Hawaii men's basketball acquires transfer from Houston Christian

The University of Hawaii men's basketball team secured a commitment from Marcus “MarMar” Greene, a 6-foot, 190-pound point guard who played at Houston Christian last season.

Shortly after Greene entered the transfer portal last month, he was contacted by UH head coach Eran Ganot and assistant coach Rob Jones. Greene attended a UH-sponsored recruiting trip and then committed to the Rainbow Warriors. He will enroll in July and has one season of eligibility remaining.

“I like the head coach,” Greene said. “Ganot seems like a good guy. I think I can learn a lot from him. That's a huge plus. … The entire coaching staff has a better mentality. You've already created a great program, but you're not satisfied. That’s exactly the mentality I’m looking for.”

Greene will help fill the void in the backfield. Combo guard Noel Coleman and point guards JoVon McClanahan and Juan Munoz completed their NCAA eligibility at the end of the 2023-24 UH season.

In his only season at Houston Christian (formerly known as Houston Baptist), Greene averaged 15.1 points (42.7% on 3s) and 3.6 rebounds. “I’m definitely an outside threat,” Greene said. “I’m proud of being able to score from anywhere on the pitch.”

Greene grew up in Gilroy, California, but attended Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose. Aaron Gordon of the Denver Nuggets is one of the school's basketball alumni. After a freshman year at Sacramento State, Greene played one year at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, before transferring to Houston Christian.

UH signed guard Aaron Hunkin-Claytor in December and received a commitment from former Utah Tech center Tanner Christensen last month.

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