Player Card – Kamaka Hepa

Class of 2018 forward Kamaka Hepa of Portland, Oregon, is a skilled, face-up ‘four’ player. (Photo by Jon Lopez)

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Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

Kamaka Hepa (Portland, Ore.), Jefferson HS/Portland Basketball Club
Height: 6’10
Position: Forward
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:


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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Date: May 3, 2017
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Session III (Cartersville, Ga.)

Hepa is a face up 4 player with skill and length. He did a good job of finishing in the lane here today. His value at the next level is his ability to stretch the floor with his jumper. He is shooting over 41% from 3pt range while averaging 12 points and 6 rebounds per game on the circuit.

Date: June 11, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Hepa is a forward with length and fluidity to move. He is a good passer and has a high release on his jumper. Proving he can play versus physicality will be key.

Date: June 10, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Hepa is a skilled option at the forward position. He’s got the length to make himself. Hepa hit the open 3-pointer consistently here making the defense guard him all the way to 22 feet.

Date: October 11, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: John Lucas Invitational (Louisville, Ky.)

Hepa is a smooth combo forward type of prospect. He has ball skill and good feet. We didn’t see a definitive specialty but Hepa was solid throughout. He is smoother mobility/game wise than Mitch Lightfoot (AZ-16/New Mexico verbal).



Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at [email protected]

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB