3 - Sama Taku
Sama Taku
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Tucson HS
Previous College: Santa Rosa JC
Position: G
gp 35
pts/g 8.1
fg % 38.0
3pt % 36.8
ft % 77.5
reb/g 3.5
a/g 1.9

2012 France Tour:
Sama averaged 10.2 points per game on Pacific's 2012 France Tour ... He also averaged 3.8 rebounds and had a team-best 12 steals.

Santa Rosa Junior College:
Sama came to Pacific from Santa Rosa Junior College, where he was a teammate of current Tiger Lorenzo McCloud. Sama played in 31 games, leading the Bears to a 26-6 record a first Big 8 Conference championship with a 14-1 league mark. He led the team with 18.0 points per game and 107 assists as a sophomore. He also had 29 steals and was the teams top rebounder with 160 total boards. He was the Big 8 Conference's Most Valuable Player, while also earning First Team All-State honors. 

Tucson High School:
As a senior in 2010 at Tucson High School, Sama was named Arizona's 5A Divison 1 Player of the Year by the Tucson Citizen.

Personal:
Sama Taku was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon … He is the son of Michael and Prudentia Taku ... He is a business major in his first year at Pacific ... In his free time, Sama enjoys watching sports and listening to music.

Thomason on Taku:
"Sama is an athletic combo guard that will bring quickness, scoring and leadership to the Tiger backcourt."

Recent Games
Mar 7 UC Irvine W, 70-62
Mar 9 Long Beach State W, 71-51
Mar 14 vs. UC Santa Barbara W, 71-68
Mar 15 vs. Cal Poly W, 55-53
Mar 16 vs. UC Irvine W, 64-55
Mar 22 vs. Miami (Fla.) L, 78-49
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 35 18
Games started 35 18
Minutes 882 501
Minutes per game 25.2 27.8
FG 97-255 56-138
FG Pct 38.0 40.6
3PT 28-76 20-46
3PT Pct 36.8 43.5
FT 62-80 42-55
FT Pct 77.5 76.4
Off rebounds 18 8
Def rebounds 104 55
Total rebounds 122 63
Rebounds per game 3.5 3.5
Personal fouls 70 38
Disqualifications 2 1
Assists 66 40
Turnovers 63 29
Assist to turnover ratio 1.0 1.4
Steals 32 19
Blocks 0 0
Points 284 174
Points per game 8.1 9.7
Points per 40 min 12.9 13.9
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 4 Chico State W, 66-60 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Holy Names W, 76-38 1 17 2-7 28.6 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 6
Nov 16 at Fresno State L, 66-61 1 23 4-9 44.4 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 8
Nov 19 Oral Roberts L, 69-67 1 24 4-8 50.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 9
Nov 22 vs. Xavier W, 70-67 1 20 4-6 66.7 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 8
Nov 23 vs. Saint Mary's W, 76-66 1 28 4-9 44.4 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 11
Nov 25 vs. California L, 78-58 1 28 0-8 0.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0
Dec 1 at Gonzaga L, 85-67 1 14 1-6 16.7 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Dec 4 Nevada W, 78-72 1 21 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Dec 8 San Francisco W, 67-59 1 13 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Dec 15 Santa Clara L, 75-71 1 28 7-15 46.7 3-5 60.0 6-6 100.0 23
Dec 19 at Saint Mary's L, 74-46 1 27 3-6 50.0 1-2 50.0 2-2 100.0 9
Dec 21 Cal Maritime W, 80-42 1 21 6-9 66.7 0-1 0.0 1-1 100.0 13
Dec 29 at Long Beach State L, 67-63 1 27 3-9 33.3 0-3 0.0 1-2 50.0 7
Jan 5 at UC Davis W, 74-64 1 36 7-11 63.6 2-4 50.0 4-5 80.0 20
Jan 10 UC Santa Barbara W, 80-62 1 22 1-6 16.7 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Jan 12 Cal Poly W, 77-55 1 21 3-4 75.0 3-3 100.0 1-3 33.3 10
Jan 17 at Hawai'i L, 60-52 1 36 6-13 46.2 1-6 16.7 2-2 100.0 15
Jan 19 at Cal State Northridge W, 74-62 1 23 2-8 25.0 0-1 0.0 4-6 66.7 8
Jan 24 UC Riverside W, 63-58 1 28 2-3 66.7 2-2 100.0 3-4 75.0 9
Jan 26 Cal State Fullerton W, 71-67 1 30 2-6 33.3 2-3 66.7 4-4 100.0 10
Feb 2 UC Davis W, 77-64 1 29 6-9 66.7 3-3 100.0 0-0 - 15
Feb 7 at Cal Poly L, 67-62 1 24 1-4 25.0 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Feb 9 at UC Santa Barbara L, 66-53 1 23 0-4 0.0 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 1
Feb 14 Cal State Northridge W, 66-59 1 28 4-6 66.7 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 9
Feb 16 Hawai'i W, 80-71 1 34 1-7 14.3 1-2 50.0 10-10 100.0 13
Feb 20 at UC Irvine L, 68-59 1 24 2-9 22.2 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 4
Feb 23 at Western Mich. L, 67-62 1 29 4-11 36.4 2-7 28.6 0-0 - 10
Feb 28 at Cal State Fullerton W, 64-55 1 28 3-9 33.3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 6
Mar 2 at UC Riverside W, 70-68 1 32 4-7 57.1 2-3 66.7 2-3 66.7 12
Mar 7 UC Irvine W, 70-62 1 29 5-11 45.5 1-2 50.0 4-6 66.7 15
Mar 9 Long Beach State W, 71-51 1 27 4-12 33.3 1-3 33.3 5-6 83.3 14
Mar 14 vs. UC Santa Barbara W, 71-68 1 25 0-5 0.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0
Mar 15 vs. Cal Poly W, 55-53 1 24 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 3
Mar 16 vs. UC Irvine W, 64-55 1 19 1-5 20.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Mar 22 vs. Miami (Fla.) L, 78-49 1 20 0-6 0.0 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 1
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 4 Chico State W, 66-60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Holy Names W, 76-38 1 17 0 2 2 3 1 3.0 1 0 1 0
Nov 16 at Fresno State L, 66-61 1 23 1 2 3 2 4 0.5 2 0 5 1
Nov 19 Oral Roberts L, 69-67 1 24 0 3 3 1 1 1.0 1 0 3 0
Nov 22 vs. Xavier W, 70-67 1 20 0 5 5 1 3 0.3 0 0 1 0
Nov 23 vs. Saint Mary's W, 76-66 1 28 0 6 6 1 2 0.5 0 0 1 0
Nov 25 vs. California L, 78-58 1 28 1 5 6 3 0 - 0 0 1 0
Dec 1 at Gonzaga L, 85-67 1 14 1 3 4 1 2 0.5 2 0 0 0
Dec 4 Nevada W, 78-72 1 21 0 3 3 2 4 0.5 2 0 2 0
Dec 8 San Francisco W, 67-59 1 13 0 2 2 0 3 0.0 1 0 1 0
Dec 15 Santa Clara L, 75-71 1 28 1 6 7 2 3 0.7 1 0 4 0
Dec 19 at Saint Mary's L, 74-46 1 27 1 1 2 1 0 - 0 0 2 0
Dec 21 Cal Maritime W, 80-42 1 21 0 4 4 3 3 1.0 1 0 3 0
Dec 29 at Long Beach State L, 67-63 1 27 0 3 3 3 3 1.0 1 0 3 0
Jan 5 at UC Davis W, 74-64 1 36 0 8 8 3 3 1.0 3 0 1 0
Jan 10 UC Santa Barbara W, 80-62 1 22 1 4 5 3 2 1.5 0 0 1 0
Jan 12 Cal Poly W, 77-55 1 21 0 2 2 1 1 1.0 1 0 4 0
Jan 17 at Hawai'i L, 60-52 1 36 1 0 1 3 4 0.8 3 0 3 0
Jan 19 at Cal State Northridge W, 74-62 1 23 1 3 4 0 0 - 1 0 3 0
Jan 24 UC Riverside W, 63-58 1 28 0 2 2 3 4 0.8 1 0 2 0
Jan 26 Cal State Fullerton W, 71-67 1 30 0 2 2 4 1 4.0 1 0 2 0
Feb 2 UC Davis W, 77-64 1 29 0 4 4 3 0 - 2 0 0 0
Feb 7 at Cal Poly L, 67-62 1 24 0 1 1 1 2 0.5 0 0 2 0
Feb 9 at UC Santa Barbara L, 66-53 1 23 0 2 2 2 1 2.0 0 0 3 0
Feb 14 Cal State Northridge W, 66-59 1 28 1 5 6 3 2 1.5 1 0 5 1
Feb 16 Hawai'i W, 80-71 1 34 1 5 6 2 0 - 0 0 1 0
Feb 20 at UC Irvine L, 68-59 1 24 1 1 2 0 0 - 0 0 1 0
Feb 23 at Western Mich. L, 67-62 1 29 1 1 2 3 1 3.0 1 0 2 0
Feb 28 at Cal State Fullerton W, 64-55 1 28 0 4 4 3 3 1.0 1 0 2 0
Mar 2 at UC Riverside W, 70-68 1 32 0 2 2 2 2 1.0 0 0 3 0
Mar 7 UC Irvine W, 70-62 1 29 0 4 4 2 0 - 2 0 1 0
Mar 9 Long Beach State W, 71-51 1 27 2 3 5 2 1 2.0 2 0 1 0
Mar 14 vs. UC Santa Barbara W, 71-68 1 25 1 1 2 2 1 2.0 0 0 2 0
Mar 15 vs. Cal Poly W, 55-53 1 24 0 3 3 1 1 1.0 0 0 2 0
Mar 16 vs. UC Irvine W, 64-55 1 19 2 1 3 0 2 0.0 1 0 2 0
Mar 22 vs. Miami (Fla.) L, 78-49 1 20 1 1 2 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2012-13 35 35 25.2 2.8-7.3 38.0 0.8-2.2 36.8 1.8-2.3 77.5 8.1
2013-14 34 30 28.0 4.2-10.5 40.3 0.4-1.9 22.2 2.2-2.9 75.5 11.1
Total 69 65 26.6 3.5-8.9 39.4 0.6-2.0 30.2 2.0-2.6 76.4 9.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2012-13 35 35 882 97-255 38.0 28-76 36.8 62-80 77.5 284
2013-14 34 30 952 144-357 40.3 14-63 22.2 74-98 75.5 376
Total 69 65 1834 241-612 39.4 42-139 30.2 136-178 76.4 660
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2012-13 35 35 25.2 4.4-11.6 38.0 1.3-3.4 36.8 2.8-3.6 77.5 12.9
2013-14 34 30 28.0 6.1-15.0 40.3 0.6-2.6 22.2 3.1-4.1 75.5 15.8
Total 69 65 26.6 5.3-13.3 39.4 0.9-3.0 30.2 3.0-3.9 76.4 14.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2012-13 35 35 25.2 0.5 3.0 3.5 2.0 0.1 1.9 1.8 1.0 0.9 0.0
2013-14 34 30 28.0 0.6 3.4 4.0 2.4 0.0 2.2 1.6 1.4 0.6 0.0
Total 69 65 26.6 0.6 3.2 3.8 2.2 0.0 2.0 1.7 1.2 0.8 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2012-13 35 35 882 18 104 122 70 2 66 63 1.0 32 0
2013-14 34 30 952 20 117 137 82 0 75 54 1.4 20 1
Total 69 65 1834 38 221 259 152 2 141 117 1.2 52 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2012-13 35 35 25.2 0.8 4.7 5.5 3.2 0.1 3.0 2.9 1.0 1.5 0.0
2013-14 34 30 28.0 0.8 4.9 5.8 3.4 0.0 3.2 2.3 1.4 0.8 0.0
Total 69 65 26.6 0.8 4.8 5.6 3.3 0.0 3.1 2.6 1.2 1.1 0.0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 35 35 25.2 2.8-7.3 38.0 0.8-2.2 36.8 1.8-2.3 77.5 8.1
Conference 18 18 27.8 3.1-7.7 40.6 1.1-2.6 43.5 2.3-3.1 76.4 9.7
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 15 15 24.8 3.2-7.2 44.4 1.3-2.0 63.3 2.5-3.0 84.4 10.2
Away 13 13 26.6 3.1-8.2 37.7 0.6-2.8 22.2 1.4-2.0 69.2 8.2
Neutral 7 7 23.4 1.3-5.9 22.0 0.1-1.4 10.0 0.9-1.3 66.7 3.6

Wins 22 22 25.2 2.8-6.7 42.2 0.9-1.8 51.3 2.1-2.7 78.3 8.7
Losses 13 13 25.2 2.7-8.3 32.4 0.6-2.8 21.6 1.2-1.5 75.0 7.2

November 6 6 23.3 3.0-7.8 38.3 0.3-1.5 22.2 0.7-1.0 66.7 7.0
December 7 7 21.6 3.0-7.1 42.0 0.6-1.7 33.3 1.9-2.1 86.7 8.4
January 7 7 28.0 3.3-7.3 45.1 1.6-3.3 47.8 2.6-3.4 75.0 10.7
February 8 8 27.4 2.6-7.4 35.6 0.9-2.4 36.8 1.5-1.8 85.7 7.6
March 7 7 25.1 2.0-6.9 29.2 0.6-1.9 30.8 2.1-3.0 71.4 6.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 35 35 882 97-255 38.0 28-76 36.8 62-80 77.5 284
Conference 18 18 501 56-138 40.6 20-46 43.5 42-55 76.4 174
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0

Home 15 15 372 48-108 44.4 19-30 63.3 38-45 84.4 153
Away 13 13 346 40-106 37.7 8-36 22.2 18-26 69.2 106
Neutral 7 7 164 9-41 22.0 1-10 10.0 6-9 66.7 25

Wins 22 22 555 62-147 42.2 20-39 51.3 47-60 78.3 191
Losses 13 13 327 35-108 32.4 8-37 21.6 15-20 75.0 93

November 6 6 140 18-47 38.3 2-9 22.2 4-6 66.7 42
December 7 7 151 21-50 42.0 4-12 33.3 13-15 86.7 59
January 7 7 196 23-51 45.1 11-23 47.8 18-24 75.0 75
February 8 8 219 21-59 35.6 7-19 36.8 12-14 85.7 61
March 7 7 176 14-48 29.2 4-13 30.8 15-21 71.4 47
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 35 35 25.2 4.4-11.6 38.0 1.3-3.4 36.8 2.8-3.6 77.5 12.9
Conference 18 18 27.8 4.5-11.0 40.6 1.6-3.7 43.5 3.4-4.4 76.4 13.9
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 15 15 24.8 5.2-11.6 44.4 2.0-3.2 63.3 4.1-4.8 84.4 16.5
Away 13 13 26.6 4.6-12.3 37.7 0.9-4.2 22.2 2.1-3.0 69.2 12.3
Neutral 7 7 23.4 2.2-10.0 22.0 0.2-2.4 10.0 1.5-2.2 66.7 6.1

Wins 22 22 25.2 4.5-10.6 42.2 1.4-2.8 51.3 3.4-4.3 78.3 13.8
Losses 13 13 25.2 4.3-13.2 32.4 1.0-4.5 21.6 1.8-2.4 75.0 11.4

November 6 6 23.3 5.1-13.4 38.3 0.6-2.6 22.2 1.1-1.7 66.7 12.0
December 7 7 21.6 5.6-13.2 42.0 1.1-3.2 33.3 3.4-4.0 86.7 15.6
January 7 7 28.0 4.7-10.4 45.1 2.2-4.7 47.8 3.7-4.9 75.0 15.3
February 8 8 27.4 3.8-10.8 35.6 1.3-3.5 36.8 2.2-2.6 85.7 11.1
March 7 7 25.1 3.2-10.9 29.2 0.9-3.0 30.8 3.4-4.8 71.4 10.7
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 35 35 25.2 0.5 3.0 3.5 2.0 0.1 1.9 1.8 1.0 0.9 0.0
Conference 18 18 27.8 0.4 3.1 3.5 2.1 0.1 2.2 1.6 1.4 1.1 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 15 15 24.8 0.4 3.4 3.8 2.1 0.1 2.3 1.7 1.3 1.1 0.0
Away 13 13 26.6 0.5 2.4 2.9 2.3 0.1 1.8 1.9 1.0 1.1 0.0
Neutral 7 7 23.4 0.7 3.1 3.9 1.3 0.0 1.1 1.7 0.7 0.1 0.0

Wins 22 22 25.2 0.4 3.4 3.8 1.9 0.0 2.0 1.8 1.1 1.0 0.0
Losses 13 13 25.2 0.7 2.2 2.9 2.2 0.1 1.7 1.8 0.9 0.8 0.0

November 6 6 23.3 0.3 3.8 4.2 2.0 0.2 1.8 1.8 1.0 0.7 0.0
December 7 7 21.6 0.4 3.1 3.6 2.1 0.0 1.7 2.6 0.7 1.1 0.0
January 7 7 28.0 0.4 3.0 3.4 2.3 0.0 2.4 2.1 1.1 1.4 0.0
February 8 8 27.4 0.5 2.9 3.4 2.0 0.1 2.1 1.1 1.9 0.6 0.0
March 7 7 25.1 0.9 2.1 3.0 1.6 0.0 1.3 1.4 0.9 0.7 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 35 35 882 18 104 122 70 2 66 63 1.0 32 0
Conference 18 18 501 8 55 63 38 1 40 29 1.4 19 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 15 15 372 6 51 57 31 1 34 26 1.3 17 0
Away 13 13 346 7 31 38 30 1 24 25 1.0 14 0
Neutral 7 7 164 5 22 27 9 0 8 12 0.7 1 0

Wins 22 22 555 9 75 84 41 1 44 39 1.1 21 0
Losses 13 13 327 9 29 38 29 1 22 24 0.9 11 0

November 6 6 140 2 23 25 12 1 11 11 1.0 4 0
December 7 7 151 3 22 25 15 0 12 18 0.7 8 0
January 7 7 196 3 21 24 16 0 17 15 1.1 10 0
February 8 8 219 4 23 27 16 1 17 9 1.9 5 0
March 7 7 176 6 15 21 11 0 9 10 0.9 5 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 35 35 25.2 0.8 4.7 5.5 3.2 0.1 3.0 2.9 1.0 1.5 0.0
Conference 18 18 27.8 0.6 4.4 5.0 3.0 0.1 3.2 2.3 1.4 1.5 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 15 15 24.8 0.6 5.5 6.1 3.3 0.1 3.7 2.8 1.3 1.8 0.0
Away 13 13 26.6 0.8 3.6 4.4 3.5 0.1 2.8 2.9 1.0 1.6 0.0
Neutral 7 7 23.4 1.2 5.4 6.6 2.2 0.0 2.0 2.9 0.7 0.2 0.0

Wins 22 22 25.2 0.6 5.4 6.1 3.0 0.1 3.2 2.8 1.1 1.5 0.0
Losses 13 13 25.2 1.1 3.5 4.6 3.5 0.1 2.7 2.9 0.9 1.3 0.0

November 6 6 23.3 0.6 6.6 7.1 3.4 0.3 3.1 3.1 1.0 1.1 0.0
December 7 7 21.6 0.8 5.8 6.6 4.0 0.0 3.2 4.8 0.7 2.1 0.0
January 7 7 28.0 0.6 4.3 4.9 3.3 0.0 3.5 3.1 1.1 2.0 0.0
February 8 8 27.4 0.7 4.2 4.9 2.9 0.2 3.1 1.6 1.9 0.9 0.0
March 7 7 25.1 1.4 3.4 4.8 2.5 0.0 2.0 2.3 0.9 1.1 0.0