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UH hoops team loses fifth player

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 09:12 a.m. HST, Jun 27, 2012

The University of Hawaii men's basketball has lost another player, guard Orel Lev, an athletic department spokesman confirmed today.

Lev, a 6-foot, 4-inch freshman from Tel Aviv, Israel, redshirted last season and would have had four years of eligibility remaining.

He is at least the fifth player from the 2011-12 roster with eligibility remaining who will not return.

Previously, guards Bobby Miles and Shaquille Stokes and forwards Joston Thomas and Trevor Wiseman all said they would not be returning.

According to a UH spokesman, head coach Gib Arnold said Lev's departure was related to his military commitment. 

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lowtone123 wrote:
Is there a chance he could return after his military comittment is over?
on June 27,2012 | 10:03AM
PCWarrior wrote:
Not good, not good.
on June 27,2012 | 10:37AM
Descartes22 wrote:
Wasn't Gib aware of this possibility when we paid for Lev's tuition and living expenses for one year. Haim did not have this problem. Unless Netanyahu has implemented new policies, this seems like another excuse for the unprecedented exodus.
on June 27,2012 | 11:17AM
dlum003 wrote:
The Arnold legacy of futility continues?
on June 27,2012 | 11:43AM
808comp wrote:
Whats going on with this program?? Glad i'm more of a wahine volleyball fan.
on June 27,2012 | 01:12PM
808davo wrote:
I suspect it's only a matter of time before Vander leaves too. The public is not getting the full story behind all the players leaving, it can't be random departures, that's much too convenient. I wonder if it's Coach Arnold's style of coaching? Next season is going to be a LONG season filled with disappointment.
on June 27,2012 | 01:31PM
FLIPTOP2 wrote:
Totally agree that there's something going on behind the scenes that we're not being made aware of. Come on UH - fess up to the obvious!
on June 27,2012 | 06:20PM
gobows wrote:
we should panick when arnold starts to fill his roster with players from hawaii high schools. trust me, we dont want to see that.
on June 27,2012 | 01:37PM
squidman22 wrote:
I'd like to see what kind of defensive and huffy statement Gary Dickman has to say on this matter. If anything, before he rudely interrupts and hangs up on a caller.
on June 27,2012 | 01:57PM
HawaiiMongoose wrote:
This is a big disappointment. The issue of Lev's military obligation was brought up months ago. There were assurances from the coaching staff that the matter had been addressed and it wouldn't be a problem. Someone didn't do their homework or was gambling with scholarship money that could have been invested in a player who would stick around to complete his eligibility. Gib should explain what happened and take accountability.
on June 27,2012 | 02:12PM
rdlarue wrote:
another one bites the dust. what a shame. c'mon vander, quit blue balling the UH fans and just do what everyone expects you to do. "BOUNCE"!!
on June 27,2012 | 02:41PM
64hoo wrote:
if we get players from isreal make sure there done with there military commiment because i think that young isreales have to serve in the military no matter what i guess they don.t have draft dodgers like the US has.
on June 27,2012 | 04:36PM
Descartes22 wrote:
We no longer have a draft in the United States.
on June 27,2012 | 05:49PM
entrkn wrote:
Thanks Lev, better for UH now than later because we have time to look for an even better player than you who will be able to committ to this program for real... and good luck over there...
on June 27,2012 | 07:40PM
sickmanfraud wrote:
I'm tired of hearing Curran and Dickman quote statistics of transfers in collegiate basketball. First of all what is happening under Coach Gibs' program is far beyond some statistic deviation. There is something that stinks in Manoa.
on June 27,2012 | 08:56PM
squidman22 wrote:
Those two will never say anything critical of UH. They are the political spin mouthpieces of ESPN 1420 and are probably directed by their bosses at the behest of the UH brass to not say anything critical or judgemental.
on June 27,2012 | 09:04PM
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