Valmo Kriisa

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Valmo Kriisa
Valmo Kriisa1, Estonia-Latvia, 2006.jpg
No. 7 – Valga Maks ja Moorits
Position Point guard
League KML
Baltic Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1974-05-18) May 18, 1974 (age 43)
Pärnu, Estonia
Nationality Estonian
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1990–present
Career history
1990–1997 Tartu Ülikool/Rock
1997–2000 Nybit
2000–2001 Södertälje BBK
2001–2003 Tallinna Kalev
2003–2006 Hanzevast Capitals
2006–2009 BC Kalev/Cramo
2009–2010 BC Rakvere Tarvas
2010–2011 TTÜ/Kalev
2011–2012 BC Rakvere Tarvas
2012–2015 Tartu Ülikool/Rock
2015–present BC Valga/Valka Maks&Moorits
Career highlights and awards
  • Estonian Basketball Player of the Year (2007)
  • KML Most Valuable Player (2010)
  • KML Defensive Player of the Year (2007)
  • 2× KML Guard of the Year (2007, 2010)
  • 2× All-KML First Team (2007, 2010)
  • KML Defensive Team (2007)
  • 2× DBL All-Star (2004–2005)

Valmo Kriisa (born May 18, 1974 in Pärnu, Estonia) is an Estonian professional basketballer. He is currently playing for BC Valga/Valka Maks&Moorits at the point guard/shooting guard position. Kriisa started his senior club career with "KK Tartu" team (Tartu Ülikool/Rock) in 1990 and after 96–97 season he moved to "Nybit". He spent the 2000–01 season in Sweden with Södertälje BBK. Then Kriisa returned to Estonia, signed for two seasons with "BC Kalev" and won the Estonian Championship titles in 2002 and 2003. On seasons 2003–2006 he played for the Dutch Eredivisie team Hanzevast Capitals. During this period he won the Dutch Championship in 2004. After three seasons in The Netherlands, Kriisa came back to Estonia and joined BC Kalev/Cramo. He spent three seasons with Kalev winning one Estonian Championship. In 2007 he was named the Estonian Basketball Player of the Year. Kriisa spent the 2009-10 season with BC Rakvere Tarvas helping the team to the Estonian league finals for the first time. Though Tarvas lost to Tartu Ülikool/Rock, Kriisa was named the KML Most Valuable Player. In the 2010-11 season Kriisa played for TTÜ/Kalev. Since 1995, Kriisa is a member of the Estonia national basketball team and was also a member of the Estonian EuroBasket 2001 squad.



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