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Official: Canda signs with Hawai’i

Here is the official release from the University of Hawai’i:

HONOLULU – University of Hawai‘i men’s basketball coach Eran Ganot has announced the signing of guard Bryce Canda to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Rainbow Warriors next season. Canda, a graduate of Grant High School (Portland, Ore.) and transfer from Central Wyoming College, is Ganot’s first signee and will have two years of eligibility.

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“We are very excited to have Bryce on board,” said Ganot. “I have enjoyed watching his development over the years and his progress is a true testament to what hard work can do. Bryce comes from great programs and terrific coaching from high school, AAU and most recently at the junior college level. He is of great character, has a strong desire to be successful, and is a great fit.”

“My dream has always been to play Division I basketball and now that I have accomplished that, it doesn’t stop here,” said an excited Canda. “With the help of the great coaching staff at UH, I feel like my teammates and I can achieve our long term goals. Coach Ganot has coached many good players and helped them to the next level, I just want to get my name put on the same list.”

Canda (6-4, 195 lbs) joins the ‘Bows after a stellar career at Central Wyoming. He was named First-Team All-Region IX this past season after averaging 19.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 3.7 apg. Canda elevated his game during conference play, scoring 20.7 ppg while securing 6.4 rpg and shooting 48.9% from the floor and 44.9% from beyond the arc. As a freshman, he broke on the scene as one of the nation’s top three-point shooting threats, ranking 20th in the country in three-point field goal percentage (46.1).

Before attending CWC, Canda made his mark on the Portland high school scene. He was a First-Team Oregon All-State selection and four-year team captain, guiding Grant HS to a 22-6 record his senior year. In the summer following his graduation, he connected with the AAU I-5 Elite program where he began to attract interest to play at the next level. Canda would eventually be heavily recruited at CWC by schools from the Big 12, Big East, and West Coast Conferences but chose to become a Rainbow Warrior.

“Bryce has great versatility and size which will allow him to play both guard positions,” added Ganot. “His ability to shoot, defend, and rebound are all great assets moving forward. We are thrilled to have him in our program and looking forward to being part of his continued development.”

15 Comments

  1. BIGSS NEXT??!!!!

  2. Looks like a good pick up. Good ballers come out of the PIL. Note Canda was second team all-state his Senior year at Grant HS.

  3. Welcome byrce! Now we got a sharp shooter and a replacement for graduated garrett nevels now let’s get BIG MAN! Someone that can block shots, rebound, and has some girth. Let’s get it coach ganot! Keep um coming!

  4. Sign up with Jamie Smith for basketball camps, ages 6 to 17.

    Eran expects the UH players back for the second summer session ( begins July 6). That’s about when Isaac F. came to Hawaii last year.

  5. Aloha Bryce. Have your teammates take u to Rainbow Drive In for mix plate lunch. Don’t forget to workout in the weight room after one of those , plate lunches got some calories. Summer school. Lift. Run. Eat.

  6. islandman:

    IF Eran keeping Jamie on board, and he helping to run summer camps.. I go wow, aurite, have to have that connection from last year’s great squad and staff. Hope Eran, finds a role for Jamie, or Jamie might just be the transition guy through summer.
    did Eran mention anything more about Jamie Smith as DOBA or Performace Analyst for next year..I still think key. keep this 6 years running with No losing seasons for MBB. unheard of.. by keeping some connection to past.. Zane Johnson good start.. Not a given, however I wish Eran can keep Jamie to generate more interest in MBB program moving forward and through the ncaa thing.

  7. Bryce,
    Welcome to the Rainbow Warrior Ohana! Can’t wait to see what you bring to the team, bring in on!

  8. So far I like the guys that Eran is targeting. Like most of you I would like to see us sign some quality bigs but he is bringing in some high level guards, especially if we can land the Xavier transfer.

  9. They say that xavier transfer is coming on a visit

  10. Uhf1; could be Jamie will continue. He is is one of the four listed so far in the basketball staff directory: Ganot, Jacobsen, Jamie and Omoto.

  11. What your coach said about you & your self-introduction are source of encouragement for fans.
    Hard-workers produce over-achievers to lead the program into continuous successes!

    #1 recruit Bryce Canda is Mr. “da Cando”

    Would you play in our Summer League?

  12. No summer league….UH players only get injured

  13. Pick up games on lower campus are more competitive than the summer league games. I think UH players should stop playing in summer leagues. Thug guys like Kawika Smith are going to hurt someone and we are watering down the talent by splitting up the UH guys and filling in rosters with low level players. I would prefer they stay on campus work on drills and play pick up games among themselves.

  14. Yup I don’t like when they split up the team during the summer. I know they don’t have money but it would be nice if the team took a trip to China again or some other foreign country to play pros. I know the rainbow wahine are going to Europe build that chemistry early.

  15. Benjy WAS Planning Carribbean(?) Trip?

    So Should Have Money…?

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