Kari Liimo Athlete Profile

#33 Kari Liimo

Position: Forward Height: 6-8 Weight: 210 Roster Years: 1965-1969 Hometown: Helsinki

Personal

An international student from Finland ... tool and manufacturing engineer major.

Before BYU

Played with the Finnish Olympic team ... toured American courts and averaged 29 points a game against touring American AAU teams.

Stats

Year      GP     FG       %         FT        %       RBD.        TP       Avg.
Frosh 14 128 53 86 77 211 342 24.4
1966-67 24 117 52 93 80 175 327 13.6
1967-68 24 169 48 92 71 231 410 17.0
1968-69 28 164 47 91 65 248 419 15.0

1965-1966 | Freshman Year

Held the freshman scoring record with 24.4 points per game.

1966-1967 | Sophomore Year

A candidate for All-American honors ... Was first-team All-WAC ... ranked among the league's best in all departments ... was second in scoring and rebounding for BYU ... was 80% effective from free throw line.

1967-1968 | Junior Year

Led '68 team in scoring with 17 points per game ... named second all-WAC ... highest scoring game was against Oklahoma City with 29 points.

1968-1969 | Senior Year

Scored enough points to become the third highest scorer (behind Joe Nelson and Dick Nemelka) in BYU history ... his three-year total of 1,156 also produced the third best scoring average over a three-year span with 15.2 points per game.