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Texas Lands 2018 Four-Star Kamaka Hepa

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Kamaka Hepa, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Jefferson (OR) High School announced his commitment Tuesday to Texas via Evan Daniels of Scout.

“After talking with my family, my mom and my dad, we have decided that the University of Texas is going to be the best option for me,” Hepa told Scout in an exclusive interview.

According to 247Sports Hepa is the No. 51 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 12 power forward. Hepa chose Texas over Gonzaga. He went on official visits to both Texas (Sept. 1st) and Gonzaga (Sept. 8th).

“For me, it was not only the relationship that I had, but also that my family had with coach [Shaka] Smart and the rest of the staff as well as going on the trip to Austin. I had a great time, bonded with the players and I really liked the environment. So those were some of the key things and I know a lot of people don’t see the fit of me going there but after talking with coach Smart and coach [Darrin] Horn I didn’t have a doubt in my mind that I could go down there and affect that program,” Hepa told Scout.

Hepa joins four-star small forward Gerald Liddell, four-star small forward Brock Cunningham, and three-star power forward Jaxson Hayes for the Texas 2018 recruiting class.

With the Portland Ball Club on the Nike EYBL circuit, Hepa averaged 12.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and 1.2 assists in 13 games while playing only 19.4 minutes per game.

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