Boys Basketball Team Crowned Division I State Champions
Our Bold, Brave, Spartans clinched Maryknoll’s first Boys Basketball Division I state title in over 34 years with their thrilling 50-34 win over defending state champion Punahou! Our boys would like to extend their thanks and mahalo to all of the Spartan fans, supporters, family, friends, faculty, staff, alumni, and coaches that cheered them on and supported them all season! Way to go boys on a hard-fought season and congrats on this special win!
#22 Marcus Tobin: All-Tournament Team &
#21 Makoto Kamata: All-Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Photo Courtesy: Hawaii Prep World
Last night’s state championship win meant a little more to one Spartan family in particular - The Grant Ohana. Head coach Kelly Grant ‘84 was on the last championship winning team in 1984. Last night, it was his son and senior guard Payton Grant ‘19 that helped lift our spartans to their latest championship! Way to go Kelly, Payton and Parker ‘22, and the entire Grant family!
Pictured (L-R) Athletic Director Ben Valle '84, Coach Tony Sellitto, & Coach Kelly Grant '84
Our boys' basketball program wouldn’t be the same today without the legacy, foundation, and wisdom of Coach Tony Sellitto. Coach Sellitto, former Maryknoll School athletic director, vice principal, and boys varsity head coach, led Maryknoll to its first state tournament appearance and guided the Spartans to five league championships, three consecutive “A” titles, and the state championship title in 1984.
Two of his former players, current athletic director Ben Valle ’84 and current boys varsity head coach and teacher Kelly Grant ’84, celebrated our 2019 Boys Basketball Division I State Championship title with Coach Sellitto last night. Mahalo to you Coach Sellitto for all you’ve done and continue to do for Maryknoll School and our Spartan athletes! We’re so blessed to have you as a member of our school community!
Mahalo to everyone that made this season memorable and exciting. We look forward to your continued support of Maryknoll School and our Athletic Program!