Hepa drops monster double-double in Philippines exhibition

March 15, 2017

Kamaka Hepa basketball

Kamaka Hepa

Just hours after landing in Manila, Philippines, Kamaka Hepa of Barrow took flight on the basketball court.

The 17-year-old had a huge game with 27 points, 13 rebounds, seven blocked shots and five assists for Fil-Am Sports USA, one of four international teams in the competition made up of players with Filipino descent.

Despite his big game, his team lost 80-76 to San Beda.

Hepa was just a few days removed from winning his third high school state title in three years, this time helping Jefferson of Portland, Oregon, win the Class 6A state championship.

He won Alaska Class 3A championships as a freshman and sophomore at Barrow.

Hepa is a nationally ranked forward for the Class of 2018 and has already been offered by more than half of the schools in the Pac-12 among other Power Five conferences.