ToPo Helsinki (Finland-Divari A)Career:
Helsingin NMKY (Finland-Korisliiga, 1994-96); Utah (USA-NCAA, 1996-2000); Atlanta Hawks (USA-NBA, 2000-02); Tau Vitoria (Spain-ACB, 2002-03); Skipper Bologna (Italy-Lega, 2003-04); Scavolini Pesaro (Italy-Lega, 2004-05); Dynamo Moscow (Russia-Superleague 2005-06); Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania-LKL 2006-07); Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-ESAKE, 2007-08); ToPo Helsinki (Finland-Korisliiga, 2009-12); ToPo Helsinki (Finland-Divari A, 2013)
The Notorious B.I.G. of Finnish basketball, Hanno Möttölä's curriculum vitae is by far the most impressive of all Finnish professional basketball players in the history of the sport. At EuroBasket 1995 in Athens, Greece, Möttölä was the sensational 18-year old junior still learning the ropes and 16 years later, he was a vital role player for Finland's surprising run to 9th place in Lithuania. At the age of 38, while Möttölä is no longer required to be the brutal offensive force he had to previously be with the national team, he's an essential father figure to this hard-working, no-nonsense team and every once in a while, he'll gather "ohh's" and "ahh's" from the crowd with his pump fakes, long threes and throwback passes that made him a household name in the NCAA and in Europe.