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Korisliiga Standings
 1. Salon Vilpas 28-8 
 2. Kataja Basket 25-11 
 3. Helsinki Seagulls 25-11 
 4. Kauhajoki 21-15 
 5. Lapua 17-19 
 6. Kouvot 16-20 
 7. BC Nokia 16-20 
 8. Pyrinto 14-22 
 9. KTP Basket 13-23 
 10. Korihait 5-31 
Last:4/2/2017
1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 20-7 
 2. Espoo United 18-8 
 3. ToPo 16-11 
 4. Oulun NMKY 15-12 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 14-13 
 6. HBA-Marsky 11-16 
 7. Porvoon Tarmo 11-16 
 8. FoKoPo 10-17 
 9. Pyrinto II 10-17 
 10. Jarvenpaa 9-17 
Division B
 1. PuHu Juniorit 22-4 
 2. TuNMKY 21-5 
 3. Ura Basket 19-7 
 4. Korikouvot 16-10 
 5. HyPo 15-9 
 6. Espoo Basket 14-10 
 7. Raholan Pyrkiva 12-12 
 8. HNMKY U23 10-14 
 9. Karkkila 7-17 
 10. PeU-Basket 7-17 
 11. Munkkiniemen 6-18 
 12. JyWe 6-18 
 13. Namika Lr 5-19 
Last:3/20/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antwan SCOTT
  KTP Basket
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 22
 1. Scott, KTP Basket22.0 
 2. Jones, Lapua21.5 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.2 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.1 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.17.3 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.2 
 7. Morris, Lapua16.8 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto15.8 
 9. Bryant, Kataja B.15.7 
 10. Holsey, Kauhajoki15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Van, Korihait10.5 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.5 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.5 
 6. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 7. Bristol, Kataja B.7.7 
 8. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto7.6 
 10. Morris, Lapua7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.3 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket6.7 
 3. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.5 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.5 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.3 
 7. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 9. Edwards, Lapua4.1 
 10. Hirvonen, Kouvot3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.2 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 6. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 7. Scott, KTP Basket1.6 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.5 
 9. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.5 
 10. Nelson, Pyrinto1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Bristol, Kataja B.1.7 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 4. Van, Korihait1.1 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 6. Bailey, KTP Basket0.9 
 7. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 8. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 9. Nelson, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 
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Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 20, 2013


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Finnish players, who play currently abroad.


Petteri Koponen
Petteri Koponen
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88, currently plays in Russia), who plays in the Russian PBL. He could not help Khimky (8-4) in their last game. Despite Koponen's very good performance Khimky lost 82-97 at home to the lower-ranked (#6) BC Nizhny Novgorod. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Koponen also added 3 steals in 26 minutes on the court. This year Koponen averages: 7.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.3apg, 3FGP: 38.9% and FT: 87.5% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Sasu Salin
Sasu Salin
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Sasu Salin (192-91, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Slovenia. Salin was not able to help Un.Olimpija (13-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Un.Olimpija was edged in an overtime 85-82 on their home court in Ljubljana by the lower-ranked HKK Siroki WWin (#11). Salin recorded 10 points. His team will play only one more game in the Adriatic League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Salin belongs to league's most steals and is ranked #4. His overall stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 46.3%, 3FGP: 33.0% and FT: 70.6%. Salin is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Shawn Huff
Shawn Huff
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Shawn Huff (198-84, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Italy). He led Upea CdO to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Fileni BPA Jesi (8-13) crushing them 116-91 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Huff was MVP of the game. He recorded 25 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 31 minutes. It was his first game for Upea CdO this season. His team is placed 11th in the Lega2. Huff is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Teemu Rannikko
Teemu Rannikko
   #4. An experienced point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80, currently plays in Adriatic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sasu Salin and both played together in the last Adriatic League game. Rannikko was not able to secure a victory for Un.Olimpija (13-12) in their game against HKK Siroki WWin (9-16). He recorded 5 points and added 4 assists. Un.Olimpija was edged in an overtime 85-82 on their home court in Ljubljana by the lower-ranked HKK Siroki WWin (#11). Rannikko's overall stats this season are: 6.8ppg, 1.1rpg and 3.2apg. He is also Finnish national team player.

Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee
   #5. International center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU, currently plays in Eurocup) couldn't help Buducnost (3-3) in their game against Lokomotiv (5-1) in the Eurocup. Lee scored 8 points in 24 minutes. The second-placed Buducnost was crushed 90-65 on the road by the leading Lokomotiv in the group I of Eurocup. It's Lee's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 8.8ppg and 3.4rpg in the 14 games. Lee is a naturalized American. He plays currently for the Finnish national team. Strangely Lee has never played in Finland.

Ville Kaunisto
Ville Kaunisto
   #6. Forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82, currently plays in France) was the major contributor in Blois' victory against the closely-ranked La Rochelle (13-11) 92-76 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. He scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. ADA Blois Basket (13-9) is placed seventh in the NM1. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Kaunisto is ranked second on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Kaunisto averages: 17.6ppg, 11.2rpg and 1.7apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #7. International guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: FCM, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Solna Vikings (20-13) in their game against Sodertalje Kings (24-9) in the Swedish Basketligan. Ahonen scored 9 points in 21 minutes. But Solna Vikings lost 71-79 in Sodertalje to the higher-ranked (#3) Kings. Ahonen has relatively good stats this year: 10.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 4.1apg in the 32 games. He is also Finnish national team player.

Lauri Toivonen
Lauri Toivonen
   #8. Forward Lauri Toivonen (201-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the one of league's weakest teams UTPA (5-3) in their game against the Chicago State University (2-6) in the NCAA. Toivonen scored 6 points. The UTPA was defeated 63-55 in Chicago, IL by the Chicago State University. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. This season Toivonen has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 4.1apg. He used to play for the Finnish university national team back in 2011.


Other top Finnish players, who play abroad:

Emir Sulejmanovic (204-C/F-95) plays for Un.Olimpija in Slovenian Telemach League
Joonas Caven (211-C/F-93) plays for FIATC Joventut in Spanish ACB
Tuukka Kotti (205-PF-81) plays for Vanoli Cremona in Italian SerieA
Kristjan Rinaldo (192-G/F-91) plays for TTU in Estonian KML
Joonatan Torbica (180-G-98) plays for TV 1862 Langen in German ProB
Iikka Maki (191-SF-94) plays for Sant Nicolau in Spanish EBA
Roberto Alexander Mantovani (200-F-94) plays for AEL in Cypriot Division A  




Rakeem
Buckles
Lille signs Rakeem Buckles, ex Kouvot - 21 hours ago
Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) signed 27-year old American forward Rakeem Buckles (203-98kg-90, college: FIU). He played last season at Kouvot in Finnish Korisliiga. In 37 games he had 14.5ppg, 9.5rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.0spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention. Buckles also played that season for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL where in 5 games he recorded just 2.4ppg and 2.0rpg. Buckles' college team won Big East Tournam...   [read more]
Kauhajoki signs Henri Kantonen - 6 days ago
Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) signed 20-year old guard Henri Kantonen (197-97) from Kouvot. But in 27 Korisliiga games he had just 1.8ppg and 1.3rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division B Honorable Mention. The previous (15-16) season Kantonen played at Jarvenpaan Koripalloseura (1st Division) where in 30 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.7apg. Quite impressive season as he was na...   [read more]

Hannes
Koskinen
Hannes Koskinen is a newcomer at Lahti - 7 days ago
Lahti Basketball (1st Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old swingman Hannes Koskinen (198-98) from KaU Koris Karkkila. Koskinen has played there for the last four years. In 18 1st Division games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.6spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division B Honorable Mention. He played in the final of Finnish 1st Division Division B in 2014. Koskinen represented Fi...   [read more]


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