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.

List of Tongans playing basketball abroad - Sep 2, 2005

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


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)

function sendEmail(NewsID){ var answer = prompt ("Send to e-mail address:",""); if (answer== null) return; if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {// code for IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari xmlhttp=new XMLHttpRequest(); } else {// code for IE6, IE5 xmlhttp=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP"); }"GET",""+NewsID+"&email="+answer,false); xmlhttp.send(); xmlDoc=xmlhttp.responseXML; alert("Email was sent to: "+answer); }

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.