Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It's your Wednesday WAC morning meal -- so break that fast

Dayton Morinaga has the scoop that Gib Arnold has landed a big for next season -- maybe. He's a junior college center from Eastern Utah who is connected to new UH assistant Walter Roese:

6-10 center commits to UH
Joaquim averaged 8.9 points, 6.8 rebounds as freshman at Eastern Utah   
Dayton Morinaga
Hololulu Advertiser

The international connections for the University of Hawai'i men's basketball team are apparently already in effect.

Vander Joaquim, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound center at College of Eastern Utah, has committed to play for the Rainbow Warriors, according to his coaches.

Joaquim is originally from Angola, and has ties to new Hawai'i associate coach Walter Roese...
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Ray Brewer/Las Vegas Sun has the scoop on Kevin Olekaibe and his decision to come to Fresno State -- a tip o' the hat to RagingBulldog for first posting this at the Barkboard basketball MB.
Cimarron guard Kevin Olekaibe to sign with Fresno State
Ray Brewer
Las Vegas Sun
April 13, 2010

Cimarron-Memorial High point guard Kevin Olekaibe was the state’s leading scorer this winter at 35.6 points per game.

But he also averaged 4.8 assists per contest — a statistic he feels could double at the next level.

Olekaibe plans to sign with Fresno State on Friday, accepting the Bulldogs’ scholarship over offers from Boise State and UTEP. He said chance to play immediately at Fresno State was the most appealing...
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We're not taking sides (having never seen the young man from Vegas play) but it will be fascinating to see who performs better in college: Olekaibe or Robert Sandoval?


In a similar vein, rmack003 at the basketball message board reports that 6-foot-7 Oregon transfer Drew Wiley, will be visiting Boise.

Here is a recent Oregonian article on Wiley's leaving the Ducks program. His best skills appear to be shooting from distance.


Jason Groves has a blog post up chock full of Aggie basketball information -- check it out here.


Chris Murray provides an update on Malik Cooke's status with the South Carolina basketball team.


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