The options for life on the mainland were there, but Kameron Ng is ready for the next chapter.
“It’s a new beginning,” the St. Francis senior basketball standout said Monday after committing to Hawaii.
At UH, the Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year will walk on. He had a similar opportunity with Portland, which had coaches at St. Francis working Ng out recently. Former ‘Iolani center Hugh Hogland, another former player of the year, plays at Portland. Ng also had an opportunity to play at a prep school on the East Coast.
Going to college, playing at home, building on his friendships and relationships with players at coaches at Hawaii — mattered more to Ng. Younger brother Kordel Ng, he added, has not determined where he will finish high school. With St. Francis closing its doors at the end of this school year, Kordel Ng is looking at Kamehameha, Punahou and Kahuku.
Ng, a 5-foot-11 guard who averaged 24 points per game as a senior despite an ankle injury, chatted with Hawaii Prep World on Monday morning.