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Korisliiga Standings
 1. BC Nokia 0-0 
 2. Espoo United 0-0 
 3. Helsinki Seagulls 0-0 
 4. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 5. Kauhajoki 0-0 
 6. Korihait 0-0 
 7. Kouvot 0-0 
 8. KTP Basket 0-0 
 9. Lapua 0-0 
 10. Pyrinto 0-0 
 11. Salon Vilpas 0-0 
1st Division Standings
Division A
 1. FoKoPo 0-0 
 2. HBA-Marsky 0-0 
 3. Jarvenpaa 0-0 
 4. Jyvaskyla BA 0-0 
 5. Korikouvot 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 
 11. TuNMKY 0-0 
 12. Ura Basket 0-0 
Division B
 1. Bisons Loimaa 0-0 
 2. Espoo Basket 0-0 
 3. HNMKY U23 0-0 
 4. Huima 0-0 
 5. HyPo 0-0 
 6. JyWe 0-0 
 7. Karkkila 0-0 
 8. Munkkiniemen 0-0 
 9. PeU-Basket 0-0 
 10. PuHu Juniorit 0-0 
 11. PUS-Basket 0-0 
 12. Raholan Pyrkiva 0-0 
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group [
 1 Bosna-Royal 0-2 
Group A
 1 Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2 Enisey 0-0 
 3 EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4 Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5 Monaco 0-0 
 6 UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1 Chalon 0-0 
 2 Gaziantep 0-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4 Neptunas 0-0 
 5 PAOK 0-0 
 6 Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1 AEK 0-0 
 2 Banvit BK 0-0 
 3 Bayreuth 0-0 
 4 Strasbourg 0-0 
 5 Umana VE 0-0 
 6 Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1 Aris 0-0 
 2 Besiktas 0-0 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4 Oostende 0-0 
 5 Scandone AV 0-0 
 6 Stelmet 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antwan SCOTT
  KTP Basket
  Avg: 22
 1. Scott, KTP Basket22.0 
 2. Jones, Lapua21.5 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.2 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.1 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.17.3 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.2 
 7. Morris, Lapua16.8 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto15.8 
 9. Bryant, Kataja B.15.7 
 10. Holsey, Kauhajoki15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Van, Korihait10.5 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.5 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.5 
 6. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 7. Bristol, Kataja B.7.7 
 8. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto7.6 
 10. Morris, Lapua7.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.3 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket6.7 
 3. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.5 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.5 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.3 
 7. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 9. Edwards, Lapua4.1 
 10. Hirvonen, Kouvot3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.2 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 6. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 7. Scott, KTP Basket1.6 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.5 
 9. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.5 
 10. Nelson, Pyrinto1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Bristol, Kataja B.1.7 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 4. Van, Korihait1.1 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 6. Bailey, KTP Basket0.9 
 7. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 8. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 9. Nelson, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 

First Round Schedule
Helsinki Sea 57% Oct.1 Salon Vilpas
BC Nokia 57% Sep.30 Espoo United
Korihait 57% Sep.29 Pyrinto
KTP Basket 57% Sep.29 Kauhajoki
Lapua 57% Sep.29 Kouvot
Salon Vilpas 57% Sep.27 KTP Basket
Kouvot 57% Sep.27 Helsinki Sea
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Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Qualifying Round)

Avtodor 50% Sep.24 Mornar Bar
Kalev/Cramo 50% Sep.24 Alba
Benfica 50% Sep.24 Lukoil Acad
Antwerp 50% Sep.24 N.Novgorod
Ludwigsburg 50% Sep.24 UBT Cluj Na
Groningen 50% Sep.24 Bakken
Tsmoki-Minsk 50% Sep.24 Budivelnyk
Joventut 50% Sep.24 Kataja Bsk
Erik Murphy selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 8, 2017

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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.

Erik Murphy
Erik Murphy
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Erik Murphy (208-90, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Florida, currently plays in France). He led Strasbourg IG to a victory over the closely-ranked Le Mans (9-9) crushing them 92-63 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. Murphy was MVP of the game. He scored 18 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes on the court. Strasbourg IG (10-8) is placed eighth in the ProA. It's Murphy's first season with the team. This year Murphy averages: 9.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 54.0%, 3FGP: 39.1% and FT: 85.7% in 18 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Despite Murphy played previously for the USA U18 national team, he is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team. Strangely Murphy has never played in Finland.

Emir Sulejmanovic
Emir Sulejmanovic
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-95, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup). He was the major contributor in Cibona's victory against the tenth-ranked Stelmet (9-9) 81-69 in the A1 last Wednesday. Sulejmanovic recorded 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. KK Cibona VIP Zagrebis placed in the A1. Sulejmanovic's overall stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 54.0%, 3FGP: 39.1% and FT: 85.7%. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Finnish. Sulejmanovic played for the Finnish national team in 2013.

Sasu Salin
Sasu Salin
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Sasu Salin (191-91, currently plays in Spain). He was the main contributor in a Gran Canaria's victory against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (12-7) 76-71 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Saturday night. Salin was the best player in that game. He scored 12 points in 23 minutes. Herbalife Gran Canaria (11-8) is placed seventh in the Liga Endesa. This year Salin's overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 40.6%, 3FGP: 32.9% and FT: 84.2% in 18 games. He is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Petteri Koponen
Petteri Koponen
   #4. Point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88, currently plays in Euroleague) could not help FC Barcelona (8-13) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Koponen's good performance the 12th-placed FC Barcelona (8-13) was defeated 89-85 on the road by the higher-ranked Zalgiris (#10) in the group A of Euroleague. He scored 12 points. Koponen's total stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.0apg. He is also Finnish national team player.

Alexander Madsen
Alexander Madsen
   #5. International power forward Alexander Madsen (207-95, currently plays in Czech Republic) contributed to an USK Praha's victory against the sixth-ranked NH Ostrava (6-16) 81-70 in the Czech Republic NBL last Saturday. Madsen recorded 9 points and added 4 passes in 29 minutes. USK Praha (18-0) is placed first in Places 1-6 group. So far his team won all eighteen games in the Regular Season. Madsen has relatively good stats this year: 11.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4bpg in 22 games. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Antti Kanervo
Antti Kanervo
   #6. Shooting guard Antti Kanervo (192-89, agency: Blacktop Management, currently plays in France) contributed to a Chorale de Roanne's victory against the closely-ranked STB Le Havre (9-8) 83-76 in the French ProB (second division) on Saturday night. Kanervo scored 11 points and blocked 2 blocks. Chorale de Roanne Basket (8-9) is placed tenth in the ProB. Kanervo's total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.2apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #7. International guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Greece) was not able to help Kolossos HH in their game against Promitheas (6-10) in the Greek A1. Ahonen recorded only 4 points in 24 minutes. Kolossos HH lost 68-78 in Patras to the lower-ranked (#9) Promitheas. This year Ahonen's total stats are: 7.8ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.3apg in 16 games. He is also Finnish national team player.

Tuukka Kotti
Tuukka Kotti
   #8. An experienced power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Germany) helped Crailsheim Merlins win their game against the 14th-ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (6-15) crushing them 115-66 in the German ProA (second division) last Saturday. Kotti scored 10 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Crailsheim Merlins (17-5) is placed second in the ProA. Kotti has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.9apg. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Jamar Wilson
Jamar Wilson
   #9. International point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Movil Estudiantes (12-5) in their game against Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (9-10) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Wilson scored 7 points in only 12 minutes. Movil Estudiantes lost 97-103 in a derby game to the lower-ranked (#9) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. Wilson has averaged so far 8.7ppg and 1.5apg in 18 games. He is a naturalized American. Wilson is also in the roster of the Finnish national team. He used to play for Honka Espoo Playboys in Finnish league.

Harold Fiifi Aidoo
Harold Fiifi Aidoo
   #10. Point guard Harold Fiifi Aidoo (187-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Grand Canyon win their game against the Bethesda University (9-10) crushing them 95-66 in the NCAA in Tuesday night's game. Aidoo scored 16 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The Grand Canyon State University has 2-1 conference record this season. Aidoo has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 2.2rpg. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Finnish senior national team.

   #11. International forward Matti Nuutinen (202-90, also represented by Blacktop Management, currently plays in France) is a teammate of previously mentioned Antti Kanervo and both played together in the last French ProB game. Nuutinen helped Chorale de Roanne win their game against the closely-ranked STB Le Havre 83-76. He scored 9 points in 18 minutes. Nuutinen has averaged so far 6.8ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1apg in 17 games. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

   #12. International power forward Lauri Markkanen (213-97, currently studies in the States) helped Arizona win their game against the Oregon State University 71-54 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Markkanen recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds (made all of his five free throws). Markkanen has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.0ppg and 7.3rpg. Markkanen is also in the roster of the Finnish national team.

   #13. International forward Alex Murphy (206-93, is currently at the American university), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the one of league's weakest teams Northeastern (5-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance the Northeastern lost 69-73 at home to the James Madison University. Murphy scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 34 minutes. This year Murphy has relatively solid stats: 14.3ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.9apg in 24 games. He is a naturalized American. Murphy is also Finnish national team player. Apparently he has never played in Finland.

   #14. International small forward Shawn Huff (198-84, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Deutsche Bank Skyliners in their game against Bayern Muenchen in the German BBL. Huff cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team was crushed by 25 points 95-70. Huff has reliable stats this season: 11.8ppg and 3.8rpg. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

   #15. Former international swingman Samuel Haanpaa (203-86, another player represented by Blacktop Management, currently plays in Argentina) managed to help Obras Basket Buenos Aires in a victory against the sixth-ranked La Union 74-70 in the Argentinian LigaA on Wednesday night. Haanpaa scored only 2 points in 19 minutes. Haanpaa has averaged so far 3.7ppg and 1.3rpg in 31 games. He used to play for the Finnish national team three years ago.

The list of other players, who all have Finnish passport but never been selected to any of Finnish national teams:

   #1. Remu Raitenan (206-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help University of San Francisco to win against the Loyola Marymount University (0-2) 74-64 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Raitenan scored 5 points. The University of San Francisco has rather weak 2-4 conference record this season. Raitenan has averaged so far 4.9ppg and 3.4rpg.

   #2. Anton Kankaanpaa (196-G-92, currently plays in NCAA2). He could not help the Southern Nazarene University (8-6) to beat the Arkansas Tech. Kankaanpaa cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. his team was defeated 90-86 on the road by the Arkansas Tech. Kankaanpaa has been at the team for four years. Kankaanpaa has averaged so far 2.9ppg and 2.1rpg.   

Cameron Clark (ex Porvoon Tarmo) joins Ballincollig - 9 hours ago
Ballincollig BC (Division 1) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Cameron Clark (190-98kg-93, college: Southwestern, KS). He played last season at Porvoon Tarmo in Finnish 1st Division. In 27 games he had very impressive stats: 20.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to All-Finnish 1st Division A Honorable Mention. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Clark played in the final of KCAC Tou...   [read more]

Marcus Van
Marcus Van (ex Korihait) signs at Terceira - 4 days ago
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Antto Nikkarinen (ex Helsinki Seagulls) is a newcomer at Jamtland - 5 days ago
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