Torgeir Bryn

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Torgeir Bryn
Personal information
Born (1964-08-19) 19 August 1964 (age 55)
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 draft 1989 / Undrafted
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1989 Los Angeles Clippers
1989–1990 Tulsa Fast Breakers
1990 San Jose Jammers
1990 Quad City Thunder
1990–1991 UA Cognac
1991 CB Breogán
1991–1993 Fort Wayne Fury
1993 Omaha Racers
1993–1994 ALM Évreux Basket
1994 CB Estudiantes
1995 Benfica
1995–1996 Zalgiris Kaunas
1996–1997 Pau Orthez
1997–1998 Le Mans Sarthe Basket
1998–1999 BC Gand
1999 Aurora Basket Jesi
1999–2000 Aris Thessaloniki
2000–2002 Oslo Kings
2002–2003 Harstad Vikings
2007–2009Ammerud Basket

Torgeir Bryn (pronounced [ˈtɔ̀rɡæɪr 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]

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Club career

USA

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

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

Norway

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

Legend
  GPGames 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

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1989-90 LA Clippers 303.3.000.000.6670.70.0.70.31.3
Career303.3.000.000.6670.70.0.70.31.3

International career

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

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References

  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(in Norwegian)