Valur Orri Valsson

Valur Orri Valsson (born 15 June 1994) is an Icelandic basketball player for the Keflavík of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild karla.

Icelandic basketball player
This is an Icelandic name. The last name is patronymic, not a family name; this person is referred to by the given name Valur Orri.
Valur Orri Valsson

Valur Orri in 2015.
Keflavík
Position Point guard
League Úrvalsdeild karla
Personal information
Born (1994-06-15) 15 June 1994 (age 27)
Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Listed height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Listed weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Career information
College Florida Tech (2016–2020)
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Njarðvík
2010–2011 FSu
2011–2016 Keflavík
2020–present Keflavík
Career highlights and awards

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Playing the point guard position,[1] Valur started is senior team career in 2009 at the age of 14 with Njarðvík before moving to FSu and later Keflavík.[2] During the 2015–16 regular season, he posted career highs of 12.9 points and 5.5 assists per game, good for fourth best in the league.

He played college basketball for Florida Tech from 2016 to 2020. Despite having to sit out his first season with the team due to his age,[3] he became the schools all-time leader in assists in 2020.[4][5] After his college career ended, he announced he would return to Iceland to finish the 2019–20 season with Keflavík.[6]

Valur Orri is the son of Valur Ingimundarson, the Úrvalsdeild karla all-time leading scorer.[7][8]

  1. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (12 December 2015). “Körfuboltakvöld: Maður felldi tár við að horfa á hann”. Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  2. “Missti áhugann á körfubolta”. Víkurfréttir (in Icelandic). 13 November 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  3. “Valur Orri í háskólaboltann”. Víkurfréttir (in Icelandic). 8 August 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  4. Sindri Sverrisson (16 February 2020). “Valur Orri í metabækur Florida Tech”. Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  5. “Valur Valsson Breaks Florida Tech Record For Career Assists as Panthers Defeat Embry-Riddle at Home 77-70”. Space Coast Daily. 16 February 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  6. “Snýr aftur til Keflavíkur”. Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 24 February 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  7. Sigurður Elvar Þórólfsson (16 May 2011). “Valur Orri samdi við Keflavík – 12 leikmenn sömdu við liðið”. Vísir.is (in Icelandic).
  8. Guðmundur Hilmarsson (27 October 2015). “Þakka honum sigrana þrjá”. Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). p. B3. Retrieved 24 February 2020.

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