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Kamaka Hepa

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Member of the 2018 USA Men’s U18 National Team that posted a 6-0 record and collected the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men gold medal in St. Catharines, Canada; averaged 3.3 ppg. and 5.0 rpg.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Texas.

High School Honors

  • 2015 and 2016 Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year and 2018 Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year.
  • 2018 USA Today All-Oregon first team.
  • 2017 and 2018 All-Portland Interscholastic League first team.
  • 2017 and 2018 Oregon Schools Activities Association Class 6A All-State first team.
  • 2017 and 2018 All-City/PIL first team.
  • 2017 and 2018 OSAA All-Tournament first team.
  • 2016 Alaska Schools Activities Association Class 3A Player of the Year
  • 2015 and 2016 ASAA 3A All-State first team.
  • 2015 and 2016 Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-State first team.
  • 2015 and 2016 ASAA Western Conference Player of the Year, All-Western Conference first team and All-Tournament Team.

High School Notes

  • Has played the past two seasons for Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon, after competing as a freshman and sopomore for Barrow High School in his hometown of Barrow, Alaska, where he helped his team to two Alaska state titles.
  • Boasts single-game career-highs of 34 points, 25 rebounds and nine assists.
  • As a senior in 2017-18, started all 31 games and averaged 16.9 ppg., 10.4 rpg. and a state-leading 6.3 bpg. in leading his team to a 27-4 record and a runner-up finish in the state tournament.
  • As a junior in 2016-17, started all 28 games and averaged 16.4 ppg., 11.3 rpg. and 6.3 bpg. as Jefferson won the state championship with a 27-1 record.
  • Plays in the summer for Portland Basketball Club.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Anchorage, Alaska, currently lists Barrow, Alaska, as his hometown.
  • Son of Raynita and Roland Hepa; has two brothers, Keoni (16) and Kawika (32), and two sisters, Lynette (22) and Kamalei (28).
  • Boasts a 4.0 GPA.


  • Twitter: @kamaka_hepa4
  • Instagram: @kamaka.h4
  • First played basketball: in kindergarten.
  • Enjoys: hanging out with friends, playing 2K, and hunting and camping with his grandparents.
  • Top five movies: “Interstellar,” “Black Panther,” “Equalizer,” “Never Back Down” and “Taken.”
  • Favorite player: Kevin Durant.
  • Favorite class: Senior Inq (a class that disusses issues in our country that effect minorities).
  • Most played song: “Top Off,” by Gunna.
  • Favorite pregame meal or snack: a banana and raspberries.
  • Inspired by: the people he is close with, incuding his family and the community in which he was raised.
  • International travels: Philippines to play basketball with a team from the USA.

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USA Basketball Statistics

2018 U18
6/0 59/ 9.8 10- 28 .357 0- 3 .000 0- 2 .000 30/ 5.0 20/ 3.3 6 2 3 2

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