Hanno Möttölä

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Hanno Möttölä
Hanno Mottola.jpg
Personal information
Born (1976-09-09) 9 September 1976 (age 40)
Helsinki, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College Utah (1996–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 2000–2013
Position Power forward
Number 13
Career history
20002002 Atlanta Hawks
2002–2003 TAU Cerámica
2003–2004 Skipper Bologna
2004–2005 Scavolini Pesaro
2005–2006 Dynamo Moscow
2006–2007 Žalgiris Kaunas
2007–2008 Aris Thessaloniki
2009–2012 Torpan Pojat
2013 Torpan Pojat
Career highlights and awards

Hanno Aleksanteri Möttölä (born 9 September 1976) is a Finnish former professional basketball player. Möttölä played for the Atlanta Hawks in the National Basketball Association (NBA), in the power forward position, where he became the first player from Finland to play in the NBA.

Career[edit]

Möttölä attended the University of Utah in the United States where he played college basketball under coach Rick Majerus. He was a starter on the team that played for the 1998 national championship before losing to Kentucky. After graduation, he was selected in the second round, with the 40th overall pick, in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He played two seasons with the Hawks. After his time with the Hawks, he returned to Europe, playing in Spain with TAU Cerámica of the ACB, then in Italy with Skipper Bologna (in the 2003–04 season his team reached the Italian championship finals and Euroleague final) and Scavolini Pesaro (from 2004 to 2005), in the Russian Super League with Dynamo Moscow, in the Lithuanian league with Žalgiris Kaunas and in the Greek A1 league with Aris, after signing with the team on 26 July 2007.[1]

He announced his retirement from basketball on 26 September 2008,[2] but decided to return to basketball just nine months later.[3] In September 2009 Möttölä signed with the Finnish team Torpan Pojat. He played in the team for four seasons, during which the team was runner-up in Finnish Championships (2009–10) and in Finnish Basketball Cup (2010–11) and third-placed in Finnish Championships 2011–12.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Finnish ice hockey players, Jarkko Ruutu and Tuomo Ruutu, are Möttölä's second cousins.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2002–03 TAU Cerámica 7 3 30.4 .569 .444 .774 3.4 1.0 .7 .3 15.1 13.6
2003–04 Skipper Bologna 22 16 21.8 .520 .348 .879 3.8 .4 .8 .4 10.8 9.2
2004–05 Scavolini Pesaro 22 16 28.6 .497 .375 .833 5.1 .9 1.0 .5 13.7 12.2
2006–07 Žalgiris 12 5 22.6 .547 .500 .806 3.9 1.3 .5 .5 10.9 9.8
2007–08 Aris 20 16 19.7 .488 .459 .824 2.8 .7 .4 .1 8.0 6.0
Career 83 56 23.9 .516 .406 .833 3.9 .8 .7 .3 11.3 9.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sotirou, Kostas (2007). "Aris inks big men Mottola and Agadakos". Euroleague. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hanno Mottola of Finland retires". Inside Hoops. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Martinez, Frans (2009). "Hanno Mottola vuelve a las canchas". Solo Basket (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Hanno Möttölä vahvistaa ToPoa Divisioona A:n kärjessä". Basket.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Tuomo Ruutu; ihanfinaalissa.fi (Finnish) Archived 2010-02-10 at the Wayback Machine.

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