Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Iolani’s Low picked
for Nike camp

Iolani basketball standout Derrick Low is the first Hawaii athlete to be invited to the Nike All-American Camp.

The camp, considered the premier showcase for high school basketball players, is scheduled for July 5-10 in Indianapolis.

"It's a milestone for Hawaii basketball," Iolani coach Dr. Mark Mugiishi said. "If he does well, it'll open the eyes of the selection committee that we do have players out here."

Low, a sophomore point guard, is among 100 players selected from across the country to attend the camp. Of those invited to the camp, on average only about 20 are underclassmen. The camp is also an annual gathering place for most of the nation's Division I college coaches.

"(Low) is very excited," Mugiishi said. "It came with this big brochure that lists all the players who have gone to the camp in the past and it's a who's-who of NBA and college players."

Mugiishi said Low's performance at the Iolani Prep Classic helped him earn the selection. Low was named to the all-tournament team of the classic, which was attended by members of Nike's selection committee.

Low was the Interscholastic League of Honolulu's player of the year and a Star-Bulletin all-state first-team selection as a freshman. He helped lead the Raiders to last year's state championship game. Iolani currently leads the ILH with a 7-0 record.

Wahine water polo starts out in second

The Hawaii women's water polo team started its season with a second place finish at the Michigan Invitational yesterday.

The Wahine, ranked No. 7 in the nation, finished the tournament with a 3-1 record. Hawaii beat No. 20 Indiana 11-8, Michigan State 17-7 and No. 15 Michigan 9-6 but lost to No. 6 UC Santa Barbara 9-8.

Chelsea Garner-Prohs led the Wahine in scoring in two of their four matches, scoring three in the loss to the Gauchos and four in the win over the Hoosiers.

The Wahine return home to the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Center to play the Alumnae on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Florida State trips Hawaii-Hilo, again

Florida State beat Hawaii-Hilo 14-7 in a baseball game at Wong Stadium yesterday.

Vulcans starter Zeb Watts lasted just 1 2/3 innings, allowing five earned runs.

Nick Rogers and Ryan Barthelemy led the 19-hit Florida State attack with 4-for-5 performances. Barthelemy drove in five runs.

Nalei Sooto, Daniel Rhodes and Ryan Oberg hit home runs for the Vulcans.

Florida State (3-0) finished off a three-game sweep with the win and visit Oahu to play Hawaii Pacific and Hawaii.

Hawaii-Hilo (0-10-1) doesn't play again until a two-game series against UCLA on Feb. 14-15.

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