Former Sodus Star Basketball Player now playing in Finland
You may remember Greg Logins as a member of the 2005 Sodus State Champion team. He later took his talents to a division one basketball program at Canisius College, where he graduated in 2011. Greg played in the McDonald’s All-Star Game for the Greater Rochester (N.Y.) Region, after his senior year at Sodus.. He was also named First-Team All-State Class B as a junior at Sodus High School, after averaging 20.3 points and five rebounds a contest. Logins helped lead Sodus to the 2005 state championship after the Spartans went 27-0.
Greg is the son of Shirley Jackson, and Greg Logins Sr.. Greg has older brothers, Alexis and Denzell Jackson of Sodus, and Shamar and Kiera Logins of Newark.
After Sodus, Greg attended a year at Prep School In Connecticut, was named The Kent School’s Team MVP after averaging 21 points, 11 rebounds and four assists per game as a senior.
Canisius College Career:
A three-time team captain, Greg finished his career as one of five players in school history to score more than 1,200 career points and pull down 750-plus career rebounds. Ranks 15th in school history with 1,269 career points and fifth in career rebounds with 758 in 123 career games. He closed out his career as a Golden Griffin tied for seventh all-time in career 3-point field goals (136), sixth in career 3-point field goal percentage (38.2 percent) and tied for 10th in career free-throw shooting percentage (76.2 percent).. Greg was one of five Canisius seniors in 2010-11 to start the season with his undergraduate degree work completed. Logins received his undergraduate degree in Physical Education and his Masters degree in Sports Administration, completing both within 4 years, due to staying through summer at the college to do basketball training, where the coaches just made the team take classes.
Start of Professional Career:
Logins competed in the Pro Basketball Camps out in Las Vegas the summer of 2011, then signed with a top team in Turkey, but did not go because of the NBA lockout in the 2011 summer. So Greg took his talents to a top team in Mexico and then finished off the year with a top league team in Tangier Morocco last season.
Season: 2011-2012 (Mexico) FIBA Latin American Team Barreteros averaged 10.5 points and 6.8 rebounds
Logins signed a temporary contract with the Barreteros of Zacatecas.
Highlights: Logins and the Barreteros played in a Exhibition game against the Mexican National team, where he had an amazing performance outing a stat line of 19 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks. His performance in this league was excellent. He was a young active player, an asset to a team because he was a very versatile player. His shooting from behind the arc, made him that much more dangerous because he could play inside and out. His leadership as a rookie impressed his fans and also the players. Season: 2011-2012 (Morroco)
Just before Christmas Greg signed with FIBA Africa Team RST Tanger basketball club and arrived in Morrocco in the first week of January to help finish off the season. The team finished 8th in the League,and missed the playoffs by a game. Greg played in the Morrocan Cup games and averaged 26 points, and 10 rebounds.
Logins is playing for a team in Finland in the top league called the Korisliiga league. His team’s name is Lappeeranta Namika. The season started the end of August and goes till April. He is one of the stars on the team. Logins is averaging 14.9 points and 8.6 rebounds so far.
How does Greg find life in Finland?
“Culture in Finland is very interesting. It is a easy because mostly everyone here speaks the English language. The food and living style is similar to home back in the United States. The only difference- that is a huge difference – is that Finland is one of the most expensive countries in Europe. The cost of things are much higher because it is all great quality. Also the water here is so pure. It is known to be the best water in the world. It is so pure that you can drink the water right out of the facet of your home. I currently have my own apartment near the city, which is a nice little city to do nice things. On my free time I usually spend the day exploring the city or hanging out with my teammates.”