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Basketligan Standings
 1. BC Lulea 24-8 
 2. Norrkoping 23-9 
 3. Sodertalje 23-9 
 4. Uppsala 18-14 
 5. Boras 17-15 
 6. Jamtland 16-16 
 7. Nassjo 15-17 
 8. Umea 5-27 
 9. Malbas 3-29 
Full Standings
Last:3/28/2017
Basketettan Standings
Superettan
 1. Djurgarden 12-2 
 2. AIK 11-1 
 3. Koping 7-6 
 4. LF Future 5-7 
 5. Trelleborg 5-8 
 6. Wetterbygden 4-8 
 7. Alvik Basket 3-9 
 8. Hogsbo 3-9 
BEHN forts
 1. Norrort 11-3 
 2. KFUM Fryshuset 10-3 
 3. Jamtland II 9-5 
 4. KFUM Central 6-9 
 5. BG Lulea 5-10 
 6. KFUM Blackeberg 4-7 
 7. KFUM Uppsala 4-9 
BEHS forts
 1. IK Eos 14-2 
 2. Eskilstuna 14-2 
 3. Helsingborg 10-7 
 4. Lobas 8-9 
 5. Huddinge 7-7 
 6. RIG Mark 4-12 
 7. Hoganas 3-11 
 8. Talje 3-13 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:3/27/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 James WASHINGTON
  Boras
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Washington, Boras18.1 
 2. Bizaca, Sodertalje17.6 
 3. Cinac, Jamtland17.5 
 4. Rozzell, BC Lulea17.3 
 5. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.17.2 
 6. Oglesby, Umea15.8 
 7. Darling, Norrkoping15.8 
 8. Rodgers, Malbas15.4 
 9. Johnson, Nassjo15.1 
 10. Ronnqvist, BC Lulea14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping8.5 
 2. Ruffin, Nassjo8.3 
 3. Valentine, Umea8.2 
 4. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.8.1 
 5. Zuilhof, Malbas7.4 
 6. Anzuluni, BC Lulea7.0 
 7. Engstrom, Uppsala6.7 
 8. Maraker, Boras6.7 
 9. Elbaek, Malbas6.3 
 10. Cinac, Jamtland6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jabril DURHAM
  Jamtland
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Durham, Jamtland6.2 
 2. Washington, Boras5.8 
 3. Mbemba, Umea5.3 
 4. Lejasmeiers, Soder.4.3 
 5. Rozzell, BC Lulea4.0 
 6. Person, Uppsala3.8 
 7. Peltier, Malbas3.7 
 8. Massamba, Soder.3.5 
 9. Johnson, Nassjo3.3 
 10. Petersen, Malbas3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Yannick ANZULUNI
  BC Lulea
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Anzuluni, BC Lulea2.1 
 2. Rozzell, BC Lulea2.1 
 3. Valentine, Umea2.0 
 4. Johnson, Nassjo2.0 
 5. Durham, Jamtland1.7 
 6. Upshur, BC Lulea1.7 
 7. Washington, Boras1.6 
 8. Smith, Norrkoping1.6 
 9. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.1.5 
 10. Person, Uppsala1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.0 
 2. Wolfram, Umea1.5 
 3. Purifoy, Jamtland1.5 
 4. Spires, Sodertalje1.5 
 5. Wright, Boras1.1 
 6. Nilsson, Umea1.1 
 7. Valentine, Umea1.1 
 8. Hines, Boras0.9 
 9. Upshur, BC Lulea0.8 
 10. Ritchart, Malbas0.7 
Player of the Week

 Brandon Rozzell
  BC Lulea
  ( 188-G-84-89 )
  

 Ronnie Boggs
  Koping
  ( 192-G-78-91 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 11 (Second Stage)

Basketettan
Huddinge 83% Apr.5 Talje
KFUM Cent. 73% Apr.4 KFUM Uppsal
KFUM Uppsal Apr.2 Jamtland II 77%
KFUM Cent. 62% Apr.2 BG Lulea
Talje Apr.2 Eskilstuna 91%
KFUM Uppsal Apr.2 KFUM Blacke 57%
Hoganas Apr.1 IK Eos 81%
KFUM Fryshu 58% Apr.1 Jamtland II
Huddinge 57% Apr.1 Lobas
RIG Mark Apr.1 Helsingborg 78%
Superettan
Hogsbo Apr.2 Alvik Bsk 56%
LF Future Apr.2 AIK 78%
Wetterbygden Apr.1 Koping 65%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
Exclusive Interview with Pekka Salminen: Two Times Winner of SM Gold and One SM Silver - Feb 22, 2013


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Pekka
Salminen
Eurobasket. proudly presents an interview with a coach that is well known to Swedish basketball fans - Pekka Salminen Coach Salminen has won two Swedish Championships with Solna Vikings in 2003 and 2008 and also has a silver from 2009 and is curently the assistant coach on the Finnish national team that finished an impressive ninth at the last Euro Championships.

Hello Coach Pekka,


1.How are you? Hows the season so far?
-Life is good, team playing well enough at the moment. We had a nightmare season with injuries and illness, but we are still in the fight for playoffs spot (four best teams-the winner will qualify for the Finnish league. Our position is 3rd right now)

2. How was your experience in Sweden? What are your best moments?
-Everybody who involved with sports understands this: winning. Two championships with great players and staff. But still have to say my last team in Solna (2009), also hit big time with injuries and problems is a great moment as well. Won the q-finals 3-2, semis 3-2 and lost the finals 3-4, we did not win it, but those guys were plain great

3. How Swedes are different from Finish basketball players/coaches and filosophies?
-Basketball is basketball.
-In Sweden the thing was teamwork, at least for me. In Finland at the club level there is a lot of smart X&O guys that run their stuff. And there are way more foreign players and coaches in Sweden, Coaches and players with different backround make the game more varied, versatile.
-A huge difference can be found at the national team level: There is "our game"-playbook in Finland that goes all the way through U14 to senior national teams. so all the national teams play the same way.
-Sweden has a lot of talent, also have to respect the fact that they have most of their youth teams competing in A-groups

4. What was your role as an assistant to HC Dettman on Finish National Team?
-A great Coaching Staff starts with a good boss: Dettmann. I have been involved more with the defensive part, but the other coaches Jukka Toijala and Lassi Tuovi have done their share with D also.

5.In the National Team, you were responsible for everything on team defense? Goals/expectations to repeat success at this years EC in Slovenia?

-Tough group...for everybody. We have to remember that we played the qualifications without our main PG Teemu Rannikko (Petteri Koponen, U OK also) . He will be back and we will be ready

6. What are your plans to coach abroad again? Rivalry with Sweden (will meet in EC in grou play in Slovenia)?

-All depends on my personal life, kids and stuff. Loved Sweden, so.... Sweden-we will enjoy this game, when ever Sverige and Suomi play, any sport, it is a great game!

7. Next Finnish star male player to move abroad and play proffessional?

-Carl Lindbom. 206cm, position 3, works harder than anybody. On the other hand he has already played some in Germany, so a clear Euro Rookie...have a look at Joonas Lehtoranta

8. How is basketball doing n Finland? Easy to recruit young players to the sport? Clubs stable econimcly or also feeling crisis?

-BB is a small sport. Our only spectator sport is Icehockey and together with football they dominate at youth level, thinking about how many kids play the sport. Basketball has gotten more and more publicity after our Eurobasket success, but the media coverage is still relatively modest. Biggest problem is that there are NO clubs in the Finnish league from the metropolitan Helsinki area. This is of course cause of economical issues. My Former teams Espoon Honka and ToPo were kicked from the league due to economical stuff. It looks like the financial part is Ok at the countryside, smaller cities where the team can be the most important sports team in the area and they get the local media involved. BTW : Look at Joensuun Katajas success at Euro-challenge

9. What would be your advice to young coaches?

-Listen to older ones, they may have forgotten something, but they most likely still know a lot!

10. What difference does it make average player from great player?

-The fire, the dedication.

Thank you for your time Coach Salminen. Eurobasket and Tamara Ruzic wish you a lot of success for the rest of the season and in play offs.   




Jonatan
Arvidsson
Arvidsson's 31-point game gives him Basketettan (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - 22 hours ago
18-year old point guard Jonatan Arvidsson (182-PG-98) had a very impressive game in the last round for BG Lulea and receives a Eurobasket.com Basketettan Player of the Week award for round 10 (Second Stage). He had the game-high 31 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for BG Lulea in his team's victory, helping them to beat KFUM Uppsala (#7, 4-9) 91-82. BG Lulea is placed at 5th position in their group in Swedish Basketettan. BG Lulea is rather a weak team placed in lower part in...   [read more]

Ronnie Boggs
Basketettan Round 10 (Second Stage): Koping defeat group leader Djurgarden - 2 days ago
There are only two more rounds left in the Second Stage in Basketettan. Host teams show no mercy winning all games. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Djurgarden (12-2) on the court of third ranked Koping on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Koping 108-77. The game was mostly controlled by Koping. Djurgarde...   [read more]

Brandon
Rozzell
Brandon Rozzell gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketligan - 3 days ago
American Brandon Rozzell (188-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader BC Lulea and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 35. The 27-year old guard had the game-high 35 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for BC Lulea in his team's victory, helping them to crush Jamtland (#6, 15-16) with 21-point margin 98-77. It allowed BC Lulea to jump to the first place in the Swedish Basketligan. They would have been even bette...   [read more]


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Jeffery Taylor selected the top Swedish players playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago  
Basketligan Round 35: BC Lulea keeps a leadership position - 4 days ago  
Brian Curry gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketettan (Second Stage) - 6 days ago  
Basketettan Round 9 (Second Stage): IK Eos keep a leadership position in their group - 7 days ago  
Scafati signs Charles Barton - 9 days ago  
Scafati to land Charles Barton - 9 days ago  
Nordstrom number one in Sweden for round 34 - 10 days ago  
Taylor number one in Swedish Basketettan for round 8 - 10 days ago  
Basketligan Round 34: #1 BC Lulea are defeated by Uppsala Basket - 11 days ago  
Basketettan Round 8: Taby Basket are defeated by KFUM Blackeberg - 13 days ago  
Kjellbom's 19 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 14 days ago  
Basketligan Round 33: Norrkoping Dolphins defeat Uppsala Basket in the game between Top 4 teams - 15 days ago  
Adrian Rodgers gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketligan - 20 days ago  
Skyttevall's double-double lands him Basketettan (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - 20 days ago  
Basketligan Round 32: Leader BC Lulea loses to Boras Basket - 21 days ago  
Basketettan Round 7 of Second Stage - 21 days ago  
Durham number one in Sweden for round 31 - 23 days ago  
Basketligan Round 31 of Regular Season - 24 days ago  
Marcus Eriksson selected the top Swedish players playing abroad in last week's games - 24 days ago  
Rozzell's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 27 days ago  
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