La Lumiere’s Isaiah Stewart named ‘Iolani Classic MVP

Isaiah Stewart of La Lumiere was named most valuable player of the 2018 ‘Iolani Prep Classic. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser

Isaiah Stewart saved his best for last.

The 6-foot-9 senior had 24 points and 13 rebounds, plus two blocks in La Lumiere’s 72-58 win over Oak Ridge (Fla.) on Saturday night.

The Lakers’ rim protector is now the ‘Iolani Prep Classic most valuable player.


“It feels great. It’s hard work paying off,” Stewart said, holding the MVP trophy. “It’ll go in my room. On my shelf or something. Oh yes, thank God for everything. Thank the man upstairs for this. We’re working hard in the weight room at 5 a.m., and hard work pays off.”

‘Iolani Prep Classic
2018 All-Tournament Team
Most valuable player: Isaiah Stewart, La Lumiere (Ind.)
Most outstanding player: Cade Cunningham, Montverde (Fla.)
Kameron Ng, St. Francis
Noah Bumanglag, ‘Iolani
Tyler Fairbanks, Pleasant Grove (Utah)
Micah Garett, West Linn (Ore.)
Bryson Crockett, West Linn
Kaelen Allen, Westchester (Calif.)
Jordan Brinson, Westchester
Kevin Bethel, Westchester
Scotty Pippen Jr., Sierra Canyon (Calif.)
Cassius Stanley, Sierra Canyon
Kenyon “KJ” Martin Jr., Sierra Canyon
Precious Achiuwa, Montverde
Moses Moody, Montverde
Niven Glover, Oak Ridge (Fla.)
Christopher Walker, Oak Ridge
Keion Brooks, La Lumiere
Wendell Green, La Lumiere
Geremy Robinson, Moanalua
Casey Brown, Pleasant Grove

The 2018 ‘Iolani Prep Classic all-tournament team. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser

COMMENTS

  1. Loca1boiAnonymous December 23, 2018 2:05 am

    They really water down the “All-Tourney Team” list every year by putting some players on who didn’t do much. For instance, how does someone from the 11th placed team that went 2-2 even get anyone on over players whose teams finished better?


  2. Dean December 23, 2018 7:40 am

    I don’t see Everett Torres-Kahapea’s name but he’s right there in the middle of your picture.

    Loca1boianonymous, that 11th place team player you are referring to had 2-20 point games for total of 66 in four games????


  3. Loca1boiAnonymous December 23, 2018 12:01 pm

    Deanster,

    Are those 20-point games you speak of the ones that came against one of the weakest OIA teams in the field who finished12th place and a BIIF Division 2 team who finished 14th? I mean, heck, a Campbell kid averaged better than him and he had two 22-pt games (one against #1 Mt. Verde), and another 13 & 16-pt outing. He was left off the all-tournament.

    There needs to be some context to who these kids are scoring 20+ games against. That’s why this state gives awards like the Gatorade to D2 players because all we people care about is how many 20+ pt games did a kid have regardless of who the competition was.


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