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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. 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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Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 13, 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 Russia), who plays in the Russian PBL. He could not help Khimky (8-3) to beat Unics Kazan (4-7). Koponen scored 6 points and added 3 assists in 21 minutes on the court. Khimky lost 70-76 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) Unics Kazan. It was Khimky's first loss after nine consecutive victories. This year Koponen averages: 5.8ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 43.8%, 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 75.0% in the six games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: FCM, currently plays in Sweden). Ahonen led Solna Vikings to a victory against the closely-ranked Sodertalje Kings (17-7) 78-70 in the Swedish Basketligan last Tuesday. He scored 16 points and added 3 passes. Solna Vikings (17-10) is placed sixth in the Basketligan. It's Ahonen's first season with the team. Ahonen has relatively good stats this year: 11.5ppg, 1.7rpg, 4.3apg, 2FGP: 46.8%, 3FGP: 38.4% and FT: 93.1%(81-87). 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 Eurocup). Lee was not able to help Buducnost (2-3) in their game against Triumph Lyubertsy (2-3) in the Eurocup. He scored only 4 points in 22 minutes. The third-placed Buducnost lost 66-76 in Lubertsy to the lower-ranked (#4) Triumph Lyubertsy in the group I of Eurocup. Lee's team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And that game will be critical. This year Lee's overall stats are: 9.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 2FGP: 54.8% and FT: 66.7% in the 11 games. He is a naturalized American. Lee is also a member of the Finnish senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Finland.

Alex Murphy
Alex Murphy
   #4. Forward Alex Murphy (203-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Duke University to win against the North Carolina State University (5-5) 98-85 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. Murphy scored only 4 points. The Duke University has a very good 8-2 conference record this season. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Murphy's total stats this season are: 9.5ppg and 3.6rpg. He is a naturalized American. Murphy is also Finnish U20 national team player. Apparently he has never played in Finland.

Joonas Caven
Joonas Caven
   #5. U20 international power forward Joonas Caven (211-93, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Prat Juventud's victory against the league leader CB Guadalajara (10-4) 75-69 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Saturday. Caven recorded 8 points in 16 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. CB Prat Juventud (9-6) is placed third in the LEB Silver. This year Caven's total stats are: 7.6ppg and 2.4rpg in the 14 games. He plays currently for the Finnish U20 national team.

Lauri Toivonen
Lauri Toivonen
   #6. Forward Lauri Toivonen (201-91, currently studies in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the UTPA (3-2) in their game against the University of New Orleans (0-0) in the NCAA. Toivonen recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The UTPA was edged in an overtime 75-73 in New Orleans, LA by the University of New Orleans. Toivonen has averaged so far 7.6ppg and 2.4rpg. He is a former university international player as he played for the Finnish 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
Teemu Rannikko (189-PG-80) plays for Un.Olimpija in Slovenian Telemach League
Sasu Salin (192-G-91) plays for Un.Olimpija in Slovenian Telemach League
Shawn Huff (198-SF-84) plays for Vanoli Cremona in Italian SerieA
Tuukka Kotti (205-PF-81) 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
Iikka Maki (191-SF-94) plays for Sant Nicolau in Spanish EBA
Roberto Alexander Mantovani (200-F-94) plays for AEL in Cypriot Division A
Ville Kaunisto (205-F-82) plays for Blois in French NM1
  




William
Walker
William Walker (ex La Rochelle) agreed terms with KTP Basket - 3 days ago

KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) inked 29-year old American forward William Walker (200-104kg-87, college: Bethel, IN). He played most recently at Union Basket La Rochelle in French NM2 league. In 34 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg last season. The previous (14-15) season Walker played at Salon Vilpas where in 39 Korisliiga games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg and 1.1bpg. He received MCC Player of the Year award back in 2009 at his college time. W...   [read more]

Lamayn
Wilson
Blois land Lamayn Wilson, ex Kataja Basket - 3 days ago

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) tabbed experienced 36-year old American power forward Lamayn Wilson (203-101kg-80, college: Troy). He played most recently at Kataja Basket in Finnish Korisliiga. In 39 games he averaged impressive 16.0ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg last season. Wilson helped them to win the regular season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention. Wilson also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where h...   [read more]

Damen
Bell-Holter
Agrigento lands Damen Bell-Holter, ex Lapua - 3 days ago

Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A2) tabbed 26-year old American power forward Damen Bell-Holter (206-111kg-90, college: ORU). He played most recently at Lapuan Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 29 games he averaged 14.0ppg and 8.6rpg last season. The most of previous (2014-15) season Bell-Holter spent at Pertevniyal (TBL) in Turkish league where in 14 games he had 10.9ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.1apg. He also spent pre-season at Egis Kormend (A Division) in Hungarian league that year. Among other...   [read more]


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