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Nebraska Gets Iceland Star Thorir Thorbjarnarson

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Nebraska Gets Iceland Star Thorir Thorbjarnarson

Iceland Star Thorir “Thor” Thorbjarnarson has committed to Nebraska.

 

The 6-5 guard averaged 19.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists for Iceland at the 2016 FIBA U18 European Championship.

 

At the 2017 FIBA U20 European Championship, the 19-year-old Thorbjarnarson was the team’s third-leading scorer in his first U20 event, averaging 7.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists.

 

DraftExpress loves Thorbjarnarson’s game.

 

“He has nice size for a guard prospect around 6-5 and at his best when he’s playing with the ball, getting downhill off pick-and-roll,” reads DraftExpress’ analysis. “He has great body control, floater finishes, and some creativity as the primary ball handler, which he’s shown both as a scorer and a playmaker.”

 

“Defensively, he has quick hands and excellent instincts,” added the website.

 

HuskerOnline’s Robin Washut believes the gritty international star is a strong addition to NU.

 

“Because of his obvious international experience, one thing Thorbjarnarson knows how to do better than many true freshmen is playing with space offensively,” wrote Washut. “He’s got a sharp basketball IQ that helps him know where to be on the floor to keep the offense flowing.”

 

“Thorbjarnarson is an older freshman who has played against some of the top competition in the world, and maybe some of his best attributes are his fire and competitive spirit on the court,” Washut added. “[He] plays like a guy ready to win at all costs.”

 

At Nebraska this fall, Thorbjarnarson will join fellow 2017 recruits, ESPN No. 26 SG Thomas Allen, small forward Nana Akenten, and shooting guard Porir Porbjarnarson.

 

 

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