‘Iolani Classic slam dunk contest tonight

The much-anticipated annual slam dunk contest at the ‘Iolani Classic will be held after the final game tonight.

The last semifinal contest usually ends around 10 to 10:15 p.m. and the dunk competition follows. Early arrival is recommended for the standing-room only event.

Who you want to see in the ‘Iolani Classic slam dunk contest? Chatting after Friday’s wild ‘Iolani-Fairfax overtime game, scoreboard operator (and former Honokaa girls coach) Shawna Kau Kong dropped some names.

Remy Martin, Sierra Canyon
Ira Lee, Sierra Canyon

Martin is just 6 feet tall, but Lau Kong thinks that he would have a chance to win the contest.

“He can get up there. He has cool shoes and awesome hair,” she said.

Brian Bowen, La Lumiere

“No, I say no,” Michael Lasquero of ScoringLive.com said.


“No. He’s probably dunked it once in two games. You’ve got to add Chance Kalaugher.”

So who thinks Kalaugher, of Kaiser, will do well?

I do. He’s got a repertoire and the experience of last year’s contest. At 6-5, he’s tall but not too tall. not the kind of tall that turns off judges. And he’s got serious springs, plus power.

Brandon Cyrus, La Lumiere?

“He might,” Lau Kong said.

Her favorite, though, is Martin. We’ll find out soon enough.

Here’s what Detrick Mostella of La Lumiere (now Tennessee) did three years ago in a scintillating performance.



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