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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 30, 2013


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Finns who are currently playing 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). He was the major contributor in Khimky's victory against the seventh-ranked BC Donetsk (4-8) 84-66 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. Koponen scored 9 points in 22 minutes on the court. BC Khimky Moscow Region (9-3) is placed third in group A. It's Koponen's first season with the team. This year he averages: 7.8ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 56.7%(17-30), 3FGP: 54.2%(13-24) in the 10 games he played so far. Koponen is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU, currently plays in Adriatic League). He contributed to Buducnost's victory against the ninth-ranked Krka (8-11) 74-66 in the Adriatic League last Saturday. Lee recorded 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (11-8) is placed fifth in the Adriatic League. Lee has relatively good stats this season: 11.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 61.4%(89-145) and FT: 62.3%. He is a naturalized American. Lee is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Finland.

Tuukka Kotti
Tuukka Kotti
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA. Kotti could not help Vanoli Cremona (6-11) in their last game. Despite his good performance Vanoli Cremona was edged 74-73 on the road by the higher-ranked (#10) Juvecaserta. Kotti had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds in 28 minutes. This year Kotti's overall stats are: 5.9ppg, 6.1rpg, 2FGP: 60.7%(37-61) and FT: 51.7% in the 15 games. He is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Teemu Rannikko
Teemu Rannikko
   #4. An experienced point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80, currently plays in Adriatic League) managed to help Union Olimpija Ljubljana to win against the league leader Igokea (15-4) 69-63 in the Adriatic League in Saturday night's game. Rannikko recorded 5 points and added 5 assists. Union Olimpija Ljubljana (10-9) is placed eighth in the Adriatic League. Rannikko belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #7. His total stats this season are: 6.9ppg, 1.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg. Rannikko is also Finnish national team player.

Alex Murphy
Alex Murphy
   #5. U20 international forward Alex Murphy (203-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to help the Duke (4-2) in their game against the University of Miami, Florida (6-0) in the NCAA, despite his good performance last Wednesday. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes. But the Duke was crushed 90-63 in Miami, FL by the University of Miami, Florida. This year Murphy's total stats are: 6.9ppg, 1.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg in the 18 games. He is a naturalized American. Murphy plays currently for the Finnish U20 national team. Apparently he has never played in Finland.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #6. Guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: FCM, currently plays in Sweden) was not able to secure a victory for Solna Vikings (15-9) in their game against Sundsvall Dragons (21-3) in the Swedish Basketligan. Ahonen scored only 4 points and added 5 assists. Solna Vikings was defeated 101-87 in Sundsvall by the leading Dragons. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Ahonen is currently seventh on the list of best passers. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.2apg. Ahonen is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

Lauri Toivonen
Lauri Toivonen
   #7. Former University international forward Lauri Toivonen (201-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to UTPA's victory against the Oklahoma Panhandle State University (21-3) 76-68 in the NCAA in Tuesday night's game. He scored only 4 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 24 minutes. The University of Texas-Pan American has 2-1 conference record this season. This year Toivonen has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.2apg in the 24 games. He used to play for the Finnish university national team two years ago.

Joonas Caven
Joonas Caven
   #8. Power forward Joonas Caven (211-93, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Prat Juventud's victory against the eighth-ranked Castello (5-8) 67-59 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Saturday. Caven scored only 3 points. CB Prat Juventud (8-6) is placed fourth in the LEB Silver. Caven has averaged so far 7.6ppg and 2.4rpg. He plays currently for the Finnish U20 national team.


Other top Finnish players, who play abroad:

Sasu Salin (192-G-91) plays for Un.Olimpija in Slovenian Telemach League
Emir Sulejmanovic (204-C/F-95) plays for Un.Olimpija in Slovenian Telemach League
Shawn Huff (198-SF-84) plays for Vanoli Cremona in Italian SerieA
Kristjan Rinaldo (192-G/F-91) plays for TTU in Estonian KML
Joonatan Torbica (180-G-98) plays for TV 1862 Langen in German ProB
Roberto Alexander Mantovani (200-F-94) plays for AEL in Cypriot Division A
Iikka Maki (191-SF-94) plays for Sant Nicolau in Spanish EBA
Ville Kaunisto (205-F-82) plays for Blois in French NM1
  




Dom Morris
Morris re-signs at Lapua - 5 hours ago

Lapuan Korikobrat (Korisliiga) confirmed in their roster 26-year old American forward Dom Morris (201-109kg-90, college: Boston). He played there last season. In 36 Korisliiga games he had 14.7ppg and 7.2rpg. The previous (14-15) season Morris played at Maccabi Raanana (National League) in Israel where in 16 games he recorded 12.9ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.1apg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Patriot League Regular Season in 2014. Morris was also voted...   [read more]

Sergey
Karasev
Russia beat Finland in test game - 10 hours ago

Russia - Finland 80:62 Russia recorded the ninth straight victory in their preparations for the upcoming EuroBasket Qualifying tournament. They rolled past Finland in Saint Petersburg. Sergey Karasev (201-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) posted 12 points to lead the hosts. Finland jumped to an early lead. The visitors secured a 19:11 advantage after ten minutes. But Russia responded with a 22:10 run in the second frame to spur ahead 33:29. The hosts ignited a massive 29:12 run in the th...   [read more]

Evgeny
Baburin
Russia claim Ergo SuperCup title - 3 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]


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