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Hawaii loses Israeli guard to military obligation

Honolulu, HI (Sports Network) - The Hawaii men's basketball team is losing a freshman guard to military service.

Orel Lev will not return in the fall in order to serve a three-year military obligation in his native Israel, the school said Wednesday.

Lev joined the team in January, serving as a member of the scout team, but was expected to play as a freshman this upcoming season.

Military service is compulsory in Israel. Lev said he asked for an exemption but was not granted one.

06/27 19:16:36 ET