JAN 2, 1998: Kenji Price pours in 31 points for Mililani

Mililani sharpshooter Kenji Price already knew how to complete a goal on this date in 1998.

Price hit six 3-pointers and scored 31 points as Mililani opened its season with a 64-54 win over Waipahu.

Price had plenty of other big games, being named the OIA West Player of the Year after the season. He had an interesting day during the OIA tournament in February, scoring 18 points in a semifinal loss to Kalaheo the same day he participated in state debate competition on Maui.

Price led the OIA West with 19 points per game, ahead of legendary names like Ramsey Williams of Moanalua, Waipahu’s Jerome Williams and Ashley Lelie of Radford. He was second team all-state behind Ramsey Williams.

He had the goods to go to college on a basketball scholarship, but opted to join the Army instead where he served as a Ranger. He later got his law degree and is the U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii for the United States Department of Justice.


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