British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2011/12 -

British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2011/12

Ovie Soko
With the 2011/12 US college season fast approaching, it’s time to take a look at a the definitive list of British basketball players who will be on rosters this coming season (check out last year’s list here).

NCAA Division 1

Richard Bell (Freshman)-Nevada
Christopher Caird (Sophomore) -Santa Clara (transferred from Marshalltown Community College)
Danny Carter (Senior)-Stony Brook
Simeon Esprit (Freshman)-Pennsylvania
Sam Fernley (Senior)-Farleigh Dickinson
Grant Fiorentinos (Freshman)- Tulane Green Wave
Alasdair Fraser (Sophomore)-University of Maine
Aaron Geramipoor (Sophomore)-Seton Hall
Lee Goldsbrough (Sophomore)-Providence
Ashley Hamilton (Junior)-Loyola Marymount
Joe Ikhinmwin (Senior)-South Carolina State
Daniel James (Sophomore)-Monmouth
Ryan Kilmartin (Redshirt-Sophomore)-University of Tennessee (transferred from Appalachian State)
Andrew Lawrence (Junior)-College of Charleston
Mikey Manghum (Junior)-Oral Roberts
Nick Mabbutt (Junior)-University of South Dakota (transferred from Northeast Community College)
Alex Marcotullio (Junior)-Northwestern
Ali Mackay (Freshman)-Davidson
Ben Mockford (Sophomore)-St Francis NY
Will Neighbour (Sophomore)-UALR (transferred from Daytona State)
Patrick Nyeko (Junior)-University of Nevada
Teddy Okereafor (Freshman) -Virginia Commonwealth University
Abodunrin Gabe Olaseni (Freshman)- Iowa
Tom Pereira (Sophomore)-Rider
Keith Rendleman (Junior)-University of North Carolina Wilmington (qualifies for British passport through being born in England)
Alexander Scotland-Williamson (Junior) -University of Alabama Birmingham (transferred from JUCO Lee College)
Ovie Soko (Junior)-University of Alabama Birmingham
Raph Thomas-Edwards (Freshman)-University at Buffalo
Adam Thoseby (Freshman)-Utah State
Vince Van Nes (Freshman)-Fairfield
Phil Wait (Senior)-Monmouth
Shane Walker (Senior)-Loyola (MD)

NCAA Division 2

Victor Ogunniyi Binea (Junior)-Glenville State (transfer from Murray State)
Louis Allen (Senior)-Nyack
Larry Awosanya (Junior)-Virginia State (transferred from D1 Campbell)
Ade Barek (Junior)-New Haven
John Bantock (Sophomore)-Simon Fraser University
Joe Daniels (Sophomore) – University of Indianapolis
Jeff Dirkin (Sophomore)-Rollins College
Clayfell Harris (Senior)-Wayne State College (graduated from D1 Wagner, doing post-grad course)
Adam Marshall (Junior)-Merrimack
Rob Marsden (Senior)-University of Findlay
Raheem May-Thompson-Stonehill college (transferred from D1 Quinnipiac)
George Meaden-Florida Tech
Scott O’Donnell-West Virginia Wesleyan
Guy Rundle (Sophomore)-Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Dan Shaw (Freshman)-University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alex Stewart (Sophomore)-Saint Leo
Stuart Thomson (Junior)-Catawba College
Nigel Van Oostrum (Junior)-Franklin Pierce University
Tom Ward (Senior)-St Michaels
Connor Washington (Freshman)-Southwest Baptist University
Charlie Watts (Red-shirting) – Mount Olive College
Jack Preston (Red-shirting)-Augustana College
Sam Buxton (Senior)-North Alabama

NCAA Division 3

Billy Beddow-Pulley (Junior)-Methodist University
Paul Holland-Colby Sawyer College (transferred after graduating from Southern Maine Community College)
Greg Nicol (Sophmore)-Dickinson College
Jake Wyatt (Freshman)-Mount Aloysius College


Shore Adenekan (Freshman)-Lamar Community College
Abdi Ahmed (Freshman)-Trinity Valley Community College (transferred from D1 Oklahoma last season)
Fahro Alihodzic (Sophomore)-College unknown (transferred from Fordham, committed to Nebraska for 12/13 season)
Matthew Clark (Freshman)-Midland College
Christian Daley (Freshman)-Madison Area Technical College
Warren Franics (Freshman)-Eastern Wyoming College
Allie Fullah (Sophomore)-College of Central Florida
Robert Gilchrist (Sophomore)-Polk State
David Hanson (Sophomore)-Kankakee Community College
Levi Noel-Miami Dade (transferred from D1 Eastern Illinois)
Mike Ochereobia (Sophomore?)-Highland Community College
Ryan Plaice (Sophomore)-Madison Area Technical College
Mark Rangeley (Freshman)-Iowa Lakes Community College
Will Saunders (Freshman)-College of Central Florida (transferred from D1 USC Upstate)
Matthew Sherriff (Freshman)-Lamar Community College
Thomas Wilkinson (Sophomore)-Grossmont College
Orlstyne Wilson (Freshman)-Northern Oklahoma College


Mantas Drungys (Sophomore)-Mountain State
Adam Edwards (Sophomore)-Mayville State
Jordan Gillhespy-Edison (Sophomore)-Our Lady of the Lake University (transferred from JUCO Trinity Valley Community College)
George Crudgington (Sophomore)- Hannibal-LaGrange (JV team)
Orlan Jackman (Senior) – Oklahoma City University
Karan Kakar (Senior)-University of Maine at Machias
Patrick Manifold (Junior)-University of Maine Presque Isle
Mathew Martin (Junior) – Goshen College
Alistair McCann -Hannibal LaGrange (transferred from Central Community College)
Luke Rogers (Sophomore)-Bellhaven University
Andrew Smith (Freshman) -Walla Walla University (USA born, dual citizenship)
Jason Tucker (Sophomore)-Culver-Stockton College
Michael Warner (Sophomore)-University of Maine Presque Isle


Ogo Adegboye from St Bonaventures, signed in Cyprus
Matthew Bryan-Amaning from University of Washington, signed in Turkey.
Ben Eaves from Rhode Island University, signed in Cyprus.
Justin Robinson from Rider, signed in Greece
Paul Guede from Portland State, signed in Slovakia.
Liam Potter from Sacred Heart, signed in Slovakia.
Ben Allison from Davidson, chosen not to pursue a career in basketball.
Jamie Vanderbeken from Iowa State, rumoured to be heading to Greece.
Morakinyo Williams from The Citadel, signed with Bratizlava in Czech Republic.
Kehinde Roberts from West Chester, currently setting up a business, before returning to the UK in January to play basketball.
Myles Luttman from Southern Methodist University, unknown.
Glyn Hunter from University of Tampa, chosen not to pursue a career in basketball.
Will Ohuaregbe from Chipola Junior College, currently searching for his first pro contract.
Danny Thompson from Gulf Coast Community College, unknown.
Paul Sturgess from Mountain State,has joined the Harlem Globetrotters.
Richard Loftman from Central Wyoming (transferred from Chadron State College), not pursuing a career in basketball.

Left before Graduating

Devan Bailey from Central Connecticut State, signed with BBL’s Mersey Tigers.
Grant Bangs from Central Community College is now back in the UK.
Ben Russell from Butte College, now back in the UK, will likely end up playing EBL D1 before end of season.
Lukas Volskis from Murray State, signed with EBL Division 1 side BA London Leopards.
Bradley Wilkinson from Seminole State, currently rehabbing in the UK, with the intention to head back to the US next season.
Josh Bett from JUCO Southern Maine Community College has returned to the UK to attend Worcester University.
Charles Brading left Washington Adventist and has returned to the UK playing for Reading Rockets’ D4 side.
Babs Samoye from Langston last year, unsure whether he will play basketball this season.
Chris Hughes from Bluefield College, will be playing basketball for London Met this season.
Kenroy Wood was at Moberly Area College last season, but will be playing for Westminster Warriors this season.


Richard Clark at St Francis (NY) in his senior year, will not be playing basketball and just finishing his education.
Ben Daniels at Houston Baptist is not playing due to medical reasons, but remains at the school to continue his education.
Chris McNamara  in his senior year at Washington State, chose not to play basketball this year to focus on his education.
Menelik Watson, a freshman last year at Marist, transferred at end of last season to Saddleback to play American football.


Henry Utku at St Vincent College last year, not listed on roster this season.
Austin Wright at Norwich University last year, not listed on roster this season.

Who have I missed?

If you can help with any of the above, or add any I’ve completely missed, drop a comment below and let me know!


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