A week from today will mark the 30th anniversary of the first Hawaii girls basketball All-State team when the Honolulu Star-Advertiser releases its 2018 edition.
In the lead up to the release of the All-State team, we will look back at the first 30 years — 10 at a time — to remember some of the great girls basketball players of all time.
Up first: 1988 to 1997
Note: The Honolulu Advertiser ran its first All-State team in 1988. The Star-Bulletin followed with All-State teams in 1989 and ’90 before going seven years without a team until it unveiled its first Ms. Basketball Hawaii.
Players of the year
1988: Jennifer Kaeo, Waiakea (Junior)
1989: Jennifer Kaeo, Waiakea (Senior)
1990: Melanie Azama, ‘Iolani (Senior)
1991: Nani Cockett, Kamehameha (Sophomore)
1992: Nani Cockett, Kamehameha (Junior)
1993: Nani Cockett, Kamehameha (Senior)
1994: BJ Itoman, ‘Iolani (Junior)
1995: BJ Itoman, ‘Iolani (Senior)
1996: Tiana Fuertes, ‘Iolani (Senior)
1997: Erin Stovall, ‘Iolani (Senior)