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Basketligan Standings
 1. BC Lulea 0-0 
 2. Boras 0-0 
 3. Jamtland 0-0 
 4. Malbas 0-0 
 5. Nassjo 0-0 
 6. Norrkoping 0-0 
 7. Sodertalje 0-0 
 8. Umea 0-0 
 9. Uppsala 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. AIK 0-0 
 2. Alvik Basket 0-0 
 3. BG Lulea 0-0 
 4. Djurgarden 0-0 
 5. Jamtland II 0-0 
 6. KFUM Blackeberg 0-0 
 7. KFUM Central 0-0 
 8. KFUM Fryshuset 0-0 
 9. KFUM Uppsala 0-0 
 10. LF Future 0-0 
 11. Norrort 0-0 
 12. Solna Vikings 0-0 
South
 1. Eskilstuna 0-0 
 2. Helsingborg 0-0 
 3. Hoganas 0-0 
 4. Hogsbo 0-0 
 5. Huddinge 0-0 
 6. IK Eos 0-0 
 7. Koping 0-0 
 8. Lobas 0-0 
 9. RIG Mark 0-0 
 10. Talje 0-0 
 11. Trelleborg 0-0 
 12. Wetterbygden 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Brussels 0-0 
 3. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. Targu Mures 0-0 
 2. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 3. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
Points Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Jamtland
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Henry, Jamtland20.6 
 2. Burrows, LF Basket20.1 
 3. Lindqvist, Spirou18.4 
 4. Barton, Sundsvall18.0 
 5. Anzuluni, Umea17.5 
 6. Bizaca, Sodertalje16.9 
 7. Baker, Logan T.16.8 
 8. Maraker, Boras16.3 
 9. Krayem, Boras16.0 
 10. Sigurdarson, Boras15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.10.8 
 2. Baeringsson, Sunds.10.1 
 3. Engstrom, Malbas9.7 
 4. Anzuluni, Umea8.6 
 5. Burrows, LF Basket8.3 
 6. Nordstrom, Uppsala8.1 
 7. Szabo, Eco Orebro7.9 
 8. Anderson, Soder.7.7 
 9. Maraker, Boras7.6 
 10. Pavlovic, Eco O.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  LF Basket
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Prostran, LF Bask.7.2 
 2. Krayem, Boras6.2 
 3. Barton, Sundsvall5.9 
 4. Henry, Jamtland5.7 
 5. Solevic, Nassjo5.0 
 6. Bowlin, Sodertalje4.3 
 7. Darboe, Boras4.1 
 8. Smith, Norrkoping3.9 
 9. Peltier, Eco Orebro3.9 
 10. Pierre, Umea3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Yannick ANZULUNI
  Umea
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Anzuluni, Umea2.4 
 2. Henry, Jamtland2.1 
 3. Rackley, Malbas1.8 
 4. Solevic, Nassjo1.8 
 5. Person, Uppsala1.6 
 6. Bowlin, Sodertalje1.6 
 7. Krayem, Boras1.6 
 8. Starks, Eco Orebro1.6 
 9. Dawit, Umea1.5 
 10. Perine, Umea1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.1.8 
 2. Vitali, Boras1.6 
 3. Spires, Sodertalje1.3 
 4. Engstrom, Malbas1.2 
 5. Burrows, LF Basket1.2 
 6. Ruffin, Nassjo1.1 
 7. Anzuluni, Umea1.0 
 8. Darling, Nassjo0.8 
 9. Palm, Boras0.8 
 10. Markusson, Jamtl.0.8 

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First Round Schedule
Sodertalje 57% Oct.8 Norrkoping
Malbas 57% Oct.7 Nassjo
Umea 57% Oct.7 BC Lulea
Boras 57% Oct.6 Jamtland
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First Round Schedule
Hoganas 50% Oct.2 Hogsbo
KFUM Cent. 50% Oct.2 Jamtland II
KFUM Uppsal 50% Oct.2 BG Lulea
Trelleborg 50% Oct.2 Helsingborg
Huddinge 50% Oct.2 Wetterbygden
KFUM Blacke 50% Oct.2 LF Future
KFUM Uppsal 50% Oct.1 Jamtland II
Talje 50% Oct.1 Wetterbygden
Lobas 50% Oct.1 Hogsbo
AIK 50% Oct.1 KFUM Blacke
KFUM Fryshu 50% Oct.1 BG Lulea
RIG Mark 50% Oct.1 IK Eos
Solna Viking 50% Oct.1 LF Future
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First Round Schedule
Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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Exclusive Interview with Pekka Salminen: Two Times Winner of SM Gold and One SM Silver - Feb 22, 2013


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TAMARA RUZIC
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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.
  




Daniel
Mullings
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Darion
Rackley
Darion Rackley (ex Malbas) joins Minas - 4 days ago

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Dino Pita
Dino Pita (ex Sodertalje) agreed terms with Brussels - 6 days ago

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