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Basketligan Standings
 1. BC Lulea 17-3 
 2. Norrkoping 14-5 
 3. Boras 11-10 
 4. Sodertalje 10-5 
 5. Uppsala 10-8 
 6. Nassjo 10-11 
 7. Jamtland 9-10 
 8. Umea 4-16 
 9. Malbas 1-18 
Full Standings
Last:1/24/2017
Basketettan Standings
Superettan
 1. Djurgarden 4-0 
 2. AIK 4-1 
 3. Hogsbo 3-2 
 4. Trelleborg 3-2 
 5. Koping 2-3 
 6. LF Future 2-3 
 7. Wetterbygden 1-4 
 8. Alvik Basket 0-4 
BEHN forts
 1. Norrort 6-1 
 2. KFUM Fryshuset 5-1 
 3. Jamtland II 4-3 
 4. KFUM Blackeberg 3-2 
 5. KFUM Central 3-5 
 6. KFUM Uppsala 2-4 
 7. BG Lulea 2-6 
BEHS forts
 1. IK Eos 7-1 
 2. Eskilstuna 7-1 
 3. Huddinge 5-4 
 4. Helsingborg 4-5 
 5. Talje 3-4 
 6. Lobas 3-5 
 7. RIG Mark 2-5 
 8. Hoganas 1-7 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:1/23/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2 Alba 4-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Sodertalje
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Bizaca, Sodertalje19.1 
 2. Cinac, Jamtland18.2 
 3. Washington, Boras18.1 
 4. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.17.4 
 5. Rozzell, BC Lulea17.1 
 6. Darling, Norrkoping16.3 
 7. Ronnqvist, BC Lulea16.0 
 8. Lindqvist, Uppsala15.9 
 9. Oglesby, Umea15.9 
 10. Rodgers, Malbas15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping8.7 
 2. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.8.3 
 3. Valentine, Umea7.7 
 4. Anzuluni, BC Lulea7.6 
 5. Zuilhof, Malbas7.4 
 6. Ruffin, Nassjo7.2 
 7. Elbaek, Malbas6.8 
 8. Cinac, Jamtland6.6 
 9. Nordstrom, Uppsala6.6 
 10. Spires, Sodertalje6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jabril DURHAM
  Jamtland
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Durham, Jamtland6.3 
 2. Washington, Boras5.8 
 3. Mbemba, Umea5.3 
 4. Seagears, Boras4.3 
 5. Person, Uppsala4.3 
 6. Lejasmeiers, Soder.4.1 
 7. Johnson, Nassjo4.0 
 8. Massamba, Soder.3.5 
 9. Peltier, Malbas3.5 
 10. Rozzell, BC Lulea3.4 
Steals Per Game
 George VALENTINE
  Umea
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Valentine, Umea2.3 
 2. Anzuluni, BC Lulea2.1 
 3. Johnson, Nassjo2.0 
 4. Rozzell, BC Lulea1.9 
 5. Barnes, Nassjo1.7 
 6. Durham, Jamtland1.6 
 7. Washington, Boras1.6 
 8. Person, Uppsala1.5 
 9. Upshur, BC Lulea1.5 
 10. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.3 
 2. Spires, Sodertalje1.7 
 3. Wolfram, Umea1.4 
 4. Wright, Boras1.3 
 5. Purifoy, Jamtland1.1 
 6. Valentine, Umea1.1 
 7. Johnson, Sodertalje0.9 
 8. Nilsson, Umea0.8 
 9. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.0.8 
 10. Upshur, BC Lulea0.8 
Player of the Week

 Joakim Kjellbom
  Norrkoping
  ( 212-C-101-79 )
  

 Ronnie Boggs
  Koping
  ( 192-G-78-91 )
  
Swedish men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Round 23 (Regular Season)

Sodertalje 62% Jan.24 Uppsala
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Second Stage)

Basketettan
Lobas Feb.1 Helsingborg 58%
Lobas 59% Jan.29 RIG Mark
IK Eos 77% Jan.29 Talje
KFUM Uppsal Jan.29 Norrort 77%
BG Lulea Jan.28 Jamtland II 78%
Helsingborg 58% Jan.28 Talje
RIG Mark 50% Jan.28 Hoganas
KFUM Fryshu 75% Jan.25 KFUM Cent.
Superettan
Djurgarden 95% Feb.3 Alvik Bsk
Koping Jan.29 Hogsbo 63%
Trelleborg 85% Jan.29 Alvik Bsk
AIK 92% Jan.28 Wetterbygden
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.   




Josh
Ritchart
Malbas ink Josh Ritchart, ex Koroivos - 2 hours ago
Malbas Oresund Malmo (Basketligan) agreed terms with 25-year old American power forward Josh Ritchart (206-107kg-92, college: Cal-Davis). He started the season at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league. In 5 games he had 7.8ppg and 4.4rpg this season. The last season Ritchart played at Bambitious Nara (BJ League) in Japan where in 49 games he recorded 11.5ppg and 6.9rpg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Big West Regular Season in 2015. Ritcha...   [read more]

Lazar
Radosavljevic
Sodertalje adds Radosavljevic to their roster - 2 hours ago
Defending champion Sodertalje Kings (Basketligan) added to their roster 26-year old Serbian power forward Lazar Radosavljevic (204-99kg-91, agency: Alti Sport). He played last season at P.Zvaigzdes in Lithuanian LKL league. Radosavljevic managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 16 LKL games he recorded 8.9ppg and 2.4rpg. He also played 3 games in Baltic League where he averaged 3.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.7apg. The other team Radosavljevic played that season for was C...   [read more]

Alexandros
Sarikas
Trelleborg signs Alexandros Sarikas - 10 hours ago
Trelleborg Basket (Basketettan) signed experienced 35-year old Greek-Canadian guard Alexandros Sarikas (195-81). He started the season at Akrata Achaias in Greek C league where he was the top scorer of the top scorer of the league as he scored 550 points in 30 games an average of 19 point per game. The last season Sarikas played also at Akrata Achaias (also in C Division) and lost the promotion in B' Division, in details.. He has played previously professionally also in Switzerland (Neuch...   [read more]


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Kjellbom number one in Sweden for round 22 - 1 day ago  
Basketligan Round 22: Boras Basket lose to Norrkoping Dolphins in the game between Top 4 teams - 2 days ago  
Chris Czerapowicz selected the top Swedish players playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days ago  
Norrkoping adds Larsson to their roster - 5 days ago  
Panghulan's 25 points give him Basketettan Player of the Week award - 7 days ago  
Basketettan Round 1 (Second Stage): IK Eos defeat group leader Eskilstuna - 8 days ago  
Cinac's 29 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 8 days ago  
Basketligan Round 21: Boras Basket lose to Sodertalje Kings - 9 days ago  
Chris Czerapowicz's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Swedish players playing currently abroad: - 9 days ago  
Swedish U16 National Team 2017 - 10 days ago  
Top playing abroad based on last week's performance - 12 days ago  
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Uppsala bring back Nnamaka - 15 days ago  
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