Boys basketball

‘Iolani center Hugh Hogland signed a letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Portland, Raiders coach Dean Shimamoto confirmed Saturday. Hogland was a rarity in Hawaii high school basketball — a 6-foot-9 shot-blocker who also displayed offensive nimbleness and deft passing ability. Hogland’s mere presence on defense and his leadership were among […]


Kahuku senior guard Jessiya Villa, who was named the Honolulu Star-Advertiser player of the year just over a week ago, was selected as the Gatorade Hawaii boys basketball player of the year on Monday. Villa averaged 17.1 points, 6.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in leading Kahuku to its first-ever state title […]


Here’s a look at what coaches had to say about some of the 2017 Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball All-State Fab 15 selections. They had much to say about the Fab 15, and bit more about those who missed the list, which is to say that we could’ve had a Fab 20, no question. The “Extra Sauce” […]


The 2016-17 Honolulu Star-Advertiser boys basketball Fab 15 was released in Sunday’s newspaper. You can read it here. Kahuku point guard Jessiya Villa was named the player of the year and Lahainaluna’s Jason Justus is the coach of the year. Here are some notes on the rest of the selections. >> ‘Iolani has had at […]


Kahuku’s Jessiya Villa leads 2017 boys basketball Fab. 15 voting The 2017 Star-Advertiser Boys Basketball All-State Fab 15 was released this morning, but coaches and media also checked off their votes for All-Defense and Most Improved on their ballots. The All-Defense team is led by ‘Iolani’s 6-foot-9 shot blocker, Hugh Hogland. The springy senior was […]


Kahuku’s Jessiya Villa leads 2017 boys basketball Fab. 15 voting Brandyn Akana is not a fortune teller, nor is he a prophet. He simply wants to enjoy the moment, which is a wise choice. Kahuku’s first boys basketball state championship captured the imagination of hometown fans and faraway foes alike. With all the chaos that […]


Kahuku center Taimona Wright will replace Kesi Ah-Hoy at the Geremy Robinson Senior Classic. Brandyn Akana, who coached both players at Kahuku, made the announcement on Thursday. Wright is a 6-foot-4 senior who has an accurate mid-range jumper and played a supporting role in Kahuku’s ascent to the state championship. Ah-Hoy, one of the team’s […]


The 2016-17 Fab. 15 All-State team in boys basketball will be released in Sunday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Punahou’s Christopher Kobayashi figures to make the team after being named the ILH Division I boys basketball most valuable player. Maryknoll’s Kelly Grant is the ILH coach of the year in Division I. Below are the complete ILH all-star […]


The Geremy Robinson Senior Basketball Classic will be played at Neal Blaisdell Center on Saturday. Previous exhibition games pitting high school seniors were held at Moanalua. The boys and girls matchups will begin in the early afternoon, followed by a Hawaii Swish (professional) game. The boys and girls games have a private-versus-public school format. The […]


Post-game interviews following Kahuku’s championship-game win over Punahou in the Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships at Stan Sheriff Center, Feb. 17, 2017. Snapple shower for Coach Brandyn Akana Guard/Forward Samuta Avea Guard Jessiya Villa Forward Dan Fotu Coach Brandyn Akana