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Standhardinger named Big West Player of the Week


With competition coming from his fellow teammates, Christian Standhardinger was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

It is the second time this season that Standhardinger received the honor. He also won it twice as a junior last season.

Three other Warriors put up worthy numbers last week, when the Warriors won road games at UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton. Isaac Fotu (32 points, 8 rebounds), Garrett Nevels (32 points, 6-of-10 shooting from 3-point range) and Keith Shamburger (22 points, 20 assists) also had outstanding weeks.

Here is the official release from the UH Media Relations office on Standhardinger’s honor:

IRVINE, Calif. – Christian Standhardinger has been named the Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week following Hawai`I’s historic road sweep at UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton. It’s the fourth time the senior forward has earned the honor and the second time this season.

The native of Munich, Germany averaged 18.5 ppg and 11.0 rpg as UH extended its road win streak to four games with its second straight road sweep. It marked the first time in 42 years that UH has won four straight road games. In addition, the ‘Bows notched four consecutive conference road victories for the first time ever in their nearly 35 seasons in the Western Athletic Conference and Big West.

Standhardinger notched 27 points—four shy of his career-high—and added 13 rebounds in the Rainbow Warriors’ 87-76 win at UC Riverside last Thursday. It was the eight double-double of the season for Standhardinger who also added three assists and one steal against the Highlanders.

Two nights later he helped the team complete the road sweep with an 83-80 victory over Cal State Fullerton before a homecoming crowd at Titan Gym. Despite being saddled with foul trouble for much of the game, Stanhardinger nearly finished with his third straight double-double, posting 10 points and nine rebounds, while also adding two steals. For the week, Standhardinger shot 48.0% (12 of 25) from the field and 85.7% (12 of 14) from the charity stripe.

Standhardinger and his teammates now host league-leader UC Irvine in a huge Big West match-up on Thursday, Feb. 20. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.


  1. BOOM OUT! Christian and MBB team, go get Irvine, BOOM IN and OUT of the door SSC with a win! Nice honors for Spear, Sham, and Boom Standhardinger, danke!

    Go Bows, Rainbows, Warriors, Fightin Deans!!!

  2. Agree with most posts, UH team happy with awards, recognition, however this One Ohana team, as Nevels, Smith, Shamburger, Rozitis, Nevels, Spearman, Valdes, etc say…the winning, get the W’s and shoot for the NCAA’s is their goal.

    Maybe after they have accomplished that, hopefully NCAA bid, then after season banquet, awards and BWC picks will be okay. However, these, guys as many have said, the HIGH CHARACTER guys with talent!

    Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom…Boom! Gonna knock Irvine of their feet!

    Go Bows!

  3. And Isaac Fotu, pride and joy of Tongan/English descent Basketballers, keep rocking the house at SSC and on the road. By next year, add the 3 ball, and coast to coast, as well, as up the rebounds, talk about All American all region athlete!
    Go Isaac!
    Go Rainbows, let’ go Bows, or as 2013 would say , Let’s Go Rainbow WARRIORS!

  4. answer to last WI report before this one:

    nelson.jacinto: good points. UH has to play well AT HOME and on The Road, they have to think run the table? Why? In second year of Big West conference play, with team picked pre season to finish 6th, that would be huge statement. 20+ wins and possible Regular season title!

    You are right, though, UH played Mizzou very, very tough in KC, Mo. for a half, and did not get blown out, Standhardinger and Nevels had great games. N. Arizona, they just turned up the jets, at altitude, on the road, freezing cold outside, burning lungs, very long trip, and they win big. Cal Poly and Northridge, Mustangs were ready, UH not…Northridge, shots to win it at the end, plus some questionable calls, you are correct, sir, UH could easily be 6-1 on the road.

    Now protect HOME COURT. Guys have to be focused, and since Poly game, tone down the superheros greeting team on the court, as well as the Aloha Shirt nite. We love Jamie Smith, he should keep the activities in the stands, and help team concentrate on getting the 3 game sweep at home. Jamie is outstanding, the UH students, will enjoy the party more, if UH wins. I have feeling ,Gib will have the boys, ready…and NO Thursday, lack of energy, step on the court think you got the game won, effort by UH ,then they might lose. I pick with my head and heart, UH fears no one, and NOW, I believe, they will uptempo and try to put up 90+ points again against, Irvine, they do that score 88-90 pts, and hold Irvine to 79-80, UH will win.

    Go Bows!

  5. chris needs to thank fotu and soon fotu will be thanking jank and chan

  6. ‘Strategic’ Nomination? Numbers Support, Well-Deserved;
    Maybe Locks In a First-Team Selection
    And Encourages Even Better Christian One-Minded-Ness
    Got 27, Let’s Get 37, 47 [Got Two, Earn Three, Four: Those ‘Can’ Go to Teammates]

    Beat Part is that MANY UH Starters ARE Deserving This Week
    And Better Still, ANOTHER 2-0 Road Trip

    Hey, ‘Bows!?
    YOU UP For a 2-0 Home-Stand?
    Now Win Back-to-Back THURSDAYS…

    Play YOUR Best
    Might Not Even Matter What Name’s On The Other Team’s Jerseys…

    Take THAT On The Road and STICK IT…

    GO ‘Bows!

  7. So Dayton, is it true UH got a verbal commitment from Tyler Harville, a 6’0″ PG with excellent three-point shooting ability out of Vermont Academy? (Actually watching his videos he looks more like 5’10″… but the kid can definitely knock down shots.)

  8. UH might be playing their best basketball of year. Some of the pundits, don’t agree, Demello, Leahy’s say, UH takes one , or two steps forward, i.e. the 2 game road sweep and 3 game winning streak, then go one step backward, possible Loss to Irvine. All UH Men Basketball has to do, give MORE than 100% effort to beat Irvine and a possible spoiler UC Davis, UH cannot, absolutely cannot, letdown, or let these games slip away. I think Gib has to get team really prepared to finish last 5 games, as stepping stone to BWC tournament. Goal, One Game and One Win at a time.
    And hopefully, they are there top 1 or 2, better yet, #1, first BWC regular season title. Think that Bigs, to smalls, are going to go all out to win 5 games. That is the mindset, UH Rainbow Warriors, FIGHT and WIN!

  9. Actually, a lot of fans, and media, take a wait and see, attitude, and to be realistic, we die hard fans, family and friends of UH BB team too. Have to see, UH get out to controlling lead, and hang on to beat Irvine. Then go out, and make sure UC Davis does not upset them at home.
    Come on guys, Spear, Sham, Standhardinger, Fotu, Nevels, Smith, Rozitis, Valdes and whole roster, do not give up, shoot well, run in transition, rebound, and hustle for Win. Prove the naysayers wrong. Just Win, we got your back. Great teams, have great Effort for 40 minutes, and close out win!!

  10. @winbows1…

    I’m glad you mentioned the “pundits,” who still have some doubts about this team. I think they do have a point, but that can easily be conquered this Thursday…

    As you see, we have had this “THURSDAY CURSE” so far this conference season… UCSB, Thursday night… Long Beach, Thursday night… even @Cal Poly, Thursday night…

    Irvine is coming in full steam into Thursday night… and they are really pissed off for losing to Hawaii on Homecoming Night at Irvine… There are numerous BENEFITS that will come from beating Irvine this Thursday: 1) Solidify Hawaii’s conference as either a 1, 2, or 3 seed (Hawaii doesn’t want the #4 seed and play Cal Poly on the road in the tourney)… 2) By sweeping Irvine, we can get into their minds all the way till the Conference Finals… Hawaii will enjoy being their “thorn” in the side that they just can’t fix… and 3) Hawaii will then finally destroy that Thursday curse!

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