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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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Teemu Rannikko selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 6, 2013


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


Teemu Rannikko
Teemu Rannikko
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80, currently plays in Adriatic League). He contributed to Un.Olimpija's victory against the closely-ranked MZT Skopje (10-10) 87-76 in the Adriatic League in Saturday night's game. Rannikko scored 9 points and added 3 passes in 21 minutes on the court. Union Olimpija Ljubljana (11-9) is placed seventh in the Adriatic League. It's Rannikko's first season with the team. Rannikko is currently seventh on the list of best passers with 3.3apg. He also averaged so far 7.0ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 61.1%(11-18), 3FGP: 36.7% and FT: 86.5% in the 19 games he played so far. Rannikko is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Petteri Koponen
Petteri Koponen
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88, currently plays in Euroleague). He managed to help BC Khimky Moscow Region to win against the closely-ranked Caja Laboral (4-2) 83-71 in the Euroleague last Friday. Koponen scored 5 points and added 3 passes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (4-2) is placed third in group F. This season Koponen averages: 6.0ppg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 57.6%(19-33), 3FGP: 32.1%. He is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU, currently plays in Adriatic League). Lee contributed to Buducnost's victory against the 11th-ranked Cibona (7-13) 73-60 in the Adriatic League on Saturday night. He scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (12-8) is placed fifth in the Adriatic League. Lee has relatively good stats this year: 11.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 62.0%(93-150) and FT: 62.0% in the 20 games. He is a naturalized American. Lee is also a member of the Finnish senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Finland.

Sasu Salin
Sasu Salin
   #4. 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 contributed to Un.Olimpija's victory against the closely-ranked MZT Skopje (10-10) 87-76. He scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Salin is ranked fourth on the list of the most steals in the league. His overall stats this season are: 6.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8spg. Salin 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 a 3-point victory over the ninth-ranked KFUM Jamtland (7-17) 82-79 in the Swedish Basketligan last Thursday. He was MVP of the game. Ahonen recorded 18 points and added 5 assists in a mere 19 minutes. Solna Vikings (17-9) is placed fourth in the Basketligan. Ahonen is currently seventh on the league's list of best passers with 4.2apg. This year he also averages: 11.7ppg and 1.7rpg in the 26 games. Ahonen plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Tuukka Kotti
Tuukka Kotti
   #6. Power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Enel Brindisi (9-9) 97-81 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. He scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Vanoli Cremona (7-11) is placed 12th in the SerieA. Kotti's overall stats this season are: 5.9ppg and 6.1rpg. He 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 plays college basketball in the States) contributed to UTPA's victory against the Oklahoma Panhandle State University (9-9) 76-68 in the NCAA in Tuesday night's game. Toivonen scored only 4 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 24 minutes. The University of Texas-Pan American has 3-1 conference record this season. This year Toivonen's overall stats are: 5.9ppg and 6.1rpg in the 16 games. He used to play for the Finnish university national team two years ago.


Other top Finnish players, who play abroad:

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
Joonas Caven (211-C/F-93) plays for Prat Juventud in Spanish LEB Silver
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
  




Lauri
Markkanen
Finland nip Sweden in test game - 2 days 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 - 3 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 - 4 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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