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Aussie big arrives for Rainbows practice

  • BRIAN MCINNIS / BMCINNIS@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mate Colina, left, watches Hawaii basketball practice earlier this week. The 6-foot-11, 235-pound center will be eligible to play for Hawaii in the fall as a freshman.

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    Mate Colina, a 6-foot-11, 235-pound center out of Australia’s Centre of Excellence, arrived over the weekend to begin enrollment at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. He will be eligible to play for the Hawaii basketball team in the fall as a freshman.

It was difficult to miss the new guy. The Hawaii basketball team had a notable, sizable spectator at Monday’s practice. Read more

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