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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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Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 12, 2017

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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Finnish players, who play currently abroad.

Petteri Koponen
Petteri Koponen
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88, currently plays in Spain). He led FC Barcelona to a 3-point victory against one of league's weakest teams Zaragoza (8-19) 91-88 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Koponen recorded 11 points in 25 minutes on the court. FC Barcelona Lassa (18-8) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. It's Koponen's first season with the team. This year he averages: 9.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 52.4%, 3FGP: 34.7% and FT: 92.5%(37-40) in 22 games he played so far. Ex-Honka Espoo Playboys player is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Emir Sulejmanovic
Emir Sulejmanovic
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-95, currently plays in Croatia). Sulejmanovic led Cibona to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Alkar Sinj (6-18) crushing them 89-60 in the Croatian A1 last Thursday. He scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (18-6) is placed fourth in the A1. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Sulejmanovic's overall stats this season are: 5.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 51.0%, 3FGP: 12.5% and FT: 57.9%. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Finnish. Sulejmanovic played for the Finnish national team in 2013.

Erik Murphy
Erik Murphy
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Erik Murphy (208-90, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Florida, currently plays in France). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Paris-Levallois (17-10) 82-67 in the French ProA on Saturday night. Murphy scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. Strasbourg IG (18-9) is placed fourth in the ProA. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. This year Murphy's overall stats are: 8.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3FGP: 36.7% and FT: 78.6% in 27 games. 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.

Sasu Salin
Sasu Salin
   #4. Guard Sasu Salin (191-91, currently plays in Spain). He could not help Gran Canaria (18-9) to beat Joventut (9-18). Salin recorded 7 points. Gran Canaria was defeated 86-72 on the road by the much lower-ranked Joventut (#13). They ended the series of eight consecutive victories. Salin's total stats this season are: 6.8ppg and 2.1rpg. He is also Finnish national team player.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #5. International guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Greece) was not able to help Kolossos HH (12-13) in their last game. Despite Ahonen's good performance Kolossos HH was edged 82-81 in Athens by the higher-ranked (#3) AEK Athens. He recorded 10 points and added 3 assists in 15 minutes. It was Kolossos HH's third consecutive loss in a row. Ahonen's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This year Ahonen's total stats are: 7.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.1apg in 25 games. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Alexander Madsen
Alexander Madsen
   #6. Power forward Alexander Madsen (207-95, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to secure a victory for USK Praha (16-15) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Madsen's good performance the fourth-placed USK Praha (16-15) was crushed 82-53 at home by the lower-ranked BK Opava (#5) in the Places 1-6 group. He was the top scorer with 12 points. Madsen also added 4 rebounds. Madsen has relatively good stats this season: 10.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4bpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

Jamar Wilson
Jamar Wilson
   #7. An experienced international point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked UCAM Murcia (10-16) crushing them 109-84 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Wilson recorded 8 points in 19 minutes. Movistar Estudiantesis placed second in the Liga Endesa. Wilson has averaged so far 8.2ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.5apg in 25 games. He is a naturalized American. Wilson is also Finnish national team player. He used to play for Honka Espoo Playboys in Finnish league.

Antti Kanervo
Antti Kanervo
   #8. Shooting guard Antti Kanervo (192-89, agency: Blacktop Management, currently plays in France) contributed to a Chorale de Roanne's victory against the ninth-ranked STB Le Havre (14-13) 69-62 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. Kanervo scored 7 points. Chorale de Roanne Basket (11-15) is placed 14th in the ProB. Kanervo has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.4apg. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Anton Odabasi
Anton Odabasi
   #9. International forward Anton Odabasi (206-95, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Trabzonspor (8-17) in their game against Gaziantep (13-12) in the Turkish BSL. Odabasi recorded 5 points in 24 minutes. Trabzonspor was crushed 96-75 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked (#8) Gaziantep. Odabasi has averaged so far 0.5ppg and 1.1rpg in 13 games. He is also in the roster of the Finnish national team.

Matti Nuutinen
Matti Nuutinen
   #10. 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 ninth-ranked STB Le Havre (14-13) 69-62. He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Nuutinen has averaged so far 6.6ppg and 2.6rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

   #11. International power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Crailsheim Merlins in their game against Oettinger Rockets Gotha in the German ProA (second division). Kotti scored only 4 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 19 minutes. His team was edged 80-78. Kotti has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg in 26 games. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.   

Marcus Van
Marcus Van (ex Korihait) signs at Terceira - 3 days ago
Newly promoted Terceira Basket SUSIARTE (LPB) landed 30-year old American power forward Marcus Van (201-100kg-87, college: Cent.Michigan). He has played for the last three years at Korihait in Finnish Korisliiga. In 35 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 10.5rpg (leader !!!), 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. Among other achievements Van won Finnish 1st Division Division A championship title in 2016. He received also All-Finnish 1st Division Division A Player of the Year award and Eurob...   [read more]

Antto Nikkarinen (ex Helsinki Seagulls) is a newcomer at Jamtland - 4 days ago
KFUM Jamtland Basket (Basketligan) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Finn international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-85kg-91, agency: Blacktop Management). He has played for the last two years at Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In 46 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 7.3apg (leader !!!) last season. Nikkarinen helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded All-Finnish Korisliiga Player of the Year, Dome...   [read more]

Njardvik tabs Terrell Vinson, ex Pyrinto - 7 days ago
UMFN Njardvik (Dominos League) inked 27-year old American forward Terrell Vinson (201-100kg-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Pyrinto in Finnish Korisliiga. In 5 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 4.6rpg last season. The previous (2016) summer Vinson was tested by Universidad Catolica (Libcentro Pro) in Chilean league. Among other achievements his team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2012 and 2013). Vinson has played pr...   [read more]

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