St. Francis senior Kameron Ng won the Gatorade Hawaii Boys Basketball Player of the Year award for the second straight year on Friday.
Ng, who finished second to Kahuku’s Tolu Smith in the Star-Advertiser player of the year voting as a junior, is up for the award again this year. The All-State team will be released on Sunday, March 24.
The 5-foot-9 shooting guard averaged 24.4 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals per game this season. He got the Saints within one game of advancing to the Division I state tournament after winning back-to-back state titles in Division II.
Recently named the most valuable player in the Geremy Robinson Senior Classic, Ng is a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year award to be announced in March.
“Kameron Ng is a terrific offensive player,” said Larry Park, head coach at Kamehameha, in a press release. “I think he’s the best shooter in the state. Every time we missed a defensive assignment, he made us pay by making a three.”
According to the release, Ng holds a 3.39 GPA in the classroom and is undecided on a collegiate destination.
Ng is the first repeat winner of the award since Kamehameha’s Micah Christenson in 2010 and ’11. Kalaheo’s Alika Smith won the honor in 1993 and ’94 and ‘Iolani’s Derrick Low is the only three-time winner of the honor (2002-04).