Wright On: Alika Smith at Waiakea is a fit to watch

Alika Smith won three state boys basketball titles in five seasons at Kalaheo before leaving. His next task is taking over the Waiakea girls program.

It was, for the insular world of high school basketball in Hawaii, an announcement greeted with wonderment and no lack of head scratching this summer when Waiakea High School announced who it had hired to fill its girls’ basketball coaching vacancy.