Hawaii’s Samuta Avea opts out of 2020-21 basketball season


    Samuta Avea of ​​Hawaii passes the ball during the second half of a game against Hawaii Pacific.

The main returning scorer for the University of Hawaii basketball team has decided to stop playing next season.

Samuta Avea, a 6-foot-6 senior wing from Hau’ula, announced his decision on Twitter tonight.

“After careful consultation with my family and my coaches, I have decided to unsubscribe from the 2020-2021 season,” Avea tweeted. “It was a difficult decision, but I think it is the right choice at the moment, not only for myself but also for my team. I will continue to work hard and stay focused. I love my teammates and coaches and can’t wait to get back on the track next season. Appreciate all the support. “

The Rainbow Warriors open their Big West season against Cal Poly on December 27 at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Only the ‘Bows’ schedule against Big West opponents is on the school’s website. It is believed the ‘Bows are already negotiating to play pre-conference games this weekend.

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