Pavel Ermolinskij

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Pavel Ermolinskij
Pavel Ermolinskij KR Basket.jpg
Pavel Ermolinskij with KR in February 2015.
No. 15 – Valur
PositionPoint guard
LeagueÚrvalsdeild karla
Personal information
Born (1987-01-25) January 25, 1987 (age 32)
Kiev, Soviet Union
NationalityIcelandic / Ukrainian
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Career information
Playing career1998–present
Career history
1998ÍA
2001–2002Skallagrímur
2002–2003ÍR
2003–2004JA Vichy
2004–2005Unicaja Málaga
2005–2007CB Axarquia
2007–2008CB Ciudad de Huelva
2008–2009UB La Palma
2009–2010Cáceres 2016 Basket
2010KR
2010–2011KR
2011–2012Sundsvall Dragons
2012–2013Norrköping Dolphins
2013–2019KR
2019–presentValur
Career highlights and awards

Pavel Ermolinskij (born January 25, 1987) is an Icelandic professional basketball player of Russian descent,[1] who plays for Úrvalsdeild karla club Valur and also is a member of the Icelandic national team.[2] He has won the Icelandic championship with KR seven times, in 2011 and 2014-2019.

Early life[edit]

Pavel was born in Kiev in the Soviet Union to Soviet national basketball team player Alexander Ermolinskij.[1] He emigrated to Iceland with his family in 1992, at the age of 5, when his father signed with Skallagrímur in Borgarnes.[3]

Career[edit]

Pavel first appeared in a Úrvalsdeild karla game on 6 March 1998, at the age of only 11, when his father and head coach of Körfuknattleiksfélag ÍA, Alexander Ermolinskij, selected him for the 10-man squad against Njarðvík. At the time there were no rules regarding minimum age of players in the league.[4]

His next taste of the senior team was with Skallagrímur during the 2001–02 season[5] when he appeared in 15 games, averaging 1.8 points per game.[6]

Pavel led the Úrvalsdeild karla in assists during the 2017-2018 season.[7] On April 28, 2018, he won his sixth Icelandic championship after KR defeated Tindastóll in the Úrvalsdeild finals.[8] It was the eighteenth straight playoffs series he won in the Úrvalsdeild playoffs.[9] After sitting out the first three games of the 2018–2019 season, Pavel resumed training with KR in end of October.[10] On 4 May 2019 he won his 7th national championship after KR beat ÍR in the Úrvalsdeild finals 3-2.[11]

On 13 August 2019, Pavel signed a 2-year contract with KR's Reykjavík rivals Valur.[12]

Icelandic national team[edit]

Pavel has played with the Icelandic national basketball team since 2004 and participated in EuroBasket 2015[13] and EuroBasket 2017.[14][15]

Honours[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Club[edit]

Individual[edit]

Spain[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Haukur Harðarson (14 August 2015). "Lít á mig sem Íslending frekar en Rússa". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  2. ^ Guðbjartsson, Steinþór (May 7, 2016). "Pavel gefur alltaf gullin sín". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ Benedikt Guðmundsson (18 January 2001). "Einstakur". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Yngsti leikmaðurinn 11 ára". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 19 March 1998. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Skallagrímur". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 15 October 2001. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Epson-deildin - Skallagrímur". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  7. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (9 March 2018). "Lewis stigakóngur Domino's deildarinnar". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  8. ^ Kristján Jónsson (28 April 2018). "KR meistari fimmta árið í röð". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Pavel ekki tapað einvígi í úrslitakeppninni í átta ár". karfan.is (in Icelandic). 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  10. ^ Davíð Eldur (25 October 2018). "Pavel með KR". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  11. ^ Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (4 May 2019). "Umfjöllun: KR - ÍR 98-70 - KR Íslandsmeistari sjötta árið í röð". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  12. ^ Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (13 August 2019). "Pavel: Var orðinn of rólegur og sáttur í KR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  13. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (4 September 2015). "Pavel: Við unnum ekkert lottó til að vera hérna". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  14. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (3 September 2017). "Pavel: Aldrei hægt að ásaka þetta lið um vilja- og baráttuleysi". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  15. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (30 August 2017). "Pavel: Verður geggjað að labba inná völlinn og sjá allt fólkið". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Saga bikarúrslita KKÍ". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 19 June 2018.

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