By Brian McInnis
The Hawaii men's basketball team is poised to host its first visiting recruit of the 2013 class in Michael Thomas this weekend.
Thomas, who has been offered a scholarship, is a 6-foot-5 senior at El Camino Real High in Los Angeles. He's the type of athletic wing player UH coach Gib Arnold covets.
Some Thomas highlights from his junior year can be seen here. They start around the 4:00 mark. He's clearly got some bounce.
The L.A. Times has reported Thomas has offers from Boise State, Santa Clara and Northern Arizona as well as UH.
La Jolla Prep's Aaron Valdes is not yet cleared by the NCAA, Arnold said today. Valdes' 21-day window of participating in individual workouts with coaches has also expired, though he can still do weightlifting and open gym sessions.
Keep you posted on his status as it develops.