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Lots of summer work for Warriors

For members of the 2012-13 Warriors basketball team, this summer is no time to “cruise.”

Senior wing Hauns Brereton walked into Manoa Valley District Park gym Tuesday evening right after a workout at UH and scored 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists to help Central Medical Clinic outlast Solar Universe, 131-127, in Hawai’i College Summer League action.

In the doubleheader nightcap, freshman post Caleb Dressler scored 19 points, grabbed three rebounds and had three assists as Grantco Pacific held off National Fire Protection, 109-103. Freshman forward Isaac Fotu had 17 points and six rebounds for National Fire Protection.

After hopefully a good night’s sleep, the Warriors were scheduled to be up before dawn for a 5:30 a.m. weight training session Wednesday. Not all of the UH players showed up for their Tuesday night games.

“They’re probably resting,” Brereton said of the absentees.

Incoming freshman walk-on Dyrbe Enos did not rest — in fact, he started the game for short-handed Central Medical and finished with Solar Universe and scored a personal summer league-best 25 points. Enos, a 5-foot-9, two-time All-State guard out of the Kamehameha Schools, scored eight points in seven minutes for Central Medical as Brereton loosened up on the bench. After Solar coach Artie Wilson called a timeout, Enos then literally switched jerseys and proceeded to score 17 points for Solar, his original team.

Enos was 9 of 17 from the field, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range, and added five rebounds and two assists.

Brereton made 13 of 27 field goals, including 2 of 6 from beyond the arc. He scored his 30 points in 33 minutes.

Former Warriors manager and current graduate assistant Nick Milan led Solar Universe with 27 points and former UH wing Bobby Nash added 20 points.

Dressler, a 6-9 post from Vancouver, Wash., was 9 of 13 from the field and displayed a couple of nice pivot and spin moves near the basket as well as an ability to find the open man when double-teamed in the post. He struggled again from the free throw line, making only one of four attempts.

Fotu, a 6-9 forward from Auckland, New Zealand, was his normal fluid self and made 7 of 11 field goals and three of four free throws. He missed on his only 3-point attempt.

Michael Harper, a walk-on guard from Australia, struggled with his shooting all night despite scoring 13 points for Grantco. He was just 5 of 13 from the field, including only one 3-pointer in eight attempts, and 2 for 4 from the line.

Former Warriors guards Geremy Robinson and Ryne Holliday led Grantco Pacific with 29 and 25 points, respectively.

Summer League action continues Thursday at Manoa with Grantco vs. Wealth Strategy Partners at 6 p.m., followed by Central Medical Clinic vs. Flipbooks Hawai’i at 7:30.

8 Comments

  1. Wes, Thank you for great report and writeup. and as always , thanks to Dayton , warriorinsider and sponsors!!

  2. Wes , you probably are right, the UH guys were pretty punctual for games…those early morning workouts, maybe light ailments, tired muscles, or , maybe Summer school ? Glad for Dyrbe Enos, he is a good shooter, brings some instant offense to UH as a walkon, along IMO with Harper(hustle, high motor) who when he has his feet set can get hot too..to have two walkons, besides, Clair, Jawato, Spearman(when hitting his shot), Brereton, Christian, and some of the bigs able to hit the three ball, much more outside threat this year…IMO.

  3. Thanks, Wes & Co.

    Boost the handles, passing and outside game?

    ‘Roop on Thursday or Saturday Night ?

    Get some feel for the team in time for next week’s playoff run ?

  4. Thank you for all the great coverage of the Summer League and UH MBB. Does anyone know when the official practices with the coaches at UH begin?

  5. servante:

    If you mean the NCAA new rule coaches work with small groups of players for 8 weeks, 2hrs per week, that began the first week of July I believe. When 2nd UH summer session began. For the official start of fall practices, I think that happens around Oct 15 2012 or so, with Midnite Ohanafest etc. I might be wrong. If anyone else knows exactly , chime in…

  6. hey, Roopi:

    how’s your ankle healing, all back to normal now?
    coach Gib has told us that it will take another week.. a week ago.
    many of your new fans had been counting the days, while waiting!
    it’s good time to get yourself warmed up..
    to take the 1st Championship for Flipbooks Hawaii as well as for yourself as a UH WARRIORS!

    sorry for what happened; we feel for you.

    if not too much to ask, will you at least just be there to cheer your team on?!

    Mahalo!

  7. More to ‘Roop!

    Yeah, NO Contract Negotiations coming up…
    So Don’t Pull a Jeremy Lin
    and skip the playoffs while telling people you’re 85% alright…

    Joking, i understand you need the Doctor’s Release …

    ————–

    P.S.
    IF You can pull a Kobe’ and show that you’re “Better than Shaq (Stokes)”,
    Most Here should be satisfied ….
    ‘Roop-Sanity’ would be o.k……

    Betcha never expected “this many people” hanging on your ankle and health ;-}

    Coach says you’re a True Point Guard First…
    (people get the combo thing mixed in ‘cos you shoot so well…)
    Many Point Guards LIKE Pressure…. is this enough ?
    Welcome !

    BUT FIRST Get Healthy
    and Eventually Strong…

    [IF you think it’s the shoes, get your parents to buy you some Nikes (i think UH stopped working with them a while back)…i stopped having ankle sprains and four-layer blood blisters once i switched and never went back…]

    Hey, Roop,
    Based on what your teammates have already shown, we know there’s a good chance you’re a legit BBall Talent …. and many of us are just anxious ….
    Hope you’re already enjoying the rest of The Hawai’i Experience and figure it should get better once you can get back to playing — for a player, what would be better ?

  8. Heard that ‘Roop is now taking part in UH Team workouts (Great!)

    and even made a cameo appearance easing into last night’s NCAA summer league game; (getting a feel for the playoffs?)

    Hope the recovery from the (high?) ankle sprain is a good one…

    Keep Improvin’ !

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