Steinarsson named to Iceland National Team

Steinarsson named to Iceland National Team
Monday, August 6, 2012 | by Rising sophomore looks to help Iceland qualify for EuroBasket 2013

REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Newberry College rising sophomore Aegir Steinarsson has been named to Iceland's senior men's basketball team as his home country attempts to qualify for the 2013 FIBA EuroBasket Championships. Steinarsson will play with the team in a 10-game group slate while still completing his Newberry coursework.

Steinarsson is the youngest member of the Iceland team and is coming off of a freshman season where he averaged 7.6 points, 4.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Wolves.

The Iceland team is one of six in Group A of the EuroBasket qualification. There are six groups in the qualification process, with the top two teams in each group and the four best third place teams advances. Host country Slovenia and the European teams from the Olympic qualification tournament - FYR Macedonia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Lithuania, Russia and Spain - have already qualified for the tournament. [FIBA Iceland team page]

Iceland National Team Group A Schedule




August 14

Serbia at Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

August 18

Iceland at Slovak Republic

Levice, Slovak Republic

August 21

Israel at Iceland


August 24

Iceland at Montenegro

Podgorica, Montenegro

August 27

Estonia at Iceland


August 30

Iceland at Serbia

Nis, Serbia

September 2

Slovak Republic at Iceland


September 5

Iceland at Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

September 8

Montenegro at Iceland


September 11

Iceland at Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia