|No. 9 – Joensuun Kataja|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
September 9, 1980 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|2007–2009||Khimki Moscow Region|
|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.
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.
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
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
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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.
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