For at least one night, Our Finnagler overcame the odds. Given a starting role and 24 whole minutes, he notched 7 points 1 assist and 2 steals. The numbers may not overwhelm, but Koponen played well enough to get a hug from the team President.
A twenty year old being trusted with 24 minutes is a big deal in this particular Italian league. Here is the Google translated Finnish write-up of Petteri's performance. We can only hope that this leads to more minutes for our man.
As always, thanks to H.T. for the update.