Stjarnan men's basketball

The Stjarnan men's basketball team, commonly known as Stjarnan, is the men's basketball department of Ungmennafélagið Stjarnan, based in the town of Garðabær, Iceland.[2] It is a subdivision of Ungmennafélagið Stjarnan.[3]

Stjarnan
Stjarnan Logo.png
LeaguesÚrvalsdeild karla
Founded1993; 28 years ago (1993)
HistoryStjarnan
1993–present
ArenaÁsgarður
LocationGarðabær, Iceland
Team colorsBlue, White
   
PresidentHilmar Júlíusson [1]
Head coachArnar Guðjónsson
Assistant(s)Ingi Þór Steinþórsson
Affiliation(s)Álftanes
Retired numbers1 (12)
WebsiteStjarnan.is

HistoryEdit

Stjarnan's men's basketball team was founded in 1993. It reached the Icelandic top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla in 2001. After losing all its games during the 2001–02 season, the team almost folded. It managed to stay afloat and reached the Úrvalsdeild again in 2007 and advanced to the Úrvalsdeild Finals in 2011 and 2013, losing both times. It won the Icelandic Basketball Cup in 2009, 2013, 2015, 2019 and 2020.[4]

On 14 March 2019, Stjarnan defeated Haukar in the last game of the regular season and finished with the best record in the league, winning the Division championship and a home court advantage through the playoffs.[5]

Stjarnan opened the 2019–20 season with an 89-77 win against reigning champions KR in the annual Icelandic Super Cup behind newly signed Kyle Johnson's 21 points.[6] On 15 February 2020, the team repeated as Cup champions after beating Grindavík in the cup final.[7]

On 27 September 2020, Stjarnan won the Super Cup for the second consecutive season.[8]

HonorsEdit

2009, 2013, 2015, 2019, 2020[9]
2009, 2019, 2020 [10]
2015 [11]
1995 [12]

PlayersEdit

Individual awardsEdit

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Retired numbersEdit

Stjarnan retired numbers
No. Player Position Tenure No. Retirement
12 Justin Shouse PG 2008–2017 27 January 2019

CoachesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Stjórn
  2. ^ "Félög - Stjarnan". kki.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Um félagið". stjarnan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (19 February 2019). "Viðurkenning á góðu starfi". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  5. ^ Axel Örn Sæmundsson (14 March 2019). "Umfjöllun og viðtöl: Haukar - Stjarnan 76-107 - Stjarnan deildarmeistari í fyrsta sinn". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  6. ^ Hjörvar Ólafsson (29 September 2019). "Stjarnan vann fyrsta titil tímabilsins". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  7. ^ Kristján Jónsson (15 February 2020). "Bikarinn áfram í Ásgarði". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  8. ^ Elías Karl Guðmundsson (27 September 2020). "Stjarnan meistarar meistaranna". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  9. ^ Bikarkeppni - Meistaraflokkur karla
  10. ^ Meistarakeppni karla
  11. ^ Fyrirtækjabikar karla
  12. ^ 2. deild karla
  13. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (6 April 2018). "Arnar Guðjónsson tekur við Stjörnuliðinu". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 6 April 2018.

ReferencesEdit