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Summer league updates: Manoa and Memphis

The College Basketball Summer League is about to heat up.

Only a few of the current players from the Hawaii basketball team have been participating in the opening two weeks of the league, but several other Warriors are expected to join the league in the coming weeks.

Zane Johnson and Pi’i Minns are the only current Warriors who have been playing in the league in June, and they happen to be teammates on the Electricians Hawaii team.

“The good thing is just to come in here and get a run and get our conditioning up,” Johnson said. “The better shape I am now, the easier it will be to run those sprints in the preseason.”

The Electricians Hawaii team is in first place so far at 4-0, and Johnson and Minns have played key roles (although it helps that the team also has two professional players in Derrick Low and Bobby Nash).

“The competition is pretty good – there’s some guys out here that can play,” Johnson said. “The main thing is everyone plays hard. You gotta run up and down and guard. That’s the best thing – everyone is playing hard and wants to win.”

Several other Warriors are scheduled to arrive in Honolulu next week and join the league, including Joston Thomas, Bobby Miles, Trevor Wiseman and Hauns Brereton.

Wiseman is expected to join Johnson and Minns on the Electricians Hawaii roster.

“I’m just going to say, ‘Trevor, we’re 4-0 right now and if you come here and mess it up, I’m gonna hurt you,’ ” Johnson joked.

The following are the remaining dates for the league: July 2, 5, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 and 28. The playoffs will be July 30, Aug. 4 and 6. There are two games per night, with the first game starting at 6 p.m. All games are played at the Manoa Valley Recreation Center, and admission is free.

Brereton playing in top Memphis league

Hauns Brereton is making quite the impression for the Hawaii basketball team all the way over in Memphis, Tenn.

Brereton was recently invited to play in the Bluff City Classic – the top basketball summer league in Memphis. The league draws several elite players, including some current NBA players.

“This league is a big thing over here,” Brereton said. “I remember when Penny Hardaway was playing in it and there’s some real good players in it every year.”

Officials from the Bluff City Classic made Brereton a late addition to the league after seeing an article about him in the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper.

In his first two games in the league, Brereton scored 36 points. He had 14 in his opener, then followed that a night later with 22 points – including 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range.

However, Brereton’s stint in the Memphis league will be short-lived, as he needs to be in Honolulu before July 5 to attend summer classes at UH. He will join the summer league in Hawaii shortly after arriving.

Here is video of Brereton in action in the Bluff City Classic, courtesy of the Brereton family (Hauns is No. 32 in green):

14 Comments

  1. Forgot to mention in the above article that former UH star Matt “Little Matt” Gibson is playing in the Bluff City Classic. Hauns Brereton said he tried to look for Gibson this week but didn’t see him at any of the games.

  2. looks like a player to me.

  3. Hauns is going to be nice. He’s got a nice shot and can pop from all over, very steady player who can get buckets…

  4. Hearing Shaq Stokes is on his way to the islands next week as well and is supposedly getting in on the summer league too. Has been ballin in the EBC league up in NY tearing it up…

  5. Looks like Dillon Biggs played in the Say No Summer Basketball League in LA. He’s on the West Coast Hoops team. Played one game and was the leading scorer with 17 points on 7-8 overall shooting including 2-3 from 3.

    http://www.saynoclassic.com/schedule/boxscore/week1/la/day001game004.html

    Didn’t see any of our other CA players on other rosters/box scores: Wiseman, Miles, Brumfield, Blakes, Stevens.

  6. Brereton looks like a player,would be interesting how he is going to fit in.

  7. Looking good Hauns!

  8. Let’s Go! no schedule yet, must be tough….? Any word on if any late addition to the team?

  9. Warriors, you have tons of new fans that will be following the team in Memphis!
    “Show em How The Islands Do It!”
    Go Warriors!

  10. Let the season start next week a’ready. Can’t wait to see how the new guys are going to do.

  11. Dayton, couple guys gave checks for your China Fund. Not really big kind, but what ‘eva helps right. I’ll send it you.

  12. this seasons gonna be exciting!

  13. Kainoa Chu injured his knee in one of the recent games ,anyone know if he will play in anymore summer league games?

  14. …smoooth…polished…and under control…….

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