Iceland national basketball team

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Iceland Iceland
Icelandic Basketball Federation logo.gif
FIBA ranking 84 Steady[1]
Joined FIBA 1959
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation KKÍ
Coach Craig Pedersen
EuroBasket
Appearances 2
Uniforms
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Friendly game between Iceland and Lithuania in Vilnius (2008).

The Icelandic national basketball team is the national men's basketball team of Iceland.

The team participates at European tournaments. It qualified for the FIBA Eurobasket 2015 and is well represented in the Games of the Small States of Europe.

EuroBasket 2015[edit]

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 2017[edit]

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.

Competitive record[edit]

EuroBasket[edit]

EuroBasket Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
Italy 1969 Did not qualify 3 1 2
West Germany 1971 Did not enter Did not enter
Spain 1973
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1975 Did not qualify 5 1 4
Belgium 1977 5 3 2
Italy 1979 Did not enter Did not enter
Czechoslovakia 1981 Did not qualify 4 3 1
France 1983 5 2 3
West Germany 1985 4 1 3
Greece 1987 9 4 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1989 3 0 3
Italy 1991 4 0 4
Germany 1993 4 2 2
Greece 1995 5 3 2
Spain 1997 6 3 3
France 1999 15 3 12
Turkey 2001 15 4 11
Sweden 2003 6 0 6
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 Division B 4 2 2
Spain 2007 Division B 8 4 4
Poland 2009 Division B 8 3 5
Lithuania 2011 Did not enter Did not enter
Slovenia 2013 Did not qualify 10 1 9
Croatia France Germany Latvia 2015 24th 5 0 5 4 2 2
Finland Israel Romania Turkey 2017 Qualified 6 4 2
Total 5 0 5

Promotion Cup[edit]

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

Games of the Small States[edit]

Games of the Small States of Europe
Year Position Pld W L
1995 Third Place 4 3 1
2001 Runners-up 5 4 1
2003 Runners-up 5 4 1
2005 Runners-up 4 3 1
2007 Champions 5 5 0
2009 Fourth Place 5 3 2
2013 Third Place 4 2 2
2015 Runners-up 3 2 1

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification.[3]

Icelandic men's basketball national team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
SF 4 Kárason, Axel 33 – (1983-02-11)11 February 1983 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Svendborg Rabbits Denmark
SF 6 Pálsson, Haukur Helgi 24 – (1992-05-18)18 May 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Rouen Métropole Basket France
C 8 Bæringsson, Hlynur 34 – (1982-07-06)6 July 1982 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Stjarnan Iceland
SG 9 Stefánsson, Jón Arnór 33 – (1982-09-21)21 September 1982 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) KR Reykjavík Iceland
PG 10 Steinarsson, Aegir 25 – (1991-05-10)10 May 1991 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) CB Miraflores Spain
PF 11 Acox, Kristofer 22 – (1993-10-13)13 October 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Furman United States
PG 12 Fridriksson, Elvar 21 – (1994-11-11)11 November 1994 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Barry Buccaneers United States
PG 13 Vilhjálmsson, Hörður 27 – (1988-12-18)18 December 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Limburg United Belgium
SG 14 Gunnarsson, Logi 34 – (1981-09-05)5 September 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Njarðvíkur Iceland
SG 15 Hermannsson, Martin 21 – (1994-09-16)16 September 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Étoile de Charleville-Mézières France
C 34 Hlinason, Tryggvi 18 – (1997-10-28)28 October 1997 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Þór Akureyri Iceland
SG 88 Bjornsson, Brynjar 28 – (1988-07-11)11 July 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) KR Reykjavík Iceland
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 August 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Reserve
C Hlynur Baeringsson Tryggvi Hlinason
PF Haukur Palsson Kristofer Acox
SF Jón Arnór Stefánsson Axel Karason
SG Martin Hermannsson Logi Gunnarsson Brynjar Bjornsson
PG Hordur Vilhjalmsson Aegir Steinarsson Elvar Fridriksson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking for Men". Fiba.Com. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Iceland Fall But Still Make History". FIBA Europe. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  3. ^ [1]

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