Pacific athletes of the week
Zori DrewGirls basketball
Kadena High School, Okinawa
Last week: Was chosen for the All-Tournament team after leading the Panthers, who won the tournament in 2004, to a third-place finish in the 36th Hong Kong International School Holiday Basketball Tournament. Kadena went 3-3 and downed Jakarta International School of Indonesia 41-27 in the consolation game.
“We’ve only begun to scratch the surface” of her potential, coach Ken Hudson said of Drew, a junior transfer from Hawaii. “It’s evident that she has ballhandling skills, she can take the ball to the hole and she can shoot with either hand. Once she learns us and we learn more about her, she’ll be a really good one.”
Jamaal MohnBoys basketball
Seoul American High School
Last week: Led the Falcons to a third-place finish in the 36th Hong Kong International School Holiday Basketball Tournament. Mohn, the team’s captain for two years, made the All-Tournament team for the Falcons, who went 5-1, losing 57-51 to eventual runner-up Faith Academy of Manila, before topping Singapore American 56-54 in the consolation game.
“He is definitely the catalyst that makes our team click,” coach Steve Boyd said of the 5-foot-6 Mohn. “He is our best one-on-one defender and understands my presses. Inch for inch, he’s got to be one of the best players in the Pacific. Aside from basketball, Jamaal is quiet, respectful and a genuine person.”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff