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Salter, Coleman out; Ostrowski in

Hawaii basketball head coach Gib Arnold confirmed today that guards Anthony Salter and Jordan Coleman have requested to transfer out of the program.

“Anthony and Jordan Coleman both decided to leave here at semester break,” Arnold said. “They want to find a place where they can get some more playing time.”

Salter, a junior point guard, had a total of seven points and three assists in five appearances this season. He did not accompany the team on a road trip last week, as Arnold granted him the time off to think about his decision.

Coleman, a freshman wing, did not score but had three rebounds in two brief appearances this season.

“You never like to see guys leave; that is disappointing, five games in, to already make a decision,” Arnold said. “But a lot of times we deal with that. Guys want it now and it’s tough to be patient. It’s unfortunate, but I hope they can find a place that better suits them.”

Arnold also confirmed today that former Punahou basketball standout Miah Ostrowski (video shown below) will join the Hawaii basketball team as a walk-on later this month. Ostrowski is currently a reserve receiver on the UH football team. He will remain with the football team through the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl game on Dec. 24, then join the basketball team.

“Miah is going to join us off the football team, which we’re real excited about,” Arnold said. “He brings real good toughness and he’s a solid player.”

The UH football team is on a break from practice this week, so Ostrowski said he will attend basketball practices to observe the plays and participate in some conditioning drills.

“It’s a whole new feel to a sport, but it felt good to try to get into a groove and take some shots,” he said.

For the immediate future, the Warriors will have just nine active players, as senior forward Bill Amis is still out with an injured right foot.

“That makes us smaller than most teams, but we’ll be OK,” Arnold said. “You only need five in basketball.”

8 Comments

  1. mahalo dayton for bringing a little more meat to this ongoing saga. you’ve answered a lot about the story and we love the video reporting. that is awesome. i hope you are able to syndicate this abroad.

    for miah, it is a dream come true. no regrets hereafter. his addition is a good one for us as he helps the team to conduct a full practice as well being able to contribute down the road.

    although i am sure that his being a fellow punahou alum had nothing to do with this but it could help recruiting if the gibber is after that tall punahou b-baller.

  2. I hope they both [Coleman & Salter] consider to redshirt this season if they were not getting enough playing time through the first 7 games? I guess being in Hawaii wasn’t strong enough….

  3. Tall Punahou kid (Buckner) is a lock for high D-I football scholarship, so heʻs most likely out (sorry, I donʻt consider UH a high D-I FB scholly).

    Salter leaving perhaps shows us Milesʻs continued progress.

  4. they both were not eligible to redshirt at this point. i beleve that period was exhausted.

  5. Buckner (Punahou) just another tall kid, but excels because Hawaii is weak in b-ball. Buckner would just be average in the mainland. I watched a few of the Hawaii games and weren’t impressed by Salter and Coleman played limited minutes. Salter seemed interested in only his game not the team. Coleman didn’t do anything while he was in the games. Go back to the mainland and cry over there.

  6. Who would have guessed that this would be a blessing in disguise…Mahalo Miah.

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