Fil-Am Kamaka Hepa makes US team to Fiba Americas U18 championship
Kamaka Hepa played in the Philippines two years ago in the NBTC national championship.  

KAMAKA Hepa has been included in the United States national team to the Fiba Under-18 Americas Championship for Men from June 10 to 16 in Canada.

The 12-man roster also has Cole Anthony, Armando Bacot, Ayo Dosunmu, Quentin Grimes, Matthew Hurt, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Josiah James, Tyrese Maxey, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Mark Watts Jr. and Coby White.

The team is being handled by University of Kansas head coach Bill Self.

“It was tough getting it from 33 to 18, but even with the 18 we’ve had a couple of extra days with and know how committed they all are to trying to make the team, knowing that different guys look better on different days and in different situations, it was tough getting to 12 because there are a lot of interchangeable parts,” said Self in a statement.

The Fil-American played in the Philippines two years ago in the NBTC national championship.

Hepa eaned the nod for the Under-18 team after attending his first-ever USA Basketball training camp.

The team will continue training in Colorado Springs, Colorado before heading to St. Catharines, Canada, the site of the competition.

Follow the writer on Twitter: @reubensports