VIDEO: Chanelle Molina’s Parting Shot

Three days after Konawaena defended its girls basketball Division I state championship, Chanelle Molina participated in the Mufi Hannemann Jamboree with sisters Celena Jane and Cherilyn and dozens of high school and ex-college players. Then she took one last shot — from halfcourt.

First try: All net.

Molina will play for Washington State next season. She was honored as Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year for a third season in a row recently.

Chanelle Molina is the Star-Advertiser's player of the year for girls basketball. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
Chanelle Molina is the Star-Advertiser’s player of the year for girls basketball. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser


  1. ILH Observer March 10, 2016 5:16 pm

    Top Girls Players All Time from 1970 and On (only High School)

    1) Shawna Kuehu
    2) Nicole “Nani” Cockett
    3) Brandy Richardson
    4) Lia Galdeira
    5) Lynette Liu
    6) Chanelle Molina
    7) Melanie Azama
    8) Tiana Fuertes
    9) BJ Itoman
    10) Dawnyelle Awa

  2. LanaiBoy March 10, 2016 6:33 pm

    Other names that could be considered are Kaui Wakita, Jenny Kaeo, Keisha Kanekoa, and Hedy Liu. They all had great high school careers.

  3. Basketball Watcher March 12, 2016 7:01 am

    Kaui Wakita was boss!

  4. big March 13, 2016 10:17 am

    What about Ki’ilani Spencer

  5. The Rim March 13, 2016 10:45 am

    Kaui Wakita dominated men.

  6. ILH Observer March 14, 2016 9:17 am

    Kii was good but not top 10. I heard she had some problems with parents coaching at two different stints coaching at her alma mater. The AD sent an email out to parents after the 2015 season informing them that she was not going to be retained as an assistant. Not all good players are made for coaching….

  7. Education First March 14, 2016 10:27 am

    I think California StormPunahou player Shawna-Lei Kuehu is the greatest girl’s prep player of all time. Had the privilege of being the team manager and towel boy during many of her games.

  8. Greg March 14, 2016 1:06 pm

    I disagree! I think any girl who ever went to Kona is the best! I would know better than anyone! I do their laundry and watch their games all the time!!! (albeit the judge said I am not supposed to be within 100 feet of any minor).

  9. 88 March 15, 2016 8:02 am

    Greg is my bestie! (wink wink)

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