To make the most of this fantastic opportunity; gain an Ivy League degree, contacts in life and of course, some competitive basketball. Isaac’s response when asked what he hoped to get out of the scholarship
Kapiti lad heading for the States
By Angelo Robinson
Isaac is a young man, originally from Kapiti, who has gained an academic scholarship – to Dartmouth University, Hanover, New Hampshire.
Isaac’s family lived in Kapiti whilst the two boys were at primary school – Jordan and Isaac Letoa attended Raumati Beach School.
Later they moved into Wellington just before older brother Jordan started college.
Both boys were exceptional basketball players, with Isaac’s older brother forging the way. They went through Hoop Club Kapiti before moving into Wellington.
Basketball in the blood
Their father Fata Letoa was also a coach at Hoop Club Kapiti.
I certainly identified early on that Isaac had a certain X factor about him.
I kept telling his father that while Jordan is a really good player, watch out for that little Isaac: he is a silent assassin!!!!
Both boys have gone on to do really well but Isaac has fulfilled his dream of getting a scholarship to the USA and playing basketball.
His father Fata was keen for the people in Kapiti to know about Isaac and the family’s strong roots to Kapiti.