it's not even nine in the morning, when the mäkelänrinne swimming center, the basketball hall has already set up a beachhead.
HBA-Märsky girls head coach Pekka Salminen stand with your arms akimbo fields away and distributes the instructions in front of junior back of the field for the players. He insisted on playing from the aggression.
– Contact! Salminen exclaimed.
the Hall at the other end of the coach Jari Nykänen to rotate drills for larger forward players. One of them, the other clearly longer and darker, inject your eye immediately.
He gets the ball and twirl supple over vartijastaan. The long arm slip the ball effortlessly to the basket of socks into the plate of the season, and the player flash performance the end wide smile.
When I saw her for the first time, I said half a minute after that this is something completely exceptional, Salminen says.
it was Salminen memory according to the at that time 14-year-old.– After all, it's great, if you would be able to make money by playing something type that really love, 17-year-old basketball promise Awak Kuier speculates. JUSSI eskola filter is required
Now the mäkelänrinne high school in the second year of study and HBA-Märskyssä play a 17-year-old kuie the want all.
the Player agents, clubs and universities for contact has been agreed in the wizard Salminen. He told me he kuie in the three to four phone calls every day from different "vacuum cleaner salesman".
– Time to avid as they are. Yesterday called the German club, that they could take Awakin there right now, Salminen revealed.
in the united states universities have started already courting her. Salminen estimated that about a hundred different schools have contacted him.
I Work this as a filter. Maybe ten with the university has been a little more serious conversation.
High school Kuierilla is, however, still two years, so the pace will only accelerate in the future.Egypt Karhula
kuie the story begins in 2001 in Egypt, where his south sudanese parents had fled the Sudanese civil war and famine.
I was Born there, and we came to Finland, when I was two years old, Kuier tell.
kuie squatters were in Finland, asylum and moved to live first Eagle Hovilaan, the old township Karhula, right? There are many children a family journey continued quite karhula at the heart of the water tower, the Helilään.
There was a relative, and there I think missing out on anything.
Kymi dialect shine kuie his speech. Our childhood, about 20 000 inhabitants in Karhula, there have been other effects.
the Eagle is a traditional basketball town, which esialueella functional Game-the Bears play in the big leagues women's basketball league. It plays home games at bear mountain, just as the men's basketball league team Eagle Working football players.
Kuie, such as the nature of the gift does not remain there unnoticed.
– I Was so lucky that I get to that city, where so many calls to play. I got encouragement, and had friends who started at the same time, Kuier tell.
the Game-Karhuissa kuie any increased basketball player even before last year's jump to the mäkelänrinne high school.
– Awakin koristaidot are just to stay in good shape, Salminen excited.
– He is able to play many a game day, he has the skill to hit the ball on the ground, he can throw from a distance and feed the other as well as sees the game. The combination is quite exceptional.Vaulting syliväli
When the 195-foot Awak Kuier spreading the arms straight to their pages, of his middle finger in the head you are 202 centimeters from each other. It is rare, because usually syliväli responsible person length.
– awakin have an exceptional anthropometry. Long arms bring a huge dimension, Salminen confirmed.
Kuier donkkasi the ball to the basket through the ring for the first time at the age of 15. He is practically the first and only Finnish player, who is able to hit the ball from the tires down.
– No, this is not really seen ever in Finland. And the world either are not very many, Salminen says.
at the Request of Kuier give slam dunk a sample of evening magazine online video. The mäkelänrinne in the hall of the roast already in the HBA-Märsky boys team, which clearly causes a small arastelua kuie wheel.
– let's Wait a little to obtain space, Kuier said quietly.
Eventually, a small corner of the open room in the back. A short transport after the Kuier push and rise effortlessly to the basket ring level and slip the ball inside. And doing the same again in a completely identical manner.
HBA-Märsky coach Mirka Dettmann , wolf gang, the famous head coach of the Henrik Dettmann tshekkiläis-Finnish wife, to rotate his head to admire the kuie the donkatessa.
– we Have tried to encourage him to dunk more. He is a little shy. If some guy knows something, what others don't, he would introduce skills constantly, Dettman points out.
Just dunk skills to raise kuie the moment the entire basketball world's consciousness. He donkkasi video for the Basketball Without Borders camp and ended up on the NBA's social media channels tens of millions of screens at the age of 15.
– good it feels when all the guys said, "that is good, Awak". Is it in any other way affected your personal life, Kuier talking.Losses used to cry
Modesty is Kuie, according to grab her environment and the rest of the family.
– Probably from home it has become. Not around me have never been arrogant people. We're all pretty much the same, Kuier smiles.
the Smaller girl Kuier take the losses on the basketball court hard and might cry when she got home.
I never immediately after the game, only at home then, Kuier laugh.
– Goes time in the sense of basketball, if you lose. Now I'm somehow it used to, because of this our gang is so much younger than them.
Kuie, and 18-year-old Sara Bejedi starring high school outfit HBA-Märsky's basketball league in the eighth.limit
the World is open to Vantaa birch village two younger sister and parents living with the kuie commissioner.
– If Awak is not the world's best ikäisissään, so pretty close at least. He's got a huge upside – he can become anything. Is not the limit, Salminen line.
kuie wheel is much the same as the Chicago Bulls NBA star Lauri marks in . The long player is the opponent nightmarish guarded, eyes big, physical and slow the chassis wrestlers are no match for him, as you move farther away from the basket ring.
if necessary, Kuier pocket a ball of the remote roll the three-point arc.
– He has a little of this Lauri Markkanen syndrome. Someone said that you have to play more under the basket, someone said that versatility is important. Finding a balance is the challenge.the USA or the European
the Women's national team in the opening five player increased by Kuierilla is practically two options after high school: yliopistoura in the united states or the professional game in Europe, where the best get paid up to 300 000-400 000 euros per year.
– Both are equally good options, but you have to look what is best for yourself, Kuier speculates.
so far, all Salminen HBA-the players have chosen american university. The european professional field can not go to learn.
Two years later, Kuier, however, may already be so good that he can step into the solution the player into the role immediately.
the North American women of the NBA, namely the WNBA in the eu has not yet played in none of the Finnish.
– It is a really big dream, Kuier granted.
Salminen says that the dream is no longer very distant.
– It can be realized soon, too.195-foot Kuier will be able to dunk, and sink the ball in the basket, also from afar. JUSSI ESKOLA