The 2nd Annual I Mua Invitational tipped off at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama. The event was refreshing because I was able to see talent that I have not been able to see from Hawaii and preview Open Division Contender Hamilton and 2A Power Miami. Here are some of the top prospects that I was able to see at the event:
Kayla Adams 2024 5-6 Point Guard Hamilton
Adams is an athletic floor general who utilizes her quickness to make plays on both ends of the floor. She has a great court awareness and IQ. Adams is an under the radar prospect who will turn a lot of heads in her senior campaign as she does a lot of the little things to keep her team competitive in games.
Mackenzie Alapai 2025 5-7 Wing KS-Kapalama
Alapai is a playmaker who can score from all three levels. She plays bigger than her height and contributes rebounds and assists. Alapai hit some clutch three point shots in the title game against Hamilton which really impressed me as she knew how to strike the iron when it was hot. Her talent is one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets as she is another hidden gem prospect.
Izzy Anderson 2027 5-5 Point Guard Hamilton
Anderson is a talented floor general who is fundamentally sound. She has a good handle and surveys the floor well. She has a good basketball IQ and will be a foundation player of the future for the Huskies. Definitely one of the top prospects of her class in Arizona.
Savanna Creal 2024 6-0 Small Forward Hamilton
The Vermont commit is primed to have a big senior campaign in her team’s quest for the AIA’s Gold. Creal is a big guard who can defend multiple positions. She is a downhill wing who can cause mismatch issues due to her size and athleticism. Creal is one of my favorite wings in the 2024 class and I anticipate her having a solid year.
Juseana Rae Delatori 2025 5-8 Guard Lahainaluna
Delatori is a bucket! A crafty three level scorer who can light it up if left open. She showed the versatility to play both guard positions. Dealtori defends and I liked her leadership as she looks to get her teammates involved. A guard that college coaches should keep an eye on as I project her to be one of the focal points for the Lunas making a postseason run.
Demetria Dosela 2025 5-11 Wing Miami
Dosela is another big time prospect who has great guard skills, three level scoring ability, and great passing. She has the ability to stretch the floor and can hurt teams with her scoring ability or finding open cutting teammates. Dosela is one of Eastern Arizona’s best kept secrets and will emerge to wake colleges up.
Lola Donez 2024 5-11 Wing Lahainaluna
Donez passes the eye test because she has the athleticism, length, skills and ability to be a solid college prospect at the wing position. She uses her length and athleticism to disrupt passing lanes and showed good scoring ability from all three levels. Donez also crashes the boards and can defend inside. Another hidden gem prospect.
Nihoa Dunn 2026 6-0 Center KS-Kapalama
Dunn had an amazing tournament where she displayed solid post fundamentals on both ends of the floor. She is a solid paint protector who cleans the glass on both ends of the floor. Dunn has elite low post scoring ability and can hit the mid range shot as well. Her performance all tournament long was so impressive she was named the event’s MVP. I don’t think there will be a team that can contain her this season as she should help lead her squad to a state title. Dunn is a division 1 sleeper, college coaches should get involved as she has a high ceiling and tremendous upside.
Leeyah Goss 2025 5-8 Guard Miami
Goss is a playmaker who competes hard every time she steps on the floor. Whether it’s on the defensive or offensive end, Goss looks to do the little things to help her team compete (defends, dive for loose balls, attacks the basket on offense). I was impressed with her ability to go down hill and draw fouls. She plays fearlessly and will be one of the glue pieces for Miami’s deep playoff run.
Pua’ena Herrington 2026 5-10 Combo Guard Waiakea
Herrington is an extremely skilled combo guard who has the ability to defend and rebound down low. She’s a three level scorer with good handles, IQ, and feel. I am confident schools will warm up to her game as she does so much for her team on both ends of the floor. I expect her stock to spike going into the spring as she has the ability and tools to play at the next level.
Callie Hinder 2026 6-6 Center Hamilton
Hinder is an intriguing prospect as she has solid low post scoring ability. She cleans the glass and is good for 10+ rebounds a game. For most of the event, it felt like she led a block party as she swatted shot after shot. Her inside presence is a difference maker and I am confident as her game grows, she will be a high major prospect.
Elisa Holakeituai 2024 5-11 Forward Kahuku
Holakeituai is an intriguing sleeper prospect whose stock will catch fire from now and into the spring. The combo forward is tough, strong inside presence, rebounds and protects the paint. She has good low post scoring ability and can hit the mid-range from time to time. I like her athletic ability and she has a good foundation to develop into a solid combo forward at the next level.
Maela Honma 2024 5-9 Shooting Guard KS-Hawaii
Honma is a bucket. She is a three level scorer who knows how to strike when the iron is hot. She has good athletic ability and length. A solid small college prospect who has tremendous upside. I wouldn’t be surprised if more schools start to show interest in her as she is another hidden gem prospect.
Keanu Huihui 2024 6-0 Shooting Guard KS-Hawaii
Huihui recently committed to UH-Hilo and I feel the Vulcans got a steal as I believe she is a low major plus caliber prospect. Although the roster listed her as a post player, Huihui displayed the ability to be a combo guard. She is a three level scorer who can facilitate if needed and has a tight handle. Huihui is very talented and much of her team’s success this season will be relied upon her leadership.
Jolie Mantz 2024 5-5 Combo Guard Waiakea
Mantz is a bucket! She can pull the trigger and covert from all three levels. Her play impressed me especially when facing a bigger Hamilton squad. Mantz still pressed the limit by splashing three after three. For college coaches needing a reliable three point specialist look no further than Mantz.
Ella Malee 2024 5-7 Shooting Guard Hamilton
Malee is an athletic guard who goes down hill. She thrives in taking it to the basket and has good finishing ability. Malee has great athleticism and utilizes her strength to bully weaker guards on both ends of the floor. She will be a key contributor in Hamilton’s deep playoff quest this season.
Rylee Paranada 2026 5-6 Point Guard KS-Kapalama
The Warriors are by far one of my favorites to win the HHSAA Division 1 State Title and Paranada will be in the driver seat when it comes to facilitating the offense and being the coach on the floor. She is one of the better floor generals in the West Coast Region as she is sound fundamentally in her handles, footwork, and passing. Paranada is a good decision maker and besides being able to set up the offense, she can score and strike from all three levels. Definitely one of my favorite floor generals on the West Coast, college coaches this young lady out as I project her to be a low-major plus prospect.
Hailey Perez 2025 5-3 Point Guard Maryknoll
Perez is a crafty floor general who is fundamentally sound, defends, facilitates, and scores at all three levels. Don’t let her size fool you as she is a stick of dynamite with her explosive first step which allows her to blow by defenders to get to the cup to either dish or score. She plays with good pace and looks to make an impact on the game on both ends of the floor. Perez’s stock should rise as she is another hidden gem prospect for colleges needing an experienced floor general.
Savannah Pietila 2025 5-7 Guard Miami
Pietila is a scrappy shooting guard who can score at all three levels. Back from an injury, Pietila is finding her groove and will be a key contributor in her team’s success this season. A three level scorer, as the season unravels I anticipate her offensive role to expand. A solid sleeper prospect for colleges to keep an eye on.
Tamia Pietila 2027 5-8 Point Guard Miami
Pietila is one of the top freshmen in the state of Arizona. Her stock skyrocketed this summer as she led her team to the GC3 Hoops Summer Invitational Real Broker Realty Bracket Championship. An elite athlete, Pietila uses her explosive first step to attack the basket. She can score at all three levels or dish to open teammates. Her toughness is what college coaches are raving about and I anticipate her being a division 1 prospect as there are schools showing a lot of interest early.
Kansas Tuisamatatele 2026 5-10 Forward Maryknoll
Tuisamatatele is an intriguing forward prospect as she is long and athletic. She displayed an ability to protect the paint and clean the class. Offensively she has good low post scoring ability and poses as a solid rim runner. Tuisamatatele has a good ceiling and will be a solid college prospect over time. College coaches take note.
Tailele Wily-Ava 2027 5-8 Combo Guard Kahuku
Wily-Ava is an extremely skilled guard who can play both the point and shooting guard positions. She is a big guard who bullies weaker guards. Although she’s only a freshman, Wily-Ava has the leadership skills, three level scoring, facilitation, and defensive abilities. College coaches get involved early as her stock will skyrocket.
Tuisila Wily-Ava 2025 5-10 Guard/Forward Kahuku
Wily-Ava is a versatile prospect who can play the 2-4 positions. She can defend those positions and is an effective offensive option from all three spots. A playmaker, Wily-Ava makes plays at the right place and the right time. I expect her to have a big junior campaign and her play will help propel the Red Raiders into the playoffs.