Full Name:
Teemu Rannikko
Position:
Guard
College:
N/A
Height:
6-2 (1.88 m)
Weight:
194 (88 kg)
Team:
Reggiana (Italy A-2)
Birthdate:
September 9, 1980
Birthplace:
Turku, Finland

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
Previously an early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft who withdrew his name from consideration.
Now draft eligible as a player playing outside the United States in the calendar year of his 22nd birthday.
One of the promising young point guards playing in Europe.
Following three dominant seasons in Finland, where he led the league in assists all three years, he signed with Benetton Treviso of Italy, which sent him on loan to Reggiana in the Italian A-2 League to get playing time and experience.

In his second season for Reggiana, became teamís primary long-range threat.
In about 29.5 minutes per game, averaging 11.4 points and shooting 43.8 percent from three-point range. 73 percent of field goal attempts were from three-point range.
Has gained weight and strength, up to 194 pounds from 180 in the past two seasons.

In his first season with Reggiana, averaged 6.9 points in 19.5 minutes per game.
An excellent three-point shooter, 37 of his 57 field goal attempts were from three-point range.
Made 40.5 percent from long distance.

In his final season in Finland, led his team to the championship in 1999-00.
As a 19-year-old, posted 18.8 ppg and 9.2 apg in 38.2 minutes per game, marking the third straight season he averaged over 30 minutes.

As an 18-year-old in 1998-99, averaged 15.5 points and league-leading 7.4 assists in 37.3 minutes per game.

As a 17-year-old in 1997-98, averaged 11.5 points and 5.6 assists in 30.3 minutes per game.
Was voted as Most Improved Player in the league following the season.

Made his debut as a 16-year-old in the 1996-97 season.

Described by telebasket.com as a player who can score as well as get his teammates easy baskets with his penetrate-and-dish style.
Excellent ballhandler and passer who needs to improve his overall strength and his defense.

STATISTICS - Piiloset Turku (Finland)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1997-98 31 91 181 .503 114 148 .770 56 175 356 11.5
1998-99 23 75 147 .510 86 116 .741 51 171 356 15.5
1999-00 32 113 185 .611 131 166 .789 65 295 603 18.8
TOTALS 86 279 513 .544 331 430 .770 172 641 1315 15.3
Three-point field goals: 1997-98, 20-for-86 (.233); 1998-99, 40-for-113 (.354); 1999-00, 82-for-213 (.385). Totals: 142-for-412 (.345).

STATISTICS - Reggiana (Italy A-2)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 11 12 20 .600 7 8 .875 14 13 6 76 6.9
2001-02 34 34 74 .459 57 68 .838 73 39 52 1 389 11.4
TOTALS 45 46 94 .489 64 76 .842 87 52 58 465 10.3
Three-point field goals: 15-for-37 (.405); 2001-02, 88-for-201 (.438). Totals: 103-for-238 (.433).