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final radio show

April 23rd, 2012

all good things must come to an end. at least for the season. The final Hoopstalk radio show is tomorrow ( tuesday) at 7 pm on espn 1420. I want to take this ooportunity to thank all of you who have listened to the show this year. Its been great fun and the audience is a large part of its success. It also helps to have guests like Jamie Dixon, Roy Williams, Mike Brey, Tommy Amaker, most of the WAC and Big West coaches, etc etc. We are looking forward to returning in October and we may have a special show or two as the final recruiting story gets written.

Rainbows expected to sign Brandon Spearman this week. He began his career at Dayton where he started two games, played in all 36 games, averaged about 11 minutes, and 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds. By his own admission, he did not get along well with his coaches style of play ( we did not see eye to eye" ). He was rated the 39th combo guard by Rivals coming out of High School. He spent last year at Indian Hills JC where he averaged 11.6 ppg. Some question as to what schools were actually seriously looking at him, but one source says the other schools were Detroit, San Francisco, Milwaukee, and N.Iowa. He likes to shoot the three, but at Dayton his three point shooting percentage was just over 30 percent. In any event, he looks to be a solid player who should add some needed depth to the guard position. Two more scholarships are available.

This column is also getting ready to hibernate soon. I want to thank all of you who took the time to read it, and especially those of you who responded. We may not have always agreed with each other, but i appreciate your opinions, whether they agreed with me or not. This is an independent blog, not associated or controlled by anyone at the paper or UH, and i intend to keep it that way. What we all want is a successful basketball program, on and off the court. Sometimes there are facts and opinions that are not always 100 percent supportive. But in the end, this blog encourages a full and frank discussion of UH basketball. Cant wait for next season in the Big West.

Jeff Portnoy is a member of the UH Board of Regents. The views expressed here are his and do not reflect those of the board.

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6 Responses to “final radio show”

  1. BowforLife:

    Jeff, thanks for your insight and candor throughout the season. I enjoyed reading your column!

  2. Chicken Grease:

    There aren't enough outlets for honest opinion (those that do not end up censored or outright ignored anyway) in this state.

    So, whether basketball or otherwise, thanks for sharing your piece and trusting us and letting us say ours without waiting a few hours or days for our say to show up. You know the value of the 1st Amendment, Portnoy. God bless ya' and see ya' next season and mahalo for the great coverage!

  3. Brandon M.:

    Is there any chance you guys would do a show before the start of the NBA Finals? I'm confident your listeners would listen in.

  4. jeff 1:

    thanks so much Chicken Grease. we will start up again come October with additional blogs as news developes thru out the spring and summer.

  5. John Cole:

    Great job Jeff. Mahalo nui. I'm in WA state now and so don't hear the show, but the blog informs and refreshes, a great fix.

  6. Jeff:

    thanks john. glad you enjoyed the blog. appreciate the comments

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