Boys basketball All-State teams: 1988-1997

Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser will release its boys basketball All-State Fab 15 selections, marking the 40th consecutive year a newspaper has put out an All-State team in boys basketball dating back to the Honolulu Advertiser’s 1978 squad.

As we did with girls basketball, we have put together the newspaper clippings from each of the last 40 All-State teams.

We will release them 10 at a time.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin put out its first All-State team in 1986.

Today is 1988 to 1997.
PREVIOUS: 1978-1987


1988: Jarinn Akana, Molokai
1989: Troy McCoy, Radford
1990: Christian Miller, Punahou
1991: Shon Malani, Hilo
1992: Louie Vargas, Kamehameha
1993: Shannon Lee, Kaimuki
1994: Alika Smith, Kalaheo
1995: Greg Miller; Kalaheo
1996: Isaac Castro, Moanalua
1997: Ramsey Williams, Moanalua












  1. Revan March 13, 2018 2:39 pm

    Revan representing the DII for 1993. What a great championship game that year between Kaimuki and Aiea. Kaimuki with Shannon Lee and those foreign exchange big men. While Aiea had Kevin Wilson and Todd George with three small guards. The crowd went bizark when Kevin had that power dunk. What a game!!

  2. ??? March 13, 2018 2:49 pm

    Awesome, what happened to 88, 89 All-Stars

  3. Mahatma Gandhi March 13, 2018 3:55 pm

    I remember that Kaimuki team. Had a 6′-5″ haole center, 2 starters from Yugoslavia. How did 2 guys from Yugoslavia ever end up on Kaimuki’s team??

  4. ??? March 13, 2018 5:18 pm

    That same Kaimuki team I think beat Aiea in pre-season, the OIA final and state final. The Lee kid was more of a difference than those transfers.

  5. Loca1boiAnonymous March 15, 2018 6:02 am

    Ahhh, the good ole days when the media didn’t hype up Division 2 teams …. Oh yeah, cuz never have division 2 state tournament – had to play D1. I am also reminded from this article of how much the 1994 season was packed with multi-sport studs.

  6. Clifton Jones March 15, 2018 8:26 am

    Out of all these players that came out of Hawaii. Who ended up playing basketball for a profession.

  7. Loca1boiAnonymous March 16, 2018 5:31 am

    @Clifton Jones
    Between ’88-’97? Off the top of my head, I only can think of Alika Smith (I think Europe) and Kahi Villa (I think Philippines).

  8. Paul Honda March 16, 2018 8:29 am

    Brandon Cablay, Konawaena. Went on to Vanguard University, then a long career in the PBA. Think he was MVP of the championship series his rookie year for Alaska Milk.

  9. Clifton Jones March 20, 2018 8:53 am

    Loca1boiAnonymous Yes I remember those 2 guys. I also played 15 years in Europe as well. I believe the longest out of anyone from the islands.. Sure do miss playing ball back in da days. Brings back a lot of memories.

  10. Darren kenny March 26, 2018 9:14 pm

    How come only back to 1986? Many many great players from late 70’s to 1985. I’m guessing we was in the star bulletin at that time?

  11. Bully Jardine April 30, 2020 11:57 am

    The 93 Kaimuki team. Da all international team. They had black guys + white guys + Oriental. Samoan. Croatian. All kine. Every kine.

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