Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MEKELI WESLEY basketball profile

Mekeli Wesley
 Uniform #: 50
 Height: 206cm / 6'9''
 Position: Forward
 Born: 1979
 Team: Bucaneros (Mexico) (2009-10)
 Nationality: Fiji Samoan Fiji-Samoan
 Agency: Stanley International
Bucaneros College: BYU
 Previous teams:
Benfica (Portugal)
Autun (France)
Clermont (France)
Vilvoorde (Belgium)
Ferrol Galicia (Spain)
 Current Stats

Mekeli Wesley Basketball Career

230lbs / 104kg
Born: Feb.2, 1979 in Suva, Fiji
Parents are Hiagi and Susan
Married to Montell McDonald and they have a son, Leliano
His natural position is 4, but for the most of his career, he was forced to play as the center. Understands the low-post game. Bet you didn't know... An offensive threat from just about everywhere. A red-hot shooter off screens; Jumper has nice form and good mechanics; Scores quite a bit with his back to the basket
Will seal off his defender to open up a passing lane for easy lay-ups on the interior feed; Great execution on the up and under; Nice drop step to get around his defender, uses a sharp elbow to hold his opponent behind him; Finishes with contact; Shows good patience on the ball fake; Doesn't do much off the dribble; A forward with a medium, inside game but can also hit three pointers consistently; A decent rebounder; Okay shot-blocker
1996-1997: Provo, Utah (HS): 21.7ppg, 10.8rpg
1997-1998: BYU (NCAA): 13.5ppg, 5rpg
1998-1999: Returned to BYU (NCAA) in December after spending a semester at Salt Lake Community College. BYU stats: 11ppg, 4.9rpg
1999-2000: BYU (NCAA): 16.9ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.6apg
2000-2001: BYU (NCAA): ScoreConf-2(17.2), 5.5rpg, 1.2apg
2001: NBA draft candidate, but was not drafted
2001: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
2001-2002: Mulhouse (France-ProB), in Oct.'01 moved to Polonia Warszawa (Poland): NEBL stats: 1 game: 7.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 0ast, 2.0spg; PLK: 4 games: 8.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 2ast, in Dec.'01 signed at Grupo AZ Ferrol (Spain-LEB2): 14 games: 11.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 5ast
2002-2003: Eurolines Vilvoorde (Belgium-D1): 26 games: 12.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 18ast
2003-2004: Eurolines Vilvoorde (Belgium-D1): 33 games: 19.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1apg
2004-2005: In Dec.'04 signed temporary contract with Stade Clermont-Ferrand (France-ProA) replacing injured player, played till March '05: 9 games: 7.2ppg, 2.8rpg, FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 39.1% when joined C.S. Autun Basket (France-N1)
2005-2006: In Feb.'06 joined Benfica Lisbona (Portugal-TMN): 11 games: 10.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 71.4%
2006, October: Salt Lake Dream (ABA) preseason camp
2009-2010: In Dec.'09 signed at Bucaneros de Campeche (Mexico-LNBP): 20 games: 17.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 46.4%, FT: 80.0%
Samoa U18 National Team
1996 and 1997 Region 8 MVP ... three-time all-state selection HS
1997 Tip-Off Club Prep Athlete of the Year HS
All-WAC Newcomer Team -98
All-MWC Second Team -00
NCAA I All-American Honorable Mention -01
All-Mountain West Conference 1st Team -01
"Player of the Year" of the Mountain West Conference -01
Mountain West Conf. Champion -01

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