By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.
The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team has secured a commitment from the 2019 Idaho state “Player of the Year.” Amoro Lado, a 6’2 shooting guard out of Nampa, Idaho, yesterday announced his intention to play for the Rainbow Warriors. He will have three seasons of eligibility starting with the 2021-22 campaign.
Last season, Lado played at College of Southern Idaho. He averaged 12 points and 3.3 rebounds a game and shot an impressive 47 percent from beyond the arc (62 for 132). He also shot 81 percent from the free throw line for the Golden Eagles.
Lado played his prep ball at Vallivue H.S. in Caldwell, Idaho, where he averaged 24.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.1 steals per game as a senior. He led the Falcons to the Idaho state tournament three of his four years at the school. For his efforts, Lado was twice named Idaho Press Tribune “Player of the Year.”
Lado will provide depth and competition at UH’s shooting guard position, which last season featured the departed Justin Webster as well as returnees Junior Madut and Noel Coleman. The Rainbow Warriors have one open scholarship remaining.
Here is a video of Lado’s highlights from the 2020-21 season: