Brenton Birmingham

Brenton Joe Birmingham is an American-Icelandic former professional basketball player who for the majority of his career played in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild.[2] He won the Icelandic National Championship three times[3] and was voted the Icelandic Basketball Player of the Year in 2006[4] and Úrvalsdeild domestic player of the year in 2007.[5]

Brenton Birmingham
Personal information
Born (1972-11-29) November 29, 1972
New York, United States
NationalityAmerican / Icelandic
Listed height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight92 kg (203 lb)
Career information
CollegeBrooklyn (1990-1992)
Manhattan (1992-1994)
Playing career1994–2016
PositionGuard
Number10
Career history
As player:
1994–1995Tapiolan Honka
1998–1999Njarðvík
1999–2000Grindavík
2000–2002Njarðvík
2002–2003Rueil Pro Basket
2003London Towers
2003–2008Njarðvík
2008–2010Grindavík
2010–2011Njarðvík
2011-2016Njarðvík-b
As coach:
1995–1998Manhattan College (Assistant)[1]
Career highlights and awards

College

Birmingham started his college career with Brooklyn College but after it announced it was abandoning its basketball program in the spring of 1992, he transferred to Manhattan College.[6] In two seasons with the Jaspers he averaged 13.4 points per game.[7] He was elected to the Jaspers' Hall of Fame in 2010.[8]

Icelandic national team

Birmingham played 19 games for the Icelandic National Basketball team between 2002 and 2007.[9] In 2007, he helped Iceland winning gold in basketball at the Games of the Small States of Europe.[10]

Personal life

Birmingham lives in Njarðvík in southwestern Iceland with his wife and four children, and works as an air traffic controller at Keflavík Airport.[2]


References

  1. Birmingham lands in Jaspers' Hall of Fame
  2. Edda Sif Pálsdóttir (November 26, 2018). "Frá New York til Njarðvíkur". RÚV. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  3. Íslendingur með bandarískt vegabréf
  4. Brenton og Helena leikmenn ársins hjá KKÍ
  5. Brenton og Helena best
  6. "Seton Hall Is Taught Humility By Rider". The New York Times. December 2, 1992. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  7. "Brenton Birmingham". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  8. Patel, Ronak (November 12, 2010). "Birmingham lands in Jaspers' Hall of Fame". gojaspers.com. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  9. A-landslið karla
  10. Kýpverjar réðust á allt og alla
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