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Light workout turns to fun shootout

The Hawaii basketball team held a light workout on Wednesday afternoon, not knowing at the time who its opponent would be for Saturday’s second-round game in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

After a session of weightlifting and shooting, some of the players opted to stick around and challenge each other in shooting contests.

Senior forward Bill Amis and redshirt sophomore forward Davis Rozitis got into a competitive game of long shots. They took turns attempting shots from the bench, from half-court … even from the upper level seats of the Stan Sheriff Center.

There was a catch. Every time one player made a long shot, the other had to perform a “dare.”

For example, after making a shot from the bench, Rozitis made Amis announce to every one in the arena: “I’m the lamest Amis there ever was.” For the record, Rozitis won the challenge — although Amis said it was a gift as Wednesday was Rozitis’ 21st birthday.

The serious work begins on Thursday, as the Warriors found out on Wednesday night that they will be hosting San Francisco on Saturday at the Sheriff Center.

Hawaii, which is 19-12, defeated Portland, 76-64, in the first round of the CIT on Tuesday. San Francisco, which is 18-14, defeated Idaho, 81-73.

San Francisco finished in third place in the West Coast Conference (behind Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga), and defeated Portland twice. Portland was the fifth-place team in the WCC.

Here are some highlights from the shooting challenge between Amis and Rozitis:


  1. These guys are so tall that they make the basket look short from where they’re shooting. I guess this is one way of staying loose between games. Is San Francisco a tall, agressive team? Looks like they had some tough games this season.

  2. Looks like Davis has been putting in quality time in the weight room. Good to know he won’t get pushed around when he gets on the court next season.

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