By Matt Norlander
A few weeks back we told you about VCU undergoing Navy SEAL-like training as a prep for its preseason. The idea isn't novel, but only a handful of hoops teams actually endure such rigors each season, so we wanted to highlight it.
Since Hawaii's supplied some video, we're more than happy to give the Warriors credit for grinding it out with the Marines. And like VCU's players, Hawaii's had no idea what was coming until they got to where they were going. Early Saturday morning the team was transported to the Marine Corps Base, located in Kaneohe, which is on the island of Oahu.
Below we have what is going to be the first of a few videos. But, whereas VCU had three early-morning training sessions, Hawaii's players were forced to survive just one morning, and two hours total, of brutality from barrel-chested officers who were all too willing to break in the basketball newbies. The Warriors were decent last year, going 19-13, but losing their first five conference games to start the slate forced the club to chase the rest of the way.
The video below is basically what you'd expect it to be: an officer berating the slack out of Hawaii's players.