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Hawaii products making their mark in the D.C. area

By Dave Reardon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 13, 2013

~~<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. &raquo; My first assignments as a stringer for the Star-Bulletin 31 years ago included high school basketball games. I remember covering Campbell, which was led by a 6-foot-3 center named Mike Wise, and Radford, with a 6-foot-1 sharpshooter named Kenny Niumatalolo.</p>
<p>Wise smiled a lot as he played (maybe he picked that up from playing pick-up ball with Magic Johnson at Paki Park). By contrast, Niumatalolo was always serious, and with a bit of what is now called swagger and what we then called cockiness. Turns out the body language wasn't a true indicator of his humble character. But he still likes to shoot the rock.</p>
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WASHINGTON, D.C. » My first assignments as a stringer for the Star-Bulletin 31 years ago included high school basketball games. I remember covering Campbell, which was led by a 6-foot-3 center named Mike Wise, and Radford, with a 6-foot-1 sharpshooter named Kenny Niumatalolo.

Wise smiled a lot as he played (maybe he picked that up from playing pick-up ball with Magic Johnson at Paki Park). By contrast, Niumatalolo was always serious, and with a bit of what is now called swagger and what we then called cockiness. Turns out the body language wasn't a true indicator of his humble character. But he still likes to shoot the rock. Login for more...



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