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Arnold still recruiting

There is still time to recruit players for the 2011-12 season, and Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold plans on going hard until the final horn.

Arnold is scheduled to depart Honolulu on Thursday to see potential recruits in California and Texas. He was in Europe for a week at the end of March.

“We’ve got just a small window still left in recruiting where we’re allowed to be out – it’s called the contact period – so I’ll be out during that time,” Arnold said. “And I just got back from being out, so it’s been kind of busy.”

The signing period begins on April 13 and runs through May 18. Recruits can sign binding national letters of intent with a school during that time.

“I like where we are,” Arnold said. “I like who we’re involved with. We’re involved with a group of guys for these last couple scholarships.

“We’re kind of just narrowing down the list. A lot of it is trying to find the right fit for these last couple, and trying to get a group of guys here that make us hopefully a little better next year.”

Hawaii signed two players during the early signing period in November – guard Gerry Blakes from Morningside High (California) and forward Ronnie Stevens from Serra High (California).

The Warriors have at least three scholarships to fill for the 2011-12 season.

Per NCAA rules, coaches can not comment on specific recruits, but Arnold provides a general update in this video interview:


  1. there must be something good in texas.

  2. Maybe the Texas kid is Niko

  3. could be niko stoljilkovic (spelling?) from lon morris college. 6-10, 215-pound forward. not sure how good he is.

  4. Chee Hoo on Portnoy’s blog said it might be this kid, who was granted his release from Iowa State yesterday. He had signed with Iowa State in the early signing period, but requested a release:

    Anthony Odunsi
    G, 6-3, 200, Fr.
    Ft. Bend, Texas (Travis)
    A three-year starter who is one of the best guards in Texas…was named first-team all-Region and all-District in 2010 as a junior…averaged 16.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 2010…ranked as the sixth-best player in the Houston area according to Houstonpreps.net…ranked as the 154th-best player nationally by HoopsUSA…named second-team all-District as a junior and was voted district newcomer of the year as a freshman.

    Hoiberg on Odunsi:
    “Anthony was one of the first commitments we got and we really like his versatility and play-making ability. Anthony has excellent court vision and is a type of player who makes his teammates better. His size and strength will allow him to compete in the Big 12 immediately.”

  5. We could use another shooter and a big man. Hopefully Biggs signs.

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