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Munoz will return to Warriors for 2023-24 season

Juan Munoz will get another shot to finish his collegiate career with the University of Hawai’i basketball team. The NCAA granted Munoz a waiver to play with the Rainbow Warriors for the upcoming 2023-24 season.

Munoz is a 6-foot guard who transferred to UH from Longwood prior to the 2021-22 season. He had two different season-ending injuries in each of the past two seasons with the Warriors.

Here is the announcement from www.hawaiiathletics.com

University of Hawai’i guard Juan Munoz has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and is eligible to play in the 2023-24 season for the Rainbow Warriors. 

Munoz suffered season-ending injuries in back-to-back seasons at UH, most recently an achilles injury that sidelined him prior to the 2022-23 season. The waiver renews the lease to his college basketball career, which will now enter its eighth season. The ‘Bows now have nine players returning from last year’s squad which won 22 games. 

“This is a great day for Juan, his family and the entire Rainbow Warrior Basketball program,” head coach Eran Ganot said. “It’s a testament to his conviction, perseverance and incredible attitude. He’s eight months into his rehab and he’s been working his tail off. We couldn’t be more happy for Juan and this opportunity for him to continue to play the game he loves.” 

Prior to joining the Rainbow Warriors in 2021, Munoz spent five years at Longwood University in his native North Carolina. He sat out his first two seasons due to injury, before playing in 86 career games and blossoming into an all-conference point guard for the Lancers.

1 Comment

  1. Awesome!!! From what I hear this dude works hard both on and off court and couldn’t be more deserving. Returning 9 players from a 20+ win squad is going to be crazy! Let’s GO BOWS!!

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