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Jake Sottos made his commitment to the Hawaii basketball program official yesterday by submitting a national letter of intent to UH coaches.
Sottos' letter arrived at the UH basketball office yesterday making him the fourth player to sign with the Rainbow Warriors.
Sottos, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, visited the Manoa campus last week and gave an oral commitment to UH coaches before returning to Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
"Jake is a lefty who has good range and has proven he can shoot the 3," UH coach Riley Wallace said. "His style of play fits perfectly in our system and our guys felt he could fit in well. Jake is a good athlete and an even better student. He just felt overall (UH) was a good package."
Sottos averaged 16.6 points and made 127 3-point goals for the National Junior College Athletic Association champion BlackHawks last season.
The Rainbows signed point guard Logan Lee and forwards Jeff Blackett and Bobby Nash in the fall. Sottos' signing leaves UH with one scholarship to fill before the late signing period ends on Thursday.
Wallace said if the Rainbows don't get the player they want, they can carry the scholarship over to next year's allotment. He said the team can also sign a player to a school letter of intent after the national signing period ends. However, unlike the NLI, that commitment is not binding.