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Haukur Helgi Pálsson (born May 18, 1992) is an Icelandic basketball player for Cholet Basket and the Icelandic national team, where he participated at the EuroBasket 2015.[1] Haukur played one year of high school basketball in the United States at Montverde Academy under Kevin Sutton.[2]

Haukur Pálsson
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Pálsson with Iceland in 2016
No. 13 – Cholet
Position Small forward
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1992-05-18) May 18, 1992 (age 25)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Listed height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Career information
High school Montverde Academy
(Montverde, Florida)
College Maryland (2010–2011)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2009 Fjölnir
2011–2013 Manresa
2013–2014 Breogán
2014–2015 LF Luleå
2015 Baskonia
2015 Manresa
2015–2016 Njarðvík
2016–2017 Rouen Métropole
2017–present Cholet
Career highlights and awards

In October 2015, Haukur signed with Icelandic powerhouse Njarðvík.[3] The team finished seventh in the Úrvalsdeild karla.[4] In the playoffs they knocked out second seed Stjarnan in the first round[5] before bowing out to the eventual champions KR in the semi-finals.[6] After the season Haukur was selected to the Úrvalsdeild Domestic All-First Team and as the Úrvalsdeild Domestic Player of the Year.[7]

He spent the 2016-2017 season with Rouen Métropole Basket in the LNB Pro B where he averaged 12.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4 assists per game. In June 2017 Haukur signed with the LNB Pro A club Cholet Basket.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile". eurobasket2015.org. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Lawlor, Christopher (2010-01-28). "Palsson finds his role at Montverde". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  3. ^ Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (2015-10-28). "Haukur Helgi skrifaði undir hjá Njarðvík". Vísir. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  4. ^ 2015-2016 Úrvalsdeild
  5. ^ Ólafsson, Jón Björn (2016-03-31). "Njarðvík áfram eftir einn allra besta leik tímabilsins". Karfan.is. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  6. ^ Ólafsson, Hjörvar (2016-04-15). "KR í úrslit þriðja árið í röð". Mbl.is. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  7. ^ Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (2016-05-06). "Helena og Haukur Helgi valin bestu leikmenn tímabilsins". Vísir. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  8. ^ "Haukur Helgi í frönsku A-deildina". mbl.is. 2017-06-04. Retrieved 2017-07-02.