34 Alai Nuualiitia
34 Alai Nuualiitia
Height: 6-7
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
High School: Northfield Mt. Hermon
Position: F
Junior: Averaged 11.2 points and 6.0 rebounds for the Bears...Started all 27 games on the year...Led the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.572) for the second straight year...Scored a career-high 26 points against Northeastern on 11of 13 shooting from the field...Scored 24 points and pulled down 9 rebounds at Maine...Opened the season with a 14 point, 10 rebound, and career-high 6 assist performance against Vermont...Also recorded a double-double against Stony Brook, with 11 points and 10 boards...Shot 9 of 10 from the floor to score 22 points against Dartmouth...Scored 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting against Rhode Island...Registered 15 points and 8 rebounds against Wagner...Scored 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting at Penn...Converted on 7 of 15 three pointers for the year...Finished the season with 977 career points, placing him 18th all-time... Sophomore: Second Team All-Ivy selection for the Bears...Averaged 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds a game...Started all 27 Brown games...Started the season with two straight double-doubles, 16 points and 11 rebounds at Wagner, and 14 points and 12 rebounds against High Point...Tossed in a career-high 26 points versus Northeastern on 10-12 shooting, and also pulled down 11 rebounds... Netted 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds versus Maine...Scored in double digits 18 times...Recorded 7 double doubles...Recorded a season-high 16 rebounds at Cornell while scoring 11 points...Pulled down 15 rebounds and scored 17 points against Harvard...Ranked 11th in the Ivy League in scoring, second in rebounding, first in field goal percentage, and sixth in blocked shots...Freshman: Started all 27 games for the Bears...Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week five times in his freshman campaign...Averaged 13.3 points a game, and led the Bears in rebounds (6.6 per game), blocks (28), steals (28), and field goal percentage (.490)...Finished the season fourth in the Ivies in field goal percentage and tenth in points per game...Season high 25-point effort at Maine came in only his second collegiate game, hitting 8 of 13 shots from the field, and 9 of 9 free throws...Had three consecutive "double doubles", with 16 points and 11 rebounds at Harvard, 15 points and 11 rebounds at Dartmouth, and 20 points and 11 rebounds vs. Cornell...Poured in 21 points in the victory over New Hampshire...Secondary School Background: Graduated from Lower Merion High School, where he lettered in basketball (4), and football (4) and took a post-graduate year at Northfield Mount Hermon...Won PIAA 4A State Championship in 1996...PIAA District I Champions in 1996...Three-time Central League Champion...All-Suburbs/Delco First Team as a senior...Team MVP and MVP of the Central League as a senior...Averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds as as senior at Lower Merion and 18 points and 10 rebounds at Northfield Mount Hermon...Personal: Alaivaa Aleni Nuualiitia, son of Agnes Nuualiitia...His name is pronounced: a-la-he New-alea-tea-a...Played high school basketball with LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant...Alai has two brothers, Amante and Aleni...Concentrating in Biology.