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2017-2018 Warrior Basketball Roster 1 4Star 6 3Star

#1 Post by seasider » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:15 am

2017-2018 Rainbow Warrior’s Roster:
One open scholarship for the 2017 recruiting class

2017 Recruits: The late restoration of 13 scholarships by the NCAA (4 openings after Owies & Lewis were granted a release from their scholarship agreements) the coaching staff had no choice but bring in some recruits who saw an opportunity for a free trip to Hawaii. Pundits have to realize that recruiting is a year round process—ONE available scholarships going into the process, pretty much had coach Ganot and staff with their hands basically tied behind their backs. IMHO Stallworth and Thomas athleticism and 40% plus 3-point accuracy, will help unplug the middle for easy baskets for Mike Thomas, Gibson Johnson, Jack Purchase—I have a strong feeling Purchase’s perimeter shoots will fall at a plus 40% clip. I also have a strong feeling that a year under their belts Ido and Zigmars will surprise with their play in the post, allowing Mike Thomas and Gibson Johnson time to catch their breaths.

If Alberts decides to sign fine, but I feel an athletic shoot blocking JUCO center with 4 to play 3, will be a bigger plus than Alberts; but, Alberts (grad student with 2 years of eligibility) would definitely be a plus as a wing.

2017 Recruiting Class
Samuta Vea 6-6/190 Wing, 3S Scout/ESPN/247Sports
Jaaron Stallworth 6-1 PG, So, Yuba College (13.8 ppg, 3.2 apg, 40% from the floor, 41% on 3-pointers, 77% from the line), 3 Star ESPN
Brandon Thomas, 6-4 Wing, So, Riverside City College (academic qualifier out of Taft HS, CA), 4 to play 3, 12.9 pts/game, 41.1 % 3-point attempts, 82.9 % FT, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a primary role as a shooter.
Justin Hemsley, 6-6 Wing, Fr, Damien HS, LaVerne, CA (16 ppg, 12 rbg, 1st team all-CIF Southern Section Open Divivsion), 4 Star ScoutHoops

2019 Recruiting Class (He does not count toward UH’s scholarship allotment until then)
Jessiya Villa 6-0/180 PG, Kahuku HS (17.1 ppg, 6.2 apg and 4.8 rpg), 2016 StarAdvertiser POY, USA Today POY, Gatorade State POY, and Oahu Interscholastic Association East POY, 3rd place finish at the 2016 Iolani Prep Classic where he scored 27 over N.Y. Mount Vernon, and 26 versus De La Salle

Scholarships 12 (1 open scholarships for the 2017 recruiting class):
Seniors: Mike Thomas PF, Gibson Johnson PF
Juniors: Jack Purchase SF, Sheriff Drammeh CG
Sophomores: Leland Green G, Zigmars Raimo PF, Ido Flaisher C, Jaaron Stallworth, Brandon Thomas Wing
Freshmen: Drew Buggs G, Samuta Avea SF, Justin Hemsley Wing

Walk-ons 2:
Juniors: Brock Stepteau PG, Zach Buscher G

*One 4-Star rated recruit:
Justin Hemsley by ScoutHoops

Six 3-Star rated recruits coming out of high school:
Jack Purchase and Mike Thomas by ESPN,
Drew Buggs by Scout and ESPN
Leland Green by ESPN, Scout, Rivals, and 247Sports
Samuta Avea by Scout, ESPN, 247Sports, No. 5 Player out of Utah
Jaaron Stallworth 6-1 PG, Yuba College, Jr (4 to play 3), 3 Star ESPN

Foreign recruits who played for their National Team:
Zigmars Raimo U18 Junior National Team
Sheriff Drammeh, Sweden’s Youth National Team
Ido Flaisher, Set to start for U18 National Team, but was called up to play for the U20 team as backup Center. Played seasons on the junior team for Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C., one of the most storied
…basketball franchises in international basketball. He averaged 14.0 points and 7/3 rebounds at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament and has practiced with Maccabi’s senior team.

2017 -2018 Warrior Basketball Roster: 14 (12 Scholarship – 2 Sr, 2 Jr, 5 So, 3 Fr; Walk-ons - 2 Jr)

0 Leland Green SG, 6-3/, So Redondo Union HS, CA, 3S ESPN/Scout/Rivals/247Sports—too many ticky-tacky fouls that hindered his game. A future star.
1 Mike Thomas, F, 6-8/215 RsSr, 3S ESPN—returning with a vengeance. A strong rebounder who needs to consistently hit the mid-range jumpers
2 Brock Stepteau, G, 5-9/160, RsJr--he needs to take advantage of his good outside shot by looking to shoot more. Also continue to penetrate and look for the open man (Walk-on)
3 Drew Buggs, CG, 6-2/175, RsFr (Class of 2016) 3 Stars Scout/ESPN
12 Jack Purchase, F, 6-9/215, RsJr, Auburn/Australia, 3S ESPN—need to work on a quicker release and movement without the ball and add muscle mass so he can be a factor in the post
14 Zigmars Raimo, PF, 6-7/220, So, Lavia, Latvian U18 junior national team—work on his inside post moves, and add muscle mass
15 Ido Flaisher, C, 6-10/230, So, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Junior Team), Israel U17 National Team—work on his inside post moves, add muscle mass, and definitely plyometric to improve on his vertical jump
21 Gibson Johnson, PF, 6-8/240, Sr, Salt Lake Community College—Improve on last year’s stats
23 Sheriff Drammeh, 6-3/ SG, Jr, Igelstavikens Gymnasium, Sweden, Sweden’s U18 National Team—work on his outside shot, and ball handling skills
24 Zach Buscher, G, 6-3, RsJr (Walk-on)
00 Samuta Avea, SF, 6-6/180, Fr, Bingham HS, UT 2015/Kahuku HS 2016, 3 Star Scout, ESPN, 247Sports—2017
00 Jaaron Stallworth, PG, 6-1, So, Yuba College, Jr (4 to play 3), 3 Star ESPN
00 Brandon Thomas, Wing, 6-4, So
00 Justin Hemsley, Wing 6-6, Fr, Damien HS, La Verne, CA, 4 Star ScoutHoops

*SoCal wing Justin Hemsley emerges in 2017
Damien HS, La Verne, CA
6'6" / 175 lbs
SF Rank34
CA SF Rank5
West SF Rank12

Josh Gershon
12/26/2016

LA VERNE, Calif. - Justin Hemsley used opening night at Damien's The Classic tournament to show why he's one of the west's top unsigned seniors.

From an early stage in evaluating the 2015 recruiting class, Jeremy Hemsley was always one of the top prospects on the West Coast.

A 6-foot-3 shooting guard from La Verne (Calif.) Damien, Hemsley was long ranked in Scout’s Top 100 and ended up at 75th nationally, signing with San Diego State.

Now a sophomore with the Aztecs, Hemsley is San Diego State’s leading scorer at 16.2 points per game.

Jeremy’s little brother, Justin Hemsley, has taken a different path.

The 2017 unsigned senior has always been much more prospect than player. He’s a year young for the class and should be 2018, which probably was never taken enough into account, but he’s also a late bloomer.

On Monday at The Classic on Damien’s home floor, Justin showed how far he’s come. He’s grown a couple inches to 6-foot-6, 175 pounds and his game has evolved as well.

He’s got good size, long arms, has improved athletically, showed a smooth stroke, the ability to put the ball the ground and finish, impressive vision and a high motor.

“It’s my senior year and I have a lot of weight on my shoulders so I made it a mission to improve the things I need to improve to help my team out,” Justin said. “I’ve worked on my jump shot, my court vision and playing hard whenever I’m on the court.

“It’s all just clicking. I realized I have to do what I have to do to help my team because I’m a leader now. I need to do what I can to lead us to victory.”

Having an older brother with the type of success that Jeremy had early can bring added pressure to a younger sibling.

While there was never any doubt about Jeremy as a prospect, Justin used being under the radar as motivation.

“Me and my brother had two different high school careers,” said Justin. “He was the man from the start and I had to work my way up. I’m still trying to work my way there.

“Really, I just want to win and I’ve used my brother as motivation to be even better than he was and carry on his legacy here.”

Jeremy has also played a role in helping his brother find his way to success on the court.

“At first there was pressure but I’ve talked to [Jeremy] a lot and he’s calmed me down and told me to just focus on the game,” said Justin. “Over the years I’ve tried to take that advice and just worry about what’s going on on the court and to not compare myself to him.”

With Justin’s late development, recruiting has taken its time as well, as he has no offers at this point despite being on path to qualify academically.
His plan is to play out his senior season and then play AAU in the spring in hopes of earning a scholarship.

“I’m going to keep working hard and hopefully it will happen soon,” Justin said. “I don’t even care




2018-2019 Warrior Basketball Roster:
3 open scholarships, with 1 unfilled scholarships from 2017

(Starters lost: Mike Thomas 6-8 F, Gibson Johnson 6-8 PF)
0 Leland Green SG, 6-3/, Jr Redondo Union HS, CA, 3S ESPN/Scout/Rivals/247Sports
2 Brock Stepteau, G, 5-9/160, RsSr, Walk-on
3 Drew Buggs, CG, 6-2/175, RsSo (Class of 2016) 3 Stars Scout/ESPN
12 Jack Purchase, F, 6-9/215, RsSr, Auburn/Australia, 3S ESPN
14 Zigmars Raimo, PF, 6-7/220, Jr, Latvian U18 junior national team
15 Ido Flaisher, C, 6-10/230, Jr, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Junior Team), Israel U17 National Team
23 Sheriff Drammeh, 6-3/ SG, Sr, Igelstavikens Gymnasium, Sweden, Sweden’s U18 National Team
24 Zach Buscher, G, 6-3, RsSr, Walk-on
00 Samuta Avea, SF, 6-6/180, So Bingham HS, UT 2015/Kahuku HS 2016, 3 Star Scout, ESPN, 247Sports (2017 Recruiting Class)
00 Jaaron Stallworth 6-1 PG, Jr (4 to play 3), 3 Star ESPN
00 Brandon Thomas 6-4 Wing, Jr
00 Justin Hemsley 6-6 Wing, So
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Re: Updated 2017-2018 Warrior Basketball Roster

#2 Post by akuhead2 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:26 pm

Very nice post by seasider !

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#3 Post by My3Cats » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:22 pm

Raimo looks a little bit muscular on TV, but seeing his weight listed here makes me go, hmmmm. I'm 13" shorter than him but we are the same weight. How can?
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#4 Post by seasider » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:21 pm

http://www.scout.com/college/hawaii/201 ... terest=Low

2018 Hawaii Basketball Recruiting Prospects:

Bryce Hamilton SG 6-4/180, Pasadena HS, CA – 4 Star
Jordan Guest PF 6-8/225, Santa Margarita Catholic HS, CA – 3 Star
Erik Stevenson SG 6-4/180, Timberline HS, WA – 3 Star
Ezekiel Richards C 6-11/230, Oak Park HS, CA – 3 Star

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#5 Post by Duster » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:58 pm

My3Cats wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:22 pm
Raimo looks a little bit muscular on TV, but seeing his weight listed here makes me go, hmmmm. I'm 13" shorter than him but we are the same weight. How can?
5'6" 220#? You are a big cat.

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Re: Updated 2017-2018 Warrior Basketball Roster

#6 Post by My3Cats » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:03 am

Duster wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:58 pm
My3Cats wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:22 pm
Raimo looks a little bit muscular on TV, but seeing his weight listed here makes me go, hmmmm. I'm 13" shorter than him but we are the same weight. How can?
5'6" 220#? You are a big cat.
My doctors would tend to agree ... :(
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Re: 2017-2018 Warrior Basketball Roster 1 4Star 6 3Star

#7 Post by Neighbor » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:52 pm

https://twitter.com/HawaiiMBB/status/906330733207097344 Can't really tell from this photo if Avea put on weight, but at least it looks like he got a little bigger in the guns department

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