* Lahainaluna High School / Grade 11
* GPA: 3.5
* SPORTS: Basketball
* FAMILY: Joanne and Michael Bates of Lahaina
* FUTURE PLANS: Study pharmacy at a college in Oregon or California.
* SPORTS LESSONS: "I enjoy being competitive at a high level and playing with teammates. Being an athlete allows me to meet other athletes and people who love the game of basketball. Being an athlete has taught me to be humble on and off the court, making me a better person by balancing the roles of a student and athlete."
Sports Spotlight students are selected by athletic officials from Maui County high schools and these profiles are compiled by the sports department of The Maui News. The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation makes a $200 donation in honor of each student athlete to their high school's athletic fund.