Kahuku’s Villa is Hawaii’s player of the year

Kahuku point guard Jessiya Villa is the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser boys basketball player of the year. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
Kahuku point guard Jessiya Villa is the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser boys basketball player of the year. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser

The 2016-17 Honolulu Star-Advertiser boys basketball Fab 15 was released in Sunday’s newspaper. You can read it here. Kahuku point guard Jessiya Villa was named the player of the year and Lahainaluna’s Jason Justus is the coach of the year.

Here are some notes on the rest of the selections.

>> ‘Iolani has had at least one player in the fab 15 for four straight years.


>> Hugh Hogland is the first Raider to make it to successive Fab 15 selections since Trevyn Tulonghari in 2010-11.

>> Kahuku has had at least one selection for each of the last three years.

>> Kahuku’s three Fab 15 players matches the three they had in 2012 (Kawehena Johnson, Mason Kualii Moe, Mekeli Fiso).

>> Kalaheo has had a player named to the Fab 15 six years in a row.

>> Zoar Nedd is the first Kapolei player to be named to the Fab 15.

>> Lahainaluna put two players on the Fab 15 this year, the first time in program history. Their only other All-State first teamers were Josh Chapital (2015) and Sam Kiek (2010).


>> Leilehua has had a member of the fab 15 for three years in a row, a program record. Before they started this run their only All-State first teamer was Eric Marshall in 2001.

>> Maryknoll has had a member of the Fab 15 for five years in a row. Jaylen Cain can become the school’s first two timer since Kaleb Gilmore.

>> Punahou has had an All-State first teamer every year since it was shut out in 2003.

>> Jaymason Nunuha is the first Saint Louis player to be All-State first team two years in a row.

>> Calvin Mattos is Waiakea’s first two-time All-State first teamer.


>> This was the third year in a row a sophomore has made the All-State first team, the first time that has happened since 2000-2002 (DC Daniels, Eric Marshall and Derrick Low).

>> Kamehameha and Mid-pacific have had a player on the first team two years in a row.

YearFirst nameLast nameSchoolNewspaperGrade
2018ToluSmithKahukuHSA POY12
2018KameronNgSt. FrancisHSA11
2018ZayneChongPunahouHSA12
2018ZoarNeddKapoleiHSA12
2018EverettTorres-KahapeaKailuaHSA11
2018KobeYoungKamehamehaHSA12
2018KamrenVictorino-KatoKamehamehaHSA12
2018NaluKahapeaKS-HawaiiHSA12
2018AndrewKearneyKalaheoHSA12
2018ColeArceneauxPunahouHSA12
2018JaylenCainMaryknollHSA12
2018JordynPerezMaryknollHSA12
2018MicahMitchellHawaii BaptistHSA12
2018IsiahGelacioMaryknollHSA12
2018KyleMoragaMcKinleyHSA12
2018DuaneOmoriMcKinleyHSA COY
2017JessiyaVillaKahukuHSA POY12
2017SamutaAveaKahukuHSA12
2017HughHoglandIolaniHSA12
2017DanFotuKahukuHSA11
2017ChrisKobayashiPunahouHSA12
2017CaptainWhitlockKalaheoHSA12
2017CarverLockeLahainalunaHSA12
2017CalvinMattosWaiakeaHSA12
2017JaymasonNunuhaSaint LouisHSA11
2017ZoarNeddKapoleiHSA11
2017LiamFitzgeraldLeilehuaHSA11
2017KameronNgSt. FrancisHSA10
2017JaylenCainMaryknollHSA11
2017KobeYoungKamehamehaHSA11
2017ZionShepherdMid-PacificHSA12
2017JasonJustusLahainalunaHSA COY
2016HughHoglandIolaniHSA POY11
2016ChanceKalaugherKaiserHSA12
2016RobbyMannIolaniHSA12
2016TristanNicholsSaint LouisHSA12
2016KeouaMahikoKaiserHSA12
2016JosephGoutyLeilehuaHSA12
2016KaelerKahanaKamehamehaHSA12
2016KekaiSmithKalaheoHSA12
2016HirkleyLatuKahukuHSA12
2016JaymasonNunuhaSaint LouisHSA11
2016AkahiTroskePunahouHSA12
2016BrianWashingtonMaryknollHSA10
2016JustinDaiseMid-PacificHSA12
2016CaptainWhitlockKalaheoHSA11
2016CalvinMattosWaiakeaHSA11
2016DeanShimamotoIolaniHSA COY
2015KalebGilmoreKalaheoHSA POY12
2015KupaaHarrisonKalaheoHSA12
2015JusticeSueing Jr.MaryknollHSA10
2015J.B.KamPunahouHSA12
2015DenhymBrookeKahukuHSA12
2015ErikYamadaIolaniHSA12
2015KevinFosterRooseveltHSA12
2015KyrieMcRavenMoanaluaHSA12
2015HyrumHarrisKahukuHSA12
2015RananMamiyaFarringtonHSA12
2015TolbySaitoPahoaHSA12
2015JakeSmithFarringtonHSA12
2015ChanceKalaugherKaiserHSA11
2015JoshChapitalLahainalunaHSA12
2015JosephGoutyLeilehuaHSA11
2015AlikaSmithKalaheoHSA COY
2014JoshBurnettMaryknollHSA POY12
2014JacobMcEnroeFarringtonHSA12
2014ZachBuscherIolaniHSA12
2014MatthewNuumanaiaSt. FrancisHSA12
2014JalenCarvalhoHiloHSA12
2014BrandonAwaKonawaenaHSA12
2014KalebGilmoreMaryknollHSA11
2014IkaikaPhillipIolaniHSA12
2014TevaEldridgeBaldwinHSA12
2014KupaaHarrisonKalaheoHSA11
2014KyleHussleinMid-PacificHSA12
2014ElijahButlerMililaniHSA12
2014IsaiahVisoriaFarringtonHSA12
2014DanielAndrewsPunahouHSA12
2014AnthonyCanenciaUniversityHSA12
2014BrettShimogawaIolaniHSA COY
2013JoshKoKalaheoHSA POY12
2013NickVelasquezPunahouHSA12
2013ShaunKagawaKS-HawaiiHSA12
2013TobiasSchrammMaryknollHSA12
2013JoshuaBurnettMaryknollHSA11
2013KahanuPuulei-AuldMoanaluaHSA12
2013DerickMorganKalaheoHSA12
2013TevaEldredgeBaldwinHSA11
2013KalebGilmoreMaryknollHSA10
2013NickFisherPahoaHSA12
2013MatthewNuumanaiaSt. FrancisHSA11
2013KaleiZuttermeisterKalaheoHSA12
2013KawehenaJohnsonKahukuHSA12
2013JovanCrnicHawaii PrepHSA12
2013MakoaCamanse-StevensKamehamehaHSA12
2013AlikaSmithKalaheoHSA COY
2012DeForestBuckerPunahouHSA POY12
2012DyrbeEnosKamehamehaHSA12
2012LanakiApeleKS-HawaiiHSA12
2012ShaunKagawaKS-HawaiiHSA11
2012MalikJohnsonPunahouHSA12
2012KawehenaJohnsonKahukuHSA11
2012MasonKualii MoeKahukuHSA12
2012GabrielVegaIolaniHSA12
2012JoshKoKalaheoHSA11
2012GabrielRossBaldwinHSA12
2012WilsonMacleodAOPHSA12
2012MekeliFisoKahukuHSA12
2012DukePauliIolaniHSA12
2012AlexIronsideMcKinleyHSA12
2012NickVelasquezPunahouHSA11
2012DarrenMatsudaPunahouHSA COY
2011MicahChristensonKamehamehaHSA POY12
2011MicahDunhourAOPHSA12
2011KaipoPaleRooseveltHSA12
2011ShaironeThompsonKahukuHSA12
2011J.P.SayconFarringtonHSA11
2011DexterWilliamsMoanaluaHSA12
2011HassanRichardsonMililaniHSA12
2011TrevynTulonghariIolaniHSA12
2011ReidSaitoIolaniHSA12
2011DyrbeEnosKamehamehaHSA11
2011DeForestBucknerPunahouHSA11
2011JosiahSukumaranIolaniHSA12
2011LanakiApeleKS-HawaiiHSA11
2011MalikJohnsonPunahouHSA11
2011MoritzKrumeAOPHSA11
2011JesseNakanishiKamehamehaHSA COY
2010MicahChristensonKamehamehaHSA co-POY11
2010KainoaChuIolaniHSA co-POY12
2010MarcusMonroeMoanaluaHSA12
2010NehoaAkinaKahukuHSA12
2010DeForestBucknerPunahouHSA10
2010AaronFernandezKalaheoHSA12
2010ReginaldGriffinMililaniHSA12
2010HenryCassidayPunahouHSA12
2010TrevynTulonghariIolaniHSA11
2010AndrewSkalmanIolaniHSA12
2010SamKiekLahainalunaHSA12
2010ShaironeThompsonKahukuHSA11
2010MalikJohnsonPunahouHSA10
2010KaipoPaleRooseveltHSA11
2010DyrbeEnosKamehamehaHSA10
2010DeanShimamotoIolaniHSA COY
2010KainoaChuIolaniHA co-POY12
2010MicahChristensonKamehamehaHA co-POY11
2010NehoaAkinaKahukuHA12
2010MarcusMonroeMoanaluaHA12
2010DeForestBucknerPunahouHA10
2010DeanShimamotoIolaniHA COY
2009PiiMinnsKamehamehaHA POY12
2009DavidTaulungKaimukiHA12
2009JrayGaleaiKahukuHA12
2009PabloWarnerIolaniHA12
2009MicahChristensonKamehamehaHA10
2009JesseNakanishiKamehamehaHA COY
2009PiiMinnsKamehamehaHSB POY12
2009MarcusHolyfieldMid-PacificHSB12
2009MicahChristensonKamehamehaHSB10
2009PabloWarnerIolaniHSB12
2009JrayGaleaiKahukuHSB12
2009DavidTaulungKaimukiHSB12
2009DesmondTautofiKaimukiHSB11
2009NehoaAkinaKahukuHSB11
2009KainoaChuIolaniHSB11
2009MarcusMonroeMoanaluaHSB11
2009LincolnSetoBaldwinHSB12
2009TylerTeraiMaryknollHSB12
2009AaronFernandezKalaheoHSB11
2009KimoMakaulaPunahouHSB12
2009DeanVienaSaint LouisHSB12
2009JesseNakanishiKamehamehaHSB COY
2008KameronSteinhoffPunahouHSB POY12
2008StevieAustinMoanaluaHSB12
2008HoganRosehillKS-HawaiiHSB12
2008CheynneLishmanKalaheoHSB12
2008PabloWarnerIolaniHSB11
2008JrayGaleaiKahukuHSB11
2008MarcusHolyfieldMid-PacificHSB11
2008TaylorMountsIolaniHSB12
2008MichaelMakinanoCampbellHSB12
2008DarrylMilanaKamehamehaHSB12
2008PiiMinnsKamehamehaHSB11
2008KekoaCarvalhoKonawaenaHSB12
2008MantiTeoPunahouHSB11
2008ColeShidakiSaint LouisHSB11
2008KealohaKramerKS-HawaiiHSB12
2008NelsonWongKS-HawaiiHSB COY
2008KameronSteinhoffPunahouHA POY12
2008NelsonWongKS-HawaiiHA COY
2008StevieAustinMoanlauaHA12
2008CheynneLishmanKalaheoHA12
2008HoganRosehillKS-HawaiiHA12
2008TaylorMountsIolaniHA12
2007KeoneReyesKaimukiHSB POY12
2007KellyGrantKaimukiHSB COY
2007MiahOstrowskiPunahouHSB12
2007BeauAlbrechtsonKaimukiHSB12
2007SpencerMcLachlinPunahouHSB12
2007ScottSmithSaint LouisHSB12
2007StevieAustinMoanaluaHSB11
2007CheynneLishmanKalaheoHSB11
2007MeaWongKS-HawaiiHSB12
2007RykinEnosKamehamehaHSB12
2007GarySatterwhiteRadfordHSB12
2007RyanDungIolaniHSB12
2007DanielColonKaimukiHSB12
2007TylerCaswellKalaheoHSB12
2007TristanSealyThompsonHSB12
2007CaseMiyahiraIolaniHSB12
2007KeoneReyesKaimukiHA POY12
2007MiahOstrowskiPunahouHA12
2007BeauAlbrechtsonKaimukiHA12
2007ScottSmithSaint LouisHA12
2007SpencerMcLachlinPunahouHA12
2007KellyGrantKaimukiHA COY
2006OkeseneAleKahukuHSB POY12
2006KawikaShojiIolaniHSB12
2006MiahOstrowskiPunahouHSB11
2006RykinEnosKamehamehaHSB11
2006VinnyNipIolaniHSB12
2006SpencerMcLachlinPunahouHSB11
2006TylerTsukazakiMaryknollHSB12
2006KeoneReyesKaimukiHSB11
2006JeremiahMasoliSaint LouisHSB12
2006KerstanHoRooseveltHSB12
2006GarySatterwhiteRadfordHSB11
2006MattHeydBaldwinHSB12
2006BeauAlbrechtsonKaimukiHSB11
2006MeaWongKS-HawaiiHSB11
2006WayneWestMoanaluaHSB12
2006MarkMugiishiIolaniHSB COY
2006OkeseneAleKahukuHA COPOY12
2006KawikaShojiIolaniHA COPOY12
2006MiahOstrowskiPunahouHA11
2006RykinEnosKamehamehaHA11
2006KeoneReyesKaimukiHA11
2006KellyGrantKaimukiHA COY
2005KylePapeIolaniHSB POY12
2005JeremiahOstrowskiPunahouHSB10
2005TrensonHimalayaBaldwinHSB12
2005OkeseneAleKahukuHSB11
2005VinnyNipIolaniHSB11
2005JackMillerSaint LouisHSB12
2005TristanBaileyCampbellHSB12
2005VaafutiTavanaKauaiHSB12
2005AukaiWongHiloHSB12
2005XiroNaovalathWaianaeHSB12
2005T.J.AkinaKonawaenaHSB12
2005CodyNakamuraBaldwinHSB12
2005DevinUngaKahukuHSB11
2005IkaikaHardieKamehamehaHSB12
2005DavidMooreKalaheoHSB12
2005MarkMugiishiIolaniHSB COY
2005KylePapeIolaniHA POY12
2005JeremiahOstrowskiPunahouHA10
2005OkeseneAleKahukuHA11
2005TrensonHimalayaBaldwinHA12
2005VaafutiTavanaKauaiHA12
2005MarkMugiishiIolaniHA COY
2004JeremiahOstrowskiPunahouHA9
2004DerrickLowIolaniHA POY12
2004GeneRiveraMauiHA12
2004KyleTevesKealakeheHA12
2004SamWihoiteKalaheoHA12
2004MarkMugiishiIolaniHA COY
2004DerrickLowIolaniHSB POY12
2004JeremiahOstrowskiPunahouHSB9
2004SamWilhoiteKalaheoHSB12
2004JimmyMiyasakaKaimukiHSB12
2004KyleTevesKealakeheHSB12
2004ChicoFurtadoKalaheoHSB COY
2003DerrickLowIolaniHSB POY11
2003JonahLakataniSaint LouisHSB12
2003BobbyNashIolaniHSB12
2003MaafuFinauMauiHSB12
2003SamWilhoiteKalaheoHSB11
2003PeteSmithKalaheoHSB COY
2003DerrickLowIolaniHA POY11
2003JasonRiversSaint LouisHA12
2003DanielTautofiKaimukiHA12
2003MaafuFinauMauiHA12
2003BobbyNashIolaniHA12
2002RashaunBroadusMililaniHA12
2002DerrickLowIolaniHA POY10
2002IkaikaAlama-FrancisKalaheoHA12
2002DCDanielsKalaheoHA12
2002BobbyNashIolaniHA11
2002StephenLeeKaimukiHA COY
2002DerrickLowIolaniHSB POY10
2002IkaikaAlama-FrancisKalaheoHSB12
2002RashaunBroadusMililaniHSB12
2002DCDanielsKalaheoHSB12
2002DanielTautofiKaimukiHSB11
2002BobbyNashIolaniHSB11
2002StephenLeeKaimukiHSB COY
2001SkylerWilsonKalaheoHSB POY12
2001DCDanielsKalaheoHSB POY11
2001AustinSouzaHonokaaHSB12
2001DerrickLowIolaniHSB9
2001EricMarshallLeilehuaHSB10
2001TimHarrisonKailuaHSB COY
2001DCDanielsKalaheoHA POY11
2001SkylerWilsonKalaheoHA POY12
2001DerrickLowIolaniHA9
2001EricMarshallLeilehuaHA10
2001AustinSouzaHonokaaHA12
2001CheyenneMeyerHonokaaHA COY
2000DCDanielsKalaheoHSB10
2000KimoKeiter-CharlesHiloHSB12
2000JasonMandaquitHiloHSB POY12
2000SaTanuvasaRadfordHSB12
2000JuniorWongSaint LouisHSB12
2000LarryManliguisHiloHSB COY
2000JasonMandaquitHiloHA POY12
2000JuniorWongSaint LouisHA12
2000DCDanielsKalaheoHA10
2000SaTanuvasaRadfordHA12
2000ChadKapanuiRooseveltHA12
2000KimoKeiter-CharlesHiloHA12
2000LarryManliquisHiloHA COY
1999BrandonBrooksPunahouHSB POY12
1999CordAndersonIolaniHSB12
1999KyleBartholomewWaiakeaHSB12
1999EverettFryeKalaniHSB12
1999JulianSensleyKalaheoHSB11
1999ZachStevensPunahouHSB12
1999MarkPaccaroKalaniHSB COY
1999BrandonBrooksPunahouHA POY12
1999JulianSensleyKalaheoHA11
1999EverettFryeKalaniHA12
1999KyleBartholomewWaiakeaHA12
1999ZacharyStephensPunahouHA12
1999AlanLumPunahouHA COY
1998KirkUejioIolaniHSB POY12
1998CordAndersonIolaniHSB11
1998BradAndersonIolaniHSB11
1998JulianSensleyKalaheoHSB10
1998RamseyWilliamsMoanaluaHSB12
1998BrandonBrooksPunahouHSB11
1998MarkMugiishiIolaniHSB COY
1998KirkUejioIolaniHA POY12
1998JulianSensleyKalaheoHA10
1998BradAndersonIolaniHA POY11
1998CordAndersonIolaniHA POY11
1998RamseyWilliamsMoanaluaHA12
1998MarkMugiishiIolaniHA COY
1997RamseyWilliamsMoanaluaHSB POY11
1997SteveHessKalaheoHSB12
1997KirkUejioIolaniHSB11
1997ScottWongPunahouHSB12
1997DerekChristensonIolaniHSB12
1997EddieMaruyamaMoanaluaHSB COY
1997RamseyWilliamsMoanaluaHA POY11
1997DerekChristensenIolaniHA12
1997SteveHessKalaheoHA12
1997ScottWongPunahouHA12
1997KirkUejioIolaniHA11
1997EddieMaruyamaMoanaluaHA COY
1996IsaacCastroMoanaluaHA POY12
1996RichardCarlisleIolaniHA12
1996CliftonJonesKahukuHA12
1996DarnellArceneauxSaint LouisHA12
1996BrianYuleKalaheoHA12
1996EddieMaruyamaMoanaluaHA COY
1995GregMillerKalaheoHA POY12
1995KawikaOrdensteinSaint LouisHA12
1995DarnellArceneauxSaint LouisHA11
1995ScottKatoKalaheoHA12
1995RichardCarlisleIolaniHA11
1995PeteSmithKalaheoHA COY
1994AlikaSmithKalaheoHA POY12
1994KahiVillaKamehamehaHA12
1994ToddKingIolaniHA12
1994RayWilhelmBaldwinHA12
1994AdamWongIolaniHA12
1994MarkMugiishiIolaniHA COY
1993ShannonLeeKaimukiHA POY12
1993AlikaSmithKalaheoHA11
1993KevinWilsonAieaHA12
1993PerryLamPunahouHA12
1993ToddGeorgeAieaHA12
1993RaymondFujinoKaimukiHA COY
1992LouieVargasKamehamehaHA POY12
1992AlikaSmithKalaheoHA10
1992WallaceNaoneRooseveltHA12
1992RobertMedeirosHiloHA12
1992PerryLamPunahouHA11
1992JimWinchesterKamehamehaHA COY
1991ShonMalaniHiloHA POY12
1991PaulLeeHiloHA12
1991AlbertNihipaliKamehamehaHA12
1991JoshSmithKalaheoHA12
1991ItulaMiliKahukuHA12
1991LarryManliguisHiloHA COY
1990TeddyAguilanaCastleHA12
1990GlenBanfieldBaldwinHA12
1990ChristianMillerPunahouHA POY12
1990KeithPennMoanaluaHA12
1990KevinWongPunahouHA12
1990ChrisMcLachlinPunahouHA COY
1989SyFrazierHonokaaHA12
1989LennyKaiKamehamehaHA12
1989TroyMcCoyRadfordHA POY12
1989BradStewartUniversityHA12
1989ChrisTogiaiMcKinleyHA12
1989KanoeWinchesterIolaniHA12
1989JimAlegreRadfordHA COY
1988BradStewartUniversityHA11
1988JimmyLactaoenMaryknollHA12
1988JamesWilliamsUniversityHA12
1988DavidHornerMaryknollHA12
1988JarinnAkanaMolokaiHA POY12
1988DarrylGabrielUniversityHA COY
1987JamesWilliamsUniversitySB POY11
1987BradStewartUniversitySB10
1987BrianClarkMililaniSB12
1987BruceFerreiraHiloSB11
1987JimmyLactaoenMaryknollSb11
1987BobbyAuUniversitySB COY
1987RobinDurandPunahouSB COY
1987BruceFerreiraHiloHA12
1987GibArnoldPunahouHA12
1987JimmyLactaoenMaryknollHA11
1987JamesWilliamsUniversityHA POY11
1987BrianClarkMililaniHA12
1987BobbyAuUniversityHA COY
1986BillSchulteSaint LouisHA POY12
1986BrianClarkMililaniHA11
1986GarrettGabrielMaryknollHA12
1986RandyGomesKalaheoHA12
1986RonaldGomesKalaheoHA12
1986KaipoSpencerSaint LouisHA COY
1986BillSchulteSaint LouisSB POY12
1986RonaldGomesKalaheoSB12
1986GarrettGabrielMaryknollSB12
1986RandyGomesKalaheoSB12
1986BrianClarkMililaniSB11
1986KaipoSpencerSaint LouisSB COY
1985DuaneBradleyKalaheoHA POY12
1985KuiOstrowskiMaryknollHA12
1985ScotBogleRadfordHA12
1985DinoVienaWaipahuHA12
1985MingoSaeluaRadfordHA12
1985PeteSmithKalaheoHA COY
1984MikeAmongMaryknollHA POY12
1984DuaneBradleyKalaheoHA11
1984RandyCanenciaUniversityHA12
1984BradleyEstabilioKohalaHA12
1984DavidHallumsPearl CityHA12
1984WilliamVroomMauiHA11
1984TonySellittoMaryknollHA COY
1983RandyCanenciaUniversityHA11
1983GeorgePuouKailuaHA12
1983MichaelFettersIolaniHA POY12
1983ToddSmithLeilehuaHA12
1983FrankLutuIolaniHA12
1983HarryPacarroFarringtonHA COY
1982GeorgePuouKailuaHA11
1982ScottHansonLahainalunaHA12
1982FrancisFletcherMaryknollHA POY12
1982EdSmithUniversityHA12
1982RickyLeongMaryknollHA12
1982LouisSantosKailuaHA COY
1981SamJohnsonMoanaluaHA POY12
1981FrancisFletcherMaryknollHA11
1981DanHalePunahouHA12
1981ReedSunaharaHiloHA12
1981JeffreyHiroCastleHA12
1981RobDurandPunahouHA COY12
1980SamJohnsonMoanaluaHA11
1980LeroyLutuUniversityHA POY12
1980DanHalePunahouHA11
1980ReedSunaharaHiloHA11
1980EricMoralesUniversityHA12
1980RayBuckPunahouHA COY
1979DarrylGabrielPunahouHA POY12
1979KawikaAkanaBaldwinHA12
1979LeroyLutuUniversityHA11
1979ChrisWhaleyKaiserHA12
1979DanHalePunahouHA10
1979ChrisMcLachlinPunahouHA COY
1978LeroyLutuUniversityHA POY10
1978DarrylGabrielPunahouHA11
1978MIkiOstrowskiMaryknollHA12
1978EdgarTesoroBaldwinHA12
1978MartinSmithRadfordHA12
1978JonGarciaBaldwinHA COY

COMMENTS

  1. Tafena_Costa March 12, 2017 5:54 am

    The clear choice. Well deserved.


  2. Redlentless Fan March 12, 2017 5:58 am

    Congrats to all of the Fab 15 selections! Does anyone know who chooses the different “all-star” teams (OIA, ILH, All-Tournament and Fab 15)? Too bad that one of the selections isn’t even in Hawaii anymore. Just adds fuel to the rumours that he was here only to help win a championship and was going to go back home after the season was pau.


  3. JetWavy March 12, 2017 7:47 am

    It’s fine to have your opinion but stop hiding behind a screen name that implies you are a “fan” of a certain school when you clearly are not. All your posts in one way or another either discredit or make excuses as to why the school you claim to be a “fan” of was successful. The bs is transparent at this point.


  4. Redlentless Fan March 12, 2017 8:35 am

    @JetWavy are you a fan? Can someone not be a fan and still be real what is happening? Are you one of those fans where you pretend everything is perfect with your team even though it’s not? Kahuku has done amazing things. So it sucks to have a certain situation tarnish all the good that the team has done. Don’t you think? Along with all the accolades Kahuku has received for a kick okole season, they’ve also had to deal with the crap that others have commented on. Don’t accuse me of not being a fan. I happen to be a fan who calls it like it is. Is that THAT rare? And believe it or not there are other Kahuku fans out there wondering what’s up. I’m not the only one.


  5. Redlentless Fan March 12, 2017 9:38 am

    @Grabum nah. Me and my brothers went to Kahuku. My kids don’t even go to Kahuku. Plus, I’m not one of those parents who think his kids are the best and should be playing all the time. They wanna play, they gotta earn it. Luckily they all work hard. And yes, Kahuku wouldn’t have made it without he Big 3. I don’t think a single person doesn’t recognize that. A coach would be crazy not to play them, and parents would be nuts if they didn’t think they should be playing. ANY school would love to have any of them. Do your kids play?


  6. Loca1boi March 12, 2017 10:03 am

    My fellow islanders, please. Let’s not turn it into this. Aloha kekahi i kekahi! No worries, we good lol. No need locals vs locals on this one.


  7. Redlentless Fan March 12, 2017 10:24 am

    @Loca1boi. E kala mai. You are right. “Negativity breeds negativity. Positivity breeds positivity.” Need to keep my emotions in check. Congrats to the boys.


  8. grabum.bythe.puppy.gate March 12, 2017 11:15 am

    my kids no play cuz they sh!!!!ty at sports but good at other stuff mainly cheer in sea of red, c u all in vages sept 8


  9. Redlentless Fan March 12, 2017 11:51 am

    @Grabum BRAH everyone is blessed with something and contributes in their own way! Have a good one!


  10. str8OG March 12, 2017 11:58 am

    ROOM!! HAHAHA


  11. anywaaaays!! March 12, 2017 3:40 pm

    All-Time Hawaii point guards
    1. Derek Low
    2. Alika Smith/ Jessiya Villa
    4. Kalia Mgcee


  12. Coach C March 12, 2017 4:05 pm

    Felt that Avea coPOY. If he stuck it out, he could have been a stud 6’6″ quarterback.


  13. anywaaaays!! March 12, 2017 5:35 pm

    CoachC it was very telling when Kahuku almost lost to Kailua without Villa. Villa is by far the MVP of that Kahuku team and the most well rounded Basketball player in the state of Hawaii in the past 10 years.


  14. Just Play March 12, 2017 6:39 pm

    Villa was absolutely key to Kahuku’s success. Congrats to Jessiya and everyone else named to the Fab 15!


  15. Seth Kealaoha March 12, 2017 6:54 pm

    Wonder if Villa & Fotu going graduate from Kahuku or are they returning home with family. Basketball Season is done. Recruiting at its Best…
    Maybe one ILH school should go to the East Coast & Buy a team (I mean adopt) to spank everybody… Lol


  16. Tafena_Costa March 12, 2017 9:18 pm

    @Seth… Hope you complaining just as much about Kalaheo’s out-of-state players or Kapolei’s, or Mililani’s, or Leilehua’s, list goes on. ILH is the last league on the island that should be crying about acquired talent. Oh, that’s right, it’s all good.. they offer “financial aid”. All you need to know about Villa and Fotu is that they are state champs… Kalo faaaaeeeee!!!!!


  17. oldTIMER March 13, 2017 7:51 am

    Congrats to all these young men! WOnder why no one from Kailua made the “Top 15”? They were the ony team that came close to beating KAHUKU ( 2 pts – w/o Villa) Mejia/Marrote? Just saying……VILLA very deserving of POTY pretty much was unstoppable. Always played hard and humble. Big PROPS to his parents (Kahi) for raising a fine young man.


  18. phILHarmonic March 13, 2017 12:08 pm

    I remember this from a previous post.
    Which player left? And am wondering if there has been any other instance of this happening for any other sport?
    More opportunities for players to get seen and recruited by colleges.
    Play in one state and then transfer to another state and play the same sport there.
    Especially if you can find two successful programs willing to let you do this.
    Could change the game.


  19. Education First March 13, 2017 12:44 pm

    Villa is a great player. I thought he was the best and most important player on any team this year. When he wasn’t in Kahuku was a different team.

    I hope that the rumors about Fotu going home are just rumors. It would be a little disappointing to go to a state, win, and then just leave. That kind of ethics and integrity just tarnishes youth sports.

    Villa is a fine player. I don’t have him tied for top 2 in Hawaii. I would have him around the top 5-7. I think Derek Low was the best. Kalia was a monster. Ramsey Williams who had an offer from Syracuse was also better in my opinion. Alika was also amazing at Kalaheo. And, if Marcus Keene choose to remain in Hawaii, he too would have been higher on the totem pole.

    This doesn’t mean he isn’t very talented. I just don’t have him tied for #2.


  20. anywaaaays!! March 13, 2017 1:25 pm

    What kind of integrity and ethics would you give Cal Lee for recruiting and flying in his football talent from the Neighbor islands?


  21. Public School March 13, 2017 2:22 pm

    @Education First – the Q&A with the Kahuku coach mentions that Fotu left. Not sure if he is coming back for senior year. I thought it was just a rumor too. But I guess not?


  22. phILHarmonic March 13, 2017 3:42 pm

    Did those guys from St. Louis leave before the school year ended? or even the semester? I really don’t know. In all my years of following high school sports, I have never heard of a youth coming in late to a school, playing a season, and leaving immediately after it was completed.

    Im just wondering about the players who have been with the program all these years only to have these transfers come in and displace them. I know they say its all good when you winning, but, there must be some slightly miffed parents. Social pressure dictates that you dont say anything, parents and player, but there must be some resentment. If you on the team working hard during the off-season and then season comes around and here comes these three studs after the pre-season starts limiting your playing time, seems kind of unfair.


  23. anywaaaays!! March 13, 2017 4:58 pm

    Only Fotu arrived late, Avea and Villa were enrolled at the beginning of the year and both their families live in Kahuku.

    Also, the starters on Kahukus Varsity and JV BBall team were playing football in the off-season so there really are no year round BBall kids that got benched, if there were any kids that play year round and got beat out by the two football players for the other two starting spots then they really arent that good. Heck! Kahuku is lacking in BBall talent that two 300lbs lineman made the team. The Big three are the ones that play year round and no one is complaining about them earning their starting jobs. You are the only one philmonic complaining about that, you are probably the same guy with different names always trying to bring that up. Are you the lone disgruntled parent?


  24. Hui March 13, 2017 6:58 pm

    So why Fotu left? He can stay here only 90 days with tourists visa? That’s why? I hope that rumor is not true but he left…….


  25. Tafena_Costa March 13, 2017 7:43 pm

    Still, a school of polynesian boys compiled one of the best basketball teams in Hawai’i history. It ain’t like Kahuku’s team had two Lithuanians with zero ties to Hawai’i on their team… Look up every roster in Hawai’i up and down and see who also had out-of-state assistance. More than a few come to mind. ILH, at least the top schools, most often than not get the pick of the litter when it comes to talent year after year. If I recall, Maryknoll had a few years had two guys from NZ come in and still couldn’t deliver the championship. Hawai’i got to see an incredibly talented run-and-gun team this season in Kahuku.


  26. Just Play March 13, 2017 9:45 pm

    Very happy for Kahuku and their entire community. NO DOUBT the best fans on Oahu. I believe the only school who had “out of state assistance” in the ILH was Maryknoll. They got kids coming in (and out!) of their basketball program year after year. In my opinion they’re probably the most blatant basketball recruiting school in the state.


  27. The Watcher March 13, 2017 10:09 pm

    anywaaaays!! March 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm
    What kind of integrity and ethics would you give Cal Lee for recruiting and flying in his football talent from the Neighbor islands?

    @anywaays, do the kids who you are talking about that go to St Louis leave the school, the state, and possibly the country right after the football season ends? If so, please let me know the kid and I will agree with you. If not, it’s not the same thing I am reading.


  28. The Watcher March 13, 2017 10:15 pm

    Tafena_Costa March 13, 2017 at 7:43 pm
    Still, a school of polynesian boys compiled one of the best basketball teams in Hawai’i history.

    @tafena_costa…one of the best teams in Hawaii History? C’mon buddy. They are a good team, but of all time? They lost to a Division 2 team. Let me repeat that, they lost to a Division 2 team. When you lose to a D2 team, you are automatically eliminated from the conversation of an all time best team at anything. And please don’t bring up the Fotu wasn’t there. Their POY Villa and Avea played in addition to Ah-Hoy and Wright. All time great teams DO NOT lose to D2 teams even if they are missing one good player or it’s early in the season.

    They also lost to Punahou. And they beat one of Iolani’s worst teams in the past 15 years in OT.

    Their resume is fine. Their showing was not bad in a below average Iolani Classic Field. But to say they are an al-time great with a D2 loss on their resume speaks of blatant subjectivity.


  29. The Watcher March 13, 2017 10:17 pm

    I cannot recall the last time Iolani or Punahou lost to a D2 team. Can someone help me out?

    I understand the Kahuku love by the Kahuku supporters, but let’s get real. Big time teams do not have losses to D2 teams on their schedule.


  30. anywaaaays!! March 13, 2017 11:21 pm

    When was the last Iolani or Punahou team that had 3 div1 college players?
    Villa and Avea are easily in the top 10 BBallers in Hawaii HS history, when did Iolani or Punahou have a team with two players in the top 10 All-time? The only knock on Kahukus team is that the other two starters are football players who are athletes and not BBallers, its hard to say best team all-time under those circumstances but Hawaii is not a basketball state so maybe it doesn’t matter.

    The Iolani refs took Fotu out of the game and opened up the middle for Iolani in that game, when Fotu was in, Hoglands production went way down and Hogland is the best center in Iolani history.

    This years Iolani classic was by far the best of all-time with a new BBall factory school in Findlay prep who smashed the always powerful OakHill academy. Kahuku did better then any Derek Low Iolani team who only had to deal with Oakhill.

    Derek Low is the best player from Hawaii but as a team unit I think this Kahuku team is top 1 or 2 all-time.


  31. Whhhy March 13, 2017 11:22 pm

    I know when I was in high school there wasn’t the competitive basketball leagues that they have today for youth programs. It seems obvious that because kids today have all these competitive sports at a younger age the competition is going to get better and better. Not getting closer and closer to being as good as past teams. Back in the day I would bet money that many more kids then didn’t start playing till high school ball than today. I think it’s shows in Villa, that kid didn’t just get good overnight. He also didn’t just do good against Hawaii teams. He did good against some of the best in the nation. Call it what it is he is a baaad mutha…

    You guys stick living in the past. The ILH has won a bunch of titles but if you watched there games a lot of them won because there was no shot clock. Kahuku with Villa = State Champs the right way (not running out the clock that seems so unsportsmanlike).


  32. Tafena_Costa March 14, 2017 3:41 am

    @Watcher… Well, BUDDY, not only was Kahuku without Fotu, they were without SAUVAO (all-defensive team) AND Kaniho. You’re talking about playing without 3 of your 8-man rotation not just one guy. Kahuku beat 3/4 out-of-state teams in the Classic. As of today, Mount Vernon (NY) has made it to the finals of their state championship tournament, De La Salle (CA), and Southwind (TN) are both in the quarterfinals or beyond of their state’s respective state tournaments. So don’t now start trying to downplay the competition they beat in the Classic and make it seem like they played scrub teams. They played great out-of-state competition. So the win against Punahou in the championship doesn’t trump the 10-point pre season loss? My goodness. And now all of a sudden this is the “worst ‘Iolani team in the last 15 years” LOL!!! Last year’s champs and they been to the finals the last 3 years Hogland is the reigning POY and Gatorade POY from last year and was named to defensive POY this year. Don’t give me that. The Moanalua head coach called the guy “the best center Hawai’i ever had” – which I do not agree with. But to diminish ‘Iolani for the point of discrediting Kahuku is stupid. You’re the type of person that even if Kahuku beat Findlay Prep, you would’ve blamed the loss on jet lag or some bs. People gonna act like we get this brand of ball that Kahuku brought this season every year. No way. This was wonderful up and down ball that was a much needed refresher from stall ball which is what this state usually gets. A team more than worth the price of admission. Looking at their body of work this season, I’m gonna put them into top 3 easily.


  33. The Watcher March 14, 2017 6:17 am

    @anyways, what NCAA D1 college is giving a full ride athletic scholarship to Villa and Fotu? I heard that Avea is going to UH. I have never heard that either Villa or Fotu is going to a D1 college. Please enlighten us.

    Make all the excuses you want. Great teams or all time great teams do not lose to D2 teams.


  34. The Watcher March 14, 2017 6:20 am

    @Tafena_Costa, so what I am reading is that with “anywaaays” 2 NCAA D1 recruits present at that game (Villa & Avea) you guys lost to a D2 team? I have never heard of an all time great Hawaii team losing to a D2 team. And that is an all time great team? You can come with all the excuses you want. But losing to a D2 team and barely beating an average Kailua team in the OIA finals doesn’t scream out all time great team.

    All I hear are excuses. Great teams do not need excuses since their body of work speaks for itself.

    All excuses do is tell the world that they really weren’t as great as you make them out to be.

    They are a very solid team. All time great? Not even close.


  35. The Watcher March 14, 2017 6:22 am

    Also I know Coach Mello quite well and I speak to him quite often. Please find me the article that says that he called the Kahuku center the best center ever. Please remember that Coach Mello also played alongside Dan Hale who went to UH. I am not saying that he didn’t say that. But after talking basketball with Coach Mello a lot, I never heard him say that to me. Please authenticate that statement with some evidence please.


  36. Tafena_Costa March 14, 2017 7:36 am

    @The (blind) Watcher… The OC16 commentators said Mello called him “the best center out of Hawai’i”. Go call your boy and ask him if he said that you must have him on speed dial since you guys tight.

    Out of all Kahuku’s accomplishments, you point to two PRESEASON losses (by a combined 14 points) with a team that did not have it’s full roster in tact to take them out of consideration? If you think not having Sauvao AND Fotu AND Kaniho shouldn’t have been a big deal than I’m inclined to think you watched little to no games from this team. Sauvao was THE perimeter defender for Kahuku arguably should’ve taken the defensive POY. With all the pieces together, no team on this island could beat them not even the top 2 ILH teams. Kahuku more than proved that loss to SF had more to do with them missing 18 free throws than anything. You’re talking about these guys’ SECOND game together against a team returning players from their D2 title the prior season.

    You tell me which team you think is in the top 3 and let’s dissect their entire schedule from pre-season to the end and let’s put them under the same microscope you put on Kahuku. What they did in the Classic is unmatched by any team before them. They didn’t open up with no easy W win vs local schools. They had to beat one of the most prestigious teams associated with NY basketball – Mt. Vernon – who stake claim to producing 9 NBA players in the school’s history. Be real, even if Kahuku went completely undefeated in pre-season play, you would find something ….something to belittle them. I can only imagine the ammunition you’d have if they finished any lower in the Classic or lost 1 game during the entire season & post season.


  37. Education First March 14, 2017 7:45 am

    So much anger on here. It seems whenever someone disagrees with a Kahuku supporter, the insults come out. Are you guys that sensitive? It’s amazing that the Kahuku athletes demonstrate more grit and resilience then their supporters, lol.

    Anyone can say that “on OC-16 he and she said it.”

    I am currently researching both Villa and Fotu. I cannot find anything regarding them getting recruited or signing with a D1 school. What schools are they again? Several people are saying Kahuku has 3 D1 players. Well what schools are they? I am looking at all the major basketball recruiting sites and neither of them are on there.

    Please clarify what colleges they gave their verbal to or signed their letter of intent. Thank you.


  38. Education First March 14, 2017 7:48 am

    I have to agree with the watcher. If you are a big time and one of the best ever, missing one or two players shouldn’t really matter against a D2 team.

    Now I understand if they were playing without the kids you list against Punahou, Iolani, or Maryknoll. But buddy, you are talking about a D2 team that barely beat Kalani in the finals.

    That really isn’t the standard for one of the best ever.

    Let me guess, you are going to come back with a “@Special Education First” or “Education Last” or something lame and played out like that?

    All time greats do not struggle against D2 teams like the Watcher said. Great teams still handle since they are so much better than everyone else and evern if you lose 1-2 role players for a single game against a D2 team, they still handle their business since they are an all time great team like you say.

    That is what makes an all time team great, they handle situations like that when a role player might miss a game due to illness, injury, school activity, family event, etc.

    You are just begging and making weak excuses my friend. Please come back with more excuses and insults. You are quite predictable.


  39. Whhhy March 14, 2017 8:04 am

    Given my examples above, it just seems to make sense the competition is only getting more and more intense. So to be good today against the teams today for a team from back in the day (70’s, 80’s and 90’s) I think would be really difficult. There are so many advancements to skills training, coaching tactics, and running complex plays. Those players from back then may have been good or really good but they probably did really, really well against guys who were still learning basics of the games during the season. Many of the players today play competitive basketball growing up as a youth.


  40. Tafena_Costa March 14, 2017 9:36 am

    @Ed … i did not pull that quote out of my ass if that’s what you’re implying. It was said on OC16 by either Ojastro or Wong. I vividly remember it because once it was said, I rolled my eyes.

    Both guys arguing this squad is not a top 5/10/whatever squad are stuck at the fact that they suffered a loss to a team with the D2 label attached to them. The hell with the fact that these guys were only in their 2nd game together and missing KEY pieces. They weren’t missing role players, one was named top 5 Fab 15 and two were defensive first team. They were vital. Ask the pg from Kailua, or Whitlock from Kalaheo, or both guards from Kapolei’s then-undefeated team, better yet ask Kobayashi the ILH player of the year who Sauvao is they’ll tell you. More than once, Kahuku should have avenged that loss in the eyes of the state when they beat Kamehameha (who beat SF twice), finished 3rd at the Classic, then went on to win OIA & States beating the premiere ILH schools. But apparently not, apparently a pre-season loss @ SF by 4 points trumps all the aforementioned accomplishments. But when I make my case as to why this PRESEASON loss shouldn’t carry weight over their accomplishments, it is labeled as “excuses”.

    BTW, the D1 label was given to the 3 guys early on not because they were signed to schools, but because in more than enough people’s eyes, they were capable of playing at that level. Villa proved it last season making WV all-state first team as a junior and then becoming the Classic leading scorer over guys going to Kentucky, Arizona, Iowa St., Kansas, list goes on. You think otherwise? The ‘Iolani coach thought so. Kevin Wong thought so. Lahainaluna coach thought so. Gib Arnold offered Villa back in middle school. Fotu will go big-time D1. He ain’t coming to UH people can forget about that. Gonzaga has traveled to NZ to look at him.

    The rebuttal in 3…2….1….


  41. Education First March 14, 2017 9:42 am

    If you have not signed with a D1 school then you are not a D1 player. That is why I asked. If all it takes to be called is speculating, then there are numerous D1 players in Hawaii I guess, lol.

    As for being in game 2, it still a loss to a D2 school. I don’t care if it’s game 1 or 100. D2 is still D2. Great teams in Hawaii do not lose to D2 teams in a scrimmage, a controlled scrimmage, pre-season, regular season, or post season.

    And with the roster they showed up with that day, that is more than enough for any ALL TIME great team to post the W. They did not, so in my eyes, it’s the end of the discussion.

    A loss to D2 means you are good, not great.


  42. Education First March 14, 2017 9:45 am

    Villa is talented. But there have been numerous talented players in Hawaii who ever got the D1 scholarship. Until someone signs him, it’s just speculation. No shame in going the D2 or D3 route. But until that contract is signed, it’s all just hearsay and speculation.

    As for D1, that is a huge hurdle. Look at Marcus Keene. He was a San Antonio 5A All Star who went crazy in the title game. No D1 team took a chance other than Youngstown. It’s due to his size. Just because you do well in HS does not mean you will get a D1 offer. Keene is light years ahead of Villa.


  43. The Rim March 14, 2017 10:19 am

    SF is a DI caliber team, don’t let the DII status fool you.


  44. Tafena_Costa March 14, 2017 10:27 am

    @Ed… This debate is going nowhere. You’re stuck at the fact SF is D2. Nothing will convince you otherwise. That loss, to you, is the case cracker regardless of anything. So let’s not even waste time anymore.

    Based on Villa’s accomplishments, I understand exactly why people were giving him a “D-1 caliber” label. Last year, he was his conference’s player of the year and the only underclassmen that was WV all-state. This year, he has an incredible Classic performance, helps lead Kahuku to 3rd against all out-of-state teams, goes on to lead his team to OIA and State ship. So no, I disagree with you on your tongue-in-cheek statement that there are a lot of D-1 caliber players playing in Hawai’i. Other than Kahuku’s 3 and maybe ‘Iolani center, nobody really looked like they could be D1 bound. But back to Villa, his credentials say what you want but there should be no question about whether or not he could hack it against non-Hawai’i competition which was who he played against most his life. Go look at Villa’s footage on YouTube going back to his sophomore year. He’s been ballin vs East Coast competition. The “Keene is lightyears ahead” statement I dont even know what to say. How can you say “light years” when Villa proved what he proved in the Classic. On top of that, he was being full-court pressured and even double teamed damn near the entire game and still managed to do what he did. “Light years” is a bit much. I understand Keene is lighting it up right now in the scoring department at D1, but it’s unfair to compare the performance of a junior in college to a senior in hs. Going back to your remarks about hs performance not translating to college couldn’t I have said the same thing about Keene that you say about Villa? It’s easy to look at what Keene is doing now and make like the writing was on the wall back in hs that he was gonna be a scorer like that.


  45. Education First March 14, 2017 12:14 pm

    My point is size. Keene is 5’9. Villa is not that big either. Keene as a senior in Texas is better than Villa is as a senior in Hawaii. They both are talented.

    My point is Keene didn’t get much interest due to his size, not due to the caliber of play, the league he was in, or his skill set. It was due to being 5’9 or smaller.

    Villa, while talented has some of the same obstacles. He isn’t that tall. I stood by him and in my opinion isn’t 5’10. That small stature leads me to believe that many D1 schools if any at all will come knocking. And like I said above, it’s not due to skill. It’s due to his size.

    My comparison to Keene is simple. If someone as talented as Keene couldn’t get recruited due to being short, how will Villa get recruited when he is playing in a worse state (Hawaii vs. Texas), being miles away from the continental US, and not being as talented as Keene was as a senior. Unless Akana has contacts (which could be possible given that his brother is a legit agent) I don’t see Akana getting more offers than a player like Keene due to their size.


  46. Education First March 14, 2017 12:20 pm

    I will compare Keene to Villa as seniors. While at Warren, they ran Iso’s for Marcus at least 90-95% of the time. Based on the film I seen, he rarely needed a ball screen. He could beat anyone off the dribble and that is playing in Texas top league. As a junior, I believe his Warren team won the 5A State Title with Marcus setting an San Antonio scoring record at 37 or 39, even hitting the game winning 3 from 30 feet if I can recall correctly.

    Like I said, Villa is a nice player. He is a little more physical than Marcus was as senior. Both could improve on defense. Villa probably sets up the offense better. Both have good court vision and can pass.

    But the scoring puts Keene on a different level. And hitting big shots puts him on another higher level. I never seen a kid in Hawaii, that eventually left that had the kind of moxie and guts to want and hit big shots in very meaningful games.

    Try and research at Warren High. You will be amazed at what you find out.

    Villa did pretty well against one of the weaker fields that Iolani had in a while. Ask anyone who follow HS Basketball and they will tell you the same.

    Villa did well against 2nd and 3rd tier High Schools. It’s not like he went off against FIndlay Prep. And after you reserach Keene on the club and all star scene, you will be amazed at all the 5 Star Athletes he competed against in the summer of his junior and senior seasons.

    Iolani Classic had no one on that level.

    As for being in HS, Keene has been scoring lights out for his junior and senior seasons. It’s his diminutive size that scared off recruiters.


  47. anywaaaays!! March 14, 2017 12:44 pm

    Ok then lets take it down one notch…Until Villa and Fotu sign their D1 college offers and join Avea in the D1 ranks…..when has any Hawaii High school team ever been talked about as having three D1 caliber players????? Im waiting…

    G.O.A.T


  48. anywaaaays!! March 14, 2017 1:00 pm

    Edu…You are a bandwagon jumper…You got no investment in anything close to you, no pride in your own school, family or traditions. Easy for you to pick some random kid (Keene) and ride his jock. How do you know him? You might as well pick some Black BBall kid from New York and compare him to Villa to make yourself look and feel good.

    Its the same BS that all the Kahuku haters said when BG beat us in Football. “OH, Kahuku got demolished….I told you BG was gonna smash you”…blah,blah,blah…all those fools talking smack were pathetic athletes themselves and also come from weak High schools but all of a sudden they endorse and magically become affiliated with the #1 team in America? Wow! try building up your own community being competitive and making a name for yourselves.

    If im not mistaken EDU said he was from Lowell High School in Sanfrancisco. Why this cat keep posting on Hawaii High school blogs beats the hell out of me.


  49. Tafena_Costa March 14, 2017 1:25 pm

    @ED
    Villa (who is a bonafide 6’0″) played 1 year in Hawai’i. From middle school til the beginning of his senior season, all his AAU and HS ball was played in the continental U.S. mostly against competition from these four states: WV/VA/DC/PA. My point being, Villa is not a guy who didn’t pan out in another state so he came to HI to look good he was already solidified. If Keene’s credentials are gonna be put up, only fair to put up Villa’s for the past 2 years:

    Junior year: ‘Iolani Classic All-Tournament team, Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Only underclassmen named first-team All-State in WV (same league that produced Jason Williams), averages 17 ppg leads team in apg.
    Senior year: ‘Iolani Classic All-Tournament team (tops all scorers at 21.3 and leads Kahuku to 3rd place finish against all out-of-state teams who are all closing in on winning their state’s respective state championships), leads Kahuku to OIA & State titles (avg 17 ppg leads team in apg), OIA East Player of the Year, first-team All-State in HI (leading scorer in championship game), Star-Advertiser Player of the Year.

    “Iolani Classic had no one on that level”… so Marcus Keene was greater than all the guys on Findlay and Oak Hill? Please refer to the scoring list of the top 10 finishers from the ‘Iolani Classic and tell me there was nobody on Marcus Keene’s “level”:

    1. Jessiya Villa (21.3)
    2. P.J. Washington (19.7) – signed to Kentucky
    3. Markylan Freeman (19.7) – offers from Georgia Tech, UT-Martin, Sam Houston St.
    4. Lindell Wiggington (18.3) – signed to Iowa St.
    5. Saban Lee (18.0) – signed to Vanderbilt
    6. Alex Barcello (17.7) – signed to Arizona
    7. Calvin Mattos (17.5)
    8. Billy Preston (17.3) – signed to Kansas
    9. Lamine Diane (16.7) – offers from Baylor, Southern Utah
    10. Noah Morgan (16.3) – offers from Canisius, Maine, St. Peter’s.

    The 3 teams Kahuku beat are either in the Finals or closing in on the semi-finals of their own state championships. Please tell me the last Hawai’i participant in the ‘Iolani Classic that did this because Villa is being talked about in these comments like Hawai’i produces a player of his caliber every single season.


  50. grabum.bythe.puppy.gate March 14, 2017 1:47 pm

    villa is beter then stwph curry and worth a billion dollars and will play fo lakers


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