Hawaii basketball freshman forward Sammis Reyes will likely redshirt the 2014-15 season after breaking his right hand at team practice on Tuesday afternoon, according to team sources.
He is expected to have surgery and could miss up to two months of court time.
Reyes did not play in any of the Rainbow Warriors’ first three games during the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic. He announced plans to leave the program in the wake of ex-head coach Gib Arnold’s firing on Oct. 28, but then changed his mind and rejoined the team last week Thursday — the day before the season opener.
Head coach Benjy Taylor said he was not comfortable playing Reyes during the first few games because he hadn’t yet put in adequate practice time.
The 6-foot-6 native of Chile came to UH out of North Broward Prep in Florida.
UH (2-1) plays Hawaii Hilo (1-1) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Stan Sheriff Center.