Mater Dei begins hooping in ‘Iolani Summer League

'Iolani’s Devan Fujinaka (10) handled the basketball as Montverde’s Dariq Whitehead (0) tried to defend during the 'Iolani Classic last year. The Raiders will host Mater Dei this week for a series of summer league games. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

Once again, California Interscholastic Federation powerhouse Mater Dei is in the islands for a summer trip.

Mater Dei began play in the ‘Iolani Summer League on Wednesday and will continue to compete. The visitors have split their group into three squads.

Mater Dei won a national championship in 2014 and has won 11 state titles, 23 CIF-SS titles, 16 Southern California regional titles and 34 league titles in the last 35 years. Coach Gary McKnight has an overall record of 1,167-117.

Junior point guard Devin Askew is ranked No. 15 and center Wilhelm Breidenbach is No. 37 in ESPN’s top 300 prospects in the class of 2021.

See the schedule below. Admission is $4.

Wednesday (Lower Gym)
7 p.m. — MD V2 vs. PROformance 17U
8 p.m. — MD V1 vs. Team Shimamoto

Thursday (Upper Gym)
6:45 p.m. — MD JV vs. Kaimuki
7:45 p.m. — MD V2 vs. Moanalua
8:45 p.m. — MD V1 vs. Maryknoll

Friday (Lower Gym)
6:30 p.m. — MD JV vs. McKinley
7:30 p.m. — MD V2 vs. Mid-Pacific
8:30 p.m. — MD V1 vs. ‘Iolani

Saturday (Lower Gym)
6 p.m. — MD JV vs. ‘Iolani 2
7 p.m. — MD V2 vs. Kamehameha
8 p.m. — MD V1 vs. Hawai‘i Raiders


  1. Superstar Advertiser June 13, 2019 8:17 am

    They split the varsity into two teams and are going to play 4 days in a row (they don’t even do that in the NBA). Guys are going to get some minutes.

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