UH players join ESPN's SportsCenter in Waianae to honor James Kahaleua
Last week was a bye week for the University of Hawaii football team, but two players used the extra recovery time to help brighten the day of a future star in Waianae.
Rainbow Warrior Linebacker Wesley Faagau and Offensive Lineman Joey Nu'uanu-Kuhi'iki joined ESPN's SportsCenter at Waianae Intermediate on Friday to honor SC Top 10 Athlete James Kahaleua.
A unique and custom designed public installation was unveiled to the 11-year-old wide receiver standout, paying homage to his #SCTop10 viral play, an incredible one-handed catch down the right sideline.
James is one of 10 athletes that ESPN is commemorating locally in their hometowns. Each will also be featured nationally on SportsCenter on October 10th (10/10), designated as SC Top 10 Day. Collectively, they represent a mix of incredible feats that SC Top 10 features year-round – athletic prowess, moments that carry extra magnitude, and stories that feel bigger than sports. Moving forward, SportsCenter will continue to celebrate the next generation of Top 10-ers with a rewards kit that will allow them to share and archive their achievements.