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Korisliiga Standings
 1. BC Nokia 0-0 
 2. Helsinki Seagulls 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Kauhajoki 0-0 
 5. Korihait 0-0 
 6. Kouvot 0-0 
 7. KTP Basket 0-0 
 8. Lapua 0-0 
 9. Pyrinto 0-0 
 10. Salon Vilpas 0-0 
Last:8/18/2016
1st Division Standings
Division A
 1. Espoo United 0-0 
 2. FoKoPo 0-0 
 3. HBA-Marsky 0-0 
 4. Jarvenpaa 0-0 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 0-0 
 6. Lahti 0-0 
 7. Oulun NMKY 0-0 
 8. Porvoon Tarmo 0-0 
 9. Pyrinto II 0-0 
 10. ToPo 0-0 
Division B
 1. Espoo Basket 0-0 
 2. HNMKY U23 0-0 
 3. HyPo 0-0 
 4. JyWe 0-0 
 5. Karkkila 0-0 
 6. Korikouvot 0-0 
 7. Munkkiniemen 0-0 
 8. Namika Lr 0-0 
 9. PeU-Basket 0-0 
 10. PuHu Juniorit 0-0 
 11. Raholan Pyrkiva 0-0 
 12. TuNMKY 0-0 
 13. Ura Basket 0-0 
Last:8/17/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. Astana 0-0 
 2. Avtodor 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Enisey 0-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Khimky 0-0 
 7. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 8. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 9. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 10. Parma 0-0 
 11. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 12. Unics 0-0 
 13. VEF Riga 0-0 
 14. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/17/2016
Points Per Game
 Lamont JONES
  Mornar Bar
  (183-G-90)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Jones, Mornar Bar20.2 
 2. Labovic, BC Nokia18.7 
 3. Simpson, Kataja B.18.5 
 4. Rowland, Boulogne17.9 
 5. Giles, KTP Basket17.5 
 6. Richardson, Kouvot16.6 
 7. Barrett, KTP Bask.16.4 
 8. Conley, Helsinki.16.1 
 9. Wilson, Kataja B.16.0 
 10. Zeno, Oradea15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  KTP Basket
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Giles, KTP Basket9.3 
 2. Pratt, Salon Vilpas9.1 
 3. Herrera, KTP Basket8.9 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.8 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.8 
 6. Bell-Holter, Lapua8.6 
 7. Conley, Helsinki.8.5 
 8. Gipson, Kouvot8.1 
 9. Kravish, BC Nokia7.7 
 10. Watson, Helsinki.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.9.7 
 2. Wiggins, St Ch.5.5 
 3. Rowland, Boulogne5.1 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki4.8 
 5. Simpson, Kango.4.6 
 6. Duncan, KTP Basket3.9 
 7. Nikkarinen, Helsin.3.9 
 8. Zeno, Oradea3.8 
 9. Jones, Mornar Bar3.8 
 10. Pratt, Salon Vilp.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Doug WIGGINS
  St Ch.
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Wiggins, St Ch.2.3 
 2. Minard, Pyrinto2.2 
 3. Pratt, Salon Vilpas2.0 
 4. Sinclair, Helsinki.1.6 
 5. Rowland, Boulogne1.6 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto1.4 
 7. Shiloh, Kouvot1.4 
 8. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.4 
 9. Reed, KTP Basket1.4 
 10. Scrubb, Kataja B.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony EASLEY
  Kataja B.
  (206-C-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Easley, Kataja B.1.9 
 2. Johnson, MAFC1.8 
 3. Desrosiers, Kataja1.6 
 4. Herrera, KTP Basket1.5 
 5. Sparks, Bisons L.1.5 
 6. Jackson, Energa C.1.4 
 7. Madsen, Kouvot1.4 
 8. Kravish, BC Nokia1.2 
 9. Watson, Helsinki.1.2 
 10. Barrett, KTP Bas.1.0 

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First Round Schedule
Kouvot 50% Oct.5 Pyrinto
Salon Vilpas 50% Oct.5 KTP Basket
Korihait 50% Oct.5 Lapua
BC Nokia 50% Oct.5 Helsinki Sea
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First Round Schedule
Division A
FoKoPo 50% Oct.2 Jarvenpaa
Lahti 50% Oct.2 Pyrinto II
Espoo United 50% Oct.2 ToPo
Oulun NMKY 50% Oct.2 Jyvaskyla B
HBA-Marsky 50% Sep.29 Porvoon Tarm
Division B
PuHu Juniori 50% Oct.2 Munkkiniemen
Korikouvot 50% Oct.2 Ura Basket
Espoo Bsk 50% Oct.2 JyWe
Karkkila 50% Oct.2 HNMKY U23
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Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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Avtodor 57% Oct.7 N.Novgorod
Enisey 57% Oct.6 CSKA
Astana 57% Oct.5 Unics
Zenit 57% Oct.5 Kalev/Cramo
Krasny Oktya 57% Oct.4 Khimky
Unics 57% Oct.2 N.Novgorod
Astana 57% Oct.2 Avtodor
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Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Nov 14, 2012


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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 Euroleague). He led his Russian team Khimky to a victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (2-3) 79-67 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Koponen scored 12 points in 22 minutes on the court. BC Khimky Moscow Region (3-2) is placed third in group A. This year Koponen averages: 6.0ppg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 28.6% in the five 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). Salin contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Szolnok (2-6) crushing them 83-63 in the Adriatic League last Sunday. He scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Union Olimpija Ljubljana (4-4) is placed eighth in the Adriatic League. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Salin is currently first on the league's list of most steals. His overall stats this season are: 7.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 37.9%. Salin is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Teemu Rannikko
Teemu Rannikko
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international 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 contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Szolnok (2-6) crushing them 83-63. He scored 9 points and added 4 passes (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 21 minutes. It's Rannikko's first season with the team. Rannikko belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #4 with 3.9apg. This year his other stats are: 5.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.4spg, 3FGP: 31.8% and FT: 91.7%(22-24) in the eight games. Rannikko is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee
   #4. Center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in Montenegro could not help Buducnost (0-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Buducnost was defeated in an overtime 85-78 on the road by the leading Gescrap BB. Lee was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 5 rebounds and 3 assists. It was his first game for Buducnost this season. Lee is a naturalized American. He is also Finnish national team player. Strangely Lee has never played in Finland.

Ville Kaunisto
Ville Kaunisto
   #5. International forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider CFBB (0-8) crushing them 102-81 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. He scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 32 minutes. ADA Blois Basket (6-0) is placed first in the NM1. So far his team won all six games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Kaunisto is currently sixth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Kaunisto averages: 16.7ppg, 12.7rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2bpg in the six games. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #6. Guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: FCM, currently plays in Sweden) was not able to help Solna Vikings (5-5) in their game against Boras Basket (8-2) in the Swedish Basketligan. Ahonen recorded 9 points and added 4 passes. But Solna Vikings was edged 94-91 in Boras by the leading Basket. It was Solna Vikings' third consecutive loss in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Ahonen's overall stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.8apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

Shawn Huff
Shawn Huff
   #7. International small forward Shawn Huff (198-84, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Vanoli Cremona (2-5) in their game against Cantu (5-2) in the Italian SerieA. Huff cannot count it as his best performance. He recorded only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 16 minutes. Vanoli Cremona was crushed 87-60 on the opponent's court by the much higher-ranked (#3) Cantu. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Huff's overall stats are: 5.6ppg and 4.6rpg in the seven 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 UTPA in their game against the Bradley University (0-0) in the NCAA. Toivonen cannot count Monday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The UTPA was badly defeated 78-61 in Peoria, IL by the Bradley University. Toivonen's total stats this season are: 5.6ppg and 4.6rpg. He used to play for the Finnish university national team last year.

Joonas Caven
Joonas Caven
   #9. U20 international power forward Joonas Caven (211-93, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Prat Juventud (1-4) in their game against CB Guadalajara (3-1) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Caven scored 6 points in only 13 minutes. Prat Juventud lost 68-75 at home to the much higher-ranked (#3) CB Guadalajara. This year Caven's total stats are: 6.0ppg and 3.0rpg in the four games. He is also in the roster of the Finnish U20 national team.
  




Evgeny
Baburin
Russia claim Ergo SuperCup title - 2 days ago

Russia - Finland 84:72 Russia celebrated victory at the Ergo SuperCup friendly tournament in Ulm. They posted three wins in as many games at the tourney. Russia capped their campaign with a comfortable win over Finland. Evgeny Baburin (190-G-87) scored 15 points to lead the effort. Russia jumped to a 28:18 lead ten minutes into the game. They stayed in front throughout the second period. Russia accounted for a 44:30 halftime advantage. They stayed in front throughout the third term. Rus...   [read more]

Kentwan
Smith
BC Nokia inks Kentwan Smith - 2 days ago

BC Nokia (Korisliiga) agreed terms with 25-year old Bahamas international forward Kentwan Smith (203-93kg-91, college: Stetson). He played this summer at Fuerza Guinda de Nogales in Mexican CIBACOPA, but left the team in May. In 12 games he had 9.9ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.6apg. The last season Smith played at BC Timisoara in Liga Nationala where in 15 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of A-...   [read more]

Lauri
Markkanen
Finland rally past Poland in Ulm - 3 days ago

Poland - Finland 71:80 Finland celebrated the first victory at the Ergo SuperCup tournament in Ulm. They upset Poland for 1-1 record. Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) finished with 24 points to lead the winners. Poland jumped to a 10:3 lead early in the game. They secured a 20:19 lead after ten minutes. But Finland turned the tables in the second term. They ignited a 21:9 run to take a 40:29 halftime advantage. Finland maintained the lead throughout the third term. They built a 61:52 lead he...   [read more]


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