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Iceland men's national basketball team

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The Icelandic men's national basketball team represents Iceland in international men's basketball.

Iceland Iceland
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FIBA ranking 47 Steady (28 November 2017)
Joined FIBA 1959
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation KKÍ
Coach Craig Pedersen
EuroBasket
Appearances 2
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
Dark


First international
 Denmark 38–41 Iceland 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 16 May 1959)
Biggest win
 Iceland 123–59 Norway 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 15 March 1968)
Biggest defeat
 Iceland 51–124 Croatia 
(Murcia, Spain; 24 June 1992)
Friendly game between Iceland and Lithuania in Vilnius (2008).

The team participates at European tournaments. It has qualified for the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 [1] and is well represented in the Games of the Small States of Europe.

Contents

HistoryEdit

EuroBasket 2015Edit

On August 28, 2014, Iceland qualified for the EuroBasket 2015, joining for the first time in its history the Final Round of the top European competition. Iceland achieved two wins to Great Britain and two narrow losses to Bosnia and Herzegovina, which allowed them to qualify as one of the best second teams.[2]

Iceland could not win any of its five game in the Group B, played in Berlin, Germany.

EuroBasket 2017Edit

On 17 September 2016, Iceland repeated it success and qualified again to the continental tournament. The Icelandic team finished its qualification group as runner-up below Belgium and over Cyprus and Switzerland, with four wins and two losses. [3] [4]

As in the previous edition, Iceland finished its participation in the Group A with five losses in their five games played in Helsinki, Finland.

Competitive recordEdit

EuroBasketEdit

EuroBasket Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
  1969 Did not qualify 3 1 2
  1971 Did not enter Did not enter
  1973
  1975 Did not qualify 5 1 4
  1977 5 3 2
  1979 Did not enter Did not enter
  1981 Did not qualify 4 3 1
  1983 5 2 3
  1985 4 1 3
  1987 9 4 5
  1989 3 0 3
  1991 4 0 4
  1993 4 2 2
  1995 5 3 2
  1997 6 3 3
  1999 15 3 12
  2001 15 4 11
  2003 6 0 6
  2005 Division B 4 2 2
  2007 Division B 8 4 4
  2009 Division B 8 3 5
  2011 Did not enter Did not enter
  2013 Did not qualify 10 1 9
     2015 24th 5 0 5 4 2 2
     2017 24th 5 0 5 6 4 2
Total 10 0 10

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games Qualifying
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
1936 to 1972 Did not qualify
  1976 5 0 5
1980 to 1988
  1992 6 0 6
1996 to 2016

World CupEdit

World Cup Qualifying
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
  2019 To be determined

Promotion CupEdit

Promotion Cup
Year Position Pld W L
1988   5 4 1
1990   5 5 0
1992   5 3 2
Total 15 12 3

Games of the Small States of EuropeEdit

Games of the Small States of Europe
Year Position Pld W L
  1987   3 2 1
  1989   3 2 1
  1991   4 4 0
  1993   5 5 0
  1995   4 3 1
  1997   4 3 1
  2001   5 4 1
  2003   5 4 1
  2005   4 3 1
  2007   5 5 0
  2009 4th 5 3 2
  2013   4 2 2
  2015   3 2 1
  2017   5 2 3
Total 59 44 15

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017.[5]

The following is the squad in the EuroBasket 2017

Iceland men's national basketball team – EuroBasket 2017 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
SG 1 Hermannsson, Martin 22 – (1994-09-16)16 September 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Champagne Basket  
PG 3 Steinarsson, Aegir 26 – (1991-05-10)10 May 1991 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) TAU Castelló  
PF 6 Acox, Kristofer 23 – (1993-10-13)13 October 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) KR  
C 8 Bæringsson, Hlynur 35 – (1982-07-06)6 July 1982 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Stjarnan  
SG 9 Stefánsson, Jón Arnór 34 – (1982-09-21)21 September 1982 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) KR  
PG 10 Friðriksson, Elvar Már 22 – (1994-11-11)11 November 1994 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Barry Buccaneers  
PG 13 Vilhjálmsson, Hörður 28 – (1988-12-18)18 December 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Keflavík  
SG 14 Gunnarsson, Logi 35 – (1981-09-05)5 September 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Njarðvíkur  
PG 15 Ermolinskij, Pavel 30 – (1987-01-25)25 January 1987 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) KR  
SF 24 Pálsson, Haukur Helgi 25 – (1992-05-18)18 May 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Cholet Basket  
C 34 Hlinason, Tryggvi 19 – (1997-10-28)28 October 1997 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Valencia Basket  
PG 88 Bjornsson, Brynjar 29 – (1988-07-11)11 July 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) KR  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2017

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Reserve
C Hlynur Bæringsson Tryggvi Hlinason
PF Haukur Pálsson Kristófer Acox
SF Jón Arnór Stefánsson Pavel Ermolinskij
SG Martin Hermannsson Logi Gunnarsson Brynjar Þór Björnsson
PG Hörður Vilhjálmsson Ægir Steinarsson Elvar Már Friðriksson

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit