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Getting to know: Mikko Koivisto (Finland)

January 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Today, we will talk about a young guy from Finland, Mikko Koivisto. He is one of the many Finnish NCAA players and I wanted to know a bit more about him.

So Mikko, can you tell us a bit about your basketball career so far.

I started playing when I was 7 years old. I played in a Club named Pussihukat in Finland. When I grew older, I started thinking about playing college ball in US. There were some older players from my club team who had done it and it became my goal. After talking to my coach and some other people that helped me to do my decision, we decided that it would be easier if I went to high school in US first and then get recruited from there. I ended up going to Holy Cross high school in Virginia, US for 2 years. During that time I got recruited by different Division 1 schools and ended up signing with University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They offered good basketball, and quality academics which was important to me. I’m definitely 100% satisfied with my decision.

What type of player are you?

I’m a shooting guard, so I would say my strength is my shooting ability. People also say that I have a good basketball IQ, I’m unselfish and I like to find my open team mates on the court. Weaknesses are my strength and quickness. Those two are really important especially over here in US where the players seem to be more athletic and stronger than the players in Europe. Even though I feel like that gap is getting closer and closer.

And how do you see your future in Basketball?

Right now I’m just thinking about this season and trying to finish it up strong. We still have more than half of the games left. After that I still have two more years left here. After that my goal is to play professionally somewhere in Europe.

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Nova // Jan 31, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Mikko has the mind-set, work ethic, and skill sets to be a veyr good player at any level of basketball. Put him on your radar for the next two years.

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