Marvin Vitatoe

Position: Guard

St. Joseph “Pilots” (’69)

 

Vitatoe was one of the top basketball players to come out of the East Bay in the late 60s. In 1969, he helped lead the Pilots to their first Catholic Athletic League title in 27 years when they posted a 26-7 record and made it to the Tournament of Champions (TOC) basketball tournament. That season he averaged 17.2 points and 11.6 rebounds per game and was selected All-CAL, All East Bay & All Nor-Cal and earned a basketball scholarship to national powerhouse UCLA.

 

Vitatoe played on the UCLA freshman team in 1969-70. He redshirted the next year and did not appear in any games during the 1971-72 season. Vitatoe eventually transferred to the University of Hawaii and played two years for the Rainbows. Vitatoe was an all-around great athlete who also competed for the University of Hawaii Track & Field team. He is a member of the St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

Career Statistics: UCLA 1970-72, University of Hawaii 1972-74

Year

Games

FG

FGA

FG%

FT

FTA

FT%

PTS

PPG

RBG

APG

1970-71

0

DNP-Redshirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1971-72

0

DNP-Coaches Decision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972-73

26

112

226

49.6

19

24

79.2

243

9.3

1.4

2.1

1973-74

16

32

76

42.1

2

9

22.2

66

4.1

1.1

1.5

Totals

42

144

302

47.7

21

33

63.6

309

7.4

1.3

1.9