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Haukur Helgi Pálsson (born May 18, 1992) is an Icelandic basketball player for Nanterre 92 and the Icelandic national team, where he participated at the EuroBasket in 2015 and 2017.

Haukur Pálsson
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Pálsson with Iceland in 2016
No. 13 – Nanterre 92
Position Small forward
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1992-05-18) May 18, 1992 (age 26)
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)
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
2017–2018 Cholet
2018–present Nanterre 92
Career highlights and awards

Contents

High SchoolEdit

Haukur played one year of high school basketball in the United States at Montverde Academy under Kevin Sutton.[1]

Club careerEdit

Haukur came up through the junior ranks of Fjölnir[2] and was first brought up to the senior team during the 2006-2007 Úrvalsdeild karla season when he was a unused substitute in seven games.[3] During the 2007-2008 season he appeared in nine games in the Úrvalsdeild karla for Fjölnir, averaging 1.0 points.[4] After spending the 2008-2009 season with Fjölnir in the second tier 1. deild karla[5], where he was named to the Domestic All-First team[6], he left the club to join Montverde Academy in the United States[2] and in 2010 he joined the University of Maryland.[7]

In October 2015, Haukur signed with Icelandic powerhouse Njarðvík.[2] The team finished seventh in the Úrvalsdeild karla.[8] In the playoffs they knocked out second seed Stjarnan in the first round[9] before bowing out to the eventual champions KR in the semi-finals.[10] After the season Haukur was selected to the Úrvalsdeild Domestic All-First Team and as the Úrvalsdeild Domestic Player of the Year.[11]

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.[12]

On July 18, 2018, Haukur switched teams in the LNB Pro A and signed with Nanterre 92.[13]

National team careerEdit

Haukur played his first game with the Icelandic national team in 2011.[14] He participated with the team at EuroBasket 2015[15] and EuroBasket 2017.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lawlor, Christopher (2010-01-28). "Palsson finds his role at Montverde". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (2015-10-28). "Haukur Helgi skrifaði undir hjá Njarðvík". Vísir. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Tölfræði - Fjölnir - 2006-2007". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "Tölfræði - Fjölnir - 2007-2008". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "Stórlið sýna Hauki áhuga". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 20 December 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  6. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (3 May 2009). "Marvin og Bárður valdir bestir í 1. deild karla". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 August 2018. 
  7. ^ "Haukur Pálsson til Maryland". karfan.is (in Icelandic). 8 March 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  8. ^ 2015-2016 Úrvalsdeild
  9. ^ Ólafsson, Jón Björn (2016-03-31). "Njarðvík áfram eftir einn allra besta leik tímabilsins". Karfan.is. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  10. ^ Ólafsson, Hjörvar (2016-04-15). "KR í úrslit þriðja árið í röð". Mbl.is. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  11. ^ Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (2016-05-06). "Helena og Haukur Helgi valin bestu leikmenn tímabilsins". Vísir. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  12. ^ "Haukur Helgi í frönsku A-deildina". mbl.is. 2017-06-04. Retrieved 2017-07-02. 
  13. ^ a b Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (18 July 2018). "Haukur Helgi skiptir um lið í Frakklandi". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 July 2018. 
  14. ^ "A Landslið". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 2 September 2018. 
  15. ^ "Profile". eurobasket2015.org. Archived from the original on 13 October 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 

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