Moloka'i's Loo gets JC honors
Moloka'i High graduates received nice reviews in Baseball America's college previews. Milton Loo ('04), of Yavapai College(Prescott, Ariz.) was picked by the publication as a preseason JC All-America shortstop, as well as the preseason pick as Player of the Year. Loo was drafted in the ninth round by the Cincinnati Reds last June, but did not sign. Also, Brigham Young catcher Apana Nakayama ('00) was listed as the player with the "Best Strike-Zone Discipline" in the Best Tools section of the publication's Mountain West Conference preview.
In other news, infielder Jonathan Sakurai ('Aiea '03) has transferred from Chicago State to Cal State Northridge ... Troy Hanzawa (Mid-Pacific '04), who transferred from Hawai'i to Yavapai, signed a letter of intent with San Diego State in November to play for the Aztecs starting in 2007.
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