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Taukiuvea ends his collegiate career - Apr 1, 2005

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Will Taukiuvea's (193-G-83) collegiate career came to an end as Nebraska-Kearney lost in the NCAA Div II National Tournament first round last month. He will now try to jump to the pro level. He averaged 12.8pts 45.3%FG 4.4rbs and 1.9st in 30min per game (30gp, 30 starts) in his senior year at UNK (23-7).


Nebraska-Kearney lost 84-94 in the National Tournament opening round, Taukiuvea posted 11pts 4/11FG and a season-high 9rbs in 32 minutes. The team made a good run in the RMAC Tournament, only losing in the semifinals 82-89 to Mesa State, Taukiuvea scored 7pts 3/6FG in this game. He has played two season at Mc Cook Community College before going to Nebraska-Kearney for two years. He will try to sign his first pro contract in some US minor leagues or somewhere else in the world. He could use his tongan background to take a shot in the australian NBL. He had a tongan passport thanks to his father, and an american one thanks to his mother.


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KEITH CLOSS Tonga NT (Mitchell Cup) inked experienced 40-year old American ex-international center Keith Closs (224-78, college: Central Connecticut State). He already started the season at GIE Maile Matrix (UBA) in the U.S. In 2007 (eleven years after he left the college) Closs was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in fifth round (67th overall). The former Central Connecticut State standoutis in his 23rd (!!!) season in pro basketball. Among other achievements Closs' college team won...   [read more]

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Tonga NT (Mitchell Cup) added to their roster experienced 40-year old American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-109kg-78, college: Nebraska). He played last season at Vendee Challans Basket in French NM1 league. In 30 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1   [read more]

Tonga National Team adds Chandler to their roster (2019 Copa Mitchell Cup) - 3 months ago
MARQUIN CHANDLER Tonga NT (Mitchell Cup) added to their roster experienced 36-year old American ex-international forward Marquin Chandler (202-100kg-82, college: San Jose State). He already started the season at GIE Maile Matrix (UBA) in the U.S. Chandler has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at GIE Maile Matrix in U.S. semi-pro league UBA. Chandler's team won Mitchell Americas Cup. He was voted All-Mitchell Americas Cup 1st Team in 201...   [read more]

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