Geremy Robinson Senior Classic rosters released

Maryknoll guard Makoto Kamata (21) took a shot while being defended by Punahou guard Kaulana Makaula (20) and center Duke Clemens (33) during the first half of a game this season. Kama Photo by Steven Erler/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The boys and girls rosters, in ILH vs. OIA format, have been released for the Geremy Robinson Sr. Senior Classic.

The games will be played on Saturday, Mar. 9 at Moanalua High School gym. The girls game tips off at 3 p.m., followed by boys and girls 3-point contests, and the slam dunk competition. The boys game will complete the event.


Kawai Kahalehoe, ‘Iolani
Kaitlyn Kalani, St. Francis
Brilie Kovaloff, Mid-Pacific
Kaylee-Brooke Manuel, Kamehameha
Dallas Martinez, Sacred Hearts
Kyley Nakagawa, Hawaii Baptist
Kalina Obrey, Kamehameha
Zayla Sismar-Evangelista, St. Francis
Keila Tsutsui, Hanalani
Taylor Wu, ‘Iolani
Coach: Dean Young, ‘Iolani

Kaelyn Espinda, Kaimuki
Emily Eter, Radford
Kalena Gibson, Mililani
Kamalu Kamakawiwo‘ole, Kalani
Kaylen Kamelamela, Leilehua
Sadie-ann Luiz, Roosevelt
Shelby McDaniels, Kalani
Briarra Nakihei, Castle
Raven Rosa-Lasco, Moanalua
Kimberlee Ung, Campbell
Coach: Chi Mok, Kalani


Kalai Akaka, Maryknoll
Noah Bumanglag, ‘Iolani
Duke Clemens, Punahou
Payton Grant, Maryknoll
Makoto Kamata, Maryknoll
Jakob Kimura, Punahou
Kaulana Makaula, Punahou
Kameron Ng, St. Francis
Colin Ramos, Mid-Pacific
Marcus Tobin, Maryknoll
Coach: Kelly Grant, Maryknoll

Ja’Shon Carter, Kapolei
Isaiah Hopson, Kailua
Darius Lature, King Kekaulike
Kukilakila Kahalekai, Nanakuli
Isaiah Lee, Kalani
Raefe McEnroe, Farrington
Ryan Pardini, Kalaheo
Isaiah Sugiura, Moanalua
Everett Torres-Kahapea, Kailua
Mitchell Williams, Campbell
Coach: Walter Marciel, Kailua


  1. JetWavy February 27, 2019 8:51 pm

    I never understood why the senior all-star game was named after Geremy Robinson of all people. The guy is not even from Hawai’i nor did he graduate from a high school here. I wish the HHSAA or some organization would take over this game and if its going to be named after someone at least name it after somebody like Red Rocha or heck even Derrick Low… somebody who actually grew up in Hawai’i and represented the state at a high collegiate and professional level. Or is this just a means to get people to watch a Swish game?

  2. Burgla February 27, 2019 10:30 pm

    How the hell chi Mok get selected over Latoya wily?

  3. Bias February 27, 2019 10:42 pm

    ILH boys all bias picks! unfair all Maryknoll seniors are in. Not 1 D2 ILH player. Way to go coach Walter Marciel class act!

  4. Mainlander February 28, 2019 8:57 am

    STOP wasting time with this kind of feel good play ground waste of time………..let the kids concentrate on their school and studies as it took so much time out of school during the season………

    the level of bball here on the island is so low anyway………wasted enough time already !!!

    go get ready for college, scholastically………….

  5. Falcon Future February 28, 2019 9:05 am

    JetWavy – I think Geremy Robinson created this tournament himself with his own money couple years ago. I guess that gives him the right to name it after himself, but still LOL.

  6. Phil Peterson February 28, 2019 2:52 pm

    A lot of kids left off the OIA. Leading scorer for Kahuku and maybe the leading rebounder in the state Ethan Erickson left out… had games of 31, 29. 26 and performed well against great teams…not sure the methodology of picking teams

  7. Jen Takiguchi February 28, 2019 4:44 pm

    I’d like to know how they pick. It’s unfair for ILH boys. Why most of player from Maryknolls???they should re- consider!

  8. Mainlander February 28, 2019 5:39 pm

    again this is ALL Waste of time arguing about the roster choice…..ect…ect….
    What purpose does this game serve….showcase for scholarships????? NONE………….

    They can better use time for SAT prep…they mostly or all seniors ……right??

  9. Good one February 28, 2019 6:46 pm

    I for one think that it’s the players all around game, not just based on high scoring n rebounds. Should also have defense & if they have that X factor to carry their team to the next level. Someone can score big points but by the same token turn around n throw the game away because he ain’t got no IQ – he in my opinion shouldn’t make the all star team.
    Look at Marcus Toben he wasn’t high scoring all season but he had that X factor & can take that team to the next level. He’s an all around good player. But that’s just me, I say those 3 Maryknoll players that got named to it have every right to be on the team. They deserve it. Let’s just be happy for them!

  10. Holla at me March 1, 2019 2:45 pm

    This game is no different than any other senior game. Would you like it more if they called it “Poly Senior Game”? Why does someone have to be from Hawaii to do something like this? This state is undercover prejudice. @Mainlander All these seniors should have already taken their SAT exam. If they didn’t then shame on their parents. @JetWavy I think that the Poly Bowl is a waste of time because all the kids that are playing for the most part all have scholarships already. But no one says anything about that because it started by locals. Great job Geremy Robinson Sr.

    When is the last time one of these locals besides Derek Low went to the pack 12 or any major conference for basketball? I bet you could count it on one hand.

  11. Mainlander March 1, 2019 4:03 pm

    @Holla at me……….we agree this is a pointless ???? hope no one gets hurt either…..

  12. JetWavy March 1, 2019 8:27 pm

    @ Ja Rule aka Holla at me

    You do realize I criticized the senior hs All-Star game being named after Robinson because 1) He’s not from Hawai’i and 2) He didn’t graduate from a Hawai’i high school. At no point did I mention race. Then you go ahead and call this state “undercover prejudice” and in the same breath attack the state for having a Polynesian Bowl for polynesian athletes which you deemed pointless. Shut the hell up with that. There are a ton of coaches and players who grew up in the islands who are worthy of being given the honor of naming the “all-star” game after. Robinson in years past has used this to lure people into watching the Swish play afterwards. And the uniforms recently have looked like practice jerseys. Someone else or another organization can easily take over this tournament and do as good if not better.

    And to entertain your ignorant and clueless statement calling out Hawaii hs players playing D1…off the top of the head…

    Samuta Avea/Kahuku – Hawai’i, Justice Sueing/Maryknoll – California, Jessiya Villa/Kahuku – Hawai’i, Jeremiah Ostrowski/Punahou – Hawai’i, Tolu Smith/Kahuku – Western Kentucky, Marcus Shaver/Maryknoll – Portland, Hugh Hogland/Iolani – Portland, Bobby Nash/Iolani – Hawai’i, Josh Burnett/Maryknoll – Kennesaw State, Dan Fotu/Kahuku – Saint Mary’s, Josh Ko/Kalaheo – Pittsburg/Florida Gulf Coast, Kaleo Kina – Navy, Marcus Keene/Moanalua – Central Michigan, Rashaun Broadus/Mililani – BYU, Brad & Cord Anderson/Iolani – Santa Clara, Marcus Holyfield/MidPac – Southern Methodist, Soo Soo Taulelei/Radford – Rutgers, Ramsey Williams/Moanalua – Hawai’i, Alika Smith/Kalaheo – Hawai’i, Kalia McGee/UH Lab – Hawai’i, Jarrin Akana/Moloka’i – Hawai’i, Keli’i Bandmann/Kamehameha – Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Julian Sensley/Kalaheo – Hawai’i

    That’s more than I can count on one hand, playa….as we say in Hawai’i…. WOP YO JAW!…and I never even list the local girls who went onto play D1.

  13. TRUE LOCAL March 2, 2019 12:05 pm

    @jetwavy you seem but hurt about Robinson for some reason. From what i know he puts his own money up to pay for the entire event for those kids that means every uniform,the awards,the gym etc my kid will be playing in this years game and i do support and we are very thankful to Geremy for showing those kids appreciation and rewarding them before him there was nothing,i also dont see anything wrong with watching the swish play their a good team also much more entertaining than UH. Btw their are alot of kids that play for UH that didnt graduate or play highschool in the islands so i guess you wont be supporting UH sports.again i give geremy Robinson much credit for coming here making it his home and doing a wonderful job for basketballin the islands i just think people like you @jetwavy are silly and maybe prejudice beacause from all ive seen about Robinson is wonderful and positive

  14. Holla at Me March 2, 2019 9:06 pm

    @True Local-Well said! @Jetwavy-I hope you are not counting UH as a good D1 because they haven’t been worth a damn since Anthony Carter left. G. Robinson is doing all this for the kids. Get all those D1 players you names to put up their money.

  15. JetWavy March 2, 2019 11:49 pm

    @ “True Local”

    You said a lot of rubbish that doesn’t make sense. It has been established Robinson puts this on and pays for it. That is true. I had a family member play in a previous game and most people left before the Swish game even started. Many of the past games have been used as means to get people to watch the Swish – and if you think the Swish is more entertaining than UH, you are smoking angel dust. Why would I not support UH? Did you not see the list I made of local boys that went onto play at UH? There’s a crap ton. My underlying point is Robinson’s name is not synonymous with Hawai’i prep basketball in any way, shape, or form. A name like Low has way more significance to local kids. But whatever, if Robinson is going to pay for it then by all means, name it after himself. He wants the self promotion, I get it. My gripe is why not give these kids a name that actually had lived in their footsteps and succeeded.

    @ Holla back girl

    UH hasn’t been worth a damn since Anthony Carter left? How many NCAA tournament games did Carter win for Hawai’i? I think I’m starting to see what your prejudice is. You haven’t acknowledged the fact that you said barely any local kids were good enough to have actually gone to D1 (you said we’d count them on one hand in fact), which I proceeded to give you a list, to which you have made a crappy attempt at discrediting. Like I said, Wop Yo Jaw! Plus, I heard Paul Honda’s club team just beat Geremy Robinson’s club team. For real? He losing to sportswriters club teams? If I were a parent on his club team I’d ask for a full refund after that L.

  16. Team opencourt parent March 3, 2019 9:03 am

    @jetwavy im reading these comments and you come off really jealous of Geremy for sone reason. My kid plays in geremys club and paul Honda club team beat us is absolutly false where did you get that information,Geremy runs his own youth club team league called Oahu basketball league,pauls team dosent even play in it and as a matter of fact we just won the 13U championship just lastnight,i can refer you to the clubs facebook page for proof opencourt basketball club hawaii sir,other than that my boy enjoys learning how to play the game from a standup guy with a real basketball background to bad your jealous of Geremy you would more than likely love him if you actually knew him.seems as if you are prdjudice or butt hurt like @truelocal said

  17. Embarrassed and proud March 3, 2019 9:15 am

    @jetwavy you sound really bad,Geremy Robinson isnt the one to come for,i would think a thank you and appreciation would be deserved for what he does im embarrassed to be a local if this is how the thought process is (predjudice). Seems to me he does a great job and he owns a pro team in hawaii!!!! A pro team???!!! Job well done Geremy and thank you from real locals who appreciate whats being done and not holding prejudice because of who is doing it. @jetwavyYour pushing Derrick low because he is local? thats ridiculous they are both doing things in the basketball community for our youth to enjoy.

  18. Hawaii sports guy March 3, 2019 9:27 am

    @jetwavy Geremy has been putting on his allstar game for the highschool players for 5 or 6 years now well before he started the swish. The swish has played 1 time during those 5 or 6 years after the allstar game, i really enjoyed that day, the top highschool players in hawaii then hawaiis pro team the same day. I loved it,who does that,and what more can you ask for and the swish are goooood Geremy Robinson is gooooood!!! There undefeated so bringing some winning is a positive thing for the islands…..@jetwavy i agree with the others on here you have to be jealous or predjudice because i see nothing wrong and i will support,i hope the swish play this saturday i will definitely be there to enjoy the entire event.

  19. Local point of view March 3, 2019 9:32 am

    @jetwavy whats your point??? You seem jealous,btw the swish are a good team and very entertaining,something we can be proud of since UH stinks to high heaven in everything but volleyball.

  20. Local support March 3, 2019 9:45 am

    @jetwavy = kkk hawaii …. good job Geremy Robinson keep up the great work we will be supporting. Didnt know you started a pro team,thats very impressive,many have tried and not succeeded.

  21. JetWavy March 3, 2019 2:20 pm

    I’m sure comments #16-20 were all totally different people posting ever 15 minutes apart. Should’ve just put it in one comment no need made 5 different screen names LOL. There are enough locally grown hoopers in this state that have just as much knowledge and resources to develop and teach this game to kids. Dennis Agena has developed more D1 players boys and girls in this state than anybody else. People are all too deceived by the notion that someone who played at UH or another D1 school has the secret sauce to give local kids something that they can’t get from locals who have done it, too.

    @ TeamOpenCourt Parent…. The Thunder (paul’s team) beat Open Court by 25, 39-14, in the Jam On it Grand Prix. Came straight from Paul Honda himself. Open Court went 0-3 in that tournament. So there you go. Didn’t just pull that out of my derriere.

  22. Team opencourt parent March 3, 2019 7:46 pm

    @jetwavy im sorry sir but that did not happen the grand prix was a couple weekends ago opencourt did wonderful as usual 4th grade team took 3rd,5th grade team lost in the championship game and placed 2nd,and the 6th grade team won the championship. Still dont understand why you have an issue with Geremy he does positive stuff. Just a bit fishy to me

  23. JetWavy March 4, 2019 5:18 am

    @ Parent

    Honda uploaded a photo of a printout of the standings and the score. They went 0-3, sir. Again, not an issue with Robinson personally. Just would like to have a Hawai’i-based game recognizing Hawai’i-based prep athletes for their achievements named after someone who actually is from here or graduated from a high school if a name is going to be attached to it in the first place.

  24. 1SLAND3RS March 4, 2019 10:41 pm

    Did your child not get selected??? Or are you one of the parents who sent their child to the Mainland to play bcoz the level is “so low” here (but really your child’s level was low) If they wanna play in this game, so be it. What’s it to you ? Someone always gotta throw shade

  25. Mainlander March 5, 2019 11:22 am




    YEAH………AND SPAM IS ON THE HEALTHY FOOD LIST…………ok island3rs…..

  26. 1SLAND3RS March 13, 2019 5:26 pm



  27. Mainlander March 15, 2019 9:20 am

    @1sland3rs………aka…too much spam between your ears……..
    Read my post in it’s context, i said this game is waste of time, which causes the bickering ……..also waste of time….didn’t say this site was, this kind of site is very necessary for guys like you to vent….?!

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