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Naighel Calderon becomes 1st Lanai inductee to Hall of Honor

By Paul Honda on May 19, 2019

The 2019 class of the Hawaii High School Hall of Honor includes three elite level basketball players, as well as a good number of neighbor island standouts. Kalina Obrey of Kamehameha, the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball All-State player of the year, was voted into the Hall by the selection committee. So was boys player of the year Kameron Ng of St. Francis. He is the first — and only — boy to be inducted from the school, which will close its […]

Hawaii Grown: Ex-Maryknoll basketball star Justice Sueing Jr. transfers from Cal to Ohio State

By Brian McInnis on May 13, 2019

Former Maryknoll standout Justice Sueing Jr. has proven he can be a productive basketball player just about anywhere in the Western United States. Now he’s taking his talents to the East. Sueing, who played his first two years of college ball at California, recently announced he is transferring to Ohio State of the Big Ten. — Justice Sueing (@JusticeSueing) May 11, 2019 The situation is a decided upgrade, though the 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward will have to sit out games […]

Q&A: New Mid-Pacific boys hoops coach Robert Shklov

By Paul Honda on May 5, 2019

It is no surprise that the Mid-Pacific Owls like what Ryan Hirata did over the last five years as boys basketball coach. When Hirata returned to his alma mater, ‘Iolani, this spring, the logical move would be to promote assistant coach Robert Shklov. Mid-Pacific made it official on Friday afternoon, hiring Shklov as head coach. Shklov played at Punahou and joined Hirata’s staff at MPI five years ago. The Owls lose some key seniors to graduation, including point guard Colin […]

Q&A: New Saint Louis hoops coach Dan Hale

By Paul Honda on April 30, 2019

Dan Hale isn’t necessarily trying to raise the Saint Louis Crusaders to new heights. The newly-hired basketball coach recalls an era when the men of Kalaepohaku were among the best on the hardwood. “My memory of Saint Louis is they were a powerhouse in basketball. Mark Rodrigues, Brad Pineau, a bunch of guys,” Hale said on Monday afternoon by phone from Virginia. Rodrigues was a standout point guard who went on to lead the floor at Chaminade, beating No. 1 […]

Saint Louis hires Dan Hale as boys basketball coach

By Nick Abramo on April 29, 2019

Dan Hale is the new boys basketball coach at Saint Louis, replacing Sol Batoon, the school’s athletic department announced Monday. Hale has been coaching high school basketball for more than 25 years, including at Punahou from 2004 to 2007. During that time, Hale was the ILH coach of the year (2005) and led the Buffablu to the state Division I title in 2008 and a runner-up finish in 2007. Before that he coached at Moanalua and was named OIA coach […]

VIDEO: All-State POY Kameron Ng on commitment to Hawaii

By Paul Honda on April 29, 2019

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 […]

Prime Time hoops brings students joy and gives them a chance

By Nick Abramo on April 16, 2019

Joy. Utter joy. That is the overwhelming vibe emanating from high school basketball gyms this April. It’s called Friday Night Prime Time and it has to be seen to be believed. What is it, though? High school basketball in April? Friday Night Prime Time fills the hardwood with players who typically wouldn’t have had a chance. They are special-needs and at-risk students, with peer mentors joining in. When you see the players during a game, it’s absolutely incredible. Nearly every […]

Q&A: Punahou 4-sport athlete Duke Clemens

By Paul Honda on April 16, 2019

After all these years, Duke Clemens mastered the one skill off the field that can be troublesome for most students. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound senior has won the battle with time. Clemens became a Star-Advertiser All-State football and basketball player at his dream school, Punahou. He learned quickly that free time on campus was best handled as an investment in the future. “I don’t really play video games,” Clemens said. “I usually do not do homework at home. I get it […]