He may only be in his junior year of HS basketball, but there is already a deluge of scholarships from big-name colleges for young Filipino-American cager Kamaka Hepa.
Projected as one of the elite recruits in the class of 2018, the 6’9″, 200-lb Hepa has captured the attention of distinguished NCAA Division 1 schools such as Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas, Gonzaga, Oklahoma State, Southern California, Stanford and California-Berkeley.
Most recently, established collegiate hoop powers University of Arizona Wildcats and University of Washington Huskies also expressed their intentions of tapping the services of the rising power forward.
— UnderTheRadar NW (@UTRNorthwest) August 13, 2016
— PortlandBasketball (@NikePortlandBC) September 9, 2016
Prior to his transfer to Jefferson HS in Portland, Ore. for school 2016-17, Hepa dominated for two seasons as a mainstay of the Barrow HS Whalers in his native Alaska. During his sophomore season a year ago, Hepa averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.2 blocks, and 2.8 assists, while carrying the varsity to a 22-4 record in the regular season. These numbers helped him towards being named as the Gatorade Alaska Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the second straight year. He was also adjudged as the state’s 3A Boys Player of the Year, and got him selected to the MGJ Building Group/Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-State First Team.
Check out some of Kamaka’s highlights in the video below:
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