Torgeir Bryn

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Torgeir Bryn
Personal information
Born (1964-08-19) 19 August 1964 (age 54)
Oslo, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolOslo Technical Maritime
(Oslo Norway)
College
NBA draft1989 / Undrafted
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
1989Los Angeles Clippers
1989–1990Tulsa Fast Breakers
1990San Jose Jammers
1990Quad City Thunder
1990–1991UA Cognac
1991CB Breogán
1991–1993Fort Wayne Fury
1993Omaha Racers
1993–1994ALM Évreux Basket
1994CB Estudiantes
1995Benfica
1995–1996Zalgiris Kaunas
1996–1997Pau Orthez
1997–1998Le Mans Sarthe Basket
1998–1999BC Gand
1999Aurora Basket Jesi
1999–2000Aris Thessaloniki
2000–2002Oslo Kings
2002–2003Harstad Vikings
2007–2009Ammerud Basket

Torgeir Bryn (pronounced [ˈtɔrɡæɪr ˈbryːn]; born 19 August 1964) is a retired Norwegian professional basketball player. A 6'9" (2.06 m) and 250 lb (113 kg) center born in Oslo, Bryn is notable for being the only Norwegian who has played in the NBA thus far.[1]

Club career[edit]

USA[edit]

In the U.S., Bryn attended MiraCosta Community College (Oceanside, California) and then Southwest Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas), where he played NCAA college basketball. At MiraCosta College Bryn played for Clete Adelman, older brother of NBA coach Rick Adelman, he enjoyed a very brief NBA career during the 1989–90 season; his stint for the Los Angeles Clippers limited to playing ten minutes over three matches in which he scored four points. He also played for several CBA clubs and a USBL club. In the CBA, Bryn played for the Tulsa Fast Breakers, San Jose Jammers, Quad City Thunder, Fort Wayne Fury and Omaha Racers, he averaged 7.1 points in 71 games between 1989 and 1993.[2]

Europe[edit]

Bryn also played professionally for a number of European clubs, namely SLBenfica in Portugal and Zalgiris, Kaunas in Lithuania.

Norway[edit]

His youth club in Norway was Ammerud Basket, he also had spells for the Oslo Kings (Vålerenga Kings) and Harstad Vikings.

Bryn made a comeback for Ammerud Basket at the age of 43, before the 2007–08 BLNO season, he played together with his son, Martin Bryn.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1989-90 LA Clippers 3 0 3.3 .000 .000 .667 0.7 0.0 .7 0.3 1.3
Career 3 0 3.3 .000 .000 .667 0.7 0.0 .7 0.3 1.3

International career[edit]

He is the most capped player for the Norway national basketball team, with 111 matches.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Things you did not now about Norwegian Basketball basket.no
  2. ^ 1993-94 Official CBA Guide and a Register, page 273
  3. ^ Adelskalender Menn basket.no ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian)

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