#1. This week's number one is an international point guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birm.Southern, currently plays in Sweden). He was the major contributor in a Sundsvall Dragons' victory against the fifth-ranked Solna Vikings (15-9) 101-87 in the Swedish Basketligan in Tuesday night's game.
Sigurdarson scored 23 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 38 minutes on the court.
Sundsvall Dragons (20-3) is placed first in the Basketligan.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
It's Sigurdarson's fourth season with the team.
He is ranked fifth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 18.0ppg.
Sigurdarson also averaged so far 3.0rpg, 3.0apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.0%, 3FGP: 38.3% and FT: 92.3%(96-104) in the 22 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Icelandic senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jakob Sigurdarson and both played together in the last Swedish Basketligan game.
Baeringsson led Sundsvall Dragons to a victory against the fifth-ranked Solna Vikings (15-9) 101-87.
He scored 17 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 5 assists.
Baeringsson is currently second on the list of best rebounders.
He has very reliable stats this season: 14.5ppg, 10.1rpg, 3.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 57.2%(99-173), 3FGP: 37.8% and FT: 76.8%.
Baeringsson is in the roster of the Icelandic senior national team.
#3. The Icelandic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87, agency: I.D.S. Law, currently plays in Sweden). He contributed to a 1-point Norrkoping Dolphins' victory against one of league's weakest teams Eco Orebro (5-18) 83-82 in the Swedish Basketligan on Friday night.
Ermolinskij had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 8 assists and 3 steals in 31 minutes.
Norrkoping Dolphins (16-2) is placed second in the Basketligan.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
It's Ermolinskij's first season with the team.
Ermolinskij is currently third on the list of best passers with 4.8apg.
This year his other stats are: 10.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 52.7%, 3FGP: 35.2% and FT: 80.6% in the 19 games.
Ermolinskij is also a member of the Icelandic senior national team.
#4. Small forward Axel Karason (194-83, currently plays in Denmark), who plays in the Danish Ligaen could not help Vaerlose (7-8) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Vaerlose was badly defeated 95-75 at home by the second-ranked Horsens IC.
Karason was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 5 rebounds.
Karason has relatively good stats this season: 11.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.7apg.
He is also Icelandic national team player.
#5. International shooting guard Logi Gunnarsson (192-81, currently plays in France), who plays in the French NM1 (third division) was not able to help Angers BC 49 (5-10) in their last game. Despite Gunnarsson's good performance Angers BC 49 was crushed 88-65 on the road by the leading Orchesien BC.
He was the second best scorer with 12 points in 31 minutes.
It was Angers BC 49's third consecutive loss in a row.
This year Gunnarsson has relatively solid stats: 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.6apg in the 15 games.
He plays currently for the Icelandic national team.
#6. Small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Assignia Manresa to win against the tenth-ranked Blusens Monbus (9-9) 83-69 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night.
Palsson scored only 2 points.
Assignia Manresa (3-15) is placed second from the bottom (#17) in the ACB.
They ended the series of four consecutive loses.
This season Palsson averages: 1.5ppg and 1.1rpg.
He is an international player who is currently on the senior Icelandic National Team roster.
#7. Former international guard Arnar Jonsson (183-83, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for Aarhus BC (5-15) in their game against Bakken (15-5) in the Danish Ligaen.
Jonsson recorded only 4 points and added 5 passes in 24 minutes.
Aarhus BC lost 65-74 in a derby game to the higher-ranked (#3) Bakken.
It was Aarhus BC's eighth consecutive loss in a row.
This year Jonsson's overall stats are: 6.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg in the 17 games.
He used to play for the Icelandic national team
seven years ago.
#8. Center Gudni Valentinusson (204-85, currently plays in Denmark) is a teammate of previously mentioned Arnar Jonsson and both played together in the last Danish Ligaen game.
Valentinusson couldn't help Aarhus BC (5-15) in their game against Bakken (15-5).
He recorded only 4 points.
Aarhus BC was defeated 74-65 in a derby game by the higher-ranked Bakken (#3).
Valentinusson's total stats this season are: 3.9ppg and 2.1rpg.
He used to play for the Icelandic U20 national team
back in 2005.
IR Reykjavik has come to terms with Orvar Kristjansson to coach their team for next three seasons. Orvar was an assistant with UMFN Njardvik last season and served as the head coach for Fjolnir Reykjavik the two previous seasons.IR Reykjavik finished their season in 9th place after struggling throughout the season. Jon Arnar Ingvarsson coached the team until the end of January, when Herbert Arnarson took over [read more]
IR Reykjavik finished their season in 9th place after struggling throughout the season. Jon Arnar Ingvarsson coached the team until the end of January, when Herbert Arnarson took over. IR Reykjavik managed to stay clear of relegation by winning 2 out of their last 4 games while their competitors lost their games.
Stjarnan coach Teitur Orlygsson will stay on as their coach for one more year, after signing an extension earlier this week. He said though that this would be his last season as the head coach of Stjarnan.Teitur signed with Stjarnan in December 2008 and produced a Cup in his first season, and managed to get another one this season. He has also taken Stjarnan forward, from reaching their first playoffs in 2009, to two finals appearances in 2011 and 2013.
Stjarnan coach Teitur Orlygsson will stay on as their coach for one more year, after signing an extension earlier this week. He said though that this would be his last season as the head coach of Stjarnan.
Teitur signed with Stjarnan in December 2008 and produced a Cup in his first season, and managed to get another one this season. He has also taken Stjarnan forward, from reaching their first playoffs in 2009, to two finals appearances in 2011 and 2013.
Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Awards 2013 - Apr 30, 2013
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Player of the Year: Aaron Broussard (195-F-90) of Grindavik; Guard of the Year: Jay Threatt (180-G-89) of Snaefell; Forward of the Year: Aaron Broussard (195-F-90) of Grindavik; Center of the Year: Marcus Van (201-F/C-85) of Njardvik; Bosman Player of the Year: Ryan Amoroso (205-F-85) of Snaefell; Import Player of the Year: Aaron Broussard (195-F-90) of Grindavik; Domestic Player of the Year: Justin Shouse (180-G-81) of Stjarnan; Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Craion (195-F-89) of Keflavi [read more]
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