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Bayles leaving Hawai’i for pro ball in Australia

Biwali Bayles will be leaving the University of Hawai’i basketball program with intentions to play professionally in his home country of Australia, according to KHON2 Sports.

Bayles, a 6-foot-1 freshman who emerged as the starting point guard during the latter half of the 2020-21 season, announced through his social media, “Thank you Hawaii. Excited for my next chapter.”

Bayles averaged 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds, and led the Rainbow Warriors with 2.6 assists per game. He also led the team with a 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio.

He is the fifth player from the 2020-21 roster to announce intentions to leave Hawai’i since the season ended on March 11. The other four are currently listed in the NCAA Transfer Portal: Justin Hemsley, James Jean-Marie, Kameron Ng and James Jean-Marie.

The total number of players leaving from the 2020-21 roster is actually at seven, as of now. Another player, junior Manel Ayol, entered the Transfer Portal in January. Also, senior forward Casdon Jardine is not expected to return next season, although he would be eligible to do so.


  1. Sad to see Everybody and their mom leaving Hawaii! Really wanted to see these guys play more. Hope Eran does some major recruiting! Good luck Biwali it was fun while it lasted.

    Mahalo to warrior insider for holding it down and being the best news source for the Rainbow Warriors!!

    Looking forward to the next season!

  2. Whoa. Going pro? With those stats , would have been beneficial to stay in college and hone your skills another 2 years but I don’t see how the Australian pro teams would draft a player that was a part time starter and only a freshman. Good luck to the kid. The BB program losing a lot of its roster more than any other Big West team. Not a good sign in the direction our program is headed. Attendance has been declining the past several years. Not good. Depressing.

  3. R-E-L-A-X. This team had as much talent top to bottom as the NCAA Tournament team including 8 players who suited up for the Bows for the first time this season. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ruined what could have been a great season by restricting practice time and time for the players to get to know each other better. That was probably the biggest reason why the number of assists were much lower than in the past seasons. I am sure that the coaching staff will be successful in recruiting again. The first commit from Princeton has a 3-star rating on Verbal Commits. Most of the Division 1 basketball players have a 2-star rating.

  4. Sad to see Biwali leave but best of luck to him.

  5. Muta has been working out in Utah. Was seen in Arizona.

    Will he be the next to leave for the Portal? Announcement coming out soon!

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