Friday, October 31, 2008

Chris Murray on 2008-2009 Hawaii basketball

You know how this feature on the 2008-2009 Hawaii men's basketball team could have been better? If the big poobahs at the Reno Gazette-Journal had ponied up for a roundtrip airline ticket and a nice three-day stay in a Waikiki hotel room for Chris Murray to fully investigate Bob Nash's team this coming season.

No, we are not trolling to become Murray's agent.

WAC basketball: Transfer Flemings is big pickup for Warriors
Chris Murray
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 30, 2008

Every time the Hawaii basketball team took the floor last season, there was a little bit of a David-versus-Goliath theme about the game.

The undersized Rainbow Warriors were crushed on the boards last season, being outrebounded by an average 7.9 rebounds. That issue was addressed in the offseason.

"Our team completely shifted," said 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward Bill Amis, Hawaii's lone returning starter. "We'll be a better rebounding team, that was one of our biggest struggles last year was interior rebounding, so we've bolstered the inside a little bit."

Last season, Hawaii was forced to play many of its games with a 6-5 or 6-6 power forward. That won't be a problem this season...

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