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UH basketball great Bob Nash selected to Circle of Honor

(Photo courtesy www.hawaiiathletics.com)

Bob Nash, one of the most storied figures in the history of the University of Hawai’i basketball program, is one of four new inductees selected to the prestigious UH Circle of Honor The 37th class of the Circle of Honor was announced on Monday.

Joining Nash in this year’s class are longtime booster Carolyn Berry Wilson, former NCAA champion diver Emma Friesen, and former UH athletic director Hugh Yoshida.

Nash is considered one of the greatest players in UH basketball history, and he was previously selected to the Circle of Honor as part of the 1971-72 “Fabulous Five” basketball teams. That team was part of the inaugural class in 1982.

Nash averaged 16.8 points and 13.8 rebounds per game during his two seasons with the Rainbow Warriors.  He still holds many of the UH records for rebounding, including most rebounds in a game (30) and most in one season (361, 14.4 average per game).

After his senior season, Nash was a first round pick (seventh overall) in the 1972 NBA Draft.

He later returned to UH and spent 29 years on the staff. He was an assistant coach under three head coaches at UH (Larry Little, Frank Arnold, Riley Wallace), and then was the head coach of the Warriors from 2007-2010. He went on to coach professional basketball in Japan after that.


  1. Interesting that Nash was drafted ahead of Erving in the 1972 NBA Draft.
    Read about Carolyn Berry Wilson’s contributions to men’s basketball.

  2. Nash was drafted #9 in 1972 per Tsai and the internet.

  3. SG 6-3 Justin Webster commits to UH

  4. His father is Jeff Webster, 3rd leading scorer all-time at Oklahoma and runs Nike ProSkills.

  5. not a very intriguing get…doesn’t matter if his dad is michael jordan….this guy had two options..siena or hawaii lol

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