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Junior college guard commits to UH

By Brian McInnis

LAST UPDATED: 11:22 p.m. HST, Apr 14, 2014

The Hawaii men's basketball team received a commitment just before the start of the spring signing period in Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College guard Roderick Bobbitt.

The 6-foot-3 Bobbitt averaged 15.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists and shot 47 percent for a team that went 34-3 and finished runner-up in the NJCAA national tournament. The sophomore from Oakland, Calif., was named a second-team all-region player despite breaking an arm at the start of the NJCAA playoffs. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

He committed shortly after visiting the Manoa campus over the weekend.

"It's a nice place and I could see myself there the next two years," Bobbitt said in a phone interview with the Star-Advertiser.

Other teams recruiting him were Saint Mary's, Oklahoma and Missouri.

UH can officially sign recruits during the spring (late) period starting Wednesday. Bobbitt said he plans to sign "soon."

Brandon Spearman, who completed his senior season at UH in March, came to Manoa out of Indian Hills in 2012.

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