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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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den wrote:
they need big men, not guards right now.
on April 14,2014 | 01:12PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
We need both.
on April 14,2014 | 01:34PM
asmkristy wrote:
We do need both but I think the emphasis should be on a big man replacing Standhardinger. We already have Nevels, Shamburger, and Quincy returning at guard with Negus too playing the 1-2 spot.
on April 14,2014 | 02:31PM
Pocho wrote:
you know with all these guards, we going see more of the run and gun offense
on April 14,2014 | 04:15PM
d_bullfighter wrote:
The Big West is a guard-oriented conference so quality guards are always sought after.
on April 14,2014 | 06:41PM
jkjones wrote:
Bobbitt can play D as well as shoot, he led JUCO in steals. Anyone who watches the NCAA T year in and year out can point to guards with athletic abilities on both sides of the court that can change game outcome. I don't know how many scholies we have remaining but hopefully, Gib will bring in a big man that can block shots close to the bucket. Too many times, Hawaii allowed easy buckets in the paint. Good get!
on April 14,2014 | 07:23PM
STARA25 wrote:
Congrats for your wise decision to grapped your scholie fast before it disappears. As you continued on to be a "Warrior" liked your friend Spear did, who excelled here athletically as well as academically!
on April 14,2014 | 07:36PM