Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Tonga Internationally
Not Available
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Tongan basketball. Please send us an e-mail.

EXCLUSIVE interview with Will Taukiuvea - Apr 11, 2005

E-mail Greg:
Greg's Articles 
| Follow Greg on  Facebook Twitter

Will Taukiuvea (193-G-83) has just played his senior year at Nebraska-Kearney, averaging in double-figures throughout the season. His team lost in the NCAA Division II National Tournament opening round. he will now head to the pro level, he's got an US passport but he can use his tongan roots to play in Australia or New Zealand. We'd like to thank him for taking the time to do this interview and wish him the best of the luck for the next seasons.


How would you describe yourself?
I'm 6'3 (193cm), 210 (92kg), Combo Guard, can post and shoot the jump shot. Funny, outgoing, active and coachable.


Your background is from Tonga, did actually born there?
I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. (His father is from Tonga)


How did you start playing basketball?
I picked up a basketball in 2nd and always against tougher competition like my brother and his friends. growing up playing basketball was all I thought about.


What was your best memory in basketball?
In Kearney we played against Wayne State College and i scored 28pts in the second half. Another memory is in High School, I had career high and scored 42pts in a game.


You have played your senior year at Nebraska-Kearney, what would you do next?
I would like to continue my basketball career at the next level.


Have you been in touch with basketball in Tonga?


Would like to play for the Tonga National Team?
Yes, of course


How do you evaluate the level of basketball in Tonga?
Competitive and Opportunity of a Life Time.


Do have anything to add?

Thanks for taking the time to do this with me. I appreciate this very much.


Buccaneers ink Marcus Alipate - 4 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]

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu loaned to La Bruixa d'Or - 4 Years 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]

Site Map: Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Sports I.T. Solutions Disclaimer

Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.