NU’s Thorbjarnarson Heads to Icelandic Competition

Nebraska basketball’s rising sophomore Thorir Thorbjarnarson  (pronounced Thor-EAR thorb-YAR-nar-son) will return to Iceland this week to prepare to represent his home country of Iceland at the FIBA U-20 European Championships in July.

Thorbjarnarson, a 6-foot-5 guard, 195-pound guard from Reykjavik, will train with the team in preparations for the event next month. Iceland will compete in Pool D with Serbia, Italy and Sweden, as the action begins on Saturday, July 14, and continues with pool play on July 15 and 16. The Round of 16 begins on July 18 and continues through July 22.

Thorbjarnarson is one of several Huskers to represent Nebraska in international competition during the Tim Miles era, joining Tai Webster (New Zealand), Leslie Smith (British Virgin Islands) and Shavon Shields (Denmark).