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Tuukka Kotti
Tuukka Kotti

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Forssa, Finland

High School:
Salon Vilpas Salo

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 220

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/18/1981


2004-05: Scored 11 points and was 5-9 from the field versus Niagara (11/16/04)...Scored eight points versus Penn (11/18/04)...Scored nine points including a pair of three-pointers on 3-6 shooting versus Saint Thomas Aquinas (11/20/04)...Registered seven points 10 rebounds and three assists versus Wake Forest (11/24/04)...Registered nine rebounds and five points versus Michigan (11/26/04)...Scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds versus Florida (11/127/04)...Scored nine points versus Winthrop (11/30/04)...Registered a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds versus Rhode Island (12/4/04)...Scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds versus Wichita State (12/11/04)...Scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds versus Memphis (12/23/04)...Registered nine points versus San Diego State (12/31/04)...Scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds and made four steals versus Syracuse (1/15/05)...Registered eight points and six rebounds versus Rutgers (1/19/05)...Scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds versus Boston College (1/26/05)...Recorded 14 points and seven rebounds versus West Virginia (1/29/05)...Registered 15 points and five rebounds versus Virginia (2/2/05)...Scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds versus Villanova (2/5/05)...Registered six points and eight rebounds versus West Virginia (2/9/05)...Registered 17 points and 11 rebounds and shot 8-9 from the field versus Rutgers (2/13/05)...Registered 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists versus Connecticut (2/15/05)...Scored 14 points and added five assists versus Seton Hall (2/23/05)...Scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds versus Syracuse (2/26/05)...Registered 17 points and six assists versu St. John's (3/1/05)...Earned the team's Marvin Barnes Defensive Player Award (4/15/05)...

2003-04: Recorded 10 points and was 5-8 from the field versus Alabama (11/29/03)...Registered six assists against South Florida (12/2/03)...Registered 12 points and seven rebounds against Rhode Island (12/6/03)...Scored 11 points and recorded five rebounds against Siena (12/28/03)...Recorded nine points and six rebounds at Virginia (1/3/04)...Scored 10 points versus Texas (1/5/04)...Scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds against Seton Hall (1/12/04)...Scored 13 points and shot 4-5 from the field versus Loyola Chicago (1/19/04)...Scored 10 points and was 4-4 from the field versus Villanova (1/21/04)...Scored six points, registered four steals and four assists versus Connecticut (1/24/04)...Registered eight points and four assists versus Georgetown (1/26/04)...Registered nine rebounds versus Seton Hall (1/2/04)...Registered 10 points versus Miami (2/21/04)...Scored eight points versus Pittsburgh (3/2/04)...Recorded eight points versus Pacific in the NCAA Tournament (3/19/04)...Earned the team's Unsung Hero Award...

2002-03: Scored 15 points in 32 minutes against Brown (11/23/02)...Scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and made four steals against Ohio University (11/30/02)...Registered 13 points and six rebounds and was 3-3 from three-point territory versus Vermont (12/4/02)...Scored 13 points and was 7-9 from the free-throw line versus Rhode Island (12/7/02)...Registered eight points and five rebounds versus Alabama (12/21/02)...Scored 13 points, registered six rebounds and added four assists against Northeastern (12/28/02)...Scored nine points including the game-winning basket in overtime against Pennsylvania (12/30/02)...Scored eight points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds versus Boston College (1/2/03)...Recorded 10 points and four assists at Siena (1/4/02)...Registered 13 points and five rebounds versus St. John's (1/8/03)...Scored nine points at Villanova (1/11/03)...Scored 13 points and made three steals against Louisiana-Lafayette (1/15/03)...Registered 14 points (5-6 FG) against Villanova (2/22/03)...Scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds and was 5-5 from the free-throw line versus Georgetown (2/25/03)...Recorded 13 points and four assists against Connecticut (3/5/03)...Registered 15 points versus Seton Hall (3/8/03)...Scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds against West Virginia at the BIG EAST Tournament (3/12/03)...Scored eight points versus Georgetown in the Second Round of the NIT (3/24/03)...Earned the team's John Zannini Most Improved Player Award...

2001-02: Played 24 minutes and grabbed three rebounds in his collegiate debut against Siena (11/16/01)...Scored three points against Columbia (11/24/01)...Scored five points in 12 minutes against Rhode Island (12/1/01)...Scored four points against Morgan State (12/27/01)...Registered five points at Texas (1/7/02)...Recorded nine points and two steals versus Notre Dame (3/2/02)...

BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Averaged 15.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game for Salon Vilpas Salo in 2001...Shot 39.1 percent from three-point territory and 45 percent inside the arc in 2001...Helped his team reach the semifinals in 2001...Named 1999 Rookie of the Year in Finland...Earned All-Star honors at the Under-20 Nordic Championships...Selected to play at the Nike Euro Camp in 1999...Attended Forssan Yhteislyseo High School

PROFILE
Name:  Tuukka Kotti
Birthdate:  March 18, 1981
Nickname:  Tuukka
Major:  Management
Family:  Son of Markku and Marja Kotti; Has two sisters, Tanja and Tiia
Favorite Team:  New York Knicks
Favorite Athlete: Ray Allen
Hobbies:  Playing sports
What I Enjoy:  Competing in sports
Biggest Thrill In Sports: Competition
What I would Like to Do After I Leave Providence: Play professional basketball

AT  PROVIDENCE OVERALL STATS
                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2001-02   24-2    218/9.1    18-52   .346    2-8    .250    6-11   .545   9-21    30  1.3  34-0   12  18   5  16   44/1.8
2002-03   32-22   750/23.4   89-199  .447   18-54   .333   51-72   .708  38-76   114  3.6  83-1   50  55  18  23  247/7.7
2003-04   29-3    633/21.8   64-138  .464   10-20   .500   38-66   .576  33-70   103  3.6  79-4   35  44  23  31  176/6.1
2004-05   31-31  1021/32.9  107-258  .415   10-33   .303   84-122  .689  58-122  180  5.8  76-3   94  70  28  40  308/9.9
TOTAL    116-58  2622/22.6  278-647  .430   40-115  .348  179-271  .661 138-289  427  3.7 272-8  191 187  74 110  775/6.7

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