Kahuku's Villa is Hawaii's player of the year
Kahuku point guard Jessiya Villa is the 2017 Honolulu Star-Advertiser boys basketball player of the year. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
The 2016-17 Honolulu Star-Advertiser boys basketball Fab 15 was released in Sunday’s newspaper. You can read it here. Kahuku point guard Jessiya Villa was named the player of the year and Lahainaluna’s Jason Justus is the coach of the year.
Here are some notes on the rest of the selections.
>> ‘Iolani has had at least one player in the fab 15 for four straight years.
>> Hugh Hogland is the first Raider to make it to successive Fab 15 selections since Trevyn Tulonghari in 2010-11.
>> Kahuku has had at least one selection for each of the last three years.
>> Kahuku’s three Fab 15 players matches the three they had in 2012 (Kawehena Johnson, Mason Kualii Moe, Mekeli Fiso).
>> Kalaheo has had a player named to the Fab 15 six years in a row.
>> Zoar Nedd is the first Kapolei player to be named to the Fab 15.
>> Lahainaluna put two players on the Fab 15 this year, the first time in program history. Their only other All-State first teamers were Josh Chapital (2015) and Sam Kiek (2010).
>> Leilehua has had a member of the fab 15 for three years in a row, a program record. Before they started this run their only All-State first teamer was Eric Marshall in 2001.
>> Maryknoll has had a member of the Fab 15 for five years in a row. Jaylen Cain can become the school’s first two timer since Kaleb Gilmore.
>> Punahou has had an All-State first teamer every year since it was shut out in 2003.
>> Jaymason Nunuha is the first Saint Louis player to be All-State first team two years in a row.
>> Calvin Mattos is Waiakea’s first two-time All-State first teamer.
>> This was the third year in a row a sophomore has made the All-State first team, the first time that has happened since 2000-2002 (DC Daniels, Eric Marshall and Derrick Low).
>> Kamehameha and Mid-pacific have had a player on the first team two years in a row.