Norway national basketball team

The Norwegian national basketball team, regulated by Norges Basketballforbund, is the basketball side that represents Norway in international competitions.

Its first match was played in 1966, when Norway lost 39-74 to Iceland. The most capped player is Torgeir Bryn, with 111 caps.

Norway has tried qualifying for the Eurobasket competition several times, but never made it. They only entered the Olympic qualification once, for the 1988 Summer Olympics.


Position Player Current Club
Guard Audun Eskeland Norway Ulriken Eagles
Guard Christer Elgmork Norway 3B/Bærums Verk
Guard Espen L. Stien Norway Asker Aliens
Guard Mustafa Mahnin Norway Asker Aliens
Guard Lars Jæger Torkildsen Norway Asker Aliens
Guard Daniel Berg Norway 3B/Bærums Verk
Guard William Pavlic Norway Njård Basket
Guard & Forward Fredrik Knutsen Norway Kristiansand Pirates
Forward Arne Danielsen United States UNC Pembroke
Forward Thor Afam Hagen Norway Kongsberg Penguins
Forward Ronny Karlsen Norway Trondheim Tornadoes
Center Lars Gunnar Sønsteby Norway Kongsberg Penguins

Notable players

  • Torgeir Bryn - the first Scandinavian and the only Norwegian who has played in the NBA and the most capped player for the Norway national basketball team, with 111 matches.

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