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 1. BC Nokia 0-0 
 2. Espoo United 0-0 
 3. Helsinki Seagulls 0-0 
 4. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 5. Kauhajoki 0-0 
 6. Korihait 0-0 
 7. Kouvot 0-0 
 8. KTP Basket 0-0 
 9. Lapua 0-0 
 10. Pyrinto 0-0 
 11. Salon Vilpas 0-0 
Last:7/9/2017
1st Division Standings
Division A
 1. FoKoPo 0-0 
 2. HBA-Marsky 0-0 
 3. Jarvenpaa 0-0 
 4. Jyvaskyla BA 0-0 
 5. Korikouvot 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 
 11. TuNMKY 0-0 
 12. Ura Basket 0-0 
Division B
 1. Bisons Loimaa 0-0 
 2. Espoo Basket 0-0 
 3. HNMKY U23 0-0 
 4. Huima 0-0 
 5. HyPo 0-0 
 6. JyWe 0-0 
 7. Karkkila 0-0 
 8. Munkkiniemen 0-0 
 9. PeU-Basket 0-0 
 10. PuHu Juniorit 0-0 
 11. PUS-Basket 0-0 
 12. Raholan Pyrkiva 0-0 
Last:7/9/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antwan SCOTT
  KTP Basket
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 22
 1. Scott, KTP Basket22.0 
 2. Jones, Lapua21.5 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.2 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.1 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.17.3 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.2 
 7. Morris, Lapua16.8 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto15.8 
 9. Bryant, Kataja B.15.7 
 10. Holsey, Kauhajoki15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Van, Korihait10.5 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.5 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.5 
 6. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 7. Bristol, Kataja B.7.7 
 8. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto7.6 
 10. Morris, Lapua7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.3 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket6.7 
 3. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.5 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.5 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.3 
 7. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 9. Edwards, Lapua4.1 
 10. Hirvonen, Kouvot3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.2 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 6. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 7. Scott, KTP Basket1.6 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.5 
 9. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.5 
 10. Nelson, Pyrinto1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Bristol, Kataja B.1.7 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 4. Van, Korihait1.1 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 6. Bailey, KTP Basket0.9 
 7. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 8. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 9. Nelson, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 
Player of the Week

 Tyrone Nelson
  Pyrinto
  ( 206-F-85 )
  

 Omar Calhoun
  Espoo United
  ( 198-G-93 )
  

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Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
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Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 23, 2013


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We bring you last week's top performances from Finns who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


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 an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Maccabi T-A (1-3) crushing them 88-67 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Koponen recorded 15 points in a mere 19 minutes on the court. BC Khimky Moscow Region (3-1) is placed third in group F. It's Koponen's first season with the team. This year he averages: 5.8ppg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 55.6%(15-27), 3FGP: 33.3% in the 11 games he played so far. Koponen 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), who plays in Slovenia. He could not help Un.Olimpija (9-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Salin's good performance Un.Olimpija was defeated 73-67 on the road by the higher-ranked Cedevita (#4). He scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Salin is ranked fourth on the list of the most steals in the league. His overall stats this season are: 7.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 34.6% and FT: 72.2%. Salin is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: FCM, currently plays in Sweden). He was the major contributor in a Solna Vikings' victory against the ninth-ranked KFUM Jamtland (6-16) crushing them 85-65 in the Swedish Basketligan on Friday night. Ahonen recorded 17 points and added 6 passes in 23 minutes. Solna Vikings (15-9) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Ahonen is currently seventh on the list of best passers with 4.2apg. This year his other stats are: 11.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2FGP: 48.6%, 3FGP: 36.6% and FT: 93.7%(74-79) in the 24 games. Ahonen 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) was not able to help Buducnost (2-1) in their game against Banvit BK (2-1) in the Eurocup. He scored 8 points. The third-placed Buducnost was defeated 89-80 in Balikesir by the second-ranked Banvit BK in the group I of Eurocup. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical. Lee has relatively good stats this season: 10.2ppg and 3.6rpg. He is a naturalized American. Lee is also Finnish national team player. Strangely he has never played in Finland.

Joonas Caven
Joonas Caven
   #5. U20 international power forward Joonas Caven (211-93, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Prat Juventud (7-6) in their last game. Despite Caven's very good performance Prat Juventud lost 71-79 in Azpeitia to the higher-ranked (#4) Lan Mobel ISB. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Caven also added 4 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) in a mere 18 minutes. This year Caven's overall stats are: 8.0ppg and 2.6rpg in the 12 games. He plays currently for the Finnish U20 national team.

Teemu Rannikko
Teemu Rannikko
   #6. An experienced 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 couldn't help Un.Olimpija (9-9) in their game against Cedevita (10-8). He did not beat the league record on Saturday evening. Rannikko scored only 2 points and added 4 passes. Un.Olimpija was defeated 73-67 in Zagreb by the higher-ranked Cedevita (#4). Rannikko's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 1.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

Ville Kaunisto
Ville Kaunisto
   #7. International forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82, currently plays in France), who plays in the French NM1 (third division) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Blois (8-7) in their last game. Despite Kaunisto's very good performance Blois lost 67-75 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#7) Monaco. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds. Kaunisto also added 2 blocks in 28 minutes. It was Blois' third consecutive loss in a row. Kaunisto is ranked second on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Kaunisto averages: 17.7ppg, 11.5rpg and 1.8apg in the 15 games. He is also Finnish national team player.

Emir Sulejmanovic
Emir Sulejmanovic
   #8. Power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-95, currently plays in Adriatic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sasu Salin. He played also in the last Adriatic League game facing Teemu Rannikko (above) in the other team. Sulejmanovic couldn't help Un.Olimpija (9-9) in their game against Cedevita (10-8). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Sulejmanovic scored only 2 points. Un.Olimpija was defeated 73-67 in Zagreb by the higher-ranked Cedevita (#4). Sulejmanovic's total stats this season are: 5.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Finnish U16 national team back in 2011.

Alex Murphy
Alex Murphy
   #9. U20 international forward Alex Murphy (203-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Duke University in a victory against the Georgia Tech (0-4) 73-57 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Murphy scored only 2 points in 7 minutes on the court. The Duke University has 3-1 conference record this season. This year Murphy's total stats are: 5.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg in the two games. He is a naturalized American. Murphy is also in the roster of the Finnish U20 national team. Apparently he has never played in Finland.

Lauri Toivonen
Lauri Toivonen
   #10. Forward Lauri Toivonen (201-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to a 2-point UTPA's victory against the Utah Valley University (1-2) 62-60 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Toivonen recorded only 4 points. The University of Texas-Pan American has 2-0 conference record this season. Toivonen has averaged so far 5.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg. He is a former university international player as two years ago he still played for the Finnish national team.   




Marcus Allen
Allen starts his pro career at Kauhajoki - 2 days ago
Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) agreed terms with American guard Marcus Allen (191-86kg). Allen just graduated from Stanford (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he had 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to All-Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. As mentioned above Allen is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. He won NIT championship title in 2015. Karh...   [read more]

Flenard
Whitfield
Kauhajoki tabs Flenard Whitfield, ex KW Titans - 2 days ago
Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) inked 27-year old American forward Flenard Whitfield (200-100kg-90, college: W.Michigan). He played most recently at KW Titans in Canadian NBL. In 21 NBL Canada games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and recorded 8.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0bpg last season. Whitfield also played that season for Skallagrimur (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 22 games he averaged remarkable 29.4ppg, 14.6rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. A very good season in his caree...   [read more]

Emir
Sulejmanovic
Fuenlabrada adds Sulejmanovic to their roster - 3 days ago
Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 22-year old Finn power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-100kg-95). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Sulejmanovic played last season at Cibona in Croatian A1 league, but left the team in Apr.'17. He managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 20 A1 games he recorded 5.7ppg and 4.2rpg. Sulejmanovic also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 7.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg. His team made i...   [read more]


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