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Korisliiga Standings
 1. Salon Vilpas 28-8 
 2. Kataja Basket 25-11 
 3. Helsinki Seagulls 25-11 
 4. Kauhajoki 21-15 
 5. Lapua 17-19 
 6. Kouvot 16-20 
 7. BC Nokia 16-20 
 8. Pyrinto 14-22 
 9. KTP Basket 13-23 
 10. Korihait 5-31 
Full Standings
Last:4/2/2017
1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 20-7 
 2. Espoo United 18-8 
 3. ToPo 16-11 
 4. Oulun NMKY 15-12 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 14-13 
 6. HBA-Marsky 11-16 
 7. Porvoon Tarmo 11-16 
 8. FoKoPo 10-17 
 9. Pyrinto II 10-17 
 10. Jarvenpaa 9-17 
Division B
 1. PuHu Juniorit 22-4 
 2. TuNMKY 21-5 
 3. Ura Basket 19-7 
 4. Korikouvot 16-10 
 5. HyPo 15-9 
 6. Espoo Basket 14-10 
 7. Raholan Pyrkiva 12-12 
 8. HNMKY U23 10-14 
 9. Karkkila 7-17 
 10. PeU-Basket 7-17 
 11. Munkkiniemen 6-18 
 12. JyWe 6-18 
 13. Namika Lr 5-19 
Last:3/20/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
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.17.6 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.4 
 7. Morris, Lapua16.8 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto15.8 
 9. Bryant, Kataja B.15.7 
 10. Holsey, Kauhajoki15.7 
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. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.7 
 5. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 6. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto7.6 
 8. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
 9. Morris, Lapua7.3 
 10. Williams, Salon V.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.2 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket6.7 
 3. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.2 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.5 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.2 
 7. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 9. Edwards, Lapua4.1 
 10. Hirvonen, Kouvot3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.2.2 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 6. Scott, KTP Basket1.6 
 7. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 8. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.5 
 9. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.4 
 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.1.8 
 3. Van, Korihait1.1 
 4. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 5. Bailey, KTP Basket0.9 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 
 7. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 8. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 9. Nelson, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 
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Interview with Paul Carter - Apr 7, 2015


POSTED BY:
SERAFIM KARAISKAKIS
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Paul Carter
Paul Carter (204-F-87, college: Ill.-Chicago) current player of Lapuan Korikobrat (Finland-Korisliiga) gave an interview:

Why you decided to be a pro player.

I always wanted to be a professional player like my father, my father played in the NBA for a number of years with the Lakers and the Pacers.

There are many players without a job fighting for the same spots, how hard is to wait for your ideal offer and not take the first that comes up considering that the next one may not come soon.

It is extremely hard to pick and choose certain offers! These days overseas basketball is very popular and jobs are becoming more scarce. Sometimes you have to take jobs that may not be what you're worth. Jobs don't stay on the table long so unfortunately at times you have to take what you can get.

Which was the best game you had in your career so far?

That's a tough question lol, I'll say my favorite game was when we beat the Loima Bisons here in Lapua. Lapua had never beat the bisons since they were in the Korisliiga.

Tell us your strong point and your weakness in your game.

Strong point of my game would be my versatility at 6"8 I can play the 1-4 at times it can be a weakness also some coaches don't know how to utilize my skill set properly so it can be a challenge.

Which player was the hardest opponent to play against?

The hardest opponent was probably my rookie year matching up against Gerald Green in the D-League we went toe to toe he is extremely athletic!

Tell about the best teammates you had so far.

I have had all kinds of teammates! My rookie season I had NBA vets Antoine Walker Mikey Moore and Marcus Banks that was a great experience! This season in Finland I am the closest I've been with my teammates overseas, I love all these guys, this is one of those teams where you can stay connected for a lifetime!

Which coach you want to thank because he made you better player.

I really want to thank my high school coach Tracy Allen! He was the coach at Wilbur D. Mills in Little Rock AR. He was the first coach who whole heartedly believed in me and my ability. If it wasn't for him I would have never played college basketball and become a pro!

Role player in a big team or star in a smaller one?

My current situation is I have a big role on a smaller team, I've also been a role player on good teams. To me it's about WINNING! I'll play in either situation I just want to win plain and simple!

Which is your favorite basketball shoe? Which one you wear now?

My favorite hoop shoes are Kobe's. I like most low top Nike shoes to play in, I'm currently playing in a older model Lebron shoe they were cheaper than the new Kobes lol

What plans you have for the future?

My plans for the future are whatever God has in store for me, all is possible through Jesus Christ so I'm hoping to get back to the NBA but if not I would love to play on a top euro league team or in the top Asian or Australia league.

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Al'Lonzo
Coleman
Korisliiga Round 7 of Semi-Finals. Salon Vilpas enter Finals - 19 hours ago
Salon Vilpas - Kauhajoki 79-66 Salon Vilpas outgunned Kauhajoki to advance into Korisliiga Finals. The game was mostly controlled by Salon Vilpas. Kauhajoen Karhu managed to win fourth quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Salon Vilpas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points, 19 rebo...   [read more]

DeVaughn
Washington
Korisliiga Round 6 of Semi-Finals. Kauhajoki force decider versus Salon Vilpas - 2 days ago
Kauhajoki - Salon Vilpas 88-77 Kauhajoki held off Salon Vilpas to force the decisive seventh game in the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Kauhajoen Karhu. Salon Vilpas managed to win third quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Kauhajoen Karhu won last quarter 30-20. They made 28-of-35 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game, while Salon Vilpas only scored six points from the s...   [read more]

Petteri
Koponen
Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Finns who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88). Heto an easy victory against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.    [read more]


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