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Renowned Basketball Players in Finland

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Hanno Mottola.

This next best Finland Basketball Player was born on the 9th of September in the year 1976 in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. He is also one of the famous Finnish Professional Basketball Player who has played for the team of Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. He was the Power forward of the team, because of this, he was regarded as the first ever Finnish to enter in the NBA scene.

He studied in USA, most particularly the University of Utah. During the 2000 NBA Drafts, he was chosen as the 40th overall Draft pick by the Team Atlanta Hawks. Because of this, he has played for the Hawks for two consecutive seasons. Afterwhich, he returned to Europe and was asked to play for the Team of Spain which is the Tau Ceramica of the Club ACB. He had spent quite some time in Spain. Later on, he was acquired by the Italian team Skipper Bologna to play for the 2003 and 2005 seasons. While he was playing for the team, the team have reached the Championship final rounds same with the Euro League final rounds. He also has played for another Italian Team which is the Scavolini Pesaro from the year 2004-2005.

Because of the great skills of Mottola, he was being acquired by one team and another as he also has played for the Dynamo Moscow, a team competing for the Russian Super League. He also flew to Lithuania to play for the famous basketball team, Zalgiris Kaunas. After which, he also played for a Greek team named Aris for the Greek A1 League in the year 2007.

Mottola later announced his sequestration from the sport basketball in the 26th of September, 2008, however, after 9 months he returned to playing basketball. He missed playing basketball that is why he came back as he signed for the team Torpan Pojat of Finland.

Antti Nikkila. He is you next best Finnish Basketball Player. Standing about 6 feet and 11 inches, Nikkila also weighs 122 kilograms or 330 pounds to be exact. He was a previous basketball player for the University of Valparaiso in Indiana United States of America. He played there for about 4 years from 1999-2003.

Nikkila was born on the 25th of August 1978. On the age of 28 he had played for the team CEZ Basketball Nymburk for the basketball league of Czech Republic. After his contract for the Czech basketball Team, he then signed a basketball contract with the Dinamo Banco de Sardegna Sassari which is an Italian League for Basketball. He had also played for the Greek team Aris BC like that of Mottola. During the great years of his career, he has been known as one of the best players that is why has received many awards including the Rookie of the Year Award for the Pyrbasket during the 1997 and 1998 seasons.


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