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Catching up with Julian Sensley

It’s been five years since Julian Sensley last suited up for the Hawaii basketball team, which means it’s also been five years since the Warriors last had a first-team All-WAC player.

Sensley, who ranks ninth on Hawaii’s all-time scoring list and was a first-team All-WAC selection in 2006, has been working out on the Manoa campus recently.

He was playing professional basketball in Greece this season, but is now a free agent. He said he’ll probably play in Europe again next season in hopes of getting recognized by an NBA team.

“I’m not old – I’m 28,” Sensley said. “There’s guys who don’t get in the league sometimes until they are 30. So there’s still hope. I’m still pushing for that.”

Sensley has been chasing his NBA dream for the past five years, and it has allowed him to travel the world. Prior to his stint in Greece, he played in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain, and also logged time with the NBA Development League in Colorado and Texas. Last season, he was the starting center for the Rio Grande Vipers, who won the NBA D-League championship.

“If I had my choice, of course I’d like to stick with one team, but I’m still trying to find my niche, I guess,” he said. “At this level, it’s just a grind and you have to keep fighting until you can find a place to play.”

Sensley, who was raised in Kailua, still spends his off-seasons on Oahu so that he can spend time with his family and train at UH.

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