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Korisliiga Standings
 1. Kataja Basket 29-7 
 2. Kauhajoki 21-15 
 3. Kouvot 21-15 
 4. Pyrinto 19-17 
 5. Bisons Loimaa 19-17 
 6. Salon Vilpas 17-19 
 7. Helsinki Seagulls 16-20 
 8. BC Nokia 14-22 
 9. KTP Basket 13-23 
 10. Lapua 11-25 
Last:3/27/2016
1st Standings
Division A
 1. UU-Korihait 22-6 
 2. FoKoPo 19-8 
 3. Jarvenpaa 19-9 
 4. Porvoon Tarmo 14-14 
 5. HBA-Marsky 12-15 
 6. HoNsU Basket 11-17 
 7. Oulun NMKY 7-21 
 8. Pyrinto II 7-21 
Division B
 1. Tapiolan Honka 25-3 
 2. Lahti 24-4 
 3. PeU-Basket 21-7 
 4. Namika Lr 20-8 
 5. Raholan Pyrkiva 17-11 
 6. Korikouvot 17-11 
 7. Ura Basket 15-13 
 8. KTP II 14-14 
 9. Espoo Basket 13-15 
 10. PuHu Juniorit 11-17 
 11. KaU Koris 10-18 
 12. TuNMKY 7-21 
 13. HNMKY U23 7-21 
 14. HyPo 5-23 
 15. Vaasan Salama 4-24 
Last:3/20/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. CSKA 28-2 
 2. Unics 25-5 
 3. Zenit 23-7 
 4. Lokomotiv 22-8 
 5. Khimky 22-8 
 6. Avtodor 20-10 
 7. N.Novgorod 17-13 
 8. CEZ Nymburk 16-14 
 9. Krasny Oktyabr 12-18 
 10. Enisey 11-19 
 11. VEF Riga 11-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 9-21 
 13. Bisons Loimaa 8-22 
 14. Kalev/Cramo 8-22 
 15. Astana 7-23 
 16. Vita Tbilisi 1-29 
Last:4/28/2016
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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Gerald Lee selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Dec 26, 2012


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


Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Montenegro. He could not help Buducnost (8-7) in their last game. Despite Lee's very good performance Buducnost lost 75-84 on the road to the higher-ranked (#5) Cedevita. He was the top scorer with 23 points in 27 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Lee's third season in pro basketball. It's Lee's first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 12.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 59.3%(73-123) and FT: 63.9% in the 15 games he played so far. Lee is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team. Strangely Lee has never played in Finland.

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. He was not able to help Un.Olimpija (8-7) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Salin's good performance Un.Olimpija was defeated 78-70 in Split by the lower-ranked KK Split (#9). He scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Salin is currently second on the list of most steals. This season he averages: 7.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 45.2%, 3FGP: 34.9% and FT: 75.0%. 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, who plays in Slovenia. He was not able to secure a victory for Un.Olimpija (8-7) in their last game. Despite Rannikko's good performance Un.Olimpija lost 70-78 in Split to the lower-ranked (#9) KK Split. He was the second best scorer with 14 points in 27 minutes. This year Rannikko's overall stats are: 6.3ppg, 1.1rpg, 3.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 72.7%, 3FGP: 34.2% and FT: 86.8% in the 14 games. He is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Petteri Koponen
Petteri Koponen
   #4. Point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88, currently plays in Russia) contributed to Khimky's victory against the closely-ranked Lokomotiv (4-5) 104-100 in the Russian PBL in Sunday night's game. Koponen recorded 6 points. BC Khimky Moscow Region (6-2) is placed second in the PBL. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. It's Koponen's first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 6.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.3apg. Koponen is also Finnish national team player.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #5. International guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: FCM, currently plays in Sweden) led Solna Vikings to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Eco Orebro (3-15) 90-73 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday. He scored 13 points and added 5 passes in 26 minutes. Solna Vikings (11-7) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Ahonen has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.9apg in the 18 games. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Ville Kaunisto
Ville Kaunisto
   #6. Forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82, currently plays in France), who plays in the French NM1 (third division) couldn't help Blois (8-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Kaunisto's good performance Blois was edged 82-81 in Quimper by the higher-ranked UJAP (#3). He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. Kaunisto also added 3 assists. Kaunisto is currently first on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Kaunisto averages: 18.5ppg, 11.5rpg and 1.9apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

Alex Murphy
Alex Murphy
   #7. U20 international forward Alex Murphy (203-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Cornell University crushing them 88-47 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. Murphy scored 7 points in 16 minutes. The Duke University has conference record this season. Murphy has very impressive stats this year: 18.5ppg, 11.5rpg and 1.9apg in the 13 games. He is a naturalized American. Murphy is also Finnish U20 national team player. Apparently he has never played in Finland.

Shawn Huff
Shawn Huff
   #8. Small forward Shawn Huff (198-84, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Vanoli Cremona to win against the league outsider VL Pesaro (2-10) 91-73 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. Huff scored only 1 points. Vanoli Cremona (4-8) is placed 12th in the SerieA. Huff's total stats this season are: 4.4ppg and 4.0rpg. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Lauri Toivonen
Lauri Toivonen
   #9. University international forward Lauri Toivonen (201-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to UTPA's victory against the University of Nebraska at Omaha (0-2) 80-72 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Toivonen scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 23 minutes. The University of Texas-Pan American has conference record this season. This year Toivonen's total stats are: 4.4ppg and 4.0rpg in the 12 games. He used to play for the Finnish university national team last year.

Joonas Caven
Joonas Caven
   #10. Power forward Joonas Caven (211-93, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Prat Juventud's victory against the closely-ranked Clinicas Rincon (6-4) 70-66 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) in Saturday night's game. Caven scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. CB Prat Juventud (6-4) is placed third in the LEB Silver. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Caven has averaged so far 6.7ppg and 2.9rpg. He is U20 international player who is currently on the Finnish National Team roster.
  




Erik Murphy
Strasbourg lands Erik Murphy - 1 hour ago

Strasbourg IG (ProA) landed 26-year old American (has also Finn passport) power forward Erik Murphy (208-108kg-90, college: Florida, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management). He played most recently at Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket in Turkish BSL league. In 9 games he averaged 7.8ppg and 5.3rpg last season. Murphy also played at Besiktas (BSL) in Turkey that season. In 9 games he had 10.2ppg and 4.8rpg. He also played 9 games in Eurocup where he had 7.7ppg and 4.6rpg. The previous (14-15...   [read more]

Matias Ojala
Matias Ojala agreed terms with Salon Vilpas - 3 days ago

Salon Vilpas Vikings (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old forward Matias Ojala (197-90kg-89). He played most recently at Bisons Loimaa (Korisliiga). In 30 games he recorded 6.4ppg and 3.2rpg last season. Ojala also played 17 games in VTB United League where he averaged 3.1ppg and 1.7rpg. The previous (14-15) season he played at Namika Lahti. In 44 Korisliiga games he averaged 5.7ppg and 2.0rpg in 2014-15 season. In 13-14 season Ojala played at Kauhajoen Karh...   [read more]

Reginald
Bratton
UU-Korihait keeps Bratton for another season - 3 days ago

UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki (1st Division) re-signed 30-year old American swingman Reginald Bratton (193-86, college: Lenoir-Rhyne, agency: Blacktop Management). He was a team leader there last season. In 25 1st Division games he averaged impressive 19.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.4apg and 2.3spg (in top 5). He helped them to win the league title. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Division A 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Bratton also...   [read more]


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