Höttur (basketball)

Körfuknattleiksdeild Hattar, commonly known as Höttur, is the basketball department of the Icelandic multi-sport club Íþróttafélagið Höttur.

Höttur
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Leagues(M) 1. deild karla
(W) 2. deild kvenna
Founded1974
ArenaMVA Höllin Egilsstöðum
LocationEgilsstaðir, Iceland
Team colorsblack, white, red
     
PresidentÁsthildur Jónasdóttir[1]
Head coach(M) Viðar Örn Hafsteinsson and Einar Árni Jóhannsson
(W) Juin Luis Navarro
Websitehottur.is
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Men's basketballEdit

HistoryEdit

Höttur first achieved promotion to the top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla in 2005, after beating Valur in the 1. deild karla promotion finals.[2] It finished last in the 2005-2006 Úrvalsdeild, with 3 victories in 22 games, and was relegated back to 1. deild karla.[3][4] The team won 1. deild karla and was promoted to the Úrvalsdeild again in 2015[5] and 2017[6] only to be relegated back both times.[7][8] Höttur was on top when the 2019-20 season was cut short during the COVID-19 pandemic and was promoted to Úrvalsdeild karla. Despite winning 7 games, the team was relegated at the end of the 2020-21 season. On 18 May, Höttur hired Einar Árni Jóhannsson as a co-head coach alongside Viðar Örn Hafsteinsson.[9]

Trophies and awardsEdit

TrophiesEdit

AwardsEdit

1. deild karla Coach of the Year

1. deild karla Domestic All-First team

  • Eysteinn Ævarsson – 2019
  • Hreinn Gunnar Birgisson – 2015
  • Mirko Stefán Virijevic – 2017
  • Ragnar Gerald Albertsson – 2017

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Höttur roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 3   Sævar Elís Jóhannsson 19 – (2002-01-19)19 January 2002
G 4   Dino Stipcic 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 31 – (1989-10-21)21 October 1989
C 5   Juan Luis Navarro 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 30 – (1991-02-12)12 February 1991
PG 7   Michael Mallory 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 27 – (1994-02-08)8 February 1994
G/F 8     Bryan Alberts 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 26 – (1994-12-29)29 December 1994
G 9   Sigmar Hákonarson 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 29 – (1992-06-15)15 June 1992
F 10   Hreinn Gunnar Birgisson 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 31 – (1989-09-14)14 September 1989
SF 11   Eysteinn Bjarni Ævarsson 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 26 – (1995-05-04)4 May 1995
G 12   Brynjar Snær Grétarsson 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 24 – (1997-04-12)12 April 1997
F 13   David Guardia Ramos 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 31 – (1990-03-13)13 March 1990
C 14   Bóas Jakobsson 20 – (2000-12-04)4 December 2000
C 15   Sigurður Þorsteinsson 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 33 – (1988-07-08)8 July 1988
G/F 77   Matej Karlovich 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 31 – (1989-11-01)1 November 1989
G 99   Andri Hrannar Magnússon 18 – (2003-04-14)14 April 2003
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Vignir Freyr Magnússon

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 5 March 2021

Notable past playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Women's basketballEdit

HistoryEdit

Höttur first fielded a women's team in 2019-2020 when it fielded a team in the third-tier 2. deild kvenna.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Félög - Höttur". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Höttur í úrvalsdeildina í fyrsta sinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 4 April 2005. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Höttur er fallið úr úrvalsdeild". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 5 March 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Iceland Expr.ka. 2006". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Lið Hattar komið í Úrvalsdeildina". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 6 March 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (March 3, 2017). "Höttur komst aftur upp í Domino´s deildina í kvöld". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  7. ^ Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (3 March 2016). "Umfjöllun og viðtöl: Stjarnan - Höttur 90-72 - Höttur aftur niður í 1. deildina". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  8. ^ Gunnar Gunnarsson (15 February 2018). "Umfjöllun og viðtöl: Höttur - Tindastóll 68-80 - Tindastóll sendi Hött niður eftir baráttuleik". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  9. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (18 May 2021). "Spenntur fyrir að fara á Egilsstaði eftir að hafa búið nánast alla ævina í Njarðvík". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  10. ^ 1. deild karla