Kimmo Muurinen (Finland)

Kimmo Muurinen

Nationality: FIN
Born : 23.02.1981
Place of birth: Vantaa (FIN)
Height: 2.02m
Position: PF

8.0Points per game
7.7Rebounds per game
0.3Assists per game





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Kimmo Muurinen - EuroBasket 2013 Profile
Team 2012-13: Nilan Bisons Loimaa (Finland-Korisliiga)
Career: Pantterit Helsinki (Finland-Korisliiga, 2000-01); Vantaan Pussihukat (Finland-Korisliiga, 2001-02); Arkansas-Little Rock (USA-NCAA, 2002-04); Espoon Honka (Finland-Korisliiga, 2004-09); NSB Napoli (Italy-Lega, 2009-10); Scafati (Italy-LegaDue 2010); Frankfurt Skyliners (Germany-BBL, 2010-11); ToPo Helsinki (Finland-Korisliiga, 2011-12); Nilan Bisons Loimaa (Finland-Korisliiga 2012-13)

"He-Man's" style of play captures the essence of team Finland; this silent but occasionally menacing true warrior dives after every loose ball, grabs rebounds and forces steals with his cunning and ultra-long, "kirilenkoan" arms and hands. While Muurinen has celebrated winning the Finnish championship three times and even showcased his skills in the top leagues of Italy and Germany, he has been an X-factor with Team Finland's successful rise to the European elite. In Germany, before EuroBasket 2011, Muurinen went into the play-off semi-finals and although his minutes decreased in the knock-out stages, he was a big part of the surprise success of Frankfurt, especially thanks to his shooting accuracy. He might play five minutes or 15 minutes and completely rewrite the script of the game with his hustle blocks, dunks and help-side defence.


vs Georgia (L 85-78)00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
vs F.Y.R. of Macedonia (L 78-87)00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
vs Georgia (W 87-79)231/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0437021022
vs Luxembourg (W 62-82)243/560.02/366.71/250.07/887.573101100214
vs F.Y.R. of Macedonia (L 83-70)203/650.03/650.00/00.02/540.0336020028
CategorySeason highCareer high
Points1407.09.2005 vs. Luxembourg24 - EuroBasket 2009
13.09.2008 vs Italy
Total Rebounds1007.09.2005 vs. Luxembourg11 - 2 times
Assists107.09.2005 vs. Luxembourg3 - 2 times
Steals103.09.2005 vs. Georgia6 - European Championship for Cadets 1997
19.04.1996 vs Bulgaria
Blocked Shots 3 - EuroChallenge 2011
29.09.2010 vs Besiktas JK
Minutes2407.09.2005 vs. Luxembourg33 - European Championship for Cadets 1997
19.04.1996 vs Bulgaria
Field Goals Made32 times7 - EuroBasket 2009
13.09.2008 vs Italy
Field Goals Attempted610.09.2005 vs. F.Y.R. of Macedonia15 - EuroBasket 2009
13.09.2008 vs Italy
2 Pts Field Goals Made310.09.2005 vs. F.Y.R. of Macedonia6 - 5 times
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted610.09.2005 vs. F.Y.R. of Macedonia12 - EuroBasket 2009
13.09.2008 vs Italy
3 Pts Field Goals Made107.09.2005 vs. Luxembourg2 - 3 times
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted207.09.2005 vs. Luxembourg4 - EuroBasket 2009
20.09.2008 vs Hungary
Free Throws Made707.09.2005 vs. Luxembourg9 - 2 times
Free Throws Attempted807.09.2005 vs. Luxembourg11 - EuroBasket 2009
13.09.2008 vs Italy
Offensive Rebounds707.09.2005 vs. Luxembourg7 - 4 times
Defensive Rebounds33 times8 - EuroBasket 2011
08.08.2010 vs Italy