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%C3%86gir Steinarsson
Ægir Þór Steinarsson
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Stjarnan
PositionPoint guard
LeagueÚrvalsdeild karla
Personal information
Born (1991-05-10) May 10, 1991 (age 29)
Reykjavík, Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Listed weight84 kg (185 lb)
Career information
CollegeNewberry (2011-2013)
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2008-present
Career history
2008-2011Fjölnir
2013-2015Sundsvall Dragons
2015-2016KR
2016Peñas Huesca
2016-2017Miraflores
2017-2018Castelló
2018-presentStjarnan
2019Regatas Corrientes
Career highlights and awards

Ægir Þór Steinarsson (born May 10, 1991) is an Icelandic basketball player for Stjarnan of the Úrvalsdeild karla and the Icelandic national team, where he participated at the EuroBasket 2015[1][2][3] and EuroBasket 2017.[4]

College

Ægir played with Newberry from 2011 to 2013.[5]

Career

Ægir started his career with Fjölnir and was named to the 1. deild karla Domestic All-First team in 2009.[6] The following season, he was selected to the Icelandic All-Star game,[7] when he also won the three-point contest,[8] and again in 2011.[9]

In September 2015, Ægir signed with KR of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild karla.[10][11][12] On February 13, 2016, he helped the team win the Icelandic Cup.[13] Two weeks later, KR allowed Ægir out of his contract to sign with Spanish club Peñas Huesca of the LEB Oro.[14]

In July 2016, Ægir signed with Miraflores[15] In July 2017, he helped the club achieve promotion to Liga ACB.[16][17]

On 17 July 2018, Ægir signed with Stjarnan of the Úrvalsdeild karla after rejecting an offer from KR.[18]

On 17 February 2019, Ægir had 8 points and 8 assists in Stjarnan's 84-68 victory against Njarðvík in the Icelandic Cup finals.[19]

After the Úrvalsdeild playoffs ended, Ægir signed with Regatas Corrientes of the Liga Nacional de Básquet for the rest of the season.[20][21] On 5 June, Regatas lost to Instituto Atlético Central Córdoba in the fifth game of the best-of-five series in the quarter finals of the LNB playoffs.[22]

Stjarnan opened the 2019-20 season with a 89-77 win against reigning champions KR in the annual Icelandic Super Cup where Ægir posted 10 points and 6 assists.[23] On 15 February 2020, Ægir was named the Icelandic Cup Finals MVP after scoring 19 points and handing out 14 assists in Stjarnan's 75-89 win against Grindavík in the Cup final.[24]

References

  1. ^ "Profile". eurobasket2015.org. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (9 August 2017). "TAU Castelló bauð Ægi velkominn á íslensku". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (September 10, 2015). "Ægir: Glufur í varnarleik turnanna eins og annarra". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (31 August 2017). "Ægir: Við þurfum þessa orku frá Íslendingunum í stúkunni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (16 May 2011). "Ægir og Tómas fara í sama skóla í Bandaríkjunum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (3 May 2009). "Marvin og Bárður valdir bestir í 1. deild karla". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (8 December 2010). "Ingi Þór og Hrafn búnir að velja Stjörnuliðin sín". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (11 December 2010). "Stjörnuhátíð KKÍ: Ægir Steinarsson vann þriggja stiga keppnina". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Þjálfararnir völdu Stjörnulið KKÍ". Morgunblaðið. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Ægir til liðs við KR-inga". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 21 September 2015. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ Harðarson, Haukur; Þorkell Gunnar Sigurbjörnsson (22 September 2015). "Ægir: "Hugurinn var kominn í KR"". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ Tómas Þór Þórðarson (16 September 2015). "Ægir Þór líklega á leið til KR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ Tómas Þór Þórðarson (13 February 2016). "Umfjöllun, viðtöl og myndir: KR - Þór Þ. 95-79 - KR bikarmeistari í ellefta sinn". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (29 February 2016). "KR missir Ægi Þór til Spánar". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (22 July 2016). "Ægir Þór kominn í nýtt félag á Spáni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Ægir og félagar upp í deild þeirra bestu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 9 July 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (8 June 2017). "Ægir og félagar komnir upp í efstu deild". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (17 July 2018). "Ægir Þór genginn til liðs við Stjörnuna". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ Víkingur Goði Sigurðarson (16 February 2019). "Umfjöllun: Stjarnan - Njarðvík 84-68 - Stjarnan bikarmeistari í körfubolta karla 2019". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (10 May 2019). "Tímabilið ekki búið hjá Ægi - farinn að spila í Argentínu". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "LNB: Regatas se refuerza con el base islandés Aegir Steinarsson". Radio Dos (in Spanish). 10 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (6 June 2019). "Ægir úr leik í Argentínu eftir oddaleik". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ Ólafsson, Hjörvar (29 September 2019). "Stjarnan vann fyrsta titil tímabilsins". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (15 February 2020). "Ægir: Markmiðið að vinna alla titla sem í boði eru". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2020.

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