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Flaisher officially added to 2016-17 roster


Ido Flaisher, a 6-foot-10 forward/center from Israel, has been officially announced as an addition to the 2016-17 University of Hawai’i basketball team.

Flaisher, who will be a freshman this season, has been enrolled in classes at UH since last month but was awaiting paperwork clearance to officially join the basketball team.

Here is the official announcement from www.hawaiiathletics.com …

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai’i men’s basketball program added the final piece to its 2016-17 signing class with the addition of Israeli post player Ido (EE-doh) Flaisher. The 6-10 Flaisher joins the Rainbow Warriors as a freshman and will have four years of eligibility.

Flaisher comes from UH having played two seasons on the junior team for Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C., one of the most storied basketball franchises in international basketball. He averaged 14.0 points and 7.3 rebounds for Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament and has practiced with Maccabi’s senior team.

“Ido fills a void in our frontcourt and brings a unique skill set, tremendous work ethic and motor,” UH head coach Eran Ganot said. “He comes from one of the top programs in all of Europe in Macabbi Tel Aviv and has also represented his country in a number of FIBA events. His best days are ahead of him and we’re looking forward to being part of his development. Most importantly, Ido is of high character, comes from a terrific family and values the role of a student-athlete. We’re fired up that he’ a part of the Rainbow Warrior family and so is he.”

Beside playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv, Flaisher also boast national team experience. He was set to be a starter on the Israeli U18 National Team this summer but was called up to play for the U20 team as a backup center. He competed in the FIBA U20 European Championships, a tournament which also featured UH sophomore guard Sheriff Drammeh (Sweden) and fellow freshman signee Zigmars Raimo (Latvia). As one of the youngest players in the entire tournament, he appeared in all seven games for Israel.

Also a member of the U16 and U18 national squads, he helped the “B” team to silver in the 2014 and ’15 European Championships

Flaisher is the eighth signee for the Rainbow Warriors this year. He’s also the third international player in this year’s recruiting class, joining freshman forward Raimo and guard Matthew Owies (Australia).

2016-17 Signees
Name, Pos, Ht, Hometown (Last School)

Noah Allen, G/F, 6-7, Pacific Grove, Calif. (UCLA)
Drew Buggs, G, 6-2, Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS)
Ido Flaisher, C, 6-10, Herzliya, Israel (Hadash High School)
Leland Green, G, 6-3, Redondo Beach, Calif. (Redondo Union HS)
Gibson Johnson, F, 6-8, Centerville, Utah (Salt Lake CC)
Larry Lewis, Jr., G, 6-2, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Odessa College)
Matthew Owies, G, 6-0, Melbourne, Australia (St. Kevin’s College)
Zigmars Raimo, F, 6-7, Madonas, Latvia (Riga Secondary School 49)


  1. Welcome Ido. Nice recruiting class.

  2. Ganot is doing a great job.
    Go Bows !

  3. All things considered, the coaching staff had had worked hard to round-upped
    this bunch of pure, young student-athletics for us.
    They really deserve tons of credit!

    We can be certain that this new team will try hard and perform their best.

    We will see many pleasant surprises this coming season!

  4. Flaisher reminds me of St Mary’s big men who were effective but were below the rim players. Omar Samhan and Brad Waldow come to mind.

  5. Welcome Ido
    And Whole Team On-Board
    Working Together
    Coming Together
    Like Clockwork Precision
    Swiss Even

    Eran & Co.
    Mining The Basketball Planet
    Total Program, Attention to Details
    X’s AND O’s
    Continuous Work Ethic, Grinders
    Continuous Improvement
    Math that Works
    INFusion of Dollar$
    And Talent,
    BUT Work Ethic
    THE Difference Between Potential

    Putting Together A Team
    Grinding Away
    Employing Proven ‘Mechanisms & Mechanics’
    From A Proven, Winning Formula

    Building A Program
    The Total Package

    Guess What?
    There IS Enough…
    For Those Who EARN It.

    We, The People
    The Fortunate Beneficiaries
    Later, We Wake The Rest

    Coach of the Year
    Comeback Coach of the Year

    Rise and Fall
    OUR Heritage and Evolution

    Rocha, O’Neal, Pitino (Holmes)
    Little & Riley & Nash (Tomey to Jones)
    Gib (and Chow)
    Eran (& Rolo)

    Go, Maitlin!
    Go ‘Bows!

  6. Basketball roster posted, many new faces.


  7. It’s heart-warming to see that we got such a determent team with focus goal.
    We got number, health, height and discipline to over-archive!

    Work hard toward everybody with stamina, run with finesse and precision …

    How many competitors can match our qualities?

    Let’s count our blessings by this Turkey-day and more!

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