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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 
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.17.3 
 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
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  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
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  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
  (196-SF-85)
  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
  (201-F/C-82)
  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 
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Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 15, 2017


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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 Euroleague). He contributed to a FC Barcelona's victory against one of league's weakest teams Unics Kazan (7-18) 70-62 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Koponen recorded 9 points and added 3 assists in 18 minutes on the court. FC Barcelona Lassa (10-15) is placed 11th in the Euroleague. Koponen has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 39.1%, 3FGP: 47.9%(46-96) and FT: 89.5% in 22 games he played so far. Ex-Honka Espoo Playboys player is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Shawn Huff
Shawn Huff
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international small forward Shawn Huff (198-84, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Germany). He led Deutsche Bank Skyliners to a victory over the 16th-ranked Braunschweig (4-19) crushing them 92-56 in the German BBL last Sunday. Huff was MVP of the game. He recorded 17 points. Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (10-14) is placed tenth in the BBL. This season Huff has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 60.9%(14-23), 3FGP: 46.4%(13-28) and FT: 71.4%. He is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

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). Salin helped Gran Canaria win their game against the 14th-ranked Sevilla (7-15) 89-70 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He scored 7 points and added 3 passes in 15 minutes. Herbalife Gran Canaria (15-8) is placed seventh in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Salin averages: 6.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 39.4%, 3FGP: 34.7% and FT: 82.8% in 22 games. He is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Erik Murphy
Erik Murphy
   #4. Power forward Erik Murphy (208-90, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Florida, currently plays in France) helped Strasbourg IG win their game against the closely-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (16-6) 67-58 in the French ProA in Sunday night's game. Murphy recorded 10 points. Strasbourg IG (13-9) is placed sixth in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Murphy's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 9.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5apg. Murphy is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA U18 national team, Murphy is currently in the Finnish national team roster. Strangely he has never played in Finland.

Lauri Markkanen
Lauri Markkanen
   #5. International power forward Lauri Markkanen (213-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Arizona win their game against the Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles (15-3) 86-75 in the NCAA last Friday. Markkanen recorded 29 points (!!!) and grabbed 6 rebounds in 32 minutes. The University of Arizona has a very solid 16-2 conference record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Markkanen has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg and 7.0rpg in 33 games. Markkanen plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Jamar Wilson
Jamar Wilson
   #6. Point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, currently plays in Spain). He could not help Movil Estudiantes (17-5) to beat CB Canarias (18-5). Wilson scored 9 points and added 4 passes (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). But Movil Estudiantes was badly defeated 82-63 on the road by the leading CB Canarias. Wilson's overall stats this season are: 8.3ppg and 1.6apg. He is a naturalized American. Wilson is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster. He used to play for Honka Espoo Playboys in Finnish league.

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 Kymis (7-14) in the Greek A1. Ahonen scored 6 points in 24 minutes. Kolossos HH lost 64-74 on the opponent's court to the lower-ranked (#12) Kymis. This year Ahonen's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.2apg in 21 games. He is also Finnish national team player.

Tuukka Kotti
Tuukka Kotti
   #8. Power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Germany) helped Crailsheim Merlins win their game against the eighth-ranked Uni Baskets (13-14) 91-72 in the German ProA (second division) last Sunday. Kotti scored 9 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Crailsheim Merlins (22-5) is placed second in the ProA. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Kotti's total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.8apg. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Antti Kanervo
Antti Kanervo
   #9. International shooting guard Antti Kanervo (192-89, agency: Blacktop Management, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Chorale de Roanne (9-13) in their game against Charleville-Mezieres (13-9) in the French ProB (second division). Kanervo scored 7 points and added 3 assists in 20 minutes. Chorale de Roanne was crushed 96-70 on the opponent's court by the much higher-ranked (#3) Charleville-Mezieres. It was Chorale de Roanne's fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Kanervo's total stats are: 9.3ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg in 21 games. He is also in the roster of the Finnish national team.

Alexander Madsen
Alexander Madsen
   #10. Power forward Alexander Madsen (207-95, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help USK Praha (22-0) in their game against CEZ Nymburk (26-1) in the Czech Republic NBL. Madsen scored 6 points. The first-placed USK Praha (22-0) was defeated 81-71 at home by the leading CEZ Nymburk in the Places 1-6 group. Madsen has reliable stats this season: 11.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4bpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

   #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 couldn't help Chorale de Roanne in their game against Charleville-Mezieres. He cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. Nuutinen scored only 2 points in 23 minutes. His team was crushed by 26 points 96-70. Nuutinen has averaged so far 6.8ppg and 2.5rpg in 22 games. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

   #12. Former University international forward Julius Rajala (206-94, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the University of Southern Indiana in their game against the Findlay, OH in the NCAA2. Rajala recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was edged 70-69 in the NCAA2. Rajala has averaged so far 9.3ppg and 4.0rpg. He used to play for the Finnish university national team back in 2015.

   #13. U20 international forward Samuli Nieminen (201-96, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the SF Austin in their game against the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi in the NCAA. Nieminen recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 16 minutes. His team lost 69-77. Nieminen has averaged so far 4.0ppg and 1.8rpg in 13 games. He is also Finnish U20 national team player.

   #14. International forward Oskar Michelsen (206-95, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Davidson in their game against the Rhode Island University in the NCAA. Michelsen cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. His team was crushed by 24 points 84-60. Michelsen has averaged so far 1.3ppg and 1.1rpg. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

   #15. International forward Shawn Hopkins (196-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Troy University in a victory against the Georgia Southern University crushing them 90-70 in the NCAA on Friday night. Hopkins recorded only 2 points in 1 minutes on the court. Hopkins has averaged so far 2.8ppg and 1.7rpg in 18 games. He is also in the roster of the Finnish national team.   




Rakeem
Buckles
Lille signs Rakeem Buckles, ex Kouvot - 3 days ago
Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) signed 27-year old American forward Rakeem Buckles (203-98kg-90, college: FIU). He played last season at Kouvot in Finnish Korisliiga. In 37 games he had 14.5ppg, 9.5rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.0spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention. Buckles also played that season for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL where in 5 games he recorded just 2.4ppg and 2.0rpg. Buckles' college team won Big East Tournam...   [read more]
Kauhajoki signs Henri Kantonen - 9 days ago
Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) signed 20-year old guard Henri Kantonen (197-97) from Kouvot. But in 27 Korisliiga games he had just 1.8ppg and 1.3rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division B Honorable Mention. The previous (15-16) season Kantonen played at Jarvenpaan Koripalloseura (1st Division) where in 30 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.7apg. Quite impressive season as he was na...   [read more]

Hannes
Koskinen
Hannes Koskinen is a newcomer at Lahti - 10 days ago
Lahti Basketball (1st Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old swingman Hannes Koskinen (198-98) from KaU Koris Karkkila. Koskinen has played there for the last four years. In 18 1st Division games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.6spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division B Honorable Mention. He played in the final of Finnish 1st Division Division B in 2014. Koskinen represented Fi...   [read more]


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