By Brian McInnis
The Rainbow Warriors plan to hold their first full intra-squad scrimmage overseen by referees tomorrow, but the feasibility of such a game took a hit at practice on Friday.
Freshman forward Trevor Wiseman was held out of practice after hurting his neck during a weightlifting session.
He expressed doubt that he'd be able to play in the scrimmage.
Sophomore forward Joston Thomas tweaked his right ankle early during halfcourt drills and hobbled off the court. He watched with his taped foot up on a table, and didn't return to action. He's also doubtful for tomorrow.
The Rainbow Warriors were down to 11 available players for contact drills with sophomore forward Dominick Brumfield still recovering from a knee injury, but Brumfield participated in non-contact activity, including new inbounding plays.
"It was real good to be out there," said Brumfield, who hurt his knee playing pick-up ball at UCLA before arriving in Hawaii. "I feel that right now I'm on pace to come back in a couple of weeks. I don't want to rush anything, but it's feeling good right now. It's just a matter of me staying in shape and continuing my strength and conditioning."
Speaking of conditioning, strength coach Chris McMillian was kind enough to provide team statistics from the team's latest round of testing on Sept. 20.
Freshman point guard Bobby Miles posted the best standing and one-step vertical leaps of 34.5 and 37 inches, respectively. Freshman guard Jordan Coleman was second with 33.5 and 35.
Junior shooting guard Zane Johnson and Coleman tied for the fastest three-quarter court sprint at 3.39 seconds.
Thomas proved himself the strongest player by bench pressing 185 pounds 25 times, followed by senior center Douglas Kurtz with 19.
Brumfield, because of his knee injury, was the only 'Bow not to participate in the strength and speed drills.
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