Kauhajoki Karhu Basket

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Kauhajoen Karhu
Kauhajoen Karhu logo
LeaguesKorisliiga
Founded1910; 109 years ago (1910)
ArenaKauhajoen Yhteiskoulu
Capacity2,000
LocationKauhajoki, Finland
Team colorsBlack, White and Orange
              
Head coachSami Toiviainen
Korisliiga titles2 (2018, 2019)
Websitewww.karhubasket.net
Uniforms

Kauhajoki Karhu Basket (English: Kauhajoki Bear Basket), also known as Kauhajoen Karhu or simply Karhu, is a Finnish basketball team from Kauhajoki. The team plays in Korisliiga, the highest tier of Finnish basketball.

In 2018, the club achieved their first Korisliiga title ever after defeating Salon Vilpas 4–2 in the finals. It successfully defended its title the next season to repeat as Finnish champions.

Honours[edit]

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Advanced
2018–19 Basketball Champions League
QR1
Romania Oradea 87–84 74–80 Yes, +8
QR2
Bulgaria Lukoil Levski 88–79 88–93 Yes, +13
QR3
France Nanterre 92 54–91 91–58 No, –70

Players[edit]

Former Karhu primary logo

Current roster[edit]

Kauhajoen Karhu roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 1 United States Washington, DeVaughn 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 30 – (1989-03-28)28 March 1989
F 2 Finland Salmi, Perttu 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 21 – (1998-03-19)19 March 1998
F 3 Finland Lehtoranta, Juho 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 30 – (1989-05-07)7 May 1989
F 7 Finland Mantere, Niko 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 19 – (2000-04-25)25 April 2000
G 8 Finland Lehtoranta, Joonas 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 25 – (1994-02-25)25 February 1994
G 10 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarcevic, Bojan (C) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 31 – (1988-01-21)21 January 1988
C 12 Finland Vanttaja, Samuli 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 28 – (1991-04-22)22 April 1991
G 15 United States Unruh, Tate 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 28 – (1990-08-24)24 August 1990
F 20 United States Hollins, Austin 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 27 – (1991-11-08)8 November 1991
G 21 Finland Alakortes, Julius 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 20 – (1999-05-26)26 May 1999
C 24 United States Holsey, Kammeon 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 28 – (1990-09-04)4 September 1990
F 30 Finland Myllyniemi, Jussi 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 19 – (2000-03-26)26 March 2000
F 34 Finland Pihlajamäki, Valtteri 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 22 – (1997-03-26)26 March 1997
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 2016-12-18

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Individual awards[edit]

External links[edit]