Miller’s case against OIA pushed back to January

Jalen Miller, seen here trying to defend Kapolei's Zoar Nedd last year, wants to transfer from Mililani to Kapolei. Cindy Ellen Russell /

Kapolei basketball player Jalen Miller had his temporary restraining order pushed back to January, putting the Hurricanes coaching staff in a dilemma.

If Kapolei plays Miller, whose parents sued the OIA and Department of Education to allow him to transfer from Mililani to his home district of Kapolei, and the family loses the suit, the Hurricanes would have to forfeit the games he played in.

The OIA boys basketball regular season starts Dec. 23.

Miller’s family recently sued schools superintendent Christina Kishimoto and the Oahu Interscholastic Association over the league’s transfer rule. He played basketball for Mililani last year under a geographic exception when his father worked in that community. The Millers claim that Earl Miller’s employer, BAYADA Home Health Care, has since transferred him to the company’s Leeward district office and can no longer transport his son to Mililani.

The judge and lawyers for both sides agreed to push it back to give both parties time to find a resolution on their own.


  1. Lowtone123 December 14, 2017 7:57 am

    The Bus?

  2. ilh December 14, 2017 2:22 pm

    Cannot help but to feel no sympathy for this situation. You made your bed so now you have to sleep in it. Eat it and move on.

    Or stay at Millilani, wake up early and take the bus to school.

  3. Whhy December 14, 2017 5:09 pm

    Terrible, to think that a student who is “legally” eligible to play for Kapolei could be deemed at a later time ineligible then OIA would go back and forfeit those games? It should be if they let him play today he is eligible so the games would stand. Now, if they were told he is no longer eligible and he plays thats another story.

    Why does it seem that things that make obvious sense aren’t taken into consideration and done the right way.

  4. Ol' Otis December 14, 2017 7:51 pm

    Kailua beat them last night their pg gave them 33 anybody saw that game? What happened?

  5. ilh December 15, 2017 10:51 am

    I think that goes both ways. what about those that have followed the rules? i fee like he is ineligible until the case can be held to make him eligible. The family has options and they have chosen this one so must deal with the natural consequences that come with it.

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