• Height 180cm/5'11''
  • Position 3 (SF), 2 (SG)
  • Born 26.04.1998
  • Birthplace Vantaa, FIN
  • Nationality Finnish
  • Passport European

Scouting Report

Venla is a long athletic wing player who can bring tremendous value to any team.  Offensively her primary weapon is her deep range as a catch and shoot player.  She can also put the ball on the floor and drive a close out for both mid-range pull ups or finishing shots with contact at the rim. In addition, she moves well without the ball and instinctively knows how to cut to score. Venla has shown the flexibility to guard multiple positions with footspeed to guard quick players and toughness to guard those with size. She is an excellent teammate and is well liked by her peers and will take on any role that is asked of her in order to help her team’s success


2014-2015: Helmi Basket Helsinki (1st Division), played also for U19 team
2015-2016: Helmi Basket HBA Helsinki (1st Division)
2016-2017: Helmi Basket HBA Helsinki (SM-sarja): 7 games: 0.9ppg
2017-2018: Forssan Alku (SM-sarja): 23 games: 2.7ppg, 1.1rpg
2018-2019: Grand Canyon State University (NCAA): 27 games: 6.4ppg, FGP: 38.9%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 61.1%
2019-2020: Grand Canyon State University (NCAA): 26 games: 6.2ppg, 1.3rpg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 62.5%
2020-2021: Grand Canyon State University (NCAA): 25 games: 3.2ppg, 1.1rpg


Venla Varis Highlights 2020-2021

Finnish U16 National Team -14
European Championships U16 Division B for Women in Tallinn (Estonia) -14: 7 games: 2.0ppg, 1.1rpg
Finnish 1st Division Regular Season Champion -16
Finnish 1st Division Champion -16
WAC Regular Season Runner-Up -20
WAC Tournament Finalist -21


Grand Canyon vs Benedictine Mesa 2020-2021

Grand Canyon vs Seattle 2020-2021

Grand Canyon vs Park University 2020-2021

Montana vs Grand Canyon 2019-2020

Venla Varis Playlist