Mikko Koivisto is a 29 year old 194cm shooting guard that currently is playing with the Finish national team. He started his basketball career with Rekolan Urheilijat Vantaa (1st Division) in 2003 before venturing to the States in 2004 where he played at Holy Cross Regional High School in Lynchburg, VA for two years and then played at NC-Greensboro (NCAA) from 2006-2010 playing a total of 118 NCAA games and as a senior played 29 games averaging 8.6ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 32.9%, 3PT: 30.6%, FT: 83.6%. He returned back to Europe in 2010 and played in his native Finland with Torpan Pojat Helsinki (Korisliiga) and Nilan Bisons Loimaa (Korisliiga) for the next four seasons. He also played briefly with Royal Hali Gaziantep (Turkey-TBL). Two seasons ago he played with the Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-BBL): 15 games: 5.5ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 22.2%, 3PT: 38.1%; EuroChallenge: 6 games: 2.7ppg, 1.2apg. Last season he played with the Bisons Loimaa (Korisliiga): VTB League: 16 games: 7.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 21.4%, 3PT: 39.3%; VTB United League: 16 games: 7.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 21.4%, 3FGP: 39.3%; Finnish Korisliiga: 15 games: 6.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 36.1%, FT: 66.7%, in Feb.’16 moved to Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga): 12 games: 7.4ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 80.0%, 3PT: 46.7%. He spoke to German Hoops during the Super Cup weekend in Ulm.
Mikko thanks for talking to German Hoops. Welcome back to Germany. This will be your second time to Ulm. What do you remember most about your last time in the Ulm arena? The atmosphere of the crowd or the Fraport Skyliners win and Danilo Barthel 15 point 10 rebound explosion?
Hello! For sure I remember the atmosphere in the arena. It was loud in there. We came up with a really good road win. Also it was one of the games I played with a broken thumb so pretty painful memory also.
What will be the first thing that you will ask ex teammate Johannes Voigtmann when you see him again on the court in Ulm? Possibly why he can´t grow a beard like German national teammate Danilo Barthel of FC Bayern Munich?
I saw Big Jo and Danilo in Finland couple weeks ago. It was great to see them again. On the court I just need to make sure they don’t score against me. In Finland I got switched into guarding Jo but luckily he missed his shot! I made sure to let him know that it was because of my defense.