
October 26, 2008

With a week to go before the Hawaii men's basketball team's first exhibition game, the Rainbow Warriors' flex-motion offense remains a work in progress.

Coach Bob Nash brought the Rainbow Warriors' second batch of practices to a close yesterday after seeing the team run fullcourt, five-on-five sessions on both Thursday and Friday. Yesterday, he went back to breaking things down in halfcourt settings.

"(Friday) they weren't getting that part of it down as crisp as I would like," Nash said. "I think our halfcourt stuff is starting to come around, and I think we'll spend a little more time in the halfcourt to make sure we're solid in it. We know that we can get out and run and get some transition baskets off of turnovers and rebounds. But after made baskets guys gotta be in certain places to make that happen, and (Friday) that wasn't happening."

Starting jobs, for the most part, remain up for grabs, though Nash hinted he'd be leaning toward those with solid knowledge of the offensive system going into next Sunday's friendly contest against Hawaii-Hilo at the Stan Sheriff Center...

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Fitzgerald takes aim at regaining UH scholarship
Dayton Morinaga
Honolulu Advertiser
October 26, 2008

Conrad Fitzgerald could become one of the greatest walk-on players in the history of the University of Hawai'i men's basketball program.

It's not a goal he was expecting to chase, but one he has accepted.

Fitzgerald, a 6-foot-5 redshirt freshman with the Rainbow Warriors, has emerged as a contender for serious playing time this season. He can play both the shooting guard and small forward positions, and has emerged as one of the strongest players on the team after a summer of weightlifting.

Still, he is without a scholarship...
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