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Leilehua All-State guard Landyn Jumawan moves to Houston

By Paul Honda on October 29, 2020

Landyn Jumawan is hoping to launch to new heights this winter. The Leilehua junior and Star-Advertiser All-State selection transferred to Humble High School in Houston three weeks ago. Jumawan was a 6-foot-1 wing for the talented Mules basketball team last season as a sophomore. He averaged 15 points per game with versatile array of skills. With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on the high school sports schedule in the islands, Jumawan opted to go to the Lone Star State, where […]

Moanalua All-State hoopster Geremy Robinson departing for Virginia

By Paul Honda on October 26, 2020

Geremy Robinson Jr. didn’t plan on leaving the islands, but the course has been set. The 6-foot-2 guard will leave Moanalua and enroll at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, this week. The Tigers were the top seed in Virginia’s 6A state championships last season and reached the semifinal round. When the prep season ends, Robinson will play with Team Loaded, one of the state’s top AAU clubs. One way or another, the senior is going to maximize his chances […]

Coaches: Let the games begin in 2021 with proper protocol

By Paul Honda on October 22, 2020

Safety first, adaptation second. Coaches in various sports around the state continue to support the standards for safety. They also note the success of properly-administrated fall sports in states like Utah and Idaho, where football and girls volleyball resumed on schedule. Kahuku football coach Sterling Carvalho spent a week-and-a-half watching high school football in Utah recently. There are a few athletes from the islands, including Kahuku players, who transferred to the Beehive State to play football this fall. One of […]


Former Maryknoll All-State POY Josh Burnett turns down overseas offers

By Paul Honda on October 19, 2020

Josh Burnett knows his A-B-Cs. Altitude. Buoyancy. Commitment. The Star-Advertiser 2014 boys basketball All-State player of the year also knows another ‘C’: Contentment. The 6-foot-4 wing played at four destinations on his life-after-high-school basketball map, earned a degree in psychology, and then turned down offers to play overseas. Burnett is employed by the U.S. Postal Service in St. Louis, Mo., earning his paycheck and enjoying peace of mind. “I might go back to get my master’s (degree) next year if […]

Maryknoll junior hoopster Sage Tolentino commits to Auburn

By Paul Honda on October 15, 2020

Maryknoll boys basketball standout Sage Tolentino gave an oral commitment to Auburn on Thursday morning. The 7-foot wing had received offers from Kansas, Tennessee State, then was offered by Auburn last week. On Wednesday, Cincinnati made an offer, but the talented sharpshooter made his decision less than 24 hours later. “My family and I have prayed about this day since I was a kid,” Tolentino wrote on social media. “I am beyond blessed and I give God all the glory. […]

Former Maryknoll hoopster Brian Washington considers 6 D-I offers

By Paul Honda on October 14, 2020

Freshman year at Maryknoll came to a heartbreaking end for center Brian Washington. After losing in the 2014 ILH playoffs, the 6-foot-8 center and teammate Justice Sueing Jr., the Spartans high-scoring sophomore, chatted outside the entrance door. Sueing had already spent some summer time jamming with Mater Dei, a California powerhouse. It was clear, even then, that if Washington and Sueing stuck together, Maryknoll would have the inside track to one, probably two state championships. “You better not leave,” Washington […]

Damien hires Keith Spencer as boys basketball coach

By Paul Honda on October 10, 2020

The road as a coach has been peaks and valleys for Keith Spencer, but this stop will be tough to top. Damien hired the former Leilehua and Saint Louis boys basketball coach, replacing Alvin Stephenson. The Monarchs won a Division II state title under Stephenson in 2018, then moved up to D-I and reached the D-I state tourney. Stephenson stepped down after last season. “I’m excited to come back and coach at the high school level again,” Spencer said. The […]

Auburn offers scholarship to Maryknoll hoopster Sage Tolentino

By Paul Honda on October 6, 2020

Sage Tolentino has something in common with Charles Barkley. The 7-foot Maryknoll junior received a scholarship offer from Auburn, Barkley’s alma mater, on Tuesday. This is his first offer from the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Kansas offered in early July and Tennessee State also offered in late August. “I am excited and feel so humbled to have received an offer from the SEC conference,” Tolentino said. “I have been in contact with them for awhile. Coach (Wes) Flanigan and (Head) Coach […]

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