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Introducing Christian Standhardinger

Christian Standhardinger will have a full year to get better with the Hawaii basketball team.

He’s already pretty good.

“I think I will work on my ball-handling, on my defense, on my shot, pretty much a lot of things,” he said. “But the most important things to work on for me are defense, and my left hand, and my ball-handling.”

Standhardinger, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, will have to sit out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He played last season at Nebraska, where he averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in just 17 minutes per game as a sophomore.

He will be allowed to practice and workout with the Warriors this season, but cannot play in any games. He will be a junior when the 2012-13 season starts.

Standhardinger was considered one of the top prospects in Germany prior to signing with Nebraska

During Standhardinger’s freshman season at Nebraska, Walter Roese was an assistant coach there. Roese was an associate coach with the Warriors last season, but recently announced his resignation.

Standhardinger said he is still happy with his decision to transfer to Hawaii, even though it was Roese who helped recruit him here.

“I knew Coach Water was here and so I wanted to come here … but I still think it was the right decision,” Standhardinger said. “I worked already with the other coaches, and it seems like a good group on a good team.”

Standhardinger was born and raised in Germany, and is fluent in both English and German. His mother is originally from the Philippines, so he also understands a little bit of Tagalog.

“There are a lot of Filipino people here, I am happy about that,” he said.

15 Comments

  1. Christian has pretty good ball handling skills for a 6ft 9in. forward, good luck Christian and enjoy bagong while youre here!

  2. Welcome Christian.

    Of course, you never know who might get hurt, who might leave, etc., but as much as I’m excited about this year, the next year is shaping up to be something special. I think this year will be a lot of fun, but we only will lose one senior. We’ll definitely miss Zane, but look at our potential roster for the 2012 season–pretty solid 2 or 3 deep at each position:

    PG:
    Shaq Stokes, 5-10, soph
    Bobby Miles, 6-1, junior

    SG:
    Garrett Jefferson, 6-3, junior
    Brandon Jawato, 6-4, sophomore
    Pii Minns, 6-4, junior
    Gerry Blakes, 6-4, fresh/soph (?)

    SF:
    Hans Bereton, 6-7, senior
    Trevor Wiseman, 6-7, junior
    Dillon Biggs, 6-6, fresh/soph (?)

    PF:
    Joston Thomas, 6-7, senior
    Christian Standhardinger, 6-9, junior

    C:
    Vander Joaquim, 6-10, senior
    Davis Rozitis, 7-0, junior

    And I’d be surprised if Gib doesn’t bring in at least a couple of more solid recruits.

  3. Good job, Dayton. Suggestion for the next video: Introducing …. Vander Joaquim!

  4. Way to ge back on D, Thomas.

  5. Great to have you on the team Christian!! Can’t wait to see you play next season….

  6. He looks a solid 6-8/6-9 and is more athletic than I thought he would be. We look pretty solid in the front court over the next few years.

    The SG position looks to be a position of concern as we look toward the future. Hopefully G. Blakes makes it on campus sooner rather than later.

  7. Dayton,

    Information please: Do transfer player received scholarship for the sit out year?

    Mahalo!

  8. Yes, transfer players are on scholarship during their redshirt year.

    Davis Rozitis counted as a scholarship last season; Christian Standhardinger will count as a scholarship this season.

  9. Christian please come and play here in the Philippines and help our National team to Qualify in the next world Basketball in Spain and in the next Qualifying for Olympics.

    We need your height and basketball skills.
    Thank you.
    Louiehmdc

  10. And she said to big Christian as the 5-0 rolled up. Dude, where’s my bra?

  11. Hey Christian hope you play for smart gilas philippines this coming 2012-2013 for the fiba asia championship. It would be great to see you play for your moms flag and Country. Godbless Christian!~ cheers from Canada.

  12. consider playing for phil :)

  13. Philippine basketball needs you Christian pls play for Smart Gilas.

Trackbacks

  1. Standhardinger in paradise | CollegeBasketballTalk
  2. 6-foot-8 Filipino-German player emerging as a star in US NCAA | Manila Diner

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