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Summer League is underway

Dyrbe1SummerThe 2013 Hawaii College Basketball Summer League got underway with two games on Saturday at Manoa Valley District Park Gym.

Defending champion Solar Universe defeated Clark Hatch Fitness, 90-74, and National Fire Protection Co. defeated Wealth Strategy Partners, 108-101.

On paper, the opening game looked like a good one – Solar Universe against Clark Hatch Fitness in a rematch of last year’s championship game (won by Solar Universe). However, numerous players are off-island this month, most notably the players from the 2013-14 roster for the University of Hawaii.

The only current UH player on island is Dyrbe Enos, and he started for the Solar Universe team. “When my teammates come back, it’ll be more intense, I think,” Enos said.

In last year’s championship game, the leading scorers were UH players Brandon Spearman and Christian Standhardinger. Spearman is expected to join the Solar Universe team sometime after July 8. Standhardinger is in Germany this summer and is not expected to return in time to play for Clark Hatch Fitness this summer.

However, Clark Hatch Fitness is awaiting two UH players – Keith Shamburger and Michael Thomas.

In fact, five of the six teams in the Summer League are waiting for UH players to arrive and bolster their rosters. At least 12 players from the 2013-14 UH roster are expected to play in the Summer League in July.

As for last night, former Iolani and Washington State star Derrick Low scored 23 points to lead Solar Universe; Enos did not score. Former UH forward Trevor Wiseman made a surprise appearance for Solar Universe and scored 11 points. He transferred out of UH a year ago to return to his home in Southern California, but is on Oahu for this summer.

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Kaiser alum and Summer League veteran Kaunaoa McGee led Clark Hatch Fitness with 24 points.

In the second game, Moanalua High graduate Wesley Armbrust scored 31 and Chaminade’s DeAndre Haskins added 24 to lead National Fire. UH graduate assistant Nick Milan added six points. Former UH standout Julian Sensley led Wealth Strategy with 30 points, including six 3-pointers.

Summer League games will continue every Tuesday and Saturday night (and occasionally on Thursdays) at Manoa Valley District Park through August 10.

Photos courtesy Brandon Flores. To view more photos, please visit www.brandonfloresphotography.com.

8 Comments

  1. For those of us who care for aging relatives, or are home bound, or due to circumstance, work or other obligations, a great Mahalo and thanks to Dayton and Warrior Insider for video coverage and comments on summer league!

    Mahalo Dayton! Aloha and Thank you very much from New Zealand, Australia, Latvia, Kapalama Heights, Chicago, to Canada and points across the Mainland USA and now around the Globe!!

    Mahalo Plenty, Warrior Insider Rocks!!

    😀 !!

  2. Hey that is Aloha, and Tre Wiseman, remembered, Hawaii is his second home! Welcome back Trevor!
    Nice to see you in Manoa College Summer League! Great stuff! Probably the surprise of the year so far!

    Good to see you Tre, have a great summer, and continuted success in your future career!!

    😀 !!

  3. Good to see Dyrbe always working hard, sharpening his game,
    (Looking Forward to enjoying that quickest release in The West Trigger…)

    and that Trevor can see working his game at the Manoa League competition level can/should help him prep for senior season at Cal State LA; and that Hawai’i still feels like a second home….

    Julian Sensley provides good Bigs competition and i use him as a yardstick/benchmark for how well newer UH Bigs — like Standhardinger, Fotu and Dressler in last year’s summer season — are growing/measuring up; it translated well into All-Big West seasons.

    Geremy Robinson and Tim Shepherd (IF playing versus coaching) should be good comparison measuring standards for the new small forwards like Valdes and Thomas; and although he ‘failed’ to choose to invest his college career with UH, i could see using Derrick Low and now Brandon Spearman as comparison points for the progress of Shamburger, Nevels, Quincy, Jawato and Harper …

    UH players are good for The League and league for the players, especially where Gib is wise enough to pair or triple them up in groups that need to work together, build the chemistry, two-man game, second-nature familiarity they’ll need in the D-1 season.

    With the stepped up ‘aggressiveness and focus levels’ that coaches are looking for, i’d watch for Isaac, The Brandons, Shamburger, Nevels, (maybe Quincy and Harper) to look to ‘light up’ the league, maybe like Standhardinger and Hauns Brereton were challenged to last year — should be fun and very watchable…

    Food for Thought and Buzz — When can you remember, how rare has it been that, UH potentially had three or four current guards that could light up the summer league? …and maybe make an impact on The BW, too…

    ADD a “Proven” Front Line, now with good back-up depth (and probably talent with work ethic) and you likely have a team to watch and support all year and wreak havoc with in the BW…

    Have the Most Fun ever, Gib!

  4. WOW! Trevor Wiseman, the hard-hat working SF; was great to see him working out again. Thought he left CSULA – is he considering walking-on at UH? He would be a good get and actually shine more in BWC, since he is a running/passing/SF-PG. He is also friends with Shamburger . . . you never know!

    Maybe the time away gave him an opportunity to see what he is missing and mature enough to ask for another chance to contribute!

    Work hard Warriors, get bigger, stronger, faster! Mahalo.

  5. Hey Trevor Wiseman,

    Longtime no see; We missed you!

    Can’t believe my own eyes when I saw you playing last night..
    Gained a few lbs of muscles, handled the ‘rock’ better, shown some pretty moves toward the hoop.

    Bet you knew that you got a lot of fans here!?

    It’s wise to give yourselves a second chance to sharpen your skills on your senior year at a place you’re appreciated and, got yourself a pig-skin too (show the BWC what you got; make your Dad prouder than ever!).

    Meanwhile, pal-up with Bill Amis, Julian Sensley and Derrick Low for scoops on pro-ball, living here as a permanent resident.

    You are welcome!

  6. Dallan — Had a similar thought — Trevor would be great as a walk-on —
    Knows the systems, former prime-time player and starter, can run breaks with rebounds…
    Betcha hr’d have MORE Fun as a senior here…

    Suspect — Anyone please confirm or correct with what you know — but i think Trev would have to sit out a year as a transfer to D-1, even though he left in good academic standing and progress…(Great IF he had an immediate eligibility return…)

    Otherwise, Maybe Hilo, Chaminade or HPU ?

  7. i didn’t see a link posted:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAf1PTKoIqM

    Thanks to those responsible for shooting the games, editing and posting them. Mahalo.

  8. FYI: Artie Wilson said on a radio interview yesterday that Trevor Wiseman is here briefly on his way to play ball in Japan. Interesting, if true.

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