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On Point w/ Artie Wilson

Take it strong to the hoop every Friday morning at 9 a.m. with “On Point with Artie Wilson.” It’s a full hour of bold commentary, exclusive interviews and your phone calls!

Sept. 10 – Artie Wilson breaks down this season’s schedule for UH Men’s Basketball, talks with June Jones about tomorrow’s matchup against the Beavers, and his thoughts on the NBA offseason for the Lakers and the Nets.

Aug. 29 – Artie Wilson continues your Aloha #HDayFriday discussion
All things UH today as both the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball and Wahine Soccer teams open up their 2021 seasons, after not having a season in 2020. A look ahead to Saturday’s Rainbow Warrior Football game at UCLA as well.
On today’s show:
-Kanoa Leahey, Spectrum Sports play-by-play voice of UH Athletics: shares his excitement to finally see the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball team back in action after not playing in 2020, what kind of disadvantage might the team have by not playing last season, the many question marks ahead of tonight’s opener against Fairfield, how tonight will have a different feeling for many reasons, what he’ll be watching for when UH Football faces UCLA on Saturday and how proud he is of the HNL Boys representing this state during their run at the Little League World Series.
All of that and a whole lot of chickens talk throughout the hour.

July 23 – Artie Wilson continues your Aloha #HDayFriday discussion.
With today being the last show of the season, it’s an open phone format.
Artie takes a look back at the recently completed 2020-21 NBA Season that culminated with the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA Title, the impact Jrue Holiday had on the Bucks this season.
Also discussed is the news about Washington State Football Head Coach Nick Rolovich not attending the PAC-12 Media Days in person, thoughts on the newest Assistant Coach for UH Men’s Basketball and what Artie would do with Ben Simmons if he was leading Philadelphia.

July 16 – Artie Wilson continues your Aloha #HDayFriday discussion.
With today’s open phone show, Artie looks into basketball related topics. From what bugs him about NBA players to a look ahead at Saturday’s pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals, updates on who’s on and off the USA Men’s Basketball roster and UH Men’s Basketball facing Vanderbilt in the opening round of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, all levels of basketball are discusses.
Plus, Artie includes his thoughts on the on-going construction and retrofitting of the T.C. Ching Complex and its future, as well as a look into the Richard Sherman situation. Could Hawai`i and not Las Vegas been the destination for USA Men’s Basketball to hold their training camp ahead of the Tokyo Games?

July 2 – Artie talks all things NBA from the Phoenix Suns clinching the Western Conference and making the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993 to the Milwaukee Bucks taking a 3-2 series lead over the Atlanta Hawks in the East. Also included is the NIL situation for college athletes and which former UH student athletes would have benefited the most if the NIL had been around when they played.
On today’s show: Brian McInnis, former Honolulu Star Advertiser UH Men’s Basketball beat writer: thoughts on the Conference Finals and Chris Paul, the mindset of the young student athletes with the NIL and which injured players shouldn’t play in Saturday’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 6 between the Bucks and the Hawks are discussed here.

June 14 – Artie Wilson continues your Aloha #HDayFriday discussion.
Artie looks into which NBA coach is on the hot seat, who could be hired in Boston as the next Celtics head coach and the Bucks win an ugly, low scoring game against the Nets.
On today’s show:
-Dwight Holiday, former UH men’s basketball player and a member of the Fabulous Five: the uncle to Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, Dwight talks about his nephew as the Bucks protect home court in their series with the Nets. What exactly does Jrue bring to Milwaukee? Who does Dwight like in the playoffs? What does Dwight think of Giannis? These answers and then some are all found as Artie and Dwight discuss basketball.

June 4 – Artie Wilson continues your Aloha #HDayFriday discussion.
From the injury plagued LA Lakers getting bounced in the first round of the NBA’s Western Conference playoffs to a new group of emerging stars, Artie hits on all NBA topics. Plus a discussion on Coach Chris Gerlufsen heading to San Francisco and also the final year for Coach K at Duke.
On today’s show:
-Leigh Steinberg, Sports Agent: with over four decades in the business, Lee has seen it all. From being involved with the UH logo change to sleeping better due to working with Dr. Kiefer, Leigh also discusses his clients and how they have created scholarships at their high schools and their foundations have created grants and gifts. Also, Leigh discusses helping young people who aspire to be sports agents or who want to work in the sports field.

May 28 – Artie Wilson continues your Aloha #HDayFriday discussion.
From the disappointing teams to players with the biggest impacts, Artie discusses all things around the first-round of the NBA Playoffs.
On today’s show:
-Coach Phil Handy, former Hawaii men’s basketball guard and current LA Lakers Assistant Coach: discusses the difference between regular season and playoff basketball in the Association, the injuries that have been a big factor with the Lakers this season, what types of preparation happen prior to and within a playoff series and what’s been the biggest turnaround for the Lakers as they went from down 0-1 in the series to up 2-1 ahead of Sunday’s game 4 in Los Angeles.

May 21 – Artie Wilson continues your Aloha #HDayFriday discussion.
From the near completion of the 2021 NBA Playoff picture to the recently announced Diamond Head Classic field, Artie talks all levels of basketball.
On today’s show:
-Coach June Jones, former UH Football Head Coach: discusses the treatment for those with sleep issues, how some leagues are moving to a flag football format, the change of view over the years regarding head injuries and something happening with the XFL and CFL.
-Trevor Ruffin, former UH Men’s Basketball standout: talks of the differences between regular season and playoff basketball and the former NBA veteran gives us his picks for each first-round series.

May 14 – Artie is joined by Jason Keifer, an expert in brain development and health, on the effects concussions have on everyone, not just pro athletes. Artie is also joined by Tiff Wells on the amazing NCAA championship for UH Men’s Volleyball, and former coach George Lumpkin n stories about the late Colt Brennan.

April 30 – Artie Wilson continues your Aloha #HDayFriday discussion.
From the NBA regular season winding down to UH Men’s Volleyball heading to the Final Four to the spring football game for UH Football and the upcoming challenges with season ticket holders for football games now being on campus, Artie discuss all of that and also chimes in on the NFL Draft first round selections and the instant large bank accounts they now have.
On today’s show:
-Coach June Jones, former UH Football Head Coach: discusses how the production of the draft has changed over the years, the instantaneous and life changing money for these first round picks, who he liked as Quarterback in this year’s class and talks about one of his former UH players that went from receiver, to defensive back, back to receiver.

April 23 – Artie Wilson continues your Aloha #HDayFriday discussion.
From the NBA entering its final month of the regular season to #HawaiiMBB alums and their college age sons who play basketball to the big weekend for #HawaiiMVB in the Big West Men’s Volleyball Championship, Artie also reflects on a recent award given to his Godfather (Willie Mays) by Baseball Digest.
On today’s show:
-Phil Lott, former #HawaiiMBB standout: while on a family vacation here in Hawai`i, Phil gives thanks to another #HawaiiMBB standout player and coach Bob Nash, what messages he preaches to both his sons and those on AAU teams he coaches and is UH still a destination for basketball players.