As UH men's basketball was getting ready to tip off against UNLV to start the Diamond Head Classic, Rainbow Warrior head coach Eran Ganot made the decision to not start redshirt senior Brocke Stepteau for the first time in the team's last 20 games. 

In the game vs. UNLV Stepteau struggled playing just 18 minutes but instead of panic or putting his head down he went right back to work accepting the role. 

Coming of the bench again against Colorado the former walk played fantastic scoring a late crucial basket in overtime finishing with 13 points. 

"I trust the coaches 110 percent, they have had my back since I got here. I trust what they want me to do and if they want me to come off the bench then I am going to be ready for that. I accept the role, my teammates have great confidence in me, I have confidence in my teammates. We all love each other and at the end of the day we just want to win. If my role is to come off the bench then I will do that to my best of my ability," Brocke Stepteau said. 

"Whether he comes in, starts the game, or come off the bench it doesn't matter. A lot of time you will see him finishing the games. He plays well either way. Plays well early or late and has great confidence which he should. I said that after the game. I'm really proud of him and the way he has handled that and no surprises there," Rainbow Warriors Head Coach Eran Ganot said.