A decade of excellence!
Hawaii Island Hoops is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization that helps high school student-athletes achieve their goals through sports and education. All programs such as camps, clinics and college-prep programs focus on providing a positive outlet for our kids by providing them with the tools, resources, and understanding to succeed.
Hawaii Island Hoops President and Director Andy Smith is also a former University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcan basketball standout. Coach Smith's college coaching career began with a 4-year stint as head mens's basketball coach at Ocean County College in New Jersey with a high ranking of #3 with the East Coast Basketball Writers Association. Including 1- First Team NJCAA All American - Region Player of the Year, Conference Payer of the year, 4 All Region Players, 4 All Conference Players, 2 - 1,000 point scorers and graduating 12 of his players. Coach Smith then served as assistant coach at NAIA powerhouse Northwest Christian University (Eugene, OR) helping develop the teams All Conference and All American players. Andy Smith is now the current "White Team" head coach at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.
After many honors and records on the court, Coach Smith founded Hawaii Island Hoops to give back to young student athletes and help them achieve their dreams of someday playing college basketball and getting a college degree.
Hawaii Island Hoops has helped send many unsung high school student-athletes - from the Big Island, Oahu, Kauai, and Maui - to Junior Colleges, NAIA, and Division 1 & II NCAA schools. 8 of his former players are now playing professionally. Hawaii Island Hoops is the foremost leader in Hawaii, helping aspiring college-bound student-athletes achieve their goals through the most comprehensive college-prep basketball camp in the state.
Hawaii Island Hoops programs focus on fundamental training in shooting, ball handling, footwork, passing, offenses and defenses. Our College-Prep Basketball Camp will provide each camper with a Nike reversible Jersey, Camp Pizza, Fresh Fruits and Snacks, Hapuna Beach trip, camp ending Lu'au dinner... and a week of fun!
With a great coaching staff by college coaches and players, Hawaii Island Hoops provides the very best experience you will ever have at a basketball camp. The programs offered by Hawaii Island Hoops are not only educational and competitive; they are also fun and exciting!