HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii men's basketball head coach Gib Arnold announced that sophomore forward Trevor Wiseman has been reinstated to the team.
Wiseman was indefinitely suspended on Monday and missed UH's game versus Nevada on Thursday night. The following are statements from both Arnold and Wiseman.
Coach Arnold statement:
"I am a big believer that you must discipline yourself so others won't have to. As a coach there are times when disciplining a player is necessary even if it may cost you a game or two. In the long run your program will be stronger, your players will become men of greater character and the wins will be more abundant. Trevor made some mistakes. He came to me and the team and apologized. I hope he has learned from this and I believe his further actions now give him an opportunity to grow and become a better player and person. Trevor is a good kid and deserves a second chance. At this time he is reinstated on the team and we are glad to have him back."
Trevor Wiseman statement:
"I'm grateful that Coach Arnold is allowing me to rejoin the team. I take full responsibility for what happened and have learned a great deal from it. I'm sorry for letting down Coach Arnold, my teammates and the University of Hawai'i. I believe in what we are doing and I look forward to moving on and putting that incident behind us."
The Rainbow Warriors (13-10, 5-4) return to action Saturday when they host WAC rival Fresno State (11-15, 3-7) at 7pm.