Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
Professional Team: Valencia Basket
Classification: International ’97
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.
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