Fanney Lind Thomas

Fanney Lind Guðmundsdóttir Thomas (born 13 December 1989) is an Icelandic basketball player for Úrvalsdeild kvenna club Breiðablik. She is a former member of the Icelandic national basketball team.

Fanney Lind Thomas
No. 14 Breiðablik
PositionForward
LeagueÚrvalsdeild kvenna
Personal information
Born (1989-12-13) 13 December 1989
Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Career information
Playing career2003–present
Number6, 7, 14, 15, 22
Career history
2003–2004Hamar
2004–2006Hamar/Selfoss
2006–2011Hamar
2011–2012US La Glacerie
2012Hamar
2012–2013Fjölnir
2013–2014Hamar
2014–2015Valur
2015–2016Þór Akureyri
2016–2017Skallagrímur
2019Tindastóll
2019–presentBreiðablik
Career highlights and awards

Career

Fanney came up through the junior ranks of Hamar, playing her first senior match during the 2007–2008 season. She was a key player on the Hamar team that advanced to the 2010 Úrvalsdeild kvenna finals where it lost to KR in five games.[1] In 2011, she joined French club Union Sportive de La Glacerie.[2][3]

She spent the next three seasons with Fjölnir[4], Hamar and Valur before signing with Þór Akureyri in 1. deild kvenna prior to the 2015-2016 season. She was named to the Domestic All-First Team[5] after averaging 13.4 and 7.9 rebounds per game for the season.

In November, 2016, Fanney left Þór Akureyri and joined newly promoted Skallagrímur in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[6] She helped Skallagrímur to the Icelandic Cup finals in 2017, scoring 11 points in a losing effort against Keflavík.[7] In the playoffs, she averaged 8.2 points and 5.6 rebounds but was unable to prevent Skallagrímur from losing against Keflavík, 2-3, in the semi-finals.[8][9]

On 12 November 2017, Fanney announced she was stepping away from basketball due to head injuries she sustained in a game against Valur a month earlier.[10][11]

On 12 January 2019, she had a one-game comeback to the court with Tindastóll, going scoreless in 11 minutes in a overtime victory against Njarðvík in 1. deild kvenna.[12]

In September 2019, Fanney signed with Úrvalsdeild kvenna club Breiðablik.[13]

Icelandic national team

Fanney played 5 games for the Icelandic U-16 national team in 2005.[14] In 2008, she played 3 games for the Icelandic national basketball team.[15]

Personal life

Fanney is married to Danero Thomas, a professional basketball player[16] and a former member of Murray State.[17][18]

References

  1. Kristján Jónsson (10 November 2010). "Hungraðri en í fyrra" (in Icelandic). p. 4. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  2. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (11 August 2011). "Einstæð móðir á leiðinni í atvinnumennsku". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  3. Kristján Jónsson (15 October 2011). "Við höfum komið á óvart". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). pp. 2, 3. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  4. "Fanney Lind til liðs við Fjölni". RÚV (in Icelandic). 6 April 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  5. "Helena og Haukur valin best". kki.is (in Icelandic). 6 May 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  6. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (17 November 2016). "Fanney Lind til Skallagríms: Á nokkrar mjög góðar vinkonur í liðinu". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  7. Sindri Sverrisson (11 February 2017). "Keflavík bikarmeistari í 14. sinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  8. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (30 March 2017). "Tvær sem þekkja það betur en aðrar að vinna frumsýningarleik í úrslitakeppni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  9. "Fanney Lind Thomas". kki.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (12 November 2017). "Skórnir upp í hillu vegna höfuðmeiðsla". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  11. "Neyðist til að hætta sökum höfuðhöggs". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 12 November 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  12. "Leikur: Tindastóll 97 - 93 Njarðvík". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  13. Davíð Eldur (16 September 2019). "Fanney Lind til liðs við Breiðablik". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  14. "KKÍ | U-16". kki.is. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  15. "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  16. "Fanney og Danero hugsa vel um líkamann". Pressan (in Icelandic). 1 May 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  17. "Danero Thomas". goracers.com. Murray State University. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  18. Witz, Billy (18 March 2010). "Murray State Beats Buzzer, and Vanderbilt". New York Times. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
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