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Players/Coaches Movement in Finland in summer 2017
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Updated on: September 19, 2017

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  BC NOKIA  
Players Joined
 Vincent Council  USA (188-PG-90)  from Koroivos (Greece)  
 Lawrence Gilbert  USA (200-F-86)  from Atomeromu (Hungary)  
 Leyton Hammonds  USA (203-SF-94)  from Oklahoma St. (NCAA)  
 Thomas Laerke  (195-G/F-91)  from Bakken (Denmark)  
Players Left
 Kwame Alexander  USA (201-C-90)  to Hitech (Thailand)  
 Kentwan Smith  Bahamas (203-F-91)  to Levice (Slovakia)  
 Isaiah Wilkerson  USA (191-G-90)  to Legia (Poland)  
Free Agents
 Javier Duren  USA (193-G-93)
 Aleksi Akpaso  (192-SG-92)
 Papa Dia  Senegalese (208-F-87)
 Ville Haapoja  (200-SF-98)
 Waltteri Makela  (185-PG-98)
 Daniel Dolenc  (205-C-93)
 Niko Mattila  (192-PG-94)
 Henri Hirvikoski  (191-G/F-86)
 Eldar Skamo  (198-F-86)
 Joni Harjula  (189-G-83)

  ESPOO UNITED  (Promoted)  
Players Joined
 Samuel Haanpaa  (203-G/F-86)  from Obras Basket (Argentina)  
Players Stayed
 Tuomas Ebeling  (205-C-93)
 Topi Halme  (195-G-96)
Free Agents
 Omar Calhoun  USA (198-G-93)
 Juho Gummerus  (198-F-97)
 Lasse Gummerus  (200-F-97)
 Jesse Haapanen  (187-SG-97)
 Akseli Hartikainen  (195-F-96)
 Jeb Ivey  USA (190-PG-80)
 Jouko Jarvinen  (192-G-87)
 Tero Laitinen  (201-F-87)
 Ville Makalainen  (194-F-85)
 Ilkka Sirola  (198-F-86)
 Lauri Toivonen  (201-F-91)
 Anselmi Vanjoki  (193-G-88)

  HELSINKI SEAGULLS  
Players Joined
 Jesper Granlund  (193-F-0)  from HyPo (1st Division)  
 Derek Jackson  USA (185-PG-91)  from Oberwart (Austria)  
 Antti Kanervo  (192-SG-89)  from Roanne (France)  
 Tuukka Kotti  (205-PF-81)  from Crailsheim (Germany)  
 Sakari Laakso  (194-PG-97)  from PuHu Juniorit (1st Division)  
Players Left
 Raymond Cowels III  USA (193-F/G-90)  to Hyeres-Toulon (France)  
 Gerald Lee  USA Finnish (208-C-87)  to Maccabi Ashdod (Israel)  
 Carl Lindbom  (206-SF-91)  to Juventus (Lithuania)  
 Antto Nikkarinen  (185-PG-91)  to Jamtland (Sweden)  
 Devonte Upson  USA (206-F-93)  to Rapla (Estonia)  
Players Stayed
 Remy Abell  USA (193-G-92)
 Jyri Eboreime  (185-G-98)
 Antti Niskanen  (188-G-86)
Free Agents
 Alex Vaenerberg  Swiss Finnish (183-G-92)
 Ricky Waxlax  (194-SG-99)
 Jason Conley  USA (196-G-81)
 Timo Heinonen  (198-F-81)

  JOENSUUN KATAJA BASKET  (Champion)  
Players Joined
 Daniel Bejarano  USA (193-G-91)  from Hermosillo (Mexico)  
 Emil Djeen  (183-G-94)  from ToPo (1st Division)  
 Matthew Hezekiah  USA (206-F/C-92)  from IRT Tanger (Morocco)  
 Mikael Kauhanen  (202-F-94)  from Porvoon Tarmo (1st Division)  
 Alex Marzette  USA (196-G-93)  from CAB Madeira (Portugal)  
 Alex Murphy  USA Finnish (206-F-93)  from Northeastern (NCAA)  
 Damier Pitts  USA (177-PG-89)  from Valmiera (Latvia)  
 Wesley Saunders  USA (196-G/F-93)  from Goettingen (Germany)  
Players Left
 Jarekious Bradley  USA (196-G/F-90)  to Braunschweig (Germany)  
 Kervin Bristol  USA Haitian (206-C-88)  to Budivelnyk (Ukraine)  
 Rion Brown  USA (198-SG-91)  to Dijon (France)  
 Teemu Rannikko  (189-PG-80)  to Salon Vilpas (Korisliiga)  
Free Agents
 Darryl Bryant  USA (185-PG-90)
 Joey King  USA (206-F-93)
 Vesa Makalainen  (200-SF-86)
 Daniel Mullings  Canadian (189-G-91)
 Ilari Seppala  (188-G-93)
 Johannes Lasaroff  (178-PG-95)
 Atte Perttu  (202-C-90)
 Tommi Huolila  (198-PF-93)
 Jesse Niemi  (194-F/G-90)

  KARHU KAUHAJOKI  
Players Joined
 Marcus Allen  USA (191-G)  from Stanford (NCAA)  
 Fuquan Edwin  USA (198-G-91)  from Sigal Prishtina (Kosovo)  
 Henri Kantonen  (197-G-97)  from Kouvot (Korisliiga)  
 Stephen Maxwell  USA (201-F-93)  from London L. (Canada)  
 Flenard Whitfield  USA (200-F-90)  from KW Titans (Canada)  
Players Left
 Devonne Giles  USA (203-F-83)  to Pyrinto (Korisliiga)  
 Austin Hollins  USA (195-F/G-91)  to Giessen 46ers (Germany)  
 Kammeon Holsey  USA (203-F-90)  to Byblos (Lebanon)  
 Tate Unruh  USA (193-G-90)  to Limburg United (Belgium)  
 DeVaughn Washington  USA (202-F-89)  to Balkan (Bulgaria)  
Players Stayed
 Jussi Myllyniemi  (186-G-0)
 Perttu Salmi  (191-G/F-98)
 Valtteri Pihlajamaki  (185-G-97)
Free Agents
 Joonas Lehtoranta  (194-SG-94)
 Niko Mantere  (191-G-0)
 Samuli Vanttaja  (210-F/C-91)
 Juho-Matti Lehtoranta  (195-SF-89)
 Bojan Sarcevic  Bosnia and Herzegovina (190-G-88)

  KOUVOT KOUVOLA  
Players Joined
 James Sinclair  USA (190-G-93)  from Monthey (Switzerland)  
 Jamie Skeen  USA (205-F-88)  from Sopron KC (Hungary)  
Players Left
 Raheem Appleby  USA (190-G-93)  to Trikalla (Greece)  
 Rakeem Buckles  USA (203-F-90)  to Lille (France)  
 Michael Cuffee  USA (195-G-83)  to Crailsheim (Germany)  
 Osku Heinonen  (194-G/F-92)  to Pyrinto (Korisliiga)  
 Henri Kantonen  (197-G-97)  to Kauhajoki (Korisliiga)  
 Miikka Luosmaa  (204-F/C-94)  to Salon Vilpas (Korisliiga)  
 Steven Pledger  USA (193-G-90)  to Abejas (Mexico)  
Players Stayed
 Ville Kaunisto  (204-PF-82)
Free Agents
 Niki Ahola  (200-F-98)
 Nicolai Andersen  Danish (203-C-96)
 Ilmari Toikkanen  (207-G-96)
 Arttu Saarijarvi  (200-G-96)
 Teemu Knihtinen  (195-G/F-98)
 Tuomas Hirvonen  (181-PG-96)

  KTP BASKET KOTKA  
Players Joined
 Jahsha Bluntt  USA (198-G-84)  from Quimper (France)  
 Deon Edwin  U.S. Virgin Islands (190-G-92)  from Kent St. (NCAA)  
 Kenneth Simms  USA (205-C-86)  from Kaposvari (Hungary)  
Players Left
 Monyea Pratt  USA (196-SF-85)  to CSU Sibiu (Romania)  
 Ian Young  Trinidad and Tobago USA (191-PG-81)  to Culiacan (Mexico)  
Free Agents
 Daniel Bailey  USA (196-G-90)
 Manuel Barnes  French (197-F-92)
 Tre' Bennett  USA (178-PG-92)
 Joni Herrala  (192-PG-94)
 Villematti Kopio  (182-SG-92)
 Mathias Rosqvist  (190-SG-99)
 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)

  LAPUAN KORIKOBRAT  
Players Joined
 Christopher Ortiz  Puerto Rican USA (203-F-93)  from Etha (Cyprus)  
 Lucas Woodhouse  USA Italian (190-G)  from Stony Brook (NCAA)  
Players Left
 Mario Edwards  USA (191-G-88)  to Kymis (Greece)  
 Jamal Jones  USA (203-G-93)  to Tezenis Verona (Italy)  
 Lawrence Kinnard  USA (203-F-86)  to CSU Sibiu (Romania)  
 Dom Morris  USA (201-F-90)  to Charleville (France)  
Free Agents
 Ilkka Keski-Saari  (200-C-90)
 Marius Van Andringa  (189-G-94)
 Damon Williams  USA (201-F-73)
 Aubrey Conerly  USA (182-PG-83)
 Perttu Blomgren  (188-SG-1)
 Tuomas Viertola  (193-F-90)
 Roni Hyvarinen  (186-G-97)
 Jussi Turja  (194-G-90)
 Ville Turja  (193-F/G-83)

  PYRINTO TAMPERE  
Players Joined
 Brian Asbury  USA (201-SF-86)  from Mauricio Baez (Dominican Rep.)  
 Devonne Giles  USA (203-F-83)  from Kauhajoki (Korisliiga)  
 Juan'Ya Green  USA (188-G-92)  from Kymis (Greece)  
 Osku Heinonen  (194-G/F-92)  from Kouvot (Korisliiga)  
 Kenny Manigault  USA (196-G/F-91)  from AZS Koszalin (Poland)  
Players Left
 J'Nathan Bullock  USA (196-F-87)  to Rain or Shine (Philippines)  
 Terrell Vinson  USA (201-F-90)  to Njardvik (Iceland)  
Players Stayed
 Lassi Kilpinen  (185-PG-93)
Free Agents
 Kelvin Lewis  USA (195-G-88)
 Tyrone Nelson  USA Turkish (206-F-85)
 Wally Judge  USA (208-F-90)
 Andre Stringer  USA (178-PG-91)
 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)

  SALON VILPAS VIKINGS  
Players Joined
 Canyon Barry  USA (198-G-94)  from Florida (NCAA)  
 Tobin Carberry  USA (193-G-91)  from Thor Thorl (Iceland)  
 Javontae Hawkins  USA (196-G-93)  from Fordham (NCAA)  
 Aaron Jones  USA (206-F-93)  from Huracanes PP (Dominican Rep.)  
 Miikka Luosmaa  (204-F/C-94)  from Kouvot (Korisliiga)  
 Juho Nenonen  (202-SF-87)  from Olimpico LB (Argentina)  
 Teemu Rannikko  (189-PG-80)  from Kataja Basket (Korisliiga)  
Players Left
 Nate Buss  USA (206-F-92)  to Frankston (Australia)  
 Al'Lonzo Coleman  USA (201-F-89)  to Macc.Rehovot (Israel)  
 Brandon Edwards  USA (198-F-91)  to Hapoel Galilee (Israel)  
 Juwan Staten  USA (185-PG-92)  to Saint-Chamond (France)  
 Desmond Williams  USA (199-SF-91)  to Rouen (France)  
Players Stayed
 Aatu Kivimaki  (186-PG-97)
 Mikko Koivisto  (194-SG-87)
 Topias Kuukkanen  (187-G-92)
 Riku Laine  (197-F-97)
 Matias Ojala  (199-PF-89)
Free Agents
 Tiel Daniels  USA (200-F-92)
 Henri Niemisto  (196-F-96)
 Michael Pounds  (189-G-88)
 Okko Jarvi  (193-F-96)
 Jesse Rakkolainen  (187-G-97)
Coaches Joined
 Juuso Konttinen  from Jyvaskyla BA (1st Division)  

  UU-KORIHAIT UUSIKAUPUNKI  
Players Joined
 Sean O'Brien  USA (198-F-94)  from S.Illinois (NCAA)  
 Chaz Williams  USA (175-PG-91)  from Geneve Lions (Switzerland)  
Players Left
 Eric McAlister  USA (204-F-90)  to Racing (Luxembourg)  
 Marcus Van  USA (201-F/C-87)  to Terceira (Portugal)  
Free Agents
 Gary Johnson  USA (198-F-91)
 Aapeli Alanen  (201-SF-96)
 Emmanuel Holloway  USA (185-G-86)
 Panu Peltokangas  (201-F-92)
 Vesa-Pekka Laine  (179-PG-94)
 Mikael Herbert  (205-PF-93)
 Jaakko Lahti  (184-PG-97)
 Eero Lehtonen  (196-G-98)
 Mikko Jalonen  (186-PG-82)

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