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Brereton hopeful for quick recovery

It was a rough game for Hauns Brereton on Saturday, when the Hawai’i basketball team suffered a 93-82 loss to UC Davis at the Stan Sheriff Center, and he didn’t even play a single minute.

A knee injury forced Brereton to sit and watch in frustration from the Hawai’i bench as UC Davis made a UH opponent record 16 3-pointers in the game. It was the first game he has missed in his two seasons as a Warrior.

“It was frustrating, real frustrating, because I felt like I could have helped out a whole lot,” he said. “It happens. It’s part of the game, coming back from injuries and being hurt.”


Brereton, a 6-foot-6 senior, is averaging 7.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He had been in a shooting slump earlier in the season, but appeared to get back on track last Thursday when he went 3 of 4 from 3-point range and scored 11 points in a win over Pacific.

Just before halftime of that game, Brereton chased down a Pacific player and made a highlight-reel blocked shot of a layup attempt. However, he landed awkwardly on the play, and thinks that is when the knee injury occurred.

He did not participate in contact drills during Monday’s practice, but was in his practice gear and was able to do some shooting on his own.

“I’m getting the knee moving again,” he said. “The last couple of days I’ve just been resting it, getting the swelling down.”

He is not the only ailing Warrior. Freshman guard Brandon Jawato had to come out of the UC Davis game several times during the second half due to a hip injury.

“I’m doing a lot of rehab right now and I just got some medication so hopefully I’ll be fine by Thursday,” he said.

Jawato is averaging 7.8 points per game and leads the team with 29 3-pointers. He scored eight points in the loss to UC Davis.

The Warriors (10-8 overall, 4-3 Big West Conference) are scheduled to depart Honolulu on Tuesday night for two road games this week. They will play at Cal Poly (7-9, 3-3) on Thursday, then at UC Santa Barbara (7-10, 3-3) on Saturday.


  1. Hope bruddah Hauns recovers quickly as well as Jawato. Too bad this year Hauns has been hampered by these ailments which I feel has contributed to his production. I know he is trying his best but these ailments that linger are hampering him from going all out 100%. Unfortunate for a guy who has worked extremely hard in the off-season and hasn’t been able to go as hard as he’d like although he tries. Hope this is just a temporary thing cause we going to need both Hauns and Jawato sooner rather than later.

  2. Hauns, we need you Captain. Hope you get well real soon. Usually, you have finished season strong, last year, and before in JC ball. Get well Hauns, and take care. This 4 game road swing is a big one. , help team to get as many wins as possible, even by your great sideline support.

    Mahalo for being good guy , and BB player!!

  3. As other fans have posted, maybe , Gib start 3 guard with 2 bigs. I think Coach will go with guys who get the lead, and maintain till end.

    You know fans, this 2 weeks being away from SSC and Hawaii fans, might actually be good. Can concentrate on BB, and bond, and get wins.

    We shall see you guys back in a little over 2 weeks. Have a good road trip, stay close to the top 3 in conference, one game at a time! Jawato, too, hip problem, get well Brandon J. or”B”!

  4. Warriors , your back is against the wall, wins are needed now, this is crunch time, are you guys going to battle and play smart or lay down and let the next guy run all over you like the last game, man up guys. !

  5. Aloha, Hauns & Jaw:

    You are the elite Best of Warriors.
    Respect your fortitude & dedication to the TEAM.

    Listen to your body; Don’t overexert or risk injury!
    Need for you to be in the many better days, which are on the way!


  6. Get well soon. Gonna need you on that long road trip.


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