Finn Sasu Salin signs with Union Olimpija

Nineteen years old Finnish National Team player Sasu Salin (192cm, 1991) signed three years contract with Union Olimpija Ljubljana today.

He comes from Finnish team Honka Espoo Playboys. Salin, who is said to be one of the most talented players of his generation in Europe, is at the moment with his national team playing FIBA Qualifications for Eurobasket 2011, and averaging 13 points per game, while shooting 63.6% from the arch.

Before playing for senior national team, he played for U20 Finnish National Team this summer, where he averaged 16.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. Salin will be the second Finn in Union Olimpija‘s history. Before him, his team mate from national team, Teemu Rannikko left great impression on Ljubljana’s crowd during 2005-2007 period.

Jure Zdovc, head coach of Union Olimpija:

“Salin is extremely young player, but considering what he has shown in senior national team, we believe he is ready to play basketball at the highest level. We signed a three years contract with Sasu, so we want him to stay here, and help us, for longer period of time. He is playing on both guard positions, and is extremely good distance shooter, also he has a good feel for offensive rebounds. We are expecting him in Ljubljana, as soon as he finishes with national team duties.”

Source: Union Olimpija