Hawaii conducts workout next to rainbow

September, 12, 2011
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The beauty of Hawaii has attracted people from far and wide to come to the island, and for the school's basketball players, it's quite a treat to call it home.

Recently, the team experienced a postcard moment that is fitting for a group that is still referred to at times as the Rainbow Warriors.

During a morning workout on Waikiki Beach as the players got a game of touch football going, a majestic rainbow appeared as can been seen in this video from Warrior Insider.

"It's beautiful," coach Gib Arnold said. "We're grinding in paradise."

"Only in Hawaii," freshman guard Shaquille Stokes said.

Is the rainbow a sign of good luck for a team that made good strides during Arnold's first season? Hawaii had 19 wins and made a postseason tournament appearance.

The Warriors return three of their top four scorers and also found out during their preseason tour of Asia that they have quite a player in Stokes.

On the other hand, not everything is going according to plan in paradise. Arnold could lose as many as four signees from his recruiting class due to academics, including the two that Arnold was able to take surfing during their official visits. He also lost his top recruiter in associate head coach Walter Roese, who resigned last month to return home to Brazil.

But on a picture-perfect day, it appeared that Hawaii didn't have a care in the world while preparing for the season, according to Warrior Insider.
They went through various running and jumping drills for about an hour, and then ended the workout with a competitive game of two-hand touch football.

"We do this every Saturday morning at 6 a.m.," Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold said. "We just get here before anybody else gets here, and we just have a real good hour-long workout. It's a lot of fun, but it's also really hard because you're doing it on the beach."
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