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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.


Travis McAvene Named 2018-20 Tonga National Team Head Coach - 2 months ago
Date: August 14, 2018 -- Niasi Malua To Continue Through 2020 As Tonga Men's National Team Managing Director -- The future leadership for the Tonga Basketball Men's National Team was disclosed today when Tonga Basketball Chairman Niasi Malua officially announced that four-time Copa Mitchell Cup Championship and longtime International Head Coach Travis McAvene has been named Head Coach of the Tonga Basketball Men's National Team for the 2018-20 quadrennium. Additionally, Tonga Basketbal...   [read more]

Buccaneers ink Marcus Alipate - 7 months ago
Geraldton Buccaneers (SBL) signed 25-year old American (has also Tongan passport) guard Marcus Alipate (183-84kg-92, college: St.Thomas). He played last summer at Canterbury in New Zealand NBL league. In 19 games he had 10.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.1apg. Alipate helped them to make it to the semifinals. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won New Zealand NBL Regular Season in 2016. Alipate was also voted All-West Region 1st Team back in 2015 at hi...   [read more]

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu joins CAI Zaragoza - 3 Years 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]

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