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Torgeir Bryn
Ammerud Basket  ‚Äď No. 12
Power forward/Center
Born 19 August 1964 (1964-08-19) (age 45)
Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
High school Mira Costa
College Southwest Texas State
Pro career 1989‚Äďpresent
Former teams Harstad Vikings (2003)
Oslo Kings (2000‚Äď02)
LA Clippers (1989‚Äď90)

Torgeir Bryn (born 19 August 1964 in Oslo) is a professional basketball player from Norway. A 6'9" (2.06 m) and 250 lb (113 kg) center. Bryn is notable for being the first Scandinavian to play in the NBA, and remains the only Norwegian who has played in the league thus far.[1]

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Club career

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USA

Bryn attended MiraCosta Community College (Oceanside, CA) and then Southwest Texas State, where he played NCAA college basketball. At MiraCosta College Bryn played for Clete Adelman, older brother of NBA coach Rick Adelman. He enjoyed a very brief NBA-career during the 1989‚Äď90 season; his stint for the Los Angeles Clippers limited to playing ten minutes over three matches in which he scored four points. He also played for several CBA-clubs and a USBL-club.

Europe

Bryn also played professionally for a number of European clubs:

Norway

His youth club in Norway is Ammerud Basket. He has also had spells for Oslo Kings (Vålerenga Kings) and Harstad Vikings.

Bryn made a comeback for Ammerud Basket at the age of 43, before the 2007‚Äď08 BLNO-season. He now plays together with his son, Martin Bryn.

International career

He is the most capped player for the Norway national basketball team, with 111 matches.[2]

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