Valmo Kriisa

Valmo Kriisa (born 18 May 1974 in Pärnu, Estonia) is an Estonian former professional basketball player. He played at the point guard and shooting guard positions. Kriisa started his senior club career with "KK Tartu" team (Tartu Ülikool/Rock) in 1990 and after 96–97 season he moved to "Nybit". He spent the 2000–01 season in Sweden with Södertälje BBK. Then Kriisa returned to Estonia, signed for two seasons with "BC Kalev" and won the Estonian Championship titles in 2002 and 2003. On seasons 2003–2006 he played for the Dutch Eredivisie team Hanzevast Capitals. During this period he won the Dutch Championship in 2004. After three seasons in The Netherlands, Kriisa came back to Estonia and joined BC Kalev/Cramo. He spent three seasons with Kalev winning one Estonian Championship. In 2007 he was named the Estonian Basketball Player of the Year. Kriisa spent the 2009-10 season with BC Rakvere Tarvas helping the team to the Estonian league finals for the first time. Though Tarvas lost to Tartu Ülikool/Rock, Kriisa was named the KML Most Valuable Player. In the 2010-11 season Kriisa played for TTÜ/Kalev. Since 1995, Kriisa is a member of the Estonia national basketball team and was also a member of the Estonian EuroBasket 2001 squad.

Valmo Kriisa
Valmo Kriisa1, Estonia-Latvia, 2006.jpg
Personal information
Born (1974-05-18) 18 May 1974 (age 47)
Pärnu, Estonia
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
Playing career1990–2017
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Career history
2000–2001Södertälje BBK
2001–2003Tallinna Kalev
2003–2006Hanzevast Capitals
2009–2010Rakvere Tarvas
2011–2012Rakvere Tarvas
2012–2015University of Tartu
2015–2017Valga-Valka/Maks & Moorits
Career highlights and awards



Tallinna Kalev
Hanzevast Capitals
University of Tartu


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