Guard Ahmed Ali has a health issue that will prevent him from playing for the UH basketball team this season.
Ali, who was born and reared in Toronto, played two seasons at a junior college and started 24 games for Washington State during the 2018-19 season. He transferred to UH this summer.
Ali said he was notified of his condition just before the start of the Rainbow Warriors’ third practice of training camp. Ali said he is withdrawing from UH and will return to his family’s home in Toronto.
“I was enjoying my time (at UH),”Ali said. “I met teammates I love, coaches I love. I don’t regret my decision coming here whatsoever.”
UH’s other guards are Drew Buggs, Eddie Stansberry, Justin Webster, Jessiya Villa and Kameron Ng.
Also, it was announced post player Owen Hulland will play miss an indefinite period of time because of an injury.