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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. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.5 
 6. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto7.6 
 8. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
 9. Williams, Salon V.7.4 
 10. Edwards, Salon Vilpas7.4 
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, Kauhajoki5.6 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 7. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 8. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.1 
 9. Edwards, Lapua4.1 
 10. Minard, Pyrinto3.9 
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. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 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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Brown's 27 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - Mar 28, 2017


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Rion Brown
25-year old shooting guard Rion Brown (198-SG-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Kataja Basket and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 38.
He had the game-high 27 points adding eight rebounds and six assists for Kataja Basket in his team's victory, helping them to outclass KTP Basket (#8, 13-22) with 31-point margin 97-66. Kataja Basket maintains the 2nd position in Finnish league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kataja Basket will need more victories to improve their 25-10 record. In the team's last game Brown had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Kataja Basket's top player in his first season with the team. University of Miami, Florida graduate has very impressive stats this year. Brown is in league's top in points (5th best: 19.1ppg) and averages solid 40.4% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Austin Hollins (195-F/G-91) of Kauhajoki. He is American swingman in his first season at Kauhajoki. In the last game Hollins recorded impressive 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course Kauhajoki cruised to a 89-78 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Kataja Basket (#2, 25-10). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Kauhajoki consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team's 21-14 record is not bad at all. Hollins is a newcomer at Kauhajoki and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.9ppg (#6). He also registered 4.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Jamal Jones (203-G-93) of Lapua (#5). Jones showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Lapua, leading his team to a 110-65 easy win against slightly lower-ranked BC Nokia (#7, 15-20). The chances of Lapua ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 19 games, recording just sixteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Jones could help Lapua to bring them higher in the standings. Jones has a great season in Finland. After 34 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.4ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rakeem Buckles (203-F-90) of Kouvot - 20 points and 12 rebounds
5. Dom Morris (201-F-90) of Lapua - 25 points and 9 rebounds
6. Daniel Mullings (188-G-91) of Kataja Basket - 21 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Desmond Williams (199-G-91) of Salon Vilpas - 20 points and 7 rebounds
8. Matias Ojala (199-PF-89) of Salon Vilpas - 15 points and 7 rebounds
9. Damon Williams (201-F-73) of Lapua - 10 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Marius Van Andringa (189-G-94) of Lapua - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)   




Petteri
Koponen
Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 3 hours 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]

Jarekious
Bradley
Korisliiga Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Kataja reach Finals - 12 hours ago
Kataja Basket - Helsinki Seagulls 91-71 Kataja Basket fired past Helsinki Seagulls to secure Korisliiga Finals birth. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. Helsinki Seagulls managed to win fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joensuun Kataja looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sp...   [read more]

Jarekious
Bradley
Korisliiga Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Kataja Basket and Kauhaojoki post wins - 2 days ago
Helsinki Seagulls - Kataja Basket 67-84 Kataja Basket rallied past Helsinki Seagulls to take 3-1 lead. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Joensuun Kataja's pressure prevailed and they won that period 32-16 extending their advantage to 17 points. The game was also dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7...   [read more]


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