LaCount working toward AA on mainland

May 29th, 2008

I spoke with Kainoa LaCount a few minutes ago. He said he will remain on the mainland at College of the Canyons (Calif.) to complete work on his associate’s degree the next couple of months.

He said he has two classes remaining, and plans to arrive in Hawaii in time for the start of fall camp.

The 6-foot-7, 290-pound Kailua High graduate was recruited by Pac-10 schools and is considered a key member of UH’s 2008 class of incoming players. He is expected to contend for a starting spot at one of the tackles, but it was hoped he’d be back in the islands sooner.

Re UH Warriors’ question below: Kainoa said he doesn’t expect to be back in Hawaii until the end of July, near the start of camp. So I guess they either have one session that ends around that time, or he has to go to second session for some reason.

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  • Manoa Mist May 29, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Welcome back Dave-O.
    Heard you on the Bobby Curren show this morning. Excellent job. Very nice. You should have your own talk show. Sounds like you think Rausch has good potential, huh? New very likable head coach, new QB, new receivers, tough schedule. Going to be an interesting year. Can’t wait.

  • wes May 29, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Great stuff again Dave! Caught you this am on 1420am and yes if the game starts at around 1p, it’ll be like playing football in a sauna bath. Hot, Humid with hardly any air! Plus with daylight savings still in effect even if they push the game back a little the sun shines until pretty late which means same old same old into the late evening around 9-10p at the very least. Maybe Warriors should practice with dive/wet suits and in Klum G.:-)

  • uhwarriors May 29, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Dave, will LaCount be able to complete the two classes in the first summer session or will it take two summer sessions? If it’s two sessions, it will be very tight for getting admitted to UH and obtaining NCAA clearinghouse approval by the begining of fall practice in early August.

  • guardian May 30, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Let’s hope all goes well for Kainoa; it’ll be a challenge for him to get up to speed with only the Fall Camp. He sounds like a stud; hope he has good footwork & technique as they’ll be tested in at least 2 out of the first three games.

  • Warrior Dave May 30, 2008 at 10:29 am


    Too bad Kainoa couldn’t take summer school classes at UH. I guess the distraction of attending informal workouts would draw his attention away from his academic studies. Brother got to focus and pass those 2 classes because we really need him. I can’t remember the last time we had a 6’7″ tackle. I don’t want to even think about red shirting him at this point.

    Upgrading the play of the O-line for 2008 is a big concern for me. With Kainoa coming in so late, I just hope everyone from last year worked hard during the offseason and has stepped up their game.

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