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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2005-06 Espoon Honka

38

42.4

33.3

72.7

0.7

0.1

1.3

0.7

6.2

2006-07 Espoon Honka

44

47.6

40.4

82.9

1.7

0.2

2.5

4.1

12.4

Totals

82

45.4

38.3

80.1

1.2

0.1

1.9

2.4

9.3

2007 Pre-Draft Scouting Report by Matthew Maurer

Assets
Excellent ball handler who does a solid job of taking care of the ball … Handles defensive pressure very well … Great basketball IQ that allows him to make quality decisions on the court when the ball is in his hands … Takes full control of a team and establishes the will of the coach like a veteran … Is already a master at controlling the tempo of games … Has the ability to run half court and open court sets with some ease … Aggressive player constantly looking to push the ball up the court to ignite fast break opportunities … Possesses three point range on his jump shot that he can make with regularity … Solid post passer … Quality free throw shooter … When driving to the basket Koponen is a solid finisher …. Has premium size that NBA teams love at the point guard position … Young player with loads of potential … Court vision is very solid, sees the floor very well … Defensively he uses his length to disrupt passing lanes … Plays the game with a poise that defies his age … Coachable player with a true desire to improve… Tough nosed point guard that doesn't mind physical contact, doesn’t shy away … Unselfish, looks to pass and then create for himself …

Liabilities
Koponen isn't a dominating athlete capable of using athleticism to get past his defenders… Because of this his first step isn't explosive enough to gain full separation … Shot selection can be questionable, will force the action instead of taking his time …Confidence can sway especially if he doesn't start out well in a game …. Hasn’t played the amount of high level international talent that his overseas brethren have … Defensively his average lateral quickness will hinder him when having to guard athletic point guards … Is a better shooter from the perimeter when his feet are set than off the dribble … Can get a little too flashy and force passes into the post …

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