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Players/Coaches Movement in Finland in 2016-2017
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Updated on: April 25, 2017

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  BC NOKIA  
Players Joined
 Javier Duren  USA (193-G-93)  from Kaposvari (Hungary)  
 Aleksi Akpaso  (192-SG-92)  from Kauhajoki (Korisliiga)  
 Papa Dia  Senegalese (208-F-87)  from Viola RC (Italy)  
 Ville Haapoja  (200-SF-98)  from Pyrinto II (1st Division)  
 Waltteri Makela  (185-PG-98)  from Pyrinto II (1st Division)  
 Kentwan Smith  Bahamas (203-F-91)  from Nogales (Mexico)  
Players Left
 Daniel Bailey  USA (196-G-90)  to KTP Basket (Korisliiga)  
 Joni Herrala  (192-PG-94)  to KTP Basket (Korisliiga)  
 Antti Kaivonen  (199-F-91)  to Raholan Pyrkiva (1st Division)  
 Lassi Kilpinen  (185-PG-93)  to Pyrinto (Korisliiga)  
 David Kravish  USA (208-F/C-92)  to Energa Czarni (Poland)  
 Dragan Labovic  Serbian (207-F/C-87)  to Karpos Sokoli (FYR Macedonia)  
 Vuk Malidzan  (193-PG-88)  to Dunav SB (Serbia)  
Players Stayed
 Daniel Dolenc  (205-C-93)
 Niko Mattila  (192-PG-94)
 Isaiah Wilkerson  USA (191-G-90)
 Henri Hirvikoski  (191-G/F-86)
 Eldar Skamo  (198-F-86)
 Joni Harjula  (189-G-83)
Free Agents
 Antti Nikkila  (210-C-78)
 Timo Riihela  (193-G-80)
Coaches Joined
 Ville Tuominen  from Bakken (Denmark)  
 Tero Vasell  from Pyrinto II (1st Division)  

  HELSINKI SEAGULLS  
Players Joined
 Remy Abell  USA (193-G-92)  from Xavier (NCAA)  
 Raymond Cowels III  USA (193-F/G-90)  from Nelson G. (New Zealand)  
 Gerald Lee  USA Finnish (208-C-87)  from Le Mans (France)  
 Devonte Upson  USA (206-C-93)  from Starwings (Switzerland)  
 Alex Vaenerberg  Swiss Finnish (183-G-92)  from Salon Vilpas (Korisliiga)  
Players Left
 Deremy Geiger  USA (180-PG-90)  to SAP Vaucluse (France)  
 Vaino Haajanen  (200-C-97)  to Karkkila (1st Division)  
 Antti Hammainen  (199-F-97)  to Munkkiniemen (1st Division)  
 Eero Sahlberg  (188-G-90)  to PuHu Juniorit (1st Division)  
 Teemu Sulonen  (188-G/F-94)  to FoKoPo (1st Division)  
 Lauri Toivonen  (201-F-91)  to Espoo United (1st Division)  
 Terrence Watson  USA (200-F-87)  to Hapoel K/S (Israel)  
Players Stayed
 Jason Conley  USA (196-G-81)
 Timo Heinonen  (198-F-81)
 Antto Nikkarinen  (185-PG-91)
 Carl Lindbom  (206-SF-91)
 Antti Niskanen  (188-G-86)
Free Agents
 Nanayaw Awuah Addae  (175-G-84)

  JOENSUUN KATAJA BASKET  
Players Joined
 Kervin Bristol  USA Haitian (206-C-88)  from Bipa Basket (Ukraine)  
 Darryl Bryant  USA (185-PG-90)  from Szolnok (Hungary)  
 Jarekious Bradley  USA (196-G/F-90)  from Iskra Svit (Slovakia)  
 Rion Brown  USA (198-SG-91)  from Brussels (Belgium)  
 Joey King  USA (206-F-93)  from minnesota (NCAA)  
 Vesa Makalainen  (200-SF-86)  from Lahti (1st Division)  
 Daniel Mullings  Canadian (188-G-91)  from Jianghuai (China)  
 Ilari Seppala  (188-G-93)  from Kouvot (Korisliiga)  
Players Left
 Carson Desrosiers  USA (213-F-91)  to Trikalla (Greece)  
 Tony Easley  USA (206-C-87)  to Eurobasket Roma (Italy)  
 Jerald Fields  USA (201-F/C-82)  to Lahti (1st Division)  
 Thomas Scrubb  British Canadian (198-F-91)  to Giessen 46ers (Germany)  
 Trevis Simpson  USA (193-G/F-91)  to Hyeres-Toulon (France)  
 Marius Van Andringa  (189-G-94)  to Lapua (Korisliiga)  
 Byron Wesley  USA (196-G-92)  to MKS DG (Poland)  
 Lamayn Wilson  USA (203-PF-80)  to Blois (France)  
Players Stayed
 Johannes Lasaroff  (178-PG-95)
 Atte Perttu  (202-C-90)
 Tommi Huolila  (198-PF-93)
 Jesse Niemi  (194-F/G-90)
 Teemu Rannikko  (189-PG-80)
Free Agents
 Petri Virtanen  (183-PG-80)
Coaches Joined
 Greg Gibson  USA  from Bisons Loimaa (2nd Division)  

  KARHU KAUHAJOKI  
Players Joined
 Devonne Giles  USA (203-F-83)  from Prievidza (Slovakia)  
 Austin Hollins  USA (195-F/G-91)  from Denain (France)  
 Kammeon Holsey  (203-F-90)  from Grand Rapids D. (D-League)  
 Joonas Lehtoranta  (194-SG-94)  from KTP Basket (Korisliiga)  
 Tate Unruh  USA (193-G-90)  from Marso NYKK (Hungary)  
 DeVaughn Washington  USA (202-F-89)  from Shinshu BW (Japan)  
Players Left
 Aleksi Akpaso  (192-SG-92)  to BC Nokia (Korisliiga)  
 Cade Davis  USA (197-F/G-88)  to Chieti (Italy)  
 Antti Kanervo  (192-SG-89)  to Roanne (France)  
 Lawrence Kinnard  USA (203-F-86)  to Lapua (Korisliiga)  
 Mikko Koivisto  (194-SG-87)  to Salon Vilpas (Korisliiga)  
 Kevin Ware  USA (188-G-93)  to MMCITE Brno (Czech Rep.)  
 James Weatherspoon  USA (198-F-92)  to Baerum Basket (Norway)  
Players Stayed
 Julius Alakortes  (182-PG-99)
 Perttu Salmi  (191-G/F-98)
 Samuli Vanttaja  (210-F/C-91)
 Juho-Matti Lehtoranta  (195-SF-89)
 Valtteri Pihlajamaki  (185-G-97)
 Bojan Sarcevic  Bosnia and Herzegovina (190-G-88)
Free Agents
 Timothy Troutman  USA (208-F-91)

  KOUVOT KOUVOLA  (Champion)  
Players Joined
 Niki Ahola  (200-F-98)  from KTP II (1st Division)  
 Nicolai Andersen  Danish (203-C-96)  from HoNsU Basket (1st Division)  
 Raheem Appleby  USA (190-G-93)  from Apollon (Cyprus)  
 Rakeem Buckles  USA (203-F-90)  from Vechta (Germany)  
 Michael Cuffee  USA (195-G-83)  from Bourg (France)  
 Osku Heinonen  (194-G/F-92)  from Pyrinto (Korisliiga)  
 Paris Horne  USA (191-G-87)  from Rovinari (Romania)  
 Henri Kantonen  (197-G-97)  from Jarvenpaa (1st Division)  
 Steven Pledger  USA (193-G-90)  from Agua Prieta (Mexico)  
 Ilmari Toikkanen  (207-G-96)  from PuHu Juniorit (1st Division)  
Players Left
 Cedric Latimer  (198-F-87)  to ToPo (1st Division)  
 Alexander Madsen  (207-F/C-95)  to USK Praha (Czech Rep.)  
 D.J. Richardson  USA (190-G-91)  to Spirou (Belgium)  
 Ilari Seppala  (188-G-93)  to Kataja Basket (Korisliiga)  
 Malik Story  USA (196-F/G-90)  to Moncton M. (Canada)  
Players Stayed
 Miikka Luosmaa  USA (204-F-94)
 Arttu Saarijarvi  (200-G-96)
 Ville Kaunisto  (204-PF-82)
 Teemu Knihtinen  (195-G/F-98)
 Tuomas Hirvonen  (181-PG-96)
Free Agents
 Kyle Shiloh  USA (190-G-85)
Coaches Joined
 Pieti Poikola  from Tindastoll (Iceland)  
 Juho Kailio  from Korikouvot (1st Division)  

  KTP BASKET KOTKA  
Players Joined
 Daniel Bailey  USA (196-G-90)  from BC Nokia (Korisliiga)  
 Manuel Barnes  French (197-F-92)  from Baker University (NAIA)  
 Tre' Bennett  USA (178-PG-92)  from Angelo St. (NCAA2)  
 Sherman Gay  Jamaican USA (201-F/C-82)  from Vichy Clermont (France)  
 Joni Herrala  (192-PG-94)  from BC Nokia (Korisliiga)  
 Villematti Kopio  (182-SG-92)  from Bisons Loimaa (2nd Division)  
 Monyea Pratt  USA (196-SF-85)  from Salon Vilpas (Korisliiga)  
 Mathias Rosqvist  (190-SG-99)  from KTP II (1st Division)  
Players Left
 Lamb Autrey  USA (191-G-89)  to BK Pardubice (Czech Rep.)  
 Darren Duncan  USA (182-PG-88)  to Windsor Exp. (Canada)  
 Samuel Haanpaa  (203-G/F-86)  to Obras Basket (Argentina)  
 Alex Herrera  USA (206-C-92)  to Castello (Spain)  
 Miki Kuusisto  (194-PG-94)  to ToPo (1st Division)  
 Joonas Lehtoranta  (194-SG-94)  to Kauhajoki (Korisliiga)  
 Tomi Lommi  (193-F-96)  to TuNMKY (1st Division)  
 Michael Pounds  (189-G-88)  to Salon Vilpas (Korisliiga)  
Players Stayed
 Mikael Aalto  (204-F/C-94)
 Markus Molenius  (200-F-92)
 Severi Kaukiainen  (180-PG-98)
 Joona Tuomala  (197-SG-97)
 Vili Nyman  (198-G/F-98)
Coaches Joined
 Ray Ailus  from Solna Vikings (Sweden)  

  LAPUAN KORIKOBRAT  
Players Joined
 Mario Edwards  USA (191-G-88)  from Kosice (Slovakia)  
 Jamal Jones  (203-G-93)  from Delaware 87ers (D-League)  
 Lawrence Kinnard  USA (203-F-86)  from Kauhajoki (Korisliiga)  
 Marius Van Andringa  (189-G-94)  from Kataja Basket (Korisliiga)  
 Damon Williams  USA (201-F-73)  from Pyrinto (Korisliiga)  
Players Left
 Damen Bell-Holter  USA (206-F/C-90)  to Agrigento (Italy)  
 Stephen Hurt  USA (211-F-93)  to Hopsi Polzela (Slovenia)  
 Lamont Jones  USA (183-PG-90)  to Mornar Bar (Montenegro)  
 Panu Peltokangas  (201-F-92)  to Korihait (Korisliiga)  
 Pyry Rainamaa  (194-G-90)  to PuHu Juniorit (1st Division)  
 Jussi Salo  (185-G-92)  to JyWe (1st Division)  
Players Stayed
 Aubrey Conerly  USA (182-PG-83)
 Dom Morris  USA (201-F-90)
 Perttu Blomgren  (188-G-1)
 Tuomas Viertola  (193-F-90)
 Roni Hyvarinen  (186-G-97)
 Jussi Turja  (194-G-90)
 Ville Turja  (193-F/G-83)
Coaches Joined
 Damion Dantzler  from Bisons Loimaa (2nd Division)  

  PYRINTO TAMPERE  
Players Joined
 Kelvin Lewis  USA (195-G-88)  from Sopron KC (Hungary)  
 Tyrone Nelson  USA (206-F-85)  from Welcome (Uruguay)  
 J'Nathan Bullock  USA (196-F-87)  from Elitzur Yavne (Israel)  
 Wally Judge  USA (208-F-90)  from Alba (Hungary)  
 Lassi Kilpinen  (185-PG-93)  from BC Nokia (Korisliiga)  
 Andre Stringer  USA (178-PG-91)  from Start Lublin (Poland)  
 Terrell Vinson  USA (201-F-90)  from CDU Catolica (Chile)  
Players Left
 Osku Heinonen  (194-G/F-92)  to Kouvot (Korisliiga)  
 Tyrone Kent  (196-F-86)  to Chicago B. (MPBA)  
 Mikael Sandberg  (210-C-91)  to TuNMKY (1st Division)  
 Damon Williams  USA (201-F-73)  to Lapua (Korisliiga)  
Players Stayed
 Joonas Caven  (211-F-93)
 Justus Kilpinen  (193-G-93)
 Antero Lehto  (185-PG-84)
 Ricky Minard  USA (196-F/G-82)
 Joonas Pentti  (190-G-96)
 Petri Heinonen  (207-PF-88)
 Topias Palmi  (194-SG-94)
 Ville Pekkola  (190-G-89)
Free Agents
 Esian Henderson  USA (205-PF-86)
 Andrais Thornton  USA (204-F/C-85)

  SALON VILPAS VIKINGS  
Players Joined
 Brandon Edwards  USA (198-F-91)  from AGOR (Greece)  
 Juho Nenonen  (202-SF-87)  from Olimpico LB (Argentina)  
 Nate Buss  USA (206-F-92)  from Keravnos (Cyprus)  
 Al'Lonzo Coleman  USA (201-F-89)  from Agua Prieta (Mexico)  
 Tiel Daniels  USA (200-F-92)  from colorado state (NCAA)  
 Aatu Kivimaki  (186-PG-97)  from Karkkila (1st Division)  
 Mikko Koivisto  (194-SG-87)  from Kauhajoki (Korisliiga)  
 Topias Kuukkanen  (187-G-92)  from FoKoPo (1st Division)  
 Riku Laine  (197-F-97)  from FoKoPo (1st Division)  
 Henri Niemisto  (196-F-96)  from Bisons Loimaa (2nd Division)  
 Saah Nimley  USA Liberian (173-PG-93)  from Nevezis (Lithuania)  
 Matias Ojala  (199-PF-89)  from Bisons Loimaa (2nd Division)  
 Michael Pounds  (189-G-88)  from KTP Basket (Korisliiga)  
 Juwan Staten  USA (185-PG-92)  from Mons-Hainaut (Belgium)  
 Desmond Williams  USA (199-G-91)  from S.Connecticut (NCAA2)  
Players Left
 Joni Arell  (183-F-98)  to PeU-Basket (1st Division)  
 Austin Dufault  USA (205-PF-90)  to Sopron KC (Hungary)  
 Ville Hanninen  (193-G-95)  to Ura Basket (1st Division)  
 Ilmari Kallio  (191-G-92)  to Oulun NMKY (1st Division)  
 Monyea Pratt  USA (196-SF-85)  to KTP Basket (Korisliiga)  
 Alex Vaenerberg  Swiss Finnish (183-G-92)  to Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga)  
Players Stayed
 Okko Jarvi  (193-F-96)
 Jesse Rakkolainen  (187-G-97)
Free Agents
 Tuomas Saarinen  (181-PG-98)
 Olli Kanerva  (198-F-96)
Coaches Joined
 Joonas Iisalo  from FoKoPo (1st Division)  

  UU-KORIHAIT UUSIKAUPUNKI  (Promoted)  
Players Joined
 Gary Johnson  USA (198-F-91)  from Sparta (Luxembourg)  
 Aapeli Alanen  (201-SF-96)  from Bisons Loimaa (2nd Division)  
 Emmanuel Holloway  USA (185-G-86)  from Boncourt (Switzerland)  
 Eric McAlister  USA (204-F-90)  from Suncoast PC (Australia)  
 Panu Peltokangas  (201-F-92)  from Lapua (Korisliiga)  
Players Left
 Petteri Ruutiainen  (207-C-95)  to HNMKY U23 (1st Division)  
Players Stayed
 Valtteri Hyytinen  (189-G-97)
 Vesa-Pekka Laine  (179-PG-94)
 Mikael Herbert  (205-PF-93)
 Marcus Van  USA (201-F/C-87)
 Jaakko Lahti  (184-PG-97)
 Eero Lehtonen  (196-G-98)
 Mikko Jalonen  (186-PG-82)
Free Agents
 James Crowder  USA (198-F-86)
 Akseli Makela  (201-F-98)
 Valtteri Jarvenpaa  (189-G-98)

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