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Bobbitt named Big West Player of the Week


The University of Hawai’i basketball team’s work in the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic is not quite done yet, but senior point guard Roderick Bobbitt is already being recognized for his play in the first two games of the tournament.

Bobbitt was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday. It is the first weekly honor of the season, and included games played through November 15.

The Warriors will host Nevada late Monday night (11:00 p.m.) for the championship of the Rainbow Classic.

Here is the official release from the Big West Conference:

Hawai‘i senior Roderick Bobbitt (Oakland, Calif./Indian Hills CC) delivered two all-around solid performances in the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic that led to his selection as Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

The 6-3 guard averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 4.5 steals in a pair of Rainbow Warrior victories over Montana State (87-76) and Coastal Carolina (74-63), helping first-year UH head coach Eran Ganot to a 2-0 start.

Bobbitt posted a double-double in the season opener with 10 points and 14 assists against the Bobcats. The 14 helpers broke the tournament record of 13.

In addition, he had five rebounds, five steals and a block to give UH versatile contributions. In the win over the Chanticleers, Bobbitt scored 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting and knocked down four three-pointers.

He came up three points short of his career high, but again delivered in a variety of ways with five more boards, four assists and four steals. For the week, Bobbitt shot 52.6 percent (10-of-19) from the field and 54.5 percent (6-of-11) from distance as Hawai‘i advanced to the championship game of the Rainbow Classic.

Others nominated: Kennedy Esume (Cal State Fullerton); Jason Richardson (CSUN); A.J. Spencer (Long Beach State); Neal Monson (UC Davis); Mike Best (UC Irvine); Jaylen Bland (UC Riverside); John Green (UC Santa Barbara).


  1. Rod, Rod, Rod, Sir Rod or call me MR Bobbitt, as Artie Wilson would say.. man, from first two games.. a healthy 100% Bobbitt, hitting his threes, is a complete guard.. well deserved honor..
    I think safe to say, as far as Rod can take team, as leader, PG.. UH will go.. good support. they finish what they started.. look forward to more stat stuffing, and maybe, just maybe another couple of triple doubles..? Rod, all he care about? the Wins ! Congratulations well deserved MR BOBBITT ! 🙂

  2. Roderick has stepped up his game this season, so far.

    FYI, so much for a new compliance officer or director of compliance, the current one was named to the search advisory committee for a new football HC.

  3. It is true that a great leader makes everyone around him better. That’s why Ganot wants Bobbitt to play almost the whole game. Not to say we don’t have anyone else. It’s just that his play has been simply outstanding. The only time I think coach would rest him is when they got into full court press mode. But we haven’t seen that yet this year. And Bobbitt looks like he’s in exceptional condition. His play rubs off on his teammates because everyone has become unselfish and willing to make the extra pass. Shades of San Antonio. That’s what it takes to win and we got a winner in Bobbitt as well as the entire team.

  4. Football HC? I thought this was a site for Warrior MBB news and comments, positive?
    ha, ha…

  5. That’s positive because it shows she was and is doing her job.

  6. I thought we just let the past be the past, see previous thread, I will copy and paste,.. I moved on.. already..everyone including myself, made 808rock say .. “Finally ! Go Bows !”
    I leave the deep insight to other side. this is positive MBB , remember Stick to above posted topic?
    Same rules for all correct sir..peace and aloha islandman..

    previous thread topic before above:


    “okay Kaimiloa.. we stick to THIS season.. it is going to be fun.. Start of new year, new staff. and hopefully more will attend the games in house.. I am on board.. love the staff and the players.. the top level people? ahhh.. well move on..right? Hope for great year. and next 3 to 5 years for Eran Ganot .”


  7. Rod doing his thang. Let’s see how the Bows play tonight against an underrated Nevada team. They return their whole starting 5 and have good coaching with Musselman who has NBA experience. I’m interested to see how our bigs handle AJ West who is one of the better bigs in the Mtn West Conf.

  8. PONO:

    should be really good game.. true first test of season..
    That Nevada team real big and physical. .

  9. Agree, PONO. I’m thinking Nevada is going to prove so much better than its preseason No. 9 pick in the Mountain West. Musselman picked up a couple high-caliber recruits (previously Pac-12 commits) for this season and recently signed what is regarded as the No. 2 class in the MW and No. 35 nationally (if you believe such rankings).

    It’ll be interesting to see how the Warriors fare against their former WAC foe.

  10. 3 Seniors among their top 5 scorers.

    Coleman Marqueze 6’4″ 190 … Sr. … G … 17 … 4
    DJ Fenner 6’6″ 205 …………. … Jr. … G … 16 1/2 … 7
    Tyron Criswell 6’3″ 205 ……. … Sr. … G … 12 … 6
    AJ West 6’9″ 235 … …. ………. Sr. … F … 11 1/2 … 11 1/2
    Oliver Cameron 6’8″ 225 …….. Fr. … F … 9 1/2 … 5

    The deep insight here says that we will take them.
    Should be a good game.
    Go Bows !

  11. If you’re watching this Nevada game you would never say that Hawaii plays a boring brand of basketball. They are getting up and down in transition and letting the 3 ball fly. Rod doing his normal thievery again.

  12. All eight who played in the first half have scored. The Warriors are efficient on offense; good shot selection and unselfish. You have to like what you’ve seen in the first 20 minutes. Keep it up.

  13. Ganot got out coached big time……

  14. If we win this is Rod Bobbit not Ganot….

  15. Ganot got lucky. Thanks Rod Bobbit!

  16. Interesting perspective. If Ganot got lucky, what are you saying about Musselman, whose team lost?

  17. Not saying he got outcoached. UH got lucky…..

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