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Historically, each week we carry you a listing of the highest performances of Icelandic who’re at the moment enjoying overseas.
#1. This week’s primary is a global level guard Elvar Fridriksson (180-94, faculty: Barry, at the moment performs in Lithuania). He led Siauliai to a victory over the closely-ranked P.Zvaigzdes (12-19) 103-90 within the Lithuanian LKL in Wednesday evening’s recreation.
Fridriksson was MVP of the sport. He had a double-double by scoring 33 factors and making 12 passes in 32 minutes on the court docket; fairly a formidable efficiency contemplating it is solely Fridriksson’s third season in professional basketball. BC Siauliai (11-19) is positioned seventh within the LKL.
The Common Season already ended.
It is Fridriksson’s first yr with the group.
He has individually an excellent season with excessive stats. Fridriksson averages: 15.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 7.6apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 56.8%(104-183), 3FGP: 35.7% and FT: 78.7% in 30 video games he performed up to now.
Ex-UMFN Njardvik participant is at the moment a member of the Icelandic senior nationwide group.
#2. Second place goes to a global middle Tryggvi Hlinason (215-97, at the moment performs in Spain). He contributed to a simple victory in opposition to the league outsider Gipuzkoa (7-23) crushing them 99-71 within the Spanish Liga Endesa final Sunday.
Hlinason scored 13 factors and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Casademont Zaragoza (3-5) is positioned sixth within the Liga Endesa.
It was his group’s third consecutive victory in a row.
Hlinason’s total stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 74.8%(104-139) and FT: 61.0%.
He’s within the roster of the Icelandic senior nationwide group.
#3. The Icelandic participant who carried out third greatest final week overseas was a global guard Kari Jonsson (190-97, faculty: Drexel, at the moment performs in Spain). Jonsson couldn’t assist Girona (8-5) of their final recreation. Regardless of his good efficiency the second-placed Girona (8-5) was edged 73-71 on the highway by the lower-ranked (#3) Ourense within the Locations 11-19 group.
Jonsson was the second greatest scorer with 12 factors in 22 minutes.
It was Girona’s third consecutive loss in a row.
There are solely three video games left till the tip of the Second Stage. So now each recreation shall be essential.
It is Jonsson’s first season with the group.
This yr his total stats are: 7.2ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 65.2%(30-46), 3FGP: 26.3% and FT: 62.5% in 16 video games.
Jonsson can also be a member of the Icelandic senior nationwide group.
#4. An skilled guard Hilmar Henningsson (193-0, company: Duran Worldwide, at the moment performs in Spain) was the foremost contributor in Valencia-2‘s victory in opposition to the sixth-ranked Benidorm (11-7) crushing them 82-56 within the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Saturday evening’s recreation.
He recorded 14 factors, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and three steals.
Valencia Basket 2nd group (21-1) is positioned first in Group E-Class.
It was his group’s 14th consecutive victory in a row.
There are solely three video games left till the tip of the Common Season. So now each recreation may be very essential.
This season Henningsson has very excessive stats. He averages: 16.6ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg.
Henningsson used to play for the Icelandic U20 nationwide group
again in 2019.
Yet another participant who has by no means been chosen to any of nationwide groups, however has Icelandic passport:
#1. Michael Craion (195-F-89, company: Inception Sports activities, faculty: ORU, at the moment performs in France) led Excursions to a victory in opposition to the ninth-ranked Rueil (10-11) 96-88 within the French NM1 (third division) final Wednesday.
He scored 16 factors, had 4 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 3 balls in half-hour.
Union Excursions Metropole Basket (15-4) is positioned second in Group A.
It was his group’s seventh consecutive victory in a row.
There are solely two video games left till the tip of the Common Season. So now each recreation shall be essential.
Craion has comparatively good stats this yr: 13.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.5spg in 19 video games he performed up to now.
He’s a naturalized American.
Craion used to play for Keflavik in Icelandic league.
Different prime Icelandic gamers, who play overseas:
Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94) performs for Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa
Haukur Palsson (197-G-92) performs for Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa
Jon Axel Gudmundsson (195-G-96) performs for Skyliners in German BBL
Sigtryggur Bjornsson (181-PG-93) performs for Leyma Basquet in Spanish LEB Gold
Leif Moeller (197-PG-3) performs for Rist Wedel in German ProB
Robert Birmingham (200-F) performs for Baskonia B in Spanish EBA