July 6, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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. He rejoined Snæfell after the season and spent the next four seasons there. Snæfell once again lost to Keflavík in the 2008 finals before finally beating them in 2010 and winning the first Icelandic championship in the history of the club.
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.
- Icelandic Champion: 2010
- Icelandic Basketball Cup: 2008, 2010
- Icelandic Company Cup Champion: 2004, 2007, 2011
- Úrvalsdeild Domestic Player of the Year: 2008, 2010
- Úrvalsdeild Playoffs MVP: 2010
- Úrvalsdeild Defense Player of the Year: 2008, 2010, 2017
- Úrvalsdeild Young Player of the Year: 1999
- Úrvalsdeild Domestic All-First Team: 2002-2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2017
- Dutch All-Star game: 2006
- Defense Player of the Year: 2013, 2014