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Official signing: Madut to join Warriors for 2019-20 season

On the first day of the signing period for basketball recruits, the University of Hawai’i announced the addition of Junior Madut, a 6-foot-5 guard. He played the past two seasons at Eastern Florida State College, but was raised in Australia.

He will be a junior during the 2019-20 season and will have two seasons of eligibility.

Here is the official announcement from www.hawaiiathletics.com

HONOLULU –University of Hawai’i men’s basketball head coach Eran Ganot announced the signing of guard Junior Madut to a national letter of intent for the 2019-20 season. The 6-5 Madut is a junior college transfer who will join the Rainbow Warriors with two years of eligibility.

Born in Sudan, and raised in Australia, Madut has spent the last four years in Florida, including the last two seasons at Eastern Florida State College. Prior to Eastern, he played two seasons at DME Academy, a prep school in Daytona Beach, Fla.

“Junior is an extremely versatile player, who will help us in a number of areas,” Ganot said. “He’s an exciting and dynamic athlete and an excellent ball-handler and rebounder. He’s also an elite defender who regularly draws the toughest assignment.”

This past season, Madut averaged 9.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists and served as captain for an Eastern Florida squad that went 28-8. The Titans advanced to the NJCAA Elite Eight. As a freshman, he was a key reserve for a Titan squad that won 30 games and finished third nationally.

“Junior is a winner,” Ganot said. “He’s an unselfish player who was a team captain for one of the best junior colleges in the country. He played on a team that was balanced offensively, similar to what we’ve done here the last few seasons. He’s continued to get better each season and we’re excited about his growth over the next couple of years. We couldn’t be more happy to add someone of Junior’s ability and character to our program.”

Madut added: “I’m really excited to come to Hawai’i. It’s a very family-oriented program that I strongly gravitated toward. I can feel the passion for the game from the coaches and players. And with the help of the staff, I know it’s somewhere I’ll be able to continue to develop as a player.”


2 Comments

  1. weird they showcase his shooting so much…good form but low percentages???

  2. Seems the hope is that he is ready to step right in. He played 2 years at a prep school, so he should be around 23 years old. His stats look iffy though, he only played 18 minutes a game which makes me worry that he’ll still run into the wall by the middle of the year, like Stansberry did.

    Like the only bright spot in his stats is his rebounding improved from 2.0 to 6.5 in one year, hope that can keep going up but let’s be honest he’s not getting 10 per game.

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