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Hawaii is known as a vacation hot spot where travelers can escape and relax.

Junior Stanley Malamala, a tight end on the ASU football team, may have left the islands for the mainland, but he has kept the same laid-back style.

Malamala is in his first season with the maroon and gold, as he transferred from Golden West College.

Q: How did you spend your summer break?

A: I spent most of my time here, working out with the team and just cruising.

Q: How have you been enjoying Tempe so far?

A: Everything is pretty good, but it’s [as] hot as hell. I like it when it’s cool. At night, it’s OK, but during the day, it’s too hot.

Q: What are your hobbies off of the field?

A: I just kick back and hang out. I like watching TV.

Q: What kind of television shows do you like to watch?

A: I like “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Friends,” you know, stuff like that.

Q: Do you have any teammates that remind you of some of those television characters? Any Will Smiths on the team?

A: No, not really. Everyone is cool and funny, especially that guy, No. 24 [senior running back Keegan Herring].

Q: OK, so you just like keeping it low-key. Why did you leave Hawaii and come to ASU?

A: I just really liked the offense and coaches. It seemed like a cool place to go. And I have family that lives real close. [But] I love Hawaii. I can’t wait to go back.

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