Teemu Rannikko (born September 9, 1980) is a Finnish professional basketball player. He is 1.89 m (6' 2 1⁄2") tall, and he weighs 88 kg (195 lbs.). He mainly plays at the point guard position. At his peak, he was known as a good scorer and a steady defender.
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|Born||September 9, 1980|
|Listed height||6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Turku, Finland, Rannikko made his breakthrough when he transferred to Scavoloni Pesaro, in 2004–05, and he made his EuroLeague debut that season. He had his most successful seasons over the next two years in Union Olimpija, where he was one of the key players for the team that played in the EuroLeague. In 2007–08, he moved to BC Khimki, where he played his first season as a sixth man successfully, but in the second season, an injury stopped Rannikko from breaking through, and he moved again after two years in Khimki. He spent the next three seasons in CB Granada and Pallacanestro Varese. On July 31, 2012, he returned to Union Olimpija, where he mostly played off the bench, so he later moved to his home club Kataja.
In 2013, Rannikko returned to Finland, when he signed with Joensuun Kataja. In the 2014–15 season, Rannikko was named the Korisliiga MVP and Korisliiga Finals MVP, after he was a member of Kataja's first championship team in history.
National team careerEdit
Rannikko was a long-time member of the senior Finnish national basketball team. With Finland, he played at the 2011 EuroBasket, the 2013 EuroBasket, the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and the 2017 EuroBasket.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
- "Union Olimpija brings back Rannikko". Euroleague. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
- "Rannikko Korisliigan finaalien MVP, Nikkarinen arvokkain pelaaja" (in Finnish). Basket.fi. 2017-05-17. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
- Teemu RANNIKKO (FIN).
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