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Wiseman lands at Cal State Los Angeles

Trevor Wiseman left the Hawai’i basketball team two months ago in search of a program closer to his Southern California home. He found one in California State University at Los Angeles.

CSULA, which is a NCAA Division II program, announced the addition of Wiseman over the weekend.

Here is the official announcement:

LOS ANGELES – Cal State L.A.’s men’s basketball team has added a talented NCAA Division I transfer to its program, head coach Stephen Thompson announced on Friday.

Trevor Wiseman, a 6-foot-7 forward who spent the last two seasons with the University of Hawaii, will be joining the Golden Eagles, Thompson said. Wiseman appeared in 61 games for Hawaii over the past two seasons.

He averaged 6.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last season and shot 51.5 percent from the floor. He appeared in 31 games and started 17 times. Wiseman had career highs with a 19-point, 16-rebound double-double against Cal State Northridge last season

“Trevor is a multi-dimensional player with a high basketball I.Q.,” Thompson said. “He will fit in perfectly into our program and will provide leadership for our team.”

Wiseman made immediate contributions as a freshman. He played in 30 games and started eight times. He averaged 4.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game and shot 52 percent from the floor.

Wiseman was a first-team All-CIF player for Golden Valley High School and was the team’s Most Valuable Player. He earned three varsity letters in basketball and averaged 20.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists as a senior. He was the Foothill League’s Co-Player of the Year as a senior and helped the school to a pair of league titles. He was named to the McDonald’s All-American watch list in 2010.

He joins a Cal State L.A. program that is coming off one of its most successful seasons in years. The Golden Eagles were 17-10 overall and their 13-9 mark in conference play was their best since 2001. Cal State L.A. finished just three games out of first, the closest the Golden Eagles have been to the conference title since 2000. The Golden Eagles also reached the CCAA Championship Tournament for the third straight season.


  1. Thanks, Dayton,
    Great that Trevor can play right way (since we know how frustrating it can be to sit).

    I’m sure he can help CSLA win at least a game or two that they wouldn’t without him and just plain be a tougher team the rest of the time….that could put them in league title contention…

    Good Luck, Trevor !
    Thanks so much, seriously, for the non-stop motoring and improvements – you helped carry UH through a reasonably tough transition back to winning. I can see you helping CSLA as well and your jump shots becoming difference making daggers. i’m sure coach Thompson will want you to shoot & slash more, I can see 10-10’s even 12-12’s in system….But your point forward abilities are special…Magic if you can use ’em more! …and I’m betting the other team’s key forward suffers mega-frustration and a bunch of season-low games when you’re on him…CSLA has scored a really good team player and a high potential difference maker! So get/stay in shape…35/38 minutes a game are probably back!

    Thanks again, Trevor!

  2. Well glad Trevor got his wish. With help of UH too. He was in good academic standing, transferred to lower division, now has chance to play and probably start..good for Trevor!



  3. After giving it much thought, I decided to remove the previous post (Fan observations from Summer League).

    By posting the comments of Oahuan and Eagle as a separate entry on the front page of the site, I believe I put them in an unfair position that would draw reaction from others.

    Truth is, I chose those two comments because they were the first to post. However, I now realize that posting comments from anonymous fans as a “main story” is probably not fair to them and others.

    From here on out, all comments will remain where it should be – in the Comments section – so that everyone is on an equal playing level. As always, all observations, points and counter-points are welcome, as long as it remains civil.

    And my apologies to Oahuan and Eagle. It was not my intention to put you on the spot and for either of you to have to defend your comments.

    You are all still welcome to post your thoughts and opinions, and engage in friendly debate in the Comments section.

    Thank you for your understanding. Carry on …

  4. Hawaii appreciates your svc, all-out effort while you got the chance to show. made history for being a member of the high-ranked recruiting class.
    too bad that the TEAM-demand has overcome YOUR-desire.

    congrats for a perfect place found to further YOUR-excellence!

    it’s a win-win situation which will disappoint all HUHU makers.

  5. Coach Gib clarified a couple of times that the weekly workouts are with coaches, not whole team as some of us thought or misunderstood…

    As Expected, scores/Scorers in today’s HSA…(probably got scores called in after publishing deadline).


    Dallan — I agree to the point that Hawai’i is better With TW than without…
    But What New Players, Maybe TWO (‘cos we didn’t “know” a second or third would open up with Shaq and Orel) would you give up? ‘Roop? and could he stand to sit behind the “new three” (to be signed?) and Hauns? That wouldn’t be a lot of minutes.

    I hope/expect he’ll enjoy his return to full-time and prime time player.

  6. Eagle,

    Yes a lot of us actually missed TW motor and hustle, just ran into a “pothole”, he is in a situation he wants to be in. we can’t look back..glad he will be enrolled and hopefully get his degree, his mom and pop would be proud!! Eagle and others..we have to see what a healed Jawato and Manroop bring to the table..so far those are the two we haven’t had a glimpse at…and yes I knew, from insider video update that the 8week 2hr per week NCAA approved workouts, would be like how it was this past spring and early last fall..a few players at a time with a coach, working on certain skills,,last years warriors to asia tour..really, in my opinion, with the exception of Van not being with them..helped last years squad have a pretty competitive pre WAC season and record..

    Well thanks to Dayton and warrior, and to you Eagle and the great posts..and yes Dayton, we can share views debates, opionions etc..JUST keep it civil..I know..A lot of kids read these posts!

    Mahalo Warrior insider!!

  7. Good luck TW! Your hard work and hustle will be missed. I still believe that he should have redshirted this year to further develop his game and body. Wiseman is definitely a D-1 player but maybe not as the first or second scoring option at this time. If he wanted to be the main option on a D-2 team then that’s obviously his decision and I respect that.

    I wonder where Bobby Miles will end up.

  8. right where he belongs….D2!!!!

  9. Yea, I kind of have to agree with Hawaiifan on this one.. I mean, it’s all nice and dandy to wish him well and blah blah, but let’s face it, he left. Maybe we don’t know the full story, but he’s gone now. Let’s not pretend to care.. I mean if UH ends up being crappy next year and his D2 team wins their national championship, are any of us really going to be happy about that? Yes, it’s harsh, but let’s keep it real here gang…

  10. Agreed , for whatever, reason(s) the guys left the past two years including TW..you are right Iono, can’t look back. have to move on…Hope best for this year’s team!

  11. Loved the energy Trevor brought to the court. It didn’t work out here for a number of reasons, and now he’s in a better place. Best of luck to him, and thanks, Dayton, for the update.

  12. Here’s one with some agreement (with Lono)

    When Jett Chang was challenging for National Championship,
    I often wondered whether he really considered stepping up to D-1 and UH…
    (never heard him asked — others tried…)

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