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Law Secures Final Two Recruits for Upcoming Hoops Season

July 24, 2012, 3:58 PM HST
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With 101 days until the opening game of the 2012 – 2013 season, the University of Hawai`i at Hilo has put the finishing touches on its recruiting campaign for the season, wrapping up two more commitments for the team’s roster.

Head coach Jeff Law and the university announced Tuesday that Robert Looper and Brandon Thomas have agreed to play for the Vulcans, beginning with the November 2 exhibition against Division I opponent Pittsburgh, coached by former Hawai`i assistant Jamie Dixon.

Looper is a transfer from Los Angeles Valley College and will have three years of eligibility for the Vulcans. Last season, he averaged 11 points and just over nine rebounds per game in his freshman season. He graduated from Golden Valley High School. In a release, Law described the 6-foot-8 post player as someone who will “add to our post game.”

Thomas is coming off of a year away from the game, sitting out after two seasons at Pierce College in Tacoma, WA,

“He is very active, athletic and long,” described Law of Thomas. “His ability to
always be around the ball on the boards will certainly help our
rebounding.”

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This closes out a recruiting class that welcomes five new players to the program. Previously announced signees include Oxone Mavungu, Derek Owens, and Lucas Swanson.

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