HONOLULU – University of Hawai`i men's basketball
coach Gib Arnold announced the
signing of talented power forward Sammis Reyes to a National Letter of Intent
during the final day of the spring signing period. Reyes will join the team
next fall as a freshman and will have four years of eligibility.
The 6-6, 240-pound Reyes has the body of a big man but displays the gifts of a
perimeter player. Reyes averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists
during his senior season at North Broward Prep in Coconut Grove, Fla., where
he helped lead the Eagles to the regional semifinals. Earlier this year
he was selected to play in the TOC Tri-County All-Star Basketball Classic in
"We are thrilled to have Sammis join our team next year,"
Arnold said. "He was our number one big-man recruit and we
felt it was important to wait until the last day to get him. He is a beast.
At 6-6, 240 pounds he can bench press 325 pounds and play multiple
positions. He has the strength of a power forward and the skills and
athleticism of a guard. He really blew up during the spring basketball events.
He had numerous offers and beating out the likes of Wichita State, Ohio, and
conference rival Long Beach State was not easy. Obviously we are thrilled he
chose to be a Rainbow Warrior. Hawai'i basketball fans will love watching
Sammis' ferocious dunks in the Stan Sheriff Arena soon."
Reyes is a native of Chile and competed on the U16 national team during the
2011 FIBA Americas Championship. Reyes joins previous UH signees Isaac Fleming
and Roderick Bobbitt.
"The addition of Sammis along with the highly talented and athletic guards
Isaac Fleming and Roderick Bobbitt gives us three athletic and powerful
incoming basketball players. When you add on our two transfers—6-7 Negus
Webster Chan and 6-11 Stefan Jankovic—I believe this is the deepest and most
talented recruiting class we've had."
2014-15 Recruiting Class
Roderick Bobbitt, 6-3, 205, G, Jr., Oakland, Calif., Indian Hills Community
Isaac Fleming, 6-4, 190, G, Fr., New Castle, Del., Massanutten (Va.) Military
Sammis Reyes, 6-6, 240, F, Fr., North Broward Prep