I just received word that Damian “Kui” Ostrowski died early this morning. Kui was one of the most talented high school basketball players in Hawaii in the 1980s. He starred on the 1984 state championship team at Maryknoll. He suffered from epilepsy in recent years, and died as a result of a seizure overnight, according to his wife, Michele. Kui was just 43.
Kui and Michele are the parents of University of Hawaii basketball guard and football receiver Miah Ostrowski. Michele said Miah told her he plans on going to basketball practice today and being available to play in Saturday’s game against Utah State.
You may recall that Miah’s joining the basketball team last season was delayed by the death of his grandmother (Kui’s mother) on the last day of the 2009 football season.
Kui Ostrowski is also survived by two daughters, Raquel, 17, and Mia, 9. Services are pending.