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Korisliiga Standings
 1. Kouvot 5-1 
 2. Helsinki Seagulls 4-2 
 3. Salon Vilpas 4-3 
 4. Pyrinto 3-2 
 5. BC Nokia 3-2 
 6. Kataja Basket 2-1 
 7. Kauhajoki 2-3 
 8. Korihait 2-3 
 9. Lapua 1-3 
 10. Espoo United 1-4 
 11. KTP Basket 1-4 
Full Standings
1st Standings
Division A
 1. HBA-Marsky 4-0 
 2. TuNMKY 4-0 
 3. ToPo 3-0 
 4. FoKoPo 2-1 
 5. Ura Basket 2-1 
 6. Jyvaskyla BA 1-2 
 7. Korikouvot 1-2 
 8. Porvoon Tarmo 1-2 
 9. Pyrinto II 1-2 
 10. Oulun NMKY 1-3 
 11. Jarvenpaa 0-3 
 12. Lahti 0-4 
Division B
 1. Bisons Loimaa 3-0 
 2. MuKi 3-0 
 3. Karkkila 2-0 
 4. HNMKY U23 2-1 
 5. JyWe 2-1 
 6. Huima 1-1 
 7. Raholan Pyrkiva 1-2 
 8. PeU-Basket 1-2 
 9. Espoo Basket 1-2 
 10. PuHu Juniorit 1-2 
 11. Aalto-Basket 0-3 
 12. HyPo 0-3 
Full Standings
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Maurice CREEK
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Creek, Lapua23.3 
 2. Asbury, Pyrinto21.4 
 3. Calhoun, Espoo U.21.2 
 4. Allen, Kauhajoki18.0 
 5. Saunders, Kataja B.18.0 
 6. Gipson, Kouvot17.5 
 7. Pattillo, Korihait17.4 
 8. Seppala, Kataja B.17.3 
 9. Jones, Salon Vilpas17.1 
 10. Pitts, Kataja B.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 12
 1. Kaunisto, Kouvot12.0 
 2. Gipson, Kouvot10.8 
 3. Jones, Salon Vilpas10.0 
 4. Asbury, Pyrinto9.2 
 5. Kotti, Helsinki.9.0 
 6. Saunders, Kataja B.8.7 
 7. Deng, Korihait8.4 
 8. Simms, KTP Basket8.2 
 9. Whitfield, Kauhajoki7.8 
 10. Creek, Lapua7.3 
Assists Per Game
  Salon V.
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Rannikko, Salon V.6.7 
 2. Pitts, Kataja B.6.3 
 3. Council, BC Nokia5.6 
 4. Hirvonen, Kouvot5.5 
 5. Woodhouse, Lapua5.0 
 6. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki4.8 
 7. Lehto, Pyrinto4.4 
 8. Seppala, Kataja B.4.3 
 9. Lehtoranta, Kauha.3.8 
 10. Jackson, Helsinki.3.7 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki2.4 
 2. Saunders, Kataja B.2.3 
 3. Asbury, Pyrinto2.2 
 4. Pattillo, Korihait2.0 
 5. Edwin, Kauhajoki1.8 
 6. Kotti, Helsinki.1.8 
 7. Peltokangas, Lapua1.7 
 8. Manigault, Pyrinto1.6 
 9. Gilbert, BC Nokia1.6 
 10. Haanpaa, Espoo U.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Terrence JENNINGS
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jennings, Lapua2.5 
 2. Deng, Korihait2.4 
 3. Jones, Salon Vilpas2.4 
 4. Pressley, Espoo U.1.8 
 5. Dolenc, BC Nokia1.2 
 6. Hammonds, BC Nokia1.2 
 7. Simms, KTP Basket1.2 
 8. Gilbert, BC Nokia0.8 
 9. Aalto, KTP Basket0.8 
 10. Whitfield, Kauhajoki0.8 

Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

BC Nokia 83% Oct.22 Lapua
Pyrinto 56% Oct.21 Salon Vilpas
Espoo United Oct.21 Kauhajoki 66%
Korihait 63% Oct.20 KTP Basket
Kouvot 66% Oct.20 Kataja Bsk
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

Group A
Jyvaskyla B 57% Oct.22 Korikouvot
ToPo 88% Oct.22 Oulun NMKY
FoKoPo 95% Oct.22 Jarvenpaa
Porvoon Tarm Oct.22 TuNMKY 87%
Group B
MuKi 72% Oct.22 JyWe
HNMKY U23 82% Oct.22 PuHu Juniori
PeU-Basket Oct.22 Bisons Loima 90%
Espoo Bsk 50% Oct.22 Huima
Karkkila 83% Oct.22 Raholan Pyrk
Aalto-Bsk 57% Oct.21 HyPo
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Juventus 57% Oct.25 Hap.Holon
EWE Baskets Oct.25 Pinar Karsiy 73%
UCAM Murcia 95% Oct.25 Banco di Srd
Monaco 77% Oct.24 Enisey
Group B
Gaziantep 77% Oct.25 Iberostar Te
Betaland Cdo 57% Oct.24 PAOK
Ludwigsburg Oct.24 Neptunas 73%
Ventspils 57% Oct.24 Chalon
Group C
Olimpija Oct.25 Bayreuth 95%
Strasbourg Oct.25 Estudian. 73%
Rosa Oct.24 Umana VE 88%
AEK 57% Oct.24 Banvit BK
Group D
Scandone AV 57% Oct.25 Oostende
Aris Oct.25 Nanterre 73%
Besiktas 57% Oct.24 Stelmet
Telekom Bsk Oct.24 CEZ Nymburk 88%
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 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.   

Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 1 day ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Finnish players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Petteri Koponen (194-88). He contributed to an easy FC Barcelona's victory against the ninth-ranked Blusens Monbus in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

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After 3 rounds played we can already see who rules in the 1st Division and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. The most interesting game of round 3 was only one-point a home defeat of Korikouvot (1-2) to Forssan Koripojat (2-1) 98-97. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Korikouvot won third quarter 28-27. However it was not enou...   [read more]

Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones claims Finnish Korisliiga weekly honour - 1 day ago
American Aaron Jones (206-F-93) had a great game in the last round for Salon Vilpas and that's him to receive a Player of the Week award for round 4. The 24-year old forward had a double-double of 23 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team edged out Kataja Basket (#5, 2-1) 84-81. Salon Vilpas is placed at 4th position in Finnish Korisliiga. Salon Vilpas is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more...   [read more]

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