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Thompson still hurting

One night’s rest wasn’t enough to heal the injured back of Hiram Thompson.

The senior point guard for the Hawaii basketball team said his lower back was still in pain on Saturday. He suffered the injury on Friday night, in the first five minutes of the Warriors’ eventual 86-57 victory over Chicago State.

“Pretty sore, still,” Thompson said. “Didn’t have a good night’s sleep. Hopefully it will just go away.”

The Warriors returned to Honolulu from Maui on Saturday morning. Thompson was able to walk on his own – gingerly, though – and even rolled his own luggage around the hotel and airport. His status remains in question for the upcoming Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.

Hawaii will open the Classic on Wednesday against Florida State. The Warriors will play three games in four nights – Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday – during the tournament.

If Thompson cannot play, the Warriors may have to play the three games in four nights with just eight players, including only one true point guard – true freshman Bobby Miles.

“Realistically, you do get concerned,” Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold said. “You play this game with five (players) and as long as no one gets in foul trouble, I’m fine with eight.”

Senior forward Bill Amis has sat out the last five games with a foot injury. His goal was to return for the Diamond Head Classic, but his status remains in question


  1. Let Jayson Goo tape him up with Phiten tape from shoulder to okole, then he’ll be good to go on Wednesday.

  2. Hey Gib, possible to ask coach Mack if Miah can join squad for first 2 games of Diamond Head? Just as a back up , back up emergency?

  3. Gib-Call Charlie Wade and get Jonas Umlauft to play concurrently with you 6ft 8in.

  4. bring back beau albrecthson.

  5. by next year the ship will be righted with 12-13 scholarship players.

  6. Only seven, actually; Brumfield doesn’t count. Seriously.

    Figure Vander and Colonel Kurtz won’t play simultaneously. That leaves five guys to fill 160 minutes. Tall order.

    At least can have Wiseman bring up ball when Miles needs to be spelled. Expect FSU to sub early and often and try to dictate pace. They have 11 guys averaging 10+ mpg. Let’s hope they discover Keeaumoku St. in the next few days.

    Arnold’s about to start earning his state check this week.

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