Tryggvi Hlinason

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 7-1

Weight: 235

Country: Iceland

Professional Team: Valencia Basket

Classification: International ’97

Birthdate: 10/28/1997

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 86

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Solid finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on the move

Sets good screens for his team on offense

Decent playmaker for his size

Fairly good rebounder

Good shot blocker

Fairly mobile for a player his size

Great size to play inside


Needs to improve his face-up game

Needs to improve his low post game

Must expand upon his shooting range

Needs to improve his free throw shooting

Does not shoot the ball enough

May need to improve his passing ability

Does not always commit himself to the boards

May struggle to guard quicker players

Only an average athlete


The Iceland-born center, Tryggvi Hlinason played very well in his home country’s top professional league last year, the Dominos League, as he went on to average 11.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game while making 65% from the field according to RealGM.​

But so far, he has not played much in the highest professional leagues this season, as he has barely played in the Euroleague and in the ACB.  Hlinason was sent down to play in a lower tier professional league, but he is currently playing very well in the EBA.

Right now, he may not be as polished as expected, but it’s possible that an NBA team could select him as a draft and stash pick this year.


DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

ESPN’s Article on Hlinason’s Rise as a Draft Prospect

Hlinason’s 2017-18 EBA statistics

Games Scouted:

12/7/17 Valencia Basket vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv

3/30/18 Valencia Basket vs. Panathinaikos

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