Wright On: Baptism by fire at Christian Liberty

  • RICK OGATA photo Coach Alden Arakaki, far left, and senior Kassey Hanoa, right, helped Christian Liberty steady the step up to varsity basketball.

Growing up in Hilo, when he was just another sports-minded keiki, Alden Arakaki was earnestly interested in basketball. He played the game daily, practiced shooting and ball-handling and had a childhood fantasy of one day being a player of some consequence, until his father interceded.