Torgeir Bryn

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Torgeir Bryn
Personal information
Born (1964-08-19) 19 August 1964 (age 52)
Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Oslo Technical Maritime
(Oslo Norway)
College MiraCosta CC (1983–1984)
Texas State (1987–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Undrafted
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1989 Los Angeles Clippers
1989–1990 Tulsa Fast Breakers
1990 San Jose Jammers
1990 Quad City Thunder
1990–1991 UA Cognac
1991 CB Breogán
1991–1993 Fort Wayne Fury
1993 Omaha Racers
1993–1994 ALM Évreux Basket
1994 CB Estudiantes
1995 Benfica
1995–1996 Zalgiris Kaunas
1996–1997 Pau Orthez
1997–1998 Le Mans Sarthe Basket
1998–1999 BC Gand
1999 Aurora Basket Jesi
1999–2000 Aris Thessaloniki
2000–2002 Ammerud Basket
2002–2003 Harstad Vikings
2007–2009 Ammerud Basket

Torgeir Bryn (pronounced [ˈtɔɾɡæɪɾ ˈbɾyːn]; born 19 August 1964) is a retired Norwegian professional basketball player. A 6'9" (2.06 m) and 250 lb (113 kg) center born in Oslo, Bryn is notable for being the only Norwegian who has played in the NBA thus far.[1]

Club career[edit]

USA[edit]

In the U.S., Bryn attended MiraCosta Community College (Oceanside, California) and then Southwest Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas), where he played NCAA college basketball. At MiraCosta College Bryn played for Clete Adelman, older brother of NBA coach Rick Adelman. He enjoyed a very brief NBA career during the 1989–90 season; his stint for the Los Angeles Clippers limited to playing ten minutes over three matches in which he scored four points. He also played for several CBA clubs and a USBL club. In the CBA, Bryn played for the Tulsa Fast Breakers, San Jose Jammers, Quad City Thunder, Fort Wayne Fury and Omaha Racers. He averaged 7.1 points in 71 games between 1989 and 1993.[2]

Europe[edit]

Bryn also played professionally for a number of European clubs, namely SLBenfica in Portugal and Zalgiris, Kaunas in Lithuania.

Norway[edit]

His youth club in Norway was Ammerud Basket. He also had spells for the Oslo Kings (Vålerenga Kings) and Harstad Vikings.

Bryn made a comeback for Ammerud Basket at the age of 43, before the 2007–08 BLNO season. He played together with his son, Martin Bryn.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1989-90 LA Clippers 3 0 3.3 .000 .000 .667 0.7 0.0 .7 0.3 1.3
Career 3 0 3.3 .000 .000 .667 0.7 0.0 .7 0.3 1.3

International career[edit]

He is the most capped player for the Norway national basketball team, with 111 matches.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Things you did not now about Norwegian Basketball basket.no
  2. ^ 1993-94 Official CBA Guide and a Register, page 273
  3. ^ Adelskalender Menn basket.no (Norwegian)

External links[edit]