Big Island boon

Instead of venturing off the island to play college basketball as she always thought she would, Konawaena graduate Mikayla Tablit will give UH-Hilo a much-needed boost at guard. (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)

All of the greats on Konawaena’s Mount Rushmore of basketball lore went away to play ball, starting with the first class: Nancy Hoist, Jessica Hanato and Hina Kimitete.