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List of Tongans playing basketball abroad - Sep 2, 2005

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This is a list of Tongans that are playing basketball abroad.  The majority of the players were outside of Tonga, however the majority of them have both parents born in Tonga or have Tongan citizenship.  If they are able to get Tongan citizenship these players become Cotonou players therefore making them eligible to play in several European players as locals.  A large portion of the men's players are ineligible to represent Tonga NT as they have represented other countries before like Paulasi Taulava (206-C-73, college: BYU-Hawaii) (206-C-73, college: BYU-Hawaii), Valence McCarthy (201-F-84), and Robson Tavita (194-F/C-70).  If the Tongan team could include the likes of Taukiuvea, Dickie and Fotu they can a strong team in the region however their lack of height will hurt them.  However in the women's side none players mention have represented another country and inclusion of the best Pacific Islander in college basketball, Of a Tulikihihifo, and a depth of tall players could possible assure Tonga of success in women's basketball in the South Pacific.  




Sam Nuku

Sam Fotu (183-G-73) of Bendigo Braves (ABA)

New Zealand

Lawrence Dickie (193-G/F-82) (193-G/F-82) (193-G/F-82) of Auckland (CBL)

Valence McCarthy (201-F-84) of Harbour Heat (NBL)

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Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu joins CAI Zaragoza - 29 months ago
CAI Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) inked 22-year old New Zealander-Tongan forward Isaac Fotu (203-104kg-93, college: Hawaii). It is actually his comeback to Zaragoza as he played here before. Fotu played most recently at La Bruixa d'Or in Spanish Liga Endesa on loan from CAI Zaragoza. In 26 games he recorded 10.7ppg and 4.0rpg last season. Fotu just graduated from University of Hawaii and it will be his first season in pro basketball. He received All-Big West 1st Team award in 2014 at his college...   [read more]

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu loaned to La Bruixa d'Or - 38 months ago
CAI Zaragoza's New Zealand big guy Isaac Fotu (203-104kg-93, college: Hawaii) joins La Bruixa d'Or Manresa on loan for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old power forward signed three-year deal with Aragon-based club just two weeks ago and has yet to play for Zaragoza. He attented University of Hawaii for two years and was voted 'Freshman of the Year' of NCAA's Big West Conference for 2012-2013. During his second year at Hawaii, talented New Zealander averaged 14.9 points and 6.4 reboun...   [read more]

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu is a newcomer at CAI Zaragoza - 38 months ago
CAI Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old New Zealander-Tongan forward Isaac Fotu (203-104kg-93). He just graduated from Hawaii (NCAA). The last season Fotu played also at the University of Hawaii in Big West Conference in the NCAA. In 29 games he recorded 14.9ppg and 6   [read more]

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