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Brazil exhibition canceled; Warriors practice instead

When two teams from two different countries make plans to play in another country, well, there’s probably going to be a lot of logistical hurdles.

The Hawaii basketball team experienced it on Tuesday in China, as its scheduled exhibition game with a national team from Brazil was canceled.

It was through no fault of Hawaii, however. Brazil failed to show up for the 10 a.m. start time due to some travel problems getting to China.

The Warriors still took advantage of the gym time, though, getting in a two-hour practice in front of several high school basketball players from the area of Dongguan.

“Brazil had some technical difficulties,” Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold said. “So we just did our own intrasquad scrimmage … just basically had a practice. We had a couple of high school teams here … so we went through a practice and their coaches were here and we told them what we were doing and how we practice.”

The Brazilian team is coached by Hawaii associate coach Walter Roese, and the Warriors were looking forward to the exhibition. However, the game could not be rescheduled because the Warriors had to leave the city of Dongguan later that afternoon.

Two key players were on the sidelines for the practice session. Senior Zane Johnson is still recovering from a sprained ankle, and Shaquille Stokes sat out with a sore knee.

Stokes said he should be able to play in the Warriors’ next exhibition game on the evening of Friday, Aug. 12 (China time).

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the FREE updates, Dayton. Another thing, at least you’re technologically literate to keep up with the times. Good videos and photos.

    Keep up the good work. Have fun and have a safe one.

  2. +1 to Stacy’s comment. And don’t you have a couple of years eligibility left; they need some healthy bodies to practice.

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