Sad news coming out of the “Aloha State” this week. A talented basketball player, who represented the Sea Warriors over the past two seasons, has passed away because of an accident. The Hawaii Pacific University Men’s Basketball Department released the following information.
Hawai’i Pacific junior Kameron Steinhoff has died from brain injuries resulting from a skateboarding accident that occurred Monday night in Kaneohe. Steinhoff was a three-year member of the HPU men’s basketball team after starring at Punahou High School.
Steinhoff joined HPU for the 2008-2009 season which he redshirted. Over the next two years he played in 51 games. This past season he averaged four points and three rebounds a game. In February of 2010, Steinhoff scored a career-high 13 points in an overtime win over Dominican.
In his senior year in high school Steinhoff was named the Hawai’i State Player of the Year after averaging 15 points per game. Steinhoff guided Punahou to the HHSAA championship that same season. Athletically gifted, he also played football for the Buffanblu.
“Kameron was an outstanding person in many ways, he was a great basketball player but equally important he was a great student at HPU. Most importantly, he was a tremendous teammate and friend to everyone who knew him,” said HPU basketball coach Darren Vorderbruegge.
Our thoughts go out to the faculty, team, and coaches that worked with Kameron. We also send positive thoughts to his family and friends during this terrible time. He will be missed.
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