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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Redshirt Milovic won't return to UH basketball team

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By Dayton Morinaga
Advertiser Staff Writer

The University of Hawai'i men's basketball team is gaining players at a fast rate, but the Rainbow Warriors also lost one today.

Aleksandar Milovic, who was a redshirt player this past season, said he will not return to play for the Rainbow Warriors next season.

"It's definitely nothing against Hawai'i and the coaches," he said. "There are some things going on back home, and it's just better for me to leave right now."

Milovic, a 6-foot-7 forward, is from Cetinje, Montenegro. He said he will still try to play basketball somewhere next season.

He sat out last season as a redshirt due to NCAA transfer rules. He played his freshman season at Duquesne, then transferred to Hawai'i in 2009.

He practiced with the scout team during practices this past season, and would have been a sophomore next season.

Two other players who were eligible to return previously said they would not return next season. Guard Jeremy Lay said he will try to transfer to another program; forward Ji Xiang will graduate this summer and said he will return to his native China.