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UH Men's basketball center Douglas Kurtz will miss time

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By Liz Chun - bio | email

The center position on the UH men's basketball team averages nearly 7-feet tall. But today it got a little smaller.

Make that 7-feet and 260-pounds smaller.

Douglas Kurtz will have to sit out the first six games of the season because he briefly appeared in the Brazilian Professional League before arriving in the U.S. in 2007.

He'll be eligible to return against Lamar on December 6.

That's a big hit for Hawaii's front court, who already lost Bill Amis this past weekend with an injured foot.

Recovery time for Amis's injury could be more than a month.

All this comes as Hawaii tips off the Rainbow Classic this Friday against Southern Utah. The Bows are looking for redemption after going 0-and-2 in last years’ classic. Tip-off is at 7:35 PM.

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