Hokulani Kealoha

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Hokulani Kealoha
(Shortfin Mako Shark, F/C)
ID#991
File:Hokulani Kealoha.jpg
No. 58 – Hawaii Kahunas
Position Bigfur
Species Shortfin Mako Shark ( Lamnidae )
Gender Male
Nickname(s)
The Big Aloha
Personal information
Born Kaneohe, HI
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Shoots Left
Career information
School Avian University of Hawai'i at M'noa
FBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Hawaii Kahunas
Pro playing career 2017–present
Career history
2017-present Hawaii Kahunas
Career highlights and awards
  • FBA Rookie All-Star (2018)
Contract information
Contract year 2019
2020 Salary $1 million
2021 Salary $1 million
2022 Salary $1.5 million
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent Unknown
(OOC) Creator Misharu
(OOC) Actor Unknown
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use

Biography

Hokulani was born in a smaller community in the state of Hawaii to a Native Hawaiian family. Since his father passed away when he was a fairly young boy he did not get to know him very well, and was left to be raised by his mother and older sister. Even as a young boy he was active, energetic, and gregarious. He was active with the local children loved to play various games. He even was introduced to surfing when he was young, as it is an important aspect of Native culture.

However, Hokulani had a turning point when he started to play basketball as part of a local Native youth group. His mother thought it would be a good idea to get him involved in such a group, as it would help give the active young boy direction. But as he grew older, ti became apparent that he had a talent for basketball, as well as a love for it. His family and relatives encouraged it, not only because he enjoyed it, but because it might be an opportunity for a better life financially.

He continued to pursue this avenue, eventually catching the attention of recruiters in high school. Despite the name, he was offered a big scholarship by the Avian University of Hawai'i in Manoa. He was initially hesitant, due to the fact that the school used to be a species-exclusive university, but he accepted when he realized he could pursue a native studies degree while he worked on his basketball career. A proud Native Hawaiian, he thought it best to stay in his home state, especially when it is being paid for. With his size and strength he proved to be an excellent power forward, easily able to push through defense and score.

Now, he wishes to pursue a professional career as a basketball player. Seeing as how there are very few Native Hawaiians in the sport, he wishes to be an icon for younger Hawaiians who may wish to pursue the sport. In addition to this, his talent and drive make him wish to see just how far he can get.