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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, August 30, 2001

UH lands Iolani girls hoops star

By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer

Saturday was a day Iolani School senior Trisha Nishimoto realized a dream. That's when she verbally committed to accept a basketball scholarship to the University of Hawai'i.

"Ever since I was a little kid, it was my dream to become a Wahine player," Nishimoto said last night. "I never thought it would happen. They've had Melanie Azama, Nani Cockett. Whoa! I'm lucky to get to play for Hawai'i."

The 5-foot-4 Nishimoto was a first-team Interscholastic League of Honolulu selection last season, when she averaged 16 points, three assists, two rebounds and four steals as a shooting guard.

"She'll fit in well," Iolani coach Glenn Takara said. "Up there, she won't be the one they have to count on to score."

Nishimoto said she will probably play the point at UH.