Former Missouri guard Negus Webster-Chan committed to Hawaii Monday. The 6-foot-8-inch swingman averaged 2.5 points per game for the Tigers (23-11, 11-7 Southeastern Conference) in 497 minutes in 32 appearances, including six starts.
At the time of his April 2 transfer announcement, Webster-Chan, an Ontario native, voiced a desire to play closer to home and see more playing time.
“I just want to find a style that is more suited for me, but I wish Mizzou the best of luck in the future and I’m grateful to the Tiger community for their support over the past year,” Webster-Chan said in an April 2 news release.
Freshman guard Dominique Bull, of Worchester, Mass., announced he would transfer for similar reasons the same day. He has yet to commit to another university.
“I just felt this was the right fit for me where I could succeed better, coming to Hawaii and playing for this coaching staff,” Webster-Chan told the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
In the days leading up to his commitment, Webster-Chan tweeted pictures of plane tickets from Kansas City to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Hawaii. Earlier today he posted a photo of palm trees on a beach on Instagram with the accompanying caption, “Can’t wait to be back in the islands in July” along with emoticons of a palm tree, sun and basketball.
The Rainbow Warriors went 17-15 last season and 10-8 in the Big West. Their last and only NCAA tournament appearance came in 2002.