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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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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
  




Villematti
Kopio
KTP Basket signs Villematti Kopio - May 26, 2016

KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) signed 24-year old domestic point guard Villematti Kopio (182-76kg-92). He played last season at Bisons Loimaa (Korisliiga). In 12 VTB United League games he had just 2.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.2apg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kopio's team was regular season runner-up in Finnish 1st Division in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Honorable Mention back in 2012. Kopio represented Finland at the Europea...   [read more]

Carl Lindbom
Lindbom re-signs at Helsinki Seagulls - May 26, 2016

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) confirmed in their roster 25-year old domestic small forward Carl Lindbom (206-100kg-91). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 47 Korisliiga games he had 10.8ppg and 4.2rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lindbom's team was regular season runner-up in Finnish League in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-World University Games 2nd Team back in 2013. L...   [read more]

Luis Flores
Guaymas sign Luis Flores, ex BC Nokia - May 25, 2016

Ostioneros de Guaymas (CIBACOPA) signed 35-year old Dominican guard Luis Flores (188-81, college: Manhattan, agency: 011 Sports). He moved there from BC Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga where he started the season, but left. In 5 games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg this season. The last summer Flores played at Guaros (LPB) in Venezuelan league. In 22 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg. In 2004 he was drafted by Brooklyn Kings (USBL) as #5 pic...   [read more]


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