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Hlynur Elias Bæringsson (born July 6, 1982) is an Icelandic professional basketball player, who currently plays for Stjarnan in Iceland and the Icelandic national basketball team.[1]

Hlynur Elías Bæringsson
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Stjarnan
Position Power forward
League Úrvalsdeild
Personal information
Born (1982-07-06) July 6, 1982 (age 35)
Stykkishólmur, Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1997–present
Career history
As player:
1997–2002 Skallagrímur
2002–2005 Snæfell
2005–2006 Aris Leeuwarden
2006–2010 Snæfell
2010–2016 Sundsvall Dragons
2016–present Stjarnan
As coach:
2008–2009 Snæfell
Career highlights and awards

Contents

Basketball careerEdit

Club careerEdit

Hlynur started his career with Skallagrímur in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild in 1997 but moved to Snæfell in 2002. He spent the next three seasons there, losing to Keflavík in the national finals in 2004 and 2005.[2][3]

In 2005 Hlynur joined Woon! Aris Leeuwarden of the Dutch Basketball League. For the season he averaged 11.8 ppg and 11.0 rpg and appeared in the Dutch all star game.[4][5] He rejoined Snæfell after the season and spent the next four seasons there.[6] Snæfell once again lost to Keflavík in the 2008 finals[7] before finally beating them in 2010 and winning the first Icelandic championship in the history of the club.[8]

From 2010 to 2016, Hlynur played in the Swedish Basketligan for Sundsvall. In 2011 he won the Swedish championship[9] and in 2013 and 2014 he was named the Basketligan's best defender.[10][11]

In August 2016 Hlynur signed with Stjarnan of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild.[12]

On March 23, 2018, Hlynur was fouled hard by Ryan Taylor in game three of Stjarnan's first round series against ÍR.[13] After the game he experienced concussion like symptoms[14] and was ultimately ruled out of game four which Stjarnan eventually lost.[15] Although Taylor received an unsportsmanlike foul, he was not ejected from the game.[16] After the game he received a three-game suspension from the league.[17]

On April 20, 2018, Hlynur signed a two-year contract extension with Stjarnan.[18]

On May 4, 2018, Hlynur was named to the Úrvalsdeild Karla Domestic All-First Team.[19]

National team careerEdit

Hlynur was a part of the first Icelandic national basketball team to qualify for a EuroBasket tournament, in 2015. He also played at EuroBasket 2015 with Iceland, where he averaged 10.8 points and 7 rebounds per game.[20]

On September 7, 2016, Hlynur became the thirteenth player to play 100 games for the national team.[21]

Hlynur participated with Iceland at EuroBasket 2017.[22]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Haukur Harðarson (3 November 2017). "Hlynur Bæringsson gefur kost á sér áfram". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Skúli Unnar Sveinsson (17 September 2008). "Götubolti í Grundarfirði". 24 stundir (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  3. ^ 3 í röð hjá Keflavík
  4. ^ Woon Aris vill semja við Hlyn
  5. ^ Fyrsta tap Öldu og félaga í Hollandi
  6. ^ Hlynur spilar með Snæfelli í vetur
  7. ^ Keflavík Íslandsmeistari 2008
  8. ^ Snæfell Íslandsmeistari 2010!
  9. ^ Jakob og Hlynur sænskir meistarar
  10. ^ "Hlynur valinn varnarmaður ársins". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). April 23, 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "Hlynur besti varnarmaðurinn". RÚV (in Icelandic). April 1, 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  12. ^ Hlynur Bæringsson í Stjörnuna
  13. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (22 March 2018). "Hlynur steinlá eftir högg Taylor - Verðskuldaði þetta brottvísun?". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  14. ^ Einar Sigurvinsson (23 March 2018). "Hlynur Bærings: Á ekki von á að Ryan Taylor spili meira". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 27 March 2018. 
  15. ^ Þór Símon Hafþórsson (25 March 2018). "Umfjöllun og viðtöl: Stjarnan - ÍR 69-71 - Danero Thomas skaut ÍR í undanúrslit". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 27 March 2018. 
  16. ^ Kristófer Kristjánsson (22 March 2018). "Stjörnumenn æfir út í olnbogaskot Taylors". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 27 March 2018. 
  17. ^ "Ryan Taylor í þriggja leikja bann". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 24 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018. 
  18. ^ Sindri Sverrisson (20 April 2018). "Fannst ég sýna að ég á nóg eftir". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  19. ^ Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (4 May 2018). "Kristófer og Helena valin leikmenn ársins". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
  20. ^ HLYNUR BAERINGSSON - EuroBasket 2015
  21. ^ "Hlynur þrettándi í 100 landsleiki". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 8 September 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 
  22. ^ "Hlynur: Langar ekki að vera hent út úr landsliðinu". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). 6 September 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017. 

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