American Marcus Van (201-F/C-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Njardvik and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21. The 27-year old power forward had a double-double of 15 points and twenty two rebounds, while his team beat Keflavik (#5, 13-8) 100-94. Njardvik maintains the 6th position in Icelandic Express L.. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Njardvik will need more victories to improve their 12-9 record. Van turned to be Njardvik's top player in his first season with the team. Central Michigan University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Van leads league in rebounds with 15.2rpg. Van is in league's top in and averages solid 1.3bpg and 56.4% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American forward Ryan Amoroso (205-F-85) of Snaefell. Amoroso impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 28 points and 21 rebounds. Bad luck as Snaefell was edged by slightly higher-ranked Thor Thorl (15-6) 95-92. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Snaefell still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 15-6 record is not bad at all. Amoroso is one of the most experienced players at Snaefell and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
The third best performed player last round was American Michael Craion (195-F-89) of Keflavik (#5). Craion showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, seventeen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. Despite Craion's great performance Keflavik lost 94-100 to slightly lower-ranked Njardvik (#6, 12-9). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Keflavik needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 13 victories and 8 lost games. Craion has a great season in Iceland. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.4ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 13.9rpg (2nd best). He also has 2.2bpg and FGP: 58.4%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Tyrone Bradshaw (202-PF-86) of KFI - 25 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Gudmundur Jonsson (191-G-84) of Thor Thorl - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Darrel Lewis (192-G-76) of Keflavik - 30 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Carlos Medlock (183-G-87) of Skallagrimur - 35 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists 8. Aaron Broussard (195-F-90) of Grindavik - 25 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Jarrid Frye (194-G/F-85) of Stjarnan - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists 10. Kristofer Acox (195-G-93) of KR - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
The Player of the week is choosen 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 20, 2013
follow us on
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 top-scored for the winners with 34 points and 9 boards, while Kari Jonsson netted 19. Kregor Hermet and Sander Viilup 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 top-scored for the winners with 34 points and 9 boards, while Kari Jonsson netted 19. Kregor Hermet and Sander Viilup 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 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 Kivimki 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 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 Amadou Lihn Dembele and Jacob Glarbjerg Larsen posted 21 points each for the winners. Kari Jonsson top-scored in the game with 24 points for the opponents.
Iceland finished second at Nordic Championship Men U18 - May 16, 2013
follow us on
Iceland M18 finished second at Nordic Championship Men U18 with 4-1 record. The team lost only to Finland that later won the tournament.
Iceland M18 overcame Estonia M18 103:102 in double-overtime opener. Trailing 5 points at the halftime, Iceland managed to tie the game at the end of the fourth period and then posted a 7-6 in second overtime. Dagur Kar Jonsson erupted with 37 points for the winners and Maciej Baginski (195-SF-95) posted 24 [read more]
Iceland M18 finished second at Nordic Championship Men U18 with 4-1 record. The team lost only to Finland that later won the tournament. Iceland M18 overcame Estonia M18 103:102 in double-overtime opener. Trailing 5 points at the halftime, Iceland managed to tie the game at the end of the fourth period and then posted a 7-6 in second overtime. Dagur Kar Jonsson erupted with 37 points for the winners and Maciej Baginski (195-SF-95) posted 24. Jon Axel Gudmundsson had 22 points and 9 rebounds, while Magnus Mar Traustason netted 6. Jaagup Russak (183-PG-96) and Karl Martin Kask answered with 17 points each in the losing effort. In Day 2 Iceland M18 won over Norway M18 80:56 in the end of Day 2. Both teams scored 18 points each in the first period, while Iceland dominated the rest of the game. Dagur Kar Jonsson led the way with 22 points and 10 boards, while Maciej Baginski delivered 15. Johannes Dolven top-scored for Norway with 15 points and Mikkel Bedason Kolstad as well as Sjur Dyb-Berg had 10 points apiece. In Day 3 Finland M18 overcame Iceland M18 97:91. The Finnish side had only 1-point lead at the halftime, but then added a 33-26 spurt in the third quarter. Oskar Michelsen led the way with 27 points and Juho-Matti Henttonen (195-C-96) brought 21. Henri Niemisto notched 16, while Henri Ventoniemi (201-PF-95) posted 12. Dagur Kar Jonsson answered with 25 points in the losing effort. Iceland M18 closed Day 4 with the win over Sweden M18 103:87. The latter won the first period 32:21, but could not stay tough for the rest of the game. Maciej Baginski was unstoppable with 36 points and Dagur Kar Jonsson scored 27. Jordan Peltier (188-PG-95) netted 17 points in the losing effort and Henrik Jadersten brought 12. Iceland M18 overcame Denmark M18 78:53 in the last game of the competition. Dagur Kar Jonsson and Maciej Baginski combined for 52 points to lead the charge. Johannes Leth Nielsen posted 16 points for Denmark and Mathias James Kelly netted 12.
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.
Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.