Nash Weighing His Options

The NCAA's controversial 100-mile rule prevented Bobby Nash from playing with Darren Matsubara's EBO team back in July. Much was made of the perceived snub at the time. But the 6-6 SF from Honolulu (HI) Iolani seems to be no worse for the wear.

"Right now I'm hearing from Baylor, Oklahoma, Hawaii and West Virginia," he said Thursday. "Boston University's been calling, and Yale and Holy Cross, too. I'm just still looking at all my options."

And he does have options. His father, Bob, is the associate head coach on the staff at the University of Hawaii, so staying home and playing for the Riley Wallace's Rainbow Warriors is certainly one potential way to go.

According to the younger Nash, Baylor, Oklahoma and Hawaii all have offered scholarships, although he hasn't made any official visits or scheduled any in-homes as of yet.

"I'm still looking at all the options," he explained. "I might sign early. It's possible. I'm just looking out for my best interests. If playing at Hawaii is the best situation for me, that's what I'll do, but I'll leave and go to the mainland. That doesn't matter to me."

Nash learned to do that long ago, jetting back and forth between Honolulu and Fresno, Calif, playing for EBO. He joined the Hawaii Raiders at the adidas Big Time in Las Vegas in mid-July and scored 27 points on two separate occasions.

So college coaches know what he can do.

"Lucky for Bobby, he had a good showing at ABCD," Matsubara said in Vegas. "He's going to have opportunities."


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