Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bobbitt breaks Henderson's mark

If you can break a record set by Tom Henderson you're doing pretty well.

That's not just because Henderson is one of the best two or three players in University of Hawaii basketball history and went on to the U.S. Olympic team and the NBA.  [Who's better?]

It's also because any records he set have stood for more than 40 years.

His single-season steals mark Roderick Bobbitt broke Thursday night was set in 1973. That record is so old it was two NCAA investigations ago. It's so old that David Ige, who attended his first UH basketball game Thursday as governor, was in high school when Henderson set it.

“Rod actually came into the year and said I want to do something special. … He said, ‘I want to lead the nation in steals,’” UH coach Benjy Taylor said after the Rainbow Warriors 73-52 rout of UC Riverside. “He’s on his way. … He’s a specialist and he has no problem owning up to that. I think he’ll break (his own record) next year.”

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