Teemu Rannikko

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Teemu Rannikko
Teemu Rannikko.jpg
No. 9 – Joensuun Kataja
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Korisliiga
Personal information
Born (1980-09-09) September 9, 1980 (age 36)
Turku, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Listed height 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Playing career 1996–present
Career history
1996–2000 Piiloset
2000–2002 Reggio Emilia
2002–2003 Euro Roseto
2003–2005 Scavolini Pesaro
2005–2007 Union Olimpija
2007–2009 Khimki Moscow Region
2009–2010 Granada
2010–2012 Cimberio Varese
2012–2013 Union Olimpija
2013–present Joensuun Kataja
Career highlights and awards

Teemu Rannikko (born September 9, 1980) is a Finnish professional basketball player. He is 1.89 m (6 ft 2.5 in) tall and he weighs 88 kg (195 lbs.). He plays at the point guard position. At his peak, he was known as a good scorer and a steady defender.

Professional career[edit]

Born in Turku, Finland, he made his breakthrough when he transferred to Scavoloni Pesaro in 2004-05, and making his Euroleague debut that season. He spent his most successful seasons next two years in Union Olimpija, where he was one of the key players for the team that played in Euroleague. In 2007-08, he moved to BC Khimki, where he played his first season as a sixth man successfully, but in the second season, an injury stopped Rannikko from breaking through, and he moved again after two years in Khimki. He spent next three seasons in CB Granada and Pallacanestro Varese. On July 31, 2012, he returned to Union Olimpija. He mostly played off the bench, so he moved to his home club Kataja.[1]

In 2013, Rannikko returned to Finland, when he signed with Joensuun Kataja. In the 2014–15 season, Rannikko was named the Korisliiga MVP and Korisliiga Finals MVP, after he was a member of Kataja's first championship team in history.

Euroleague 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.

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2004–05 Scavolini Pesaro 19 6 18.1 .333 .316 .864 1.3 1.2 1.1 .0 4.3 4.3
2005–06 Union Olimpija 14 14 31.4 .445 .364 .865 2.1 3.1 1.4 .1 12.8 14.5
2006–07 Union Olimpija 13 11 31.4 .395 .368 .800 1.4 3.3 1.1 .0 14.6 13.8
2012–13 Union Olimpija 9 0 17.5 .231 .235 .900 0.7 2.4 0.1 .0 2.8 2.3
Career 55 31 24.6 .388 .344 .836 1.4 1.2 1.0 .0 8.6 8.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Union Olimpija brings back Rannikko". Euroleague. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 

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