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Derrick Low signs with Israeli league

Former ‘Iolani and Washington State star Derrick Low signed a one-year contract to play for the Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Super league, the organization said Tuesday.

Last year Low played for BC Sialuiai in Lithuania’s top division, where he averaged 13.1 points and 5.3 assists per game.

He was named the All-Lithuanian Import Player of the Year by Eurobasket.com. He previously played professionally in France and Australia.

Low was a four-time all-state player for ‘Iolani and three-time state player of the year while leading the Raiders to three consecutive state titles.

Maccabi Haifa will travel to the United States to play the New Jersey Nets in a preseason game Oct. 3.

Newton advances in WQS event

Tyler Newton advanced at the Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido in Mexico yesterday.

The 20-year-old surfer from Kauai posted one of the highest heat totals of the day in the round of 32, a 16.20 out of 20.

He bested Peter Mel of the US, Brazil’s Denis Tihara and Julio Nurse of Venezuela in the Association of Surfing Professionals World Qualifying Series event.

 

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