2015–16 Úrvalsdeild karla

The 2015–16 Úrvalsdeild karla was the 65th season of the Úrvalsdeild karla, the top tier basketball league in Iceland. The season started on October 15, 2015 and ended on April 29, 2016.[1] KR defended its title by defeating Haukar 3–1 in the Finals.[2]

Domino's deild karla1
Competition details
Teams 12
Dates 15 October 2015 – 28 April 2016
TV Stöð 2 Sport
Final positions
Champions KR (15th title)
Runners-up Haukar
Relegated FSu
Höttur
Awards
Finals MVP Brynjar Þór Björnsson
Domestic MVP Haukur Helgi Pálsson
Foreign MVP Michael Craion
Statistical leaders
Points Sherrod Nigel Wright
28.3
Rebounds Christopher Woods
15.2
Assists Ægir Steinarsson
6.8
2014–15
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Úrvalsdeild karla.

Competition format

The participating teams first played a conventional round-robin schedule with every team playing each opponent once "home" and once "away" for a total of 22 games. The top eight teams qualified for the championship playoffs whilst the two last qualified were relegated to Division 1.

Regular season

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 KR 22 18 4 2104 1746 +358 40 Qualification to Playoffs
2 Stjarnan 22 16 6 1911 1780 +131 38
3 Keflavík 22 15 7 2160 2053 +107 37
4 Haukar 22 15 7 1846 1671 +175 37
5 Þór Þorl 22 14 8 1964 1825 +139 36
6 Tindastóll 22 14 8 2010 1872 +138 36
7 Njarðvík 22 11 11 1915 1878 +37 33
8 Grindavík 22 9 13 1884 1992 108 31
9 Snæfell 22 8 14 1887 2106 219 30
10 ÍR 22 6 16 1713 1887 174 28
11 FSu 22 3 19 1804 2181 377 25 Relegated
12 Höttur 22 3 19 1634 1841 207 25
Source: KKÍ

Playoffs

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
  1 KR 3  
8 Grindavík 0  
  1 KR 3  
  7 Njarðvík 2  
4 Haukar 3
  5 Þór Þorl 1  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   1 KR 3
  4 Haukar 1
  2 Stjarnan 1  
7 Njarðvík 3  
  4 Haukar 3
  6 Tindastóll 1  
3 Keflavík 1
  6 Tindastóll 3  

Awards

All official awards of the 2016–17 Úrvalsdeild karla season.

Domestic MVP

Pos. Player Team
SF Haukur Helgi PálssonNjarðvík

Source: [3]

Foreign MVP

Pos. Player Team
PF Michael CraionKR

Source: [3]

Playoffs MVP

Pos. Player Team
SF Brynjar Þór BjörnssonKR

Source: [4]

Domestic All-First Team

Pos.First Team
Player Team
PG Pavel ErmolinskijKR
SG Kári JónssonHaukar
SF Haukur Helgi PálssonNjarðvík
PF Helgi Már MagnússonKR
C Ragnar NathanaelssonÞór Þorlákshöfn

Source: [3]

Coach of the Year

Coach Team
Finnur Freyr StefánssonKR

Source: [3]

Defensive Player of the Year

Pos. Player Team
SG Darri HilmarssonKR

Source: [3]

Young Player of the Year

Pos. Player Team
SG Kári JónssonHaukar

Source: [3]

References

  1. Eurobasket.com
  2. KR ÍSLANDSMEISTARI KARLA 2016
  3. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (6 May 2016). "Helena og Haukur Helgi valin bestu leikmenn tímabilsins". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. "Það small allt saman hjá okkur". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). 29 April 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
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