American Power forward Marques Oliver (201-PF-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Fjolnir, receiving a Eurobasket.com D1 Player of the Week award for round 22. The 25-year old player was the main contributor (40 points, nine rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Valur (#3, 14-4) in overtime 104-101. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Fjolnir maintains the 2nd position in Icelandic D1. They are still close to the very top. Fjolnir would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 16-4 record. In the team's last game Oliver had a remarkable 73.3% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Fjolnir and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Marques Oliver averages just after two games 16.5ppg.
The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Aaron Moss (185-G, agency: Duran International) of league's leader Hottur. Moss had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 20 rebounds. Bad luck as Hottur lost that game 68-76 to slightly lower-ranked Valur (#3, 14-4). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Hottur still maintains its place as the top team in the standings, even despite this loss. His team belongs to top of the standings with 18-2 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Moss is a newcomer at Hottur, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.9ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 13.3rpg and 9.1apg.
Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Urald King (198-F-90) of Valur (#3). King scored 25 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). Despite King's great performance Valur lost 101-104 in overtime to #2 ranked Fjolnir. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Valur needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 14 victories and 4 lost games. King has a great season in Iceland. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.1ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 10.8rpg (5th best). He also has 2.2bpg and FGP: 59.9%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Chris Woods (195-F-89) of Hamar - 28 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Derek Shouse (188-G-93) of IA - 28 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists 6. Collin Pryor (200-F-90) of Fjolnir - 22 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Erlendur Stefansson (190-G-95) of Hamar - 31 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Mirko Virijevic (201-F-81) of Hottur - 24 points and 8 rebounds 9. Oddur Petursson (190-G-93) of Valur - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists 10. Ari Gylfason (186-PG-89) of FSU - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 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)
Dominos League Round 4 of Finals. Grindavik catch up with KR in championship series - 2 days ago
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Grindavik - KR 79-66 Grindavik rallied past KR at home court to even the title series at 2-2. The game was mostly controlled by Grindavik. KR managed to win third quarter 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Dominican guard Lewis Clinch (191-87, college: Georgia Tech) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Dagur Jonsson (185-95, college: St.Francis, NY) who... [read more]
Grindavik rallied past KR at home court to even the title series at 2-2. The game was mostly controlled by Grindavik. KR managed to win third quarter 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Dominican guard Lewis Clinch (191-87, college: Georgia Tech) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Dagur Jonsson (185-95, college: St.Francis, NY) who added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Grindavik players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and Nigerian-American forward PJ Alawoya (203-88, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Grindavik: L.Clinch 21+7reb+4ast, T.Olafsson 16+1ast, D.Jonsson 12+5reb+5ast, I.Thor Gudmundsson 10+5reb+1ast, T.Finnbogason 9+3reb, O.Olafsson 6+11reb+3ast KR: P.Alawoya 19+11reb+2ast, P.Ermolinskij 16+10reb+7ast, J.Stefansson 14+5reb+2ast, B.Bjornsson 7+3reb+4ast, K.Acox 5+3reb, D.Hilmarsson 4+4reb+1ast
Haukur Palsson selected the top Icelandic playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Icelandic who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92). Heto a victory against the closely-ranked Chorale de Roanne in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Icelandic who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland, currently plays in France). He led SPO Rouen to a victory against the closely-ranked Chorale de Roanne (13-16) 94-82 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game.
Palsson scored 13 points, made 6 passes and 4 steals in 28 minutes on the court.
SPO Rouen Basket (14-15) is placed 12th in the ProB.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
Palsson has relatively good stats this year: 12.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 43.8%, 3FGP: 38.1% and FT: 73.9% in 26 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Icelandic senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in France). Hermannsson could not help Charleville-Mezieres (16-13) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Charleville-Mezieres was defeated 85-76 on the road by the lower-ranked Boulazac Basket (#5).
Hermannsson was the top scorer with 22 points. He also added made 5 passes and 6 steals.
Hermannsson has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 5.6apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3FGP: 32.0% and FT: 88.2%.
Hermannsson 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 Hordur Vilhjalmsson (194-88, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to an easy victory against the 16th-ranked Recanati (7-23) 93-74 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) on Saturday night.
Vilhjalmsson scored 8 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 30 minutes. It was his first game for Bondi Ferrara this season.
His team is placed 12th in East group.
They ended the series of four consecutive loses.
The Regular Season already ended.
Ex-Keflavik player is also a member of the Icelandic senior national team.
#4. An experienced small forward Axel Karason (193-83, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked SISU (12-16) 87-72 in the Danish Ligaen in Monday night's game.
Karason recorded 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Svendborg Rabbits (13-15) is placed fifth in the Ligaen.
Karason's overall stats this season are: 4.0ppg and 4.0rpg.
He is also Icelandic national team player.
#5. International point guard Aegir Steinarsson (185-91, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Newberry, currently plays in Spain) managed to help San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos in a victory against the 13th-ranked Caceres Basket (13-20) 79-71 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday.
Steinarsson scored only 2 points and added 6 assists in 25 minutes.
San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (23-10) is placed third in the LEB Gold.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
This year Steinarsson's overall stats are: 5.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 4.0apg in 33 games.
He plays currently for the Icelandic national team.
#6. Center Ragnar Nathanaelsson (218-91, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Albacete in their game against Zamorano (11-19) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division).
Nathanaelsson scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Albacete was edged 83-81 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Zamorano (#12).
It was Albacete's first loss after three consecutive victories.
The Regular Season already ended.
Nathanaelsson's total stats this season are: 6.2ppg and 6.7rpg.
He is an international player who is currently on the senior Icelandic National Team roster.
Dominos League Round 3 of Finals. Grindavik stay alive following road win - 5 days ago
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KR - Grindavik 86-91 Grindavik outgunned KR on the road to cut the deficit in the title series. KR trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 23-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 86-91 at the end of the game. Grindavik looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for American-Dominican guard Lewis Clinch (191-87, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists. Th... [read more]
Grindavik outgunned KR on the road to cut the deficit in the title series. KR trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 23-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 86-91 at the end of the game. Grindavik looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for American-Dominican guard Lewis Clinch (191-87, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists. The former international guard Olafur Olafsson (194-90) helped adding 25 points and 9 rebounds. Four Grindavik players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Jon Stefansson (192-82) with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international guard Brynjar Bjornsson (188-88, college: Francis Marion) scored 17 points. Top scorers: KR: J.Stefansson 26+8reb+5ast, B.Bjornsson 17+3reb+3ast, P.Ermolinskij 11+8reb+3ast, P.Alawoya 9+12reb+1ast, T.Thorbjarnarsson 8+5reb, K.Acox 8+5reb+2ast Grindavik: O.Olafsson 25+9reb+3ast, L.Clinch 21+8reb+11ast, D.Jonsson 14+3reb+5ast, T.Olafsson 13+6reb+2ast, T.Finnbogason 10+5reb, O.Saevarsson 8+12reb+3ast
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