25 Koponen

Petteri Koponen

Guard

A shooting or point guard, he has a great shot whilst also being defensively sound

Petteri Koponen began his sporting career with Honka Espoo in his home country of Finland. His performances did not go unnoticed and he was chosen number 30 in the NBA draft at just 19 years of age. Between 2008 and 2012 his career took him to Italy with Virtus Bologna where he claimed the Eurochallenge in 2009. His journey through Europe saw him land at the doors of Russian club BC Khimki. His progress continued during his four seasons with whom in 2015 he claimed the Eurocup, the second most important club competition on the continent. At Khimki Koponen was a team mate of Tyrese Rice, another player who joined Barça Lassa in 2016. 

Technical profile

Petteri Koponen is a versatile guard who can play as shooting or point with equal skill. He is an attacking player with a great outside shot who can also attack inside and launch counters. Defensively, his height gives him an advantage over other guards. 

Honours

With FCB
Titles Amount Seasons
Catalan league 1 2016/17
Others
Titles Amount Seasons
Eurocup 1 2014-2015
Eurochallenge 1 2009