Ęgir Steinarsson signs with Sundsvall Dragons


Ęgir Steinarsson signs with Sundsvall Dragons
Friday, June 14, 2013

SUNDSVALL, Sweden - Newberry College and Iceland national team member Ægir Steinarsson has elected to end his collegiate career and has signed a professional contract with the Sundsvall Dragons in Sweden's Basketligan, as announced by the team Friday.

Steinarsson played at Newberry College for two seasons, playing in 44 games with an average of 7.9 points, 3.8 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. The Wolves set the South Atlantic Conference season scoring average record in each of Steinarsson's two seasons at the point guard position.

Steinarsson advanced to the Iceland national team from junior nationals during his Newberry career, recently leading Iceland to the bronze medal at the Games of the Small States of Europe in Luxembourg earlier this month.

The Iceland national team will travel to China for an exhibition tournament in July before participating in FIBA qualification tournaments in August. He will then join the Dragons, who begin their regular season in October. Sundsvall finished at the top of the Basketligan standings in 2012-13 and advanced to the playoff finals before losing out to Sodertalje four games to two. Sundsvall is coached by Iceland national team coach Peter Öqvist.

Steinarsson joins a list of recent Newberry players to play professional basketball abroad including Sammy Monroe in multiple league worldwide including the NBA D-League, Clemente Martin in his native Bahamas and Danny Huffor in the United Kingdom.