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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 - Jan 9, 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 VTB United League), who plays in Russia. He could not help Khimky (7-3) in their last game. Despite Koponen's good performance the fourth-placed Khimky lost 77-92 on the road to the lower-ranked (#5) BC Astana in the group A of VTB United League. He recorded 11 points in 26 minutes on the court. It's Koponen's first season with the team. This year Koponen averages: 6.1ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 45.5%, 3FGP: 44.4% in the eight games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Teemu Rannikko
Teemu Rannikko
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Slovenia. Rannikko was not able to help Un.Olimpija (8-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Un.Olimpija was defeated 70-56 at home by the second-ranked Zvezda. Rannikko was the second best scorer with 12 points. Rannikko is currently seventh on the league's list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 6.7ppg, 1.1rpg, 3.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 69.2%, 3FGP: 34.1% and FT: 88.1%. Rannikko is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Sasu Salin
Sasu Salin
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Sasu Salin (192-91, currently plays in Adriatic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Teemu Rannikko and both played together in the last Adriatic League game. Salin. He was not able to secure a victory for Un.Olimpija (8-8) in their game against Zvezda (11-5). Salin recorded 9 points in 25 minutes. But Un.Olimpija lost 56-70 on their home court in Ljubljana to the second-ranked Zvezda. Salin belongs to league's most steals and is ranked #2 with 1.9spg. This year his other stats are: 7.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 2FGP: 46.9%, 3FGP: 35.3% and FT: 72.2% in the 15 games. Salin is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #4. Guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: FCM, currently plays in Sweden) led Solna Vikings to a victory over the closely-ranked LF Basket (8-12) 84-75 in the Swedish Basketligan in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Ahonen scored 25 points and added 5 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Solna Vikings (13-8) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. Ahonen has relatively good stats this season: 11.6ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.9apg. He is also Finnish national team player.

Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee
   #5. International center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU, currently plays in Adriatic League) was the major contributor in Buducnost's victory against the closely-ranked MZT Skopje (9-7) 76-69 in the Adriatic League last Saturday. Lee recorded 13 points in 21 minutes. KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (9-7) is placed fourth in the Adriatic League. This year Lee has relatively solid stats: 12.4ppg and 4.1rpg in the 16 games. He is a naturalized American. Lee plays currently for the Finnish national team. Strangely he has never played in Finland.

Tuukka Kotti
Tuukka Kotti
   #6. Power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Vanoli Cremona (4-10) in their game against Trenkwalder RE (7-7) in the Italian SerieA. Kotti scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Vanoli Cremona was badly defeated 87-71 in Reggio Emilia by the higher-ranked Trenkwalder RE (#8). Kotti's overall stats this season are: 5.9ppg and 6.2rpg. 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) managed to help Duke University in a victory against the Wake Forest University (0-1) 80-62 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Murphy scored only 4 points in 8 minutes on the court. The Duke University has 2-0 conference record this season. This year Murphy's overall stats are: 5.9ppg and 6.2rpg in the 12 games. He is a naturalized American. Murphy is also Finnish U20 national team player. Apparently he has never played in Finland.

Joonas Caven
Joonas Caven
   #8. Power forward Joonas Caven (211-93, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point Prat Juventud's victory against the eighth-ranked Palma (4-7) 77-74 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Friday. Caven scored 7 points. CB Prat Juventud (7-4) is placed third in the LEB Silver. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Caven's total stats this season are: 6.7ppg and 2.7rpg. He plays currently for the Finnish U20 national team.

Lauri Toivonen
Lauri Toivonen
   #9. Former University international forward Lauri Toivonen (201-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to UTPA's victory against the Houston Baptist University (0-1) 70-60 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. Toivonen scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. The University of Texas-Pan American has 1-0 conference record this season. This year Toivonen's total stats are: 6.7ppg and 2.7rpg in the 10 games. He used to play for the Finnish university national team two years ago.
  




Lauri
Markkanen
Finland nip Sweden in test game - 1 day ago

Finland - Sweden 69:67 Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace Finland past Sweden in the exhibition clash. Sweden jumped to a 21:15 lead after the opening quarter. But Finland picked up the tempo in the second term. They established a 37:33 halftime lead. Sweden narrowed the deficit at 2-point mark at the final intermission. But Finland protected the lead throughout the fourth quarter and snatched a narrow victory at the end. Shawn Huff (198-SF-84, co...   [read more]

Byron Wesley
Byron Wesley joins Kataja Basket - 2 days ago

Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Byron Wesley (196-95kg-92, college: Gonzaga). He played last season at Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in the U.S. In 12 games he had 3.0ppg and 1.8rpg. Wesley was voted All-WCC 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time. Wesley graduated from Gonzaga University in 2015 and it will be his second season as a professional player. Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2016-2017: Guards: Teemu Rannikko Ilari Seppala Joha...   [read more]

Cameron
Clark
Clark inks at Porvoon Tarmo at the beginning of his pro career - 3 days ago

Porvoon Tarmo (1st Division) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Cameron Clark (190-98kg-93). Clark just graduated from Southwestern College, KS (NAIA). He has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.0ppg, 9.9rpg and 1.5apg last season. Clark helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-KCAC 1st Team and All-NAIA D2 Honorable Mention. Clark contributed to his team making i...   [read more]


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