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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 
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 
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 
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 
Finnish men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Shawn Huff selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 19, 2017

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

Shawn Huff
Shawn Huff
   #1. This week's number one is 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 closely-ranked Science City Jena (10-18) 69-61 in the German BBL in Monday night's game. Huff was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes on the court. Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (13-17) is placed tenth in the BBL. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Huff has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 2FGP: 60.5%(23-38), 3FGP: 40.8% and FT: 73.9% in 11 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Petteri Koponen
Petteri Koponen
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88, currently plays in Spain). Koponen could not help FC Barcelona (18-9) to beat Valencia Basket (20-7). He scored 5 points and added 3 assists. FC Barcelona was badly defeated 76-59 on the road by the second-ranked Valencia Basket. This season Koponen averages: 8.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 52.3%, 3FGP: 34.2% and FT: 90.9%(40-44). Ex-Honka Espoo Playboys player is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Greece). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Aiolos Trikallon (10-16) crushing them 73-53 in the Greek A1 on Thursday night. Ahonen scored 10 points and had 3 steals in 24 minutes. Kolossos H Hotels (13-13) is placed seventh in the A1. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Ahonen's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 59.5%(22-37), 3FGP: 38.8% and FT: 75.8% in 26 games. Ex-ToPo Helsinki player is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Sasu Salin
Sasu Salin
   #4. Guard Sasu Salin (191-91, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Gran Canaria in their game against Baskonia (19-8) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He scored 5 points. Gran Canaria was defeated 95-90 in Vitoria by the higher-ranked Baskonia (#4). There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Salin's total stats this season are: 6.8ppg and 2.1rpg. He is also Finnish national team player.

Alexander Madsen
Alexander Madsen
   #5. International 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. Despite Madsen's very good performance the fourth-placed USK Praha (16-15) lost 57-72 in Opava to the lower-ranked (#5) BK Opava in the Places 1-6 group. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Madsen also added 6 rebounds in 26 minutes. It was USK Praha's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Madsen has relatively solid stats: 10.5ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4bpg in 34 games. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Erik Murphy
Erik Murphy
   #6. Power forward Erik Murphy (208-90, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Florida, currently plays in France) managed to help Strasbourg IG to win against the 14th-ranked Cholet Basket (10-18) 85-68 in the French ProA on Saturday night. Murphy recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Strasbourg IG (19-9) is placed fourth in the ProA. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. It's Murphy's first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 8.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg. Murphy is a naturalized American. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster. Strangely Murphy has never played in Finland.

Antti Kanervo
Antti Kanervo
   #7. International shooting guard Antti Kanervo (192-89, agency: Blacktop Management, currently plays in France) was the main contributor in a Chorale de Roanne's victory against the closely-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (10-18) 86-73 in the French ProB (second division) in Saturday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Kanervo recorded 16 points and added 3 passes in 31 minutes. Chorale de Roanne Basket (12-15) is placed 13th in the ProB. This year Kanervo's total stats are: 9.4ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.5apg in 26 games. He is also Finnish national team player.

Matti Nuutinen
Matti Nuutinen
   #8. 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 contributed to a Chorale de Roanne's victory against the closely-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (10-18) 86-73. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Nuutinen has averaged so far 6.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Tuukka Kotti
Tuukka Kotti
   #9. International power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in a Crailsheim Merlins' victory against the seventh-ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (16-14) 100-89 in the German ProA (second division) on Wednesday night. Kotti scored 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 16 minutes. Crailsheim Merlins (25-5) is placed second in the ProA. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. Kotti has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.6apg in 28 games. He is also in the roster of the Finnish national team.

Jamar Wilson
Jamar Wilson
   #10. Point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, currently plays in Spain) helped Movil Estudiantes win their game against the league outsider La ICL Manresa (4-23) 95-90 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Wilson scored only 4 points and added 3 assists. Movistar Estudiantesis placed second in the Liga Endesa. Wilson has averaged so far 8.1ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.5apg. 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.

   #11. International forward Anton Odabasi (206-95, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Trabzonspor in their game against Anadolu Efes in the Turkish BSL. Odabasi cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 18 minutes. His team was crushed by 23 points 100-77. Odabasi has averaged so far 0.7ppg and 1.4rpg in 14 games. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.   

Lille signs Rakeem Buckles, ex Kouvot - 2 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 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 - 8 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 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 is a newcomer at Lahti - 9 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 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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