#42 Tai Wesley
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  • Signed in Australia/New Zealand
  • Signed with Melbourne United
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  • 6'7" / 240lbs
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  • 05/13/1986
  • Samoa/Fiji
  • Undrafted, 2011
  • Utah State
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DateLeagueTransaction
15th June, 2011HollandSigned a one year contract with Eiffel Towers Den Bosch.
9th July, 2012FranceSigned a one year contract with Rouen.
7th August, 2013HollandSigned a one year contract with Den Bosch.
5th June, 2014New ZealandSigned for the remainder of the season with Southland Sharks.
22nd July, 2014AustraliaSigned a one year contract with New Zealand Breakers.
6th November, 2014New ZealandSigned a one year contract with Southland Sharks (to join after completion of Australian NBL season).
15th May, 2015AustraliaSigned another one year contract with New Zealand Breakers (to join after completion of New Zealand NBL season).
13th January, 2016New ZealandSigned a one year contract with Wellington Saints (to join after completion of Australian NBL season).
27th May, 2016AustraliaSigned a two year contract with Melbourne United (to join after completion of New Zealand NBL season).
8th March, 2017New ZealandSigned a one year contract with Wellington Saints (to take place during Australian NBL offseason).
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2004 - 2011Utah State (NCAA)
June 2011 - June 2012Den Bosch (Holland)
July 2012 - June 2013Rouen (France, ProB)
August 2013 - June 2014Den Bosch (Holland)
June 2014 - July 2014Southland Sharks (New Zealand)
July 2014 - March 2015New Zealand Breakers (Australia)
March 2015 - June 2015Southland Sharks (New Zealand)
June 2015 - May 2016New Zealand Breakers (Australia)
May 2016 - June 2016Wellington Saints (New Zealand)
June 2016 - March 2017Melbourne United (Australia)
March 2017 - June 2017Wellington Saints (New Zealand)
July 2017 - presentMelbourne United (Australia)
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June 24, 2011

Tai Wesley - After seven years at Utah State, the now middle aged Wesley begins a professional career. Indeed, he's already begun it, signing for EiffelTowers Den Bosch in Holland. Wesley won't ever crack upper echelon leagues because he's just too small. He's a 6'7 power forward without athleticism, so not even Kyle Hines's career arc is really doable. But he's perfect for Holland, a versatile and incredibly smart player who can run an offense and anchor a defense. In the unathletic Dutch league, Tai finds himself in essentially a professional version of the WAC.

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March 17, 2011


Tai Wesley is doubly impressive when you consider he doesn't have a thumb on his shooting hand.


The Aggies returned pretty much everyone else, most notably 6'7 senior big man Tai Wesley. Wesley is an unathletic but creative post player; he has footwork, moves, touch with both hands, hooks with both hands, and a good passing game from down there, a high IQ player with strength and finesse, and enough of a jumpshot to play away from the basket against much bigger opponents. He chips in with the rebounding, knows how to use his elbows and get away with it, can get open without the ball, generate offense with it, and anchors one of the league's best defenses.

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