25-year old forward Robert Diggs (203-F-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Thor Thorl and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3. He had a double-double of 25 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat Grindavik (2-1) 92-83. Thor Thorl is placed at 3rd position in Icelandic league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Thor Thorl will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. Diggs turned to be Thor Thorl's top player in his first season with the team. The George Washington University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Diggs is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 12.3rpg) and averages solid 3.0bpg.
Second best performed player last round was Darrel Lewis (192-G-76, agency: Two Points) of Keflavik. He is naturalized American guard in his first season at Keflavik. In the last game Lewis recorded impressive 30 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Keflavik was edged by KR (2-1) 85-83. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Lewis is a newcomer at Keflavik and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Haminn Quaintance (201-F-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) of league's leader Skallagrimur. Quaintance showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, ten rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Skallagrimur, leading his team to a 91-70 easy win against #2 ranked Fjolnir in a game of the week. Skallagrimur confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Quaintance has a great season in Iceland. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.0rpg (7th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Michael Craion (195-F) of Keflavik - 27 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Justin Shouse (180-G-81) of Stjarnan - 31 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists 6. Marvin Valdimarsson (198-G/F-81) of Stjarnan - 29 points and 10 rebounds 7. Marcus Van (201-F/C-85) of Njardvik - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Asim McQueen (203-F-88) of Snaefell - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Jeron Belin (198-F-88) of Njardvik - 35 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 10. George Valentine (203-F) of Tindastoll - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Iceland U16 finished second in Solna - May 16, 2013
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Iceland U16 finished second in Solna at the Nordic Championship Men U16. The team won 4 games and lost only one to Denmark that became the champion.
In Day 1 Iceland U16 rolled over Estonia U16 86:67. The teams were tied at the halftime before a 27-13 burst in the third period. Kristinn Palsson (186-F) top-scored for the winners with 34 points and 9 boards, while Kari Jonsson netted 19. Kregor Hermet and Sander Viilup (186-SG-97) answered with 12 points each in defeat [read more]
Iceland U16 finished second in Solna at the Nordic Championship Men U16. The team won 4 games and lost only one to Denmark that became the champion. In Day 1 Iceland U16 rolled over Estonia U16 86:67. The teams were tied at the halftime before a 27-13 burst in the third period. Kristinn Palsson (186-F) top-scored for the winners with 34 points and 9 boards, while Kari Jonsson netted 19. Kregor Hermet and Sander Viilup (186-SG-97) answered with 12 points each in defeat. In Day 2 Iceland U16 destroyed Norway U16 109:48. Iceland dominated the whole game and reached 61-point victory due to the win in all four quarters. Kristinn Palsson led the well-balanced team with 16 points, while Halldor Hermannsson (183-G-97) and Kari Jonsson added 15 apiece. August Nicolay Volckmar delivered 18 points in the losing case. In Day 3 Iceland U16 posted a 97:64 win against Finland U16. Iceland managed to win all the quarters in the game and dominated the court. Ragnar Fridriksson and Kristinn Palsson top-scored for the winners with 19 points each, while Hilmir Kristjansson brought 17. Aatu Kivimaki (177-PG-97) chipped in with 14 in defeat, while Edon Maxhuni delivered 11. Iceland U16 closed Day 4 defeating Sweden U16 81:53. Although the teams exchanged the victories in the first two quarters, Iceland pushed the tempo in the second half and added 26-8 and 22-17 respectively in the third and the last quarters. Hilmir Kristjansson stepped up with 16 points for the winners and Kristinn Palsson followed him with 14 points. Craig Lecesne and Tobias Sjoberg (201-C-97) poured in 10 points each in defeat. Denmark U16 finished the campaign with 5-0 record beating Iceland U16 88:69 in the last game. The winners of the tournament started with 31-16 lead and never looked behind after. Tage Dembele (201-F-97) and Jacob Glarbjerg Larsen posted 21 points each for the winners. Kari Jonsson top-scored in the game with 24 points for the opponents.
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