USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Hawaii Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2016-17 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Ron Durant, St. Francis (Honolulu)
Durant guided the Saints to a 26-4 record, a non-conference win over Div. 1 state champ Kahuku and their second Div. II state championship. St. Francis edged Kalani in the state final, 52-46, despite playing without their injured point guard and scoring just one point in the first quarter.
Player of the Year
Jessiya Villa, G, Kahuku, 6-0/180, Sr.
Villa returned to Hawaii from West Virginia and promptly led the Red Raiders to a state championship, averaging 17.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds. The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year was also named The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Player of the Year and the Oahu Interscholastic Association East Player of the Year.
Chris Kobayashi, G, Punahou (Honolulu), 6-1/180, Sr.
The senior sharpshooter was named ILH Div. 1 Player of the Year, averaging 14.7 points and leading the Buff ‘n Blue to the state final.
Captain Whitlock, G, Kalaheo (Kailua), 6-3/190, Sr.
A strong defender with NBA 3-point range, Whitlock averaged 19.2 points a game as a senior.
Samuta Avea, F/G, Kahuku, 6-6/190, Sr.
The Hawaii commit was the glue holding the state champs together, posting 12.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
Hugh Hogland, C, ‘Iolani (Honolulu), 6-9/225, Sr.
Hogland recorded 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocks a night as a senior and will play Division 1 ball for Cal-Santa Barbara.
Calvin Mattos, G, Waiakea (Hilo), 5-9/160, Sr.
Kameron Ng, G, St. Francis (Honolulu), 5-8/140, So.
Zoar Nedd, G, Kapolei, 6-4/185, Jr.
Carver Locke, F/G, Lahainaluna (Lahaina), 6-2/175, Sr.
Dan Fotu, F/C, Kahuku, 6-7/200, Jr.