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Former Warrior McIntyre reported dead in California

The University of Hawai’i basketball program received sad news recently, when the death of former player Mike McIntyre was confirmed.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and other media outlets reported that McIntyre’s death was the result of a traffic accident on September 10 in Long Beach, Calif. He was reportedly hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle, and was transported to a hospital in critical condition. He did not recover from head and body injuries, and was pronounced dead three days later.

McIntyre played four seasons at UH (1998-2002) and was a key contributor on the back-to-back NCAA Tournament teams of 2001 and ’02. During his senior season (2001-02), he averaged 10.0 points per game and made 63 3-pointers as a tri-captain of the UH team that finished 27-6 and won the Western Athletic Conference championship. In a memorable victory over Fresno State that clinched the WAC regular-season title for UH in 2002, McIntyre scored 27 points, including seven 3-pointers.

McIntyre’s name remains in the UH record books for 3-pointers. He is fifth in career 3s made with 159, third in career 3s attempted with 426, and 10th in career 3-point percentage at .373.

(Photo from 2001-02 season courtesy www.hawaiiathletics.com)

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  1. RIP Mike.
    Also, his 45.2 percent (3-pt) long-range conversion in 1999-00, his sophomore year, ranks second in the UH books for a single season. (staradvertiser)

  2. He was part of some of Hawaii’s most memorable NCAA Basketball moments. Could he ever shoot the 3! I remember few as prolific as he was from downtown, even to this day. Gone too soon. Don’t snub your nose up at homeless people. Most of us are all just a few bad breaks from ending up on the streets and we don’t even realize it. Appreciate what you have while you have it. RIP Mike.

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