’Bows get first class from Nash
Hawaii men's basketball coach Bob Nash yesterday unveiled a balanced class in his first recruiting effort -- two high school signees, two junior-college transfers and two local standouts invited to walk on.
"We were able to fill our needs with this class and recruit the type of players who fit our style of play," Nash said in a UH release. "We went after young players who we feel can develop in our system. All of these guys will have either three or four years of eligibility remaining. They're all athletic, can play multiple positions, and most importantly, come into the program as very good students. I'm excited about each and every one of their potential."
Nash had to replace departed senior standouts Matt Lojeski and Ahmet Gueye. John Wilder left the team midway through last season. Dominic Waters and Todd Lowenthal have been granted their releases.
Nash called Canadian Paul Campbell, a 6-10 juco transfer out of Arkansas-Fort Smith, "a talented, young, big man." Adhar Mayen was a 6-7 all-conference forward at Hill (Texas) College. Nash called him "exciting, explosive." Swingman Conrad Fitzgerald played his last two years of high school at Pendleton School at the IMG Academy in Florida. His grandparents live on Oahu and he's played summer league for Honolulu Ford. Kareem Nitoto was a 6-3 all-conference guard at San Leandro High.
Star-Bulletin Fab 15 players Beau Albrechtson of Kaimuki and Gary Satterwhite of Radford will join the squad as walk ons.