U H women's basketball All-Big West Honors graphic featuring two basketball players

Several University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa basketball players earned All-Big West awards for the 2022–23 season. The seven student-athletes recognized are Lily Wahinekapu, Imani Perez, Kallin Spiller and Daejah Phillips from the women’s basketball team, and JoVon McClanahan, Noel Coleman and Kamaka Hepa from the men’s basketball team.

Women’s basketball

Wahinekapu was named to the All-Conference First Team. The sophomore guard from Kaneʻohe led the Rainbow Wahine this year in points per game (11.9), assists (82) and steals (48). Along with Spiller, she has started in every game this season.

Perez was named to the All-Conference Freshman Team after averaging four points and three rebounds per game. The forward from Denver, Colorado has played in 29 games and started in five. She has averaged over 20 minutes, scoring 10 or more points in her last four contests. Perez also earned her first career double-double against California State University, Northridge on March 2.

Spiller and Phillips both received honorable mentions. Spiller has averaged eight points and seven rebounds per game while starting in 41 games dating back to last season. She is currently the No. 2 rebounder in the Big West. Phillips finished second on the team in scoring with 10 points per game, and in rebounding with just over three boards per game.

Read more about the women’s basketball awardees at hawaiiathletics.com.

Men’s basketball

U H men's basketball All-Big West Honors graphic featuring three basketball players

McClanahan was named to the All-Conference second team. The junior guard from Vallejo, California averaged 13.5 points per game across Big West contests. He also helped UH get off to a 5-1 league start by scoring double-digits in each of the first eight games of Big West play, including 23 points in the opener against UC Davis on December 29, 2022.

Coleman and Hepa earned honorable mentions. Coleman is UH’s leading scorer for the second straight season (12.2 points per game) and also the team’s top defender (team-high 33 steals). He ranks No. 2 in the Big West in minutes per game (34.3). Hepa, who is team captain, owns the top two scoring games by a Rainbow Warrior this year. He leads the team in three-pointers (66) and three-point field goal percentage (.393), while also notching a team-high five double-doubles—three of which were in conference play. Hepa is No. 2 on the team in scoring (11.7), rebounding (6.4) and blocks (26).

Read more about the men’s basketball awardees at hawaiiathletics.com.