Born in September 1980 in Maui, Lahaina, Hawaii ... parents are Teddy and Janeice Opunui ... served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Carlsbad, Calif. ... married to the former Cami Christensen ... recruited by ... Utah, Northwestern, Iowa, Iowa State, UC Santa Barbara, Pepperdine, San Diego State, Utah State ... open major.
CAPSULE: A 1999 all-state point guard at Orem High School (Utah), Opunui enters his freshman season after going on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... He is an athletic point guard who has excellent open-court passing skills and is an outstanding three-point shooter ... He has the ability to break defenses down with the dribble and create offensive opportunities for his teammates ... He loves pushing the ball up the floor and has great court vision .... He averaged 21.7 points and 6.1 assists and shot nearly 91 percent from the free throw line, third best in state history, and 40 percent on three-point attempts as a senior at Orem High ... He should have an opportunity to have an impact as a freshman with the graduation of all-MWC guards Trent Whiting and Terrell Lyday and the loss of Michael Vranes to injury.
Opunui earned first-team all-state honors twice as the point guard at Orem High School in Orem, Utah ... also named to the all-region team twice ... averaged 21.7 points and 6.1 assists as senior in 1999 before leaving for an LDS Church mission .... shot nearly 91 percent from the free throw line, third best in state history, and 40 percent on three-point attempts ... his 401 assists put him on the state's top-10 all-time list ...a four-year letterman ... coached by Matt Logan.