UH men's basketball roster to feature most homegrown talent in Ganot era
A busy summer for the UH men's basketball program from finalizing roster spots, getting the full team on campus for summer school in July, while hosting kids' camps through the beginning of August. KITV4 Island Sports checks in with Rainbow Warrior Head Coach Eran Ganot about how things are shaping up heading into the 2019-2020 season.
A busy summer for the UH men's basketball program from finalizing roster spots, getting the full team on campus for summer school in July, while hosting kids' camps through the beginning of August.
This week the first of three kids' camps put on by the Hawaii men's basketball program with other one scheduled for June 24th-27th, and then July 31st-August 2nd. KITV4 Island Sports checks in with Rainbow Warrior Head Coach Eran Ganot about how things are shaping up heading into the 2019-2020 season.
"We have visits lined up here soon with the goal as always to have everyone ready to go when we when we have them all back for summer school which will be session two July 1st," Eran Ganot said when asked about the three open scholarships.
Coach did say that there may still be one scholarship open heading into the fall for a little flexibility when it comes to finalizing the roster with camp starting in late September.
One new scholarship player that will be there is Junior Madut, a 6'5 junior college transfer from Eastern Florida State College.
"Guy that comes from a great program that's used to winning. That's always paramount, character one, talent two. People who are invested and want to be here. He's a dynamic guard with great upside," Ganot said.
Also some familiar faces from the high school level here in the state of Hawaii will be representing their state on the college level. Jessiya Villa back in 2017 averaged 17-points, 6-assists, and nearly five rebounds a game while helping lead Kahuku to the state championship. Spent the last two years on a church mission so he will take the 2nd of five open scholarships.
Two time state player of the year out of Saint Francis School Kameron Ng coming on as a walk on.
"He could surprise some people even early in his career," Ganot said of Ng.
"Feels good cause I was in their shoes not so long ago so to be here I am happy to see my hard work pay off," Ng said.
So as of right now Ng, Jessiya Villa, fellow Kahuku stand out Samuta Avea, and Zoar Nedd make four form the state that will be on the 2019-2020 roster.
"More kids from here then our program has had in recent years. Think it has been a priority for us. You could say people here like that, the fans like that, but I think those guys are more then deserving. I think they can be special," Ganot said.