Front Row: Isaiah Sugiura, Rocky Ramones, Zach Matsudo, Bryant Abalos, Blayze Simon, Bryce Barcelona, Deanan Oliveros, CJ Bonilla, Tyler Ybay
Back Row: Nainoa Kauhola, Dallas Kahue, Napu Tedtaotao, Freddi Simmons, DiAeris McRaven, Geremy Robinson, Josh Galeria, Jibraun Emerson, Kyle Hughley
Na Menehune of Moanalua High School return to the Classic for their 16th appearance this year. Moanalua finished 1-3 in last year’s tournament. Na Menehune finished last season at 18-14 overall, 5th in the OIA and 4th in the HHSAA State Championships. This year’s group brings back significant experience including 5’9 senior captain Isaiah Suguira and fellow senior captain CJ Bonilla. Fellow senior, 5’8 Blayze Simon is a selfless perimeter player for Moanalua. 6’1 tenth grader Geremy Robinson is a scoring wing for Na Menehune, while 6’5 junior DiAeris McRaven is an effective finisher around the basket and changes opponent’s shots at the rim.
Head Coach Byron Mello provided some insight on this year’s squad: “Na Menehune finished 4th in the State in 2017-18, our best finish since 1997. We return eight players from last year’s team and welcome underclassmen from the OIA JV Championship Team. We will be striving to win the OIA Title and State Championship.”