Iceland national basketball team

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Iceland
Icelandic Basketball Federation logo.gif
FIBA ranking T-88th
Joined FIBA 1959
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation KKÍ
Coach Craig Pedersen
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
EuroBasket
Appearances 1 (2015)
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Friendly game between Iceland and Lithuania in Vilnius (2008).

The Icelandic national basketball team is the national basketball team of Iceland.

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

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.[1]

Current roster[edit]

Icelandic National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – DOB Ht. Club Country
SG 3 Hermannsson, Martin 20 – (1994-09-16)16 September 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds United States
SF 4 Kárason, Axel 32 – (1983-02-11)11 February 1983 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Svendborg Rabbits Denmark
C 5 Nathanaelsson, Ragnar Ágúst 24 – (1991-08-27)27 August 1991 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) Þór Þorlákshöfn Iceland
G 6 Sigurðarson, Jakob Örn 33 – (1982-04-04)4 April 1982 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Boras Basket Sweden
F 8 Bæringsson, Hlynur 33 – (1982-07-06)6 July 1982 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Sundsvall Dragons Sweden
G 9 Stefánsson, Jón Arnór 32 – (1982-09-21)21 September 1982 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Unicaja Malaga Spain
SF 10 Magnússon, Helgi Már 33 – (1982-08-27)27 August 1982 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland
PG 13 Vilhjálmsson, Hörður 26 – (1988-12-18)18 December 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Aries Trikala B.C. Greece
SG 14 Gunnarsson, Logi 33 – (1981-09-05)5 September 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Ungmennafélag Njarðvíkur Iceland
C 15 Ermolinskij, Pavel 28 – (1987-01-25)25 January 1987 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland
SF 24 Pálsson, Haukur Helgi 23 – (1992-05-18)18 May 1992 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) LF Basket Norrbotten Sweden
G 29 Steinarsson, Ægir Þór 24 – (1991-05-10)10 May 1991 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Sundsvall Dragons Sweden
Head coach
Assistant coaches


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club field describes current pro club

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Competitive record[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iceland Fall But Still Make History". FIBA Europe. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]