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Te-Hina Paopao

  • As of Aug. 16, 2021.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup
  • As a member of the 2021 USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team, averaged 9.1 ppg., 3.9 rpg. and 4.6 apg. in helping the USA to a 7-0 record and gold medal at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary. Recorded 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a 129-45 win over Taiwan.
  • Participated in the 2017 USA U16 National Team and 2016 USA U17 World Cup Team trials.

College Honors

  • 2021 All-Pacific-12 Conference.
  • 2021 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.

College Notes

  • As a freshman in 2020-21, aided Oregon to a 15-9 record and the 2021 NCAA Sweet 16; started the first 19 games of the season before being sidelined with an injury for the final five games; averaged 10.2 ppg., 3.2 rpg. and 4.4 apg., while shooting 39.5% from 3-point (30-76 3pt FGs).
  • Scored in double digits 11 times.
  • Led all NCAA Division I freshmen with a 2.40 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • Dished out 84 assists, which ranks eight among all-time Oregon freshmen.
  • Posted career highs of 22 points against then No. 15 Oregon State (12/13/20), nine rebounds against then No. 6 Stanford (2/15/21) and eight assists versus USC (2/21/21).


High School Honors

  • 2020 McDonald's and Jordan Brand Classic All-American.
  • 2020 Gatorade California Player of the Year.
  • 2020 MaxPreps California Player of the Year.
  • 2020 Cal-Hi Sports Ms. Basketball.
  • 2019 and 2020 Coastal League and San Diego Section Player of the Year.

High School Notes

  • Attended and played for La Jolla Country Day School in California.
  • As a senior in 2019-20, aided her team to a 32-1 record and the No. 1 final national ranking, before the state tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19; averaged 22.7 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 4.3 apg. and 3.3 spg.
  • Posted one triple-double, 10 double-doubles and scored 30 or more points six times in 2019-20.
  • As a junior in 2018-10, averaged 17.5 ppg., 9.3 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 2.4 spg.
  • Missed most of her freshman and sophomore seasons due to suffering ACL injuries both years.

Personal

  • Name is pronounced Tuh-HEE-nuh Pow-Pow.
  • Uncle, Joe Salaeve'a is the Oregon football team associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator.
  • Grew up in a large Polynesian family that includes three older and one younger brother.


USA Basketball Statistics
EVENT G/S MIN/G FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2021 U19
7/7
158/ 22.6
22-52
.423
11-27
.407
9-12
.750
27/ 3.9
64/ 9.1
32
9
4
11

 






















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