Warrior Insider

The Inside Source for Hawaii Men's Basketball
Search

Media Day photos and other notes

team2_mediaday

The University of Hawai’i basketball team held its annual “Media Day” on Tuesday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Warriors, who have 10 newcomers on the 15-player roster, posed for team and individual photos, and answered questions from various local media outlets.

WarriorInsider.com photographer Brandon Flores captured shots of each player (see his gallery at the bottom of this page).

Here are some other notes and newsworthy items …

JANKOVIC WAIVED BY HEAT

Former University of Hawai’I star Stefan Jankovic was waived by the Miami Heat on Monday, but he is still expected to be assigned to the Heat’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, for the start of this season.

Jankovic, a 6-foot-11 forward, was slowed by an ankle injury during the Heat’s training camp, and appeared in only one preseason game (and played limited minutes in that one appearance). He was one of 20 players on the training camp roster, but the regular-season roster has to be trimmed to 15 players by October 24.

Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra said: “It was unfortunate that he sprained his ankle, he wasn’t able to participate too much in training camp,” Spoelstra said of Jankovic. “But we are encouraged by the development he made before that. Now will come the next decision and that’s really in his hands. But we would like to continue the relationship with him.”

The Heat can retain its affiliate rights with Jankovic for this season, and thus assign him to Sioux Falls, as long as another team does not pick him up as a free agent.

— — — — — — —

INDIVIDUAL GAME TICKETS ON SALE

Individual tickets for all home games on the 2016-17 schedule are now on sale online at www.hawaiiathletics.com and at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office (Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Ticket prices range from $5 for student seats in the upper level, to $30 for lower level seats. Prices vary based on the section of the seats. Discount prices are available for students (ages 4 through high school) and senior citizens (ages 65 and older) in the upper level.

The home game against North Carolina on November 18 will feature increased prices. The late-night home against Florida Atlantic on November 14 will feature decreased prices.

“Mini-packs” of any six home games at a discounted rate are also available.

For more information visit www.hawaiiathletics.com or call (808) 944-2697.

— — — — — — —

TIPOFF EVENT FUNDRAISER THIS THURSDAY

Tickets are still available for the UH Men’s Basketball Tipoff Event, which is set for this Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The fundraiser starts at 5:30 p.m. with drinks and a silent auction. There’ll be an array of auction items, including travel packages, sports memorabilia and gift cards. Dinner and a program will follow with players and members of the coaching staff participating in a Q&A with emcee Scott Robbs from OCSports.

Tables (seating 10) are available at $1,000. Individual tickets may also be purchased at $100 each. Contact Bobbie Omoto at bomoto@hawaii.edu or at 956-6501.

All proceeds from the evening will go to men’s basketball with an emphasis on the nutritional needs of the student-athletes. There will be additional opportunities for those in attendance to sponsor team meals throughout the season.

— — — — — — —

INTRASQUAD SCRIMMAGE AND ALUMNI GAME THIS SATURDAY

The annual Green & White intrasquad scrimmage is set for this Saturday, October 22, at the Stan Sheriff Center, and admission is free.

All fans are invited to attend, with arena doors scheduled to open at noon. The team will be going through practice drills from noon to 1 p.m., and the intrasquad scrimmage will start around 1 p.m.

The scrimmage will follow a “controlled” format, meaning the squads will be interchangeable and the time periods could vary.

An alumni vs. alumni game will take place after the intrasquad scrimmage.

— — — — — — —

EXHIBITION GAME ON NOV. 3 ADDED TO SCHEDULE

The Warriors will host Brigham Young-Hawaii in an exhibition game on November 3 at the Stan Sheriff Center. It is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m., and the final result will not count toward either team’s record.

The Warriors and NCAA Division II Seasiders last met in an exhibition game in October 2013.

— — — — — — —

Photos courtesy Brandon Flores / www.brandonfloresphotography.com

green_mediaday

thomas_mediaday

stepteau_mediaday

buggs_mediaday

matthews_mediaday

owies_mediaday

purchase_mediaday

raimo_mediaday

flaisher_mediaday

garrett_mediaday

johnson_mediaday

drammeh_mediaday

buscher_mediaday

allen_mediaday

lewis_mediaday

team1_mediaday

2 Comments

  1. Curiosity of the day: Name “THE TEAM THAT IS TALLER THAN THIS IN TOTAL HEIGHT”?

  2. Hope Jankovic is open to playing in Europe for dough. If he decides to stay in the D League, he should not linger there for more than 2 years; the pay is substandard.

Leave a Response

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Supporters