Lutu's son plans to walk on at UH
Leroy Lutu Jr., an all-conference prep player in Washington and son of a former University High standout, plans to walk on with the Hawaii basketball team this fall.
Lutu Jr., a 6-foot-3 guard at Mercer Island High School, averaged 17 points, 6.8 rebounds and three assists in leading the Islanders to a 22-5 record as a senior and was named the KingCo Conference 3-A Most Valuable Player. He was also an all-conference football player as a safety earlier in his high school career, but decided to concentrate on basketball as a senior.
"He wants to play basketball and (UH coach Bob Nash) gave him the opportunity to come out and walk on," Leroy Lutu said.
The elder Lutu led University to the 1978 state championship and a runner-up finish in 1980, scoring 32 points in a loss to Punahou in the final.
He went on to play tight end for the Washington Huskies from 1980 to '83 and was a member of two Rose Bowl and two Aloha Bowl teams.
UH summer volleyball camps in July
The University of Hawaii men's volleyball camps for youth and adults start July 14.
Coach Mike Wilton and current and former Warriors players will lead the camps for players of all skill levels at the Stan Sheriff Center and adjoining lower campus gyms.
The youth camp for girls and boys (from those entering fourth grade through graduating high school seniors) runs July 14-17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The adult camp runs July 14-18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The cost is $150 per camper, and group rates are available.
To register, call 956-9122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Conference invites ninth member
The Pacific West Conference is welcoming its ninth school, according to commissioner Bob Hogue.
Dominican University of San Rafael, Calif., will join the PacWest as an independent for 2008-09 before playing a full conference schedule in 2009-10.
The Penguins met the June 2008 deadline to apply for NCAA Division II status. They'll make their D-II debut against Notre Dame de Namur in volleyball on Sept. 19.
Dominican is the third San Francisco-area school to join the PacWest, joining Notre Dame de Namur (Belmont, Calif.) and Academy of Art University (San Francisco).
Academy of Art joined the conference in March.
"Dominican's proximity to both NDNU and the Academy of Art University helps balance the league in terms of scheduling," Hogue said.
The other conference schools are Brigham Young-Hawaii, Chaminade, Dixie State College of Utah, Grand Canyon, Hawaii Pacific and Hawaii-Hilo.