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Meet the Warriors: Harry Rouhliadeff

The list of Australians who have found recent success with the University of Hawai’i basketball program is impressive enough already. Harry Rouhliadeff is looking to be the next wonder from Down Under.

Rouhliadeff, a 6-foot-9 forward from Brisbane, Australia, is another intriguing newcomer on the 2022-23 roster for the Rainbow Warriors. As a true freshman, he has four years of eligibility ahead, but already brings some ready-to-play skills.

Rouhliadeff averaged 30 points and 13 rebounds per game during his last two seasons in Australia while playing what would be considered similar to an American prep school.

“I’m more of a pick-and-pop type of 4 man, but I can also play inside as a 5,” he said. “I sort of describe my game as really versatile. I can sort of stretch it out to the 3-point line and shoot it a little bit, but also take it inside as well.”

Rouhliadeff is the most recent addition to the growing list of multi-skilled Australian players to suit up for the Rainbow Warriors. Ryan Rapp, a transfer from Washington State, is also from Australia, along with assistant coach Brad Davidson.

“It’s really comforting coming into an environment where there’s been Australians in this program,” Rouhliadeff said. “It makes me feel like I’m at home a little bit.”

Rouhliadeff arrived on O’ahu during the summer, and is already somewhat acclimated to living in Hawai’i.

“It’s been really easy,” he said. “I don’t know, but Australia is really similar to Hawai’i. The weather is the same, the beaches are pretty much the same. The people here are really nice and really welcoming, such as in Australia. It’s really been a smooth transition for me.”

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