This is a topic that comes up a lot: Why isn’t Miah Ostrowski on the University of Hawaii basketball team?
Well, the short answer is that he’s a slotback on the football team — and football is where he has his scholarship.
But he’s a third-string slotback. And the basketball team is short of healthy guards.
The 5-foot-9 former Punahou star attended basketball practice this morning, strictly as an observer.
Afterward, he said he is interested in playing hoops (but not at the expense of football). He hasn’t spoken with football coach Greg McMackin of this desire. Basketball coach Bob Nash said he would welcome Ostrowski, but only with McMackin’s blessing.
A problem would be that the football and basketball teams now practice at the same time. Ostrowski was able to attend this morning’s basketball practice because he is not on the travel roster for the football team, which is in Reno for Saturday’s game at Nevada.
–By Dave Reardon