Virtus Bologna signed another point guard after Earl Boykins. Petter Koponen, a 20-year-old Finnish guard will in Bologna for at least four years. Though his contract could be bought out every summer by NBA team. Koponen was 30th overall draft pick in 2007 by Philadelphia 76ers and was traded to Portland Trail Blazers.
Petteri Koponen played in his homeland last season representing Honka Playboys of Helsinki. He was the main star on the team. Koponen is also a member of Finland national team.