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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Mililani's Broadus West Player of Year

By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

"I don't think anyone can match his quickness," Mililani coach Mike Coito said of Rashaun Broadus, whose soaring moves to the hoop were unstoppable.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

The O'ahu Interscholastic Association could have charged extra admission for every basketball game Mililani senior Rashaun Broadus played in, and he still would have been worth the price.

Broadus, a quicksilver 5-foot-11 guard, thrilled fans with his explosive moves and high-flying act. More important, his inspiring play helped the Trojans go 10-0 in the OIA Western Division.

After averaging 16.4 points per game, Broadus was voted OIA West Player of the Year by division coaches.

"Off the dribble or one-on-one in the open floor, I don't think anyone can match his quickness," Mililani coach Mike Coito said.

Broadus was the only Mililani player named to the West's All-Star first team. The other first-team selections are 'Aiea forward Lamont Williams, Waipahu forward Maurice Daniels, Radford forward Kula Tanuvasa and Leilehua center Derrick Thomas.

Williams, a 6-2 senior, averaged 13.7 points per game and was similar to Broadus in his ability to take over in crucial situations.

Daniels, a 5-10 senior, averaged 12.9 points per game. Tanuvasa, a 6-1 senior, had a 12.8 ppg average. Thomas, a 6-3 senior, averaged 11.6 ppg. All three helped lead their respective teams to playoff berths.

Coito was named Coach of the Year.