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Three from Hawai’i on Academic All-Big West Team


Three members of the 2015-16 University of Hawai’i basketball team were named to the Academic All-Big West Conference Team.

Quincy Smith, Niko Filipovich and Stefan Jovanovic are on the list of 13 players in the sport of men’s basketball. UH’s three selections lead the conference, as UC Davis, UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara each had two selections.

Jovanovic, who is majoring in Accounting, was selected to the Academic All-Big West Team for the second consecutive year. Smith (Business Management) and Filipovich (Business Management) are first-time honorees.

According to the Big West Conference: To be eligible for the All-Academic team, student-athletes are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, complete one full year at the member institution prior to the season for which the award is being received (at least a sophomore academically), and competed in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests.

Smith completed his senior season with the Warriors in 2015-16; Jovanovic is transferring to Loyola Marymount for his senior season in 2016-17; Filipovich will not play his senior season of basketball.

CLICK HERE to view the announcement from the Big West Conference


  1. Note: Wahine had 8 players on the All-Academic team. Frosh aren’t eligible to be named to the team, so that means only 2 other Wahine did not make the academic team.

  2. Aloha Jamie .
    Brian McInnis ‏@Brian_McInnis 25m ago
    “Today was the final day with #HawaiiMBB for director of ops Jamie Smith, who is heading back to his native Britain. Best wishes to him.”

  3. Congratulations to all players for being named. Sad to hear Jamie is going. Not many left now from last year. I hope he left on good terms. I was all for this new change but the more I hear I now believe Gib cared for his team. Not sure new coaches and administration does! Good luck and farewell. Div 2 is what I am watching this season!

  4. ALOHA, Jamie

    Mahalo for Determining / Teaching The Program HOW TO Reach Out to The Students;
    Before You Arrived, ALL I would hear were Articles and Laments about Student Apathy
    NOW They ARE The Life of the Party,
    And What a Party it is….
    Players say the Home Team Crowd Boosts Them,
    Won’t let them give up,
    And they Learn to WIN
    Well Enough to Take it On the Road, too
    Hope YOUR Boston Celtics PRO Level Sports Psychology
    Helps (again) to take You to Places and Levels
    YOU Wanna Be


  5. Academic All Big West !
    Nice !

  6. Mamadou Ndiaye to play for Golden State Warriors. Also, he’s dating UH’s Nikki Taylor!

  7. If Gibson really cared about the kids and program he wouldn’t have broken so many rules. He just cared about the $$ and himself.

  8. Congrats to all the academic honorees, getting it done in the classroom and on the court. Disappointing that only one player from the baseball team with a roster that large.

  9. Fisher gets hitched.
    Brian_McInnis 12h ago
    Brian McInnis Retweeted Dina Eastwood
    “Congrats to former Bows assistant Scott Fisher”

  10. Jankovic doing well in NBA Summer League. 17 points and got the praise from announcers particularly Greg Anthony who said he is very mobile for a big man. Great all out hustle by Janks. His stock is rising fast.

  11. Great start for Janks in the summer league. He tied for second on the team in scoring with 17 points as the Heat beat the Clippers, 91-71. Janks shot 7 for 10, with 3 rebounds and 1 block. He played the 5 for all of his 20 minutes, often matched against former Maryland player Diamond Stone.
    After completing an and-1 with less than a minute to play, Janks drew compliments from both broadcasters, who had never seen him play before.
    He looks like he put on some good weight, but didn’t seem too comfortable at the 5. Offensively, he’s still a tough matchup. For his first game as a pro, well-done.

  12. Islandman thanks for correcting me

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