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2001-2002: Finished 7th in the Mid-Continent Conference in blocked shots per game (0.73) ... ranked 2nd on the team with 24 blocked shots ... scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. IUPUI ... had 11 points vs. UMKC and tallied 10 points and seven rebounds vs. Oral Roberts ... snagged a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Goshen ... had nine boards vs. New Mexico State and IUPUI in Mid-Con Tournament title game ... played in all 33 games ... grabbed five-or-more rebounds eight times ... finished 2nd on the squad in field goal percentage (.525) ... averaged 3.2 ppg. and 2.7 rpg.
2000-2001: Played in 31 games off the bench ... had second-best field goal percentage (.507) on the team ... had 13 blocked shots ... scored a career-high 16 points vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... tallied 14 points vs. Missouri and eight vs. Oral Roberts ... grabbed nine rebounds vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and five boards against Missouri and Southern Utah ... averaged 2.7 ppg. and 2.1 rpg.
1999-2000: Played in 30 games, all coming off the bench ... second on team with 23 blocked shots, ranking ninth in the Mid-Con ... blocked career-high five shots vs. Notre Dame and three against Wisconsin Lutheran (12-19-99) and Oakland (1-13-99) ... had season-highs of nine points vs. Houston (12-11-99) and six rebounds vs. Western Illinois (1-22-00) ... tallied eight points vs. Mount St. Mary's (12-30-99) and Western Illinois (1-22-00) ... owned a .535 field goal percentage and .727 free throw percentage ... averaged 2.3 ppg. and 1.6 rpg.
Finland Junior National Team:
1998-99: In the summer of 1999, averaged eight points, five rebounds and one block per game in the World University Games in Spain.
Personal: Son of Matti and Paivi Nikkila......father is a cardiologist.