Lotta-Maj Lahtinen

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Background/Bio

Lotta-Maj Lahtinen is a 1.76m international Finnish combo guard born in 1999 who is a leader in her country´s national team and who has had an amazing college career in the United States playing for Georgia Tech.

After playing in Finland for Catz in the 2014/15 season, Lotta-Maj Lahtinen joined HBA and she averaged 15.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in Finnish top division during the 2017/18 season.

Later on, Lotta-Maj Lahtinen moved to the United States and continued developing her game playing for Georgia Tech.

With the yellow jackets, Lotta-Maj Lahtinen averaged 15 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in the 2020/21 season (playing mainly at shooting guard) and 10.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in the 2021/22 season (playing primarily as a point guard and obtaining a remarkable win against UCONN).

Playing for Georgia Tech, Lotta-Maj Lahtinen was named in the ACC Conference First team in the 2020/21 season, receiving a honorific mention in the 2021/22 season and reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in the 2020/21 season apart from receiving also multiple Academic Awards.

Lotta-Maj Lahtinen became over the years a crucial player for Finnish Senior National Team and she averaged 16 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3 assists per game in the Qualifiers for the European Championship 2021.

Previously, Lotta-Maj Lahtinen had lots of experience with youth Finnish national teams and she averaged 10.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in the 2015 U16B European Championship, 11.6 points and 6.1 rebounds in the 2016 U18B European Championship, 15 points 5.3. rebounds, 4 assists and 2.7 steals in the 2017 U18B European Championship, and 14 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists in the 2019 U20B Europeah Championship, obtaining the Silver Medal.

In addition, Lotta-Maj Lahtinen was named Basketball Without Borders MVP in the even that took place in 2017 in New Orleans.

Career Stats

Season Team League PPG RPG APG MIN 2FGP 3FGP FT ST BL
2021/22 GEORGIA TECH NCAA-D1 10.9 3.2 4.2 33 39% 31% 69% 1.4 0.1
2020/21 GEORGIA TECH NCAA-D1 15.0 4.6 3.5 36 48% 34% 72% 1.9 0.2
2020/21 FINLANDIA 2021 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER 16.0 5.5 3.0 32 30% 33% 100% 2.0 -
2019/20 GEORGIA TECH NCAA-D1 9.1 4.3 2.6 31 45% 28% 54% 1.3 0.1
2018/19 GEORGIA TECH NCAA-D1 4.7 2.2 2.2 19 36% 26% 74% 1.6 0.1
2017/18 HELMI BASKET FINLAND-D1 15.5 6.1 4.5 33 48% 20% 75% 1.5 0.1

Achievements/Awards

  • All-ACC Honorable Mention 2021/22
  • NCAA Sweet 16 - 2020/21
  • First Team | ACC Conference 2020/21
  • Most Improved Player | ACC Conferencia 2020/21
  • Silver Medal | U18 European Championship 2019
  • MVP | Basketball Without Borders | New Orleans 2017
  • Second Team | U18B European Championship 2016 & 2017
  • Finnish League Champion 2014/15