Nkamhoua concludes two friendlies with the Finnish national team
Tennessee Senior Basketball Olivier Nkamhoua dove into international competition this week, appearing in two men’s games for Basketball Finland and notching two productive outings.
Originally from Helsinki, Nkamhoua competed for Susijengin in a pair of friendlies against Estonia.
In Finland’s win over Estonia on Thursday, Nkamhoua had 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting in 22 minutes with two rebounds.
In Friday’s game, Nkamhoua finished with 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting and three rebounds in 17 minutes.
This is the second consecutive summer in which Nkamhoua has competed with Basketball Finland. In 2021, he played three national preparatory matches with his native country ahead of the Summer Olympics in Japan.
Nkamhoua’s experience with Basketball Finland over the past two summers leaves him well-positioned to have the opportunity to compete with Finland’s men’s national team in their quest to qualify for the 2024 Olympics.
Before having his season cut short due to a season-ending injury, Nkamhoua was enjoying his most productive season yet as a Vol in 2021-22. Nkamhoua started all 22 games he was healthy, averaging 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds on 49.7 percent shooting from the field in 21.5 minutes per game. He also showed wide shooting range, shooting 44.8 percent from 3-point range after making just one of five 3-point attempts in his first two seasons with the Vols combined.