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Hawaii Five-0 stealing the show

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

They call themselves Hawaii Five-0 and they've been stealing the show from the sideline.

The bench players for the University of Hawaii men's basketball team have quickly been gaining attention from fans and national media alike for their choreographed celebrations during games that include everything from fake field goals to "court surfing". 

"We were thinking you know, how can we get the whole team involved in something just, bigger than the bench, you know and we just started coming up with ideas you know, make it a fun sort of thing so we could get the whole team involved," said Rainbow Warriors guard, and Hawaii Five-0 member, Niko Filipovich.

While they may not be on the court they're still part of the game. Not only have they been providing in game entertainment for the fans
according to them, they also provide an added energy boost for their teammates in the game. 

"They get so fired up honestly, I don't know, I would get fired up if I had a bench like that I don't know what else we could do to get them more fired up in the game" said Filipovich. 

Forward, Mike Thomas, believes they impact his game. "Playing defense right here in the corner or something like that can feel them talking, and getting after it, getting after the other team too... it's fun" said Thomas. 

Members of Hawaii Five-0 say they have at least 15 different moves currently in their rotation but they're working on adding more, which means putting in added practice.

"After practices, when the real practice is over, we have our own practice to get ready for the bench celebrations" said guard and Hawaii Five-0 member, Brocke Stepteau.  

While they've already impressed fans from all over the state, members of Hawaii five-0 said what they've already done is just a warm up and there's much more to come during conference play. 
 

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