- National Teams
With the 2012/13 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, and the season before here).
There will be 34 players on NCAA Division 1 rosters this season by my count, compared to 32 last year.
Abdul (Abdi) Ahmed (Redshirt Junior)-CSU Bakersfield (was at Trinity Valley Community College last year)
Fahro Alihodzic (Junior) – University of Alabama Birmingham (transferred from Southeastern (Iowa) Community College)
Richard Bell (Redshirt Freshman)-University of Nevada
Jesse Chuku (Freshman)-Lehigh University (forced to sit Freshman year)
Jack Crook (Freshman)-Seattle University
Simeon Esprit (Sophomore)-Pennsylvania
Grant Fiorentinos (Sophomore)- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (transferred from Tulane, forced to sit this year)
Dale Francis (Freshman)- Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Alasdair Fraser (Junior)-University of Maine
Allie Fullah (Junior)-Charleston Southern University (from College of Central Florida)
Aaron Geramipoor (Junior)-Seton Hall
Robert Gilchrist (Junior)-Florida State University (from JUCO Polk State)
Lee Goldsbrough (Junior)-Providence
Ashley Hamilton (Senior)-Loyola Marymount
Alex Kilmartin (Redshirt Freshman) – University of North Carolina Wilmington
Andrew Lawrence (Senior)-College of Charleston
Edo Lawrence (Freshman)-Princeton
Mikey Manghum (Redshirt Junior)-Oral Roberts
Alex Marcotullio (Senior)-Northwestern
Ali Mackay (Sophomore)-Davidson
Ben Mockford (Junior)-St Francis NY
Will Neighbour (Junior)-UALR
Patrick Nyeko (Senior)-University of Nevada
Mike Ochereobia (Junior)-Western Illinois University (graduated from JUCO Highland Community College)
Teddy Okereafor (Sophomore) -Virginia Commonwealth University
Abodunrin Gabe Olaseni (Sophomore)- Iowa
Tom Pereira (Junior)-Rider
Keith Rendleman (Senior)-University of North Carolina Wilmington (qualifies for British passport through being born in England)
Alexander Scotland-Williamson (Senior) -University of Alabama Birmingham
Ovie Soko (Senior)-University of Duquesne (transferred from UAB, forced to sit this year)
Raph Thomas-Edwards (Sophomore)-University at Buffalo
Adam Thoseby (Sophomore)-University of South Dakota (transferred from Utah State, forced to sit this year)
Vince Van Nes (Sophomore)-Fairfield
Ross Wilson (Freshman)-Rice University
Larry Awosanya (Senior)-Virginia State University
Ade Barek (Senior)-Elizabeth City State University (transferred from New Haven University)
Josh Guddemi (Freshman)-New Haven University
Rema Lascelles (Freshman)-Hawaii Pacific University
Nick Mabbutt (Senior)- Concordia University, St Paul (transferred from D1 South Dakota)
George Meaden (Sophomore)-Florida Tech
John Bantock (Sophomore)-Simon Fraser University
Joe Daniels (Junior) – University of Indianapolis
Jeff Dirkin (Sophomore)-Rollins College
Adam Marshall (Senior)-Merrimack
Raheem May-Thompson (Junior)-Stonehill College
Scott O’Donnell-West Virginia Wesleyan
Josh Rogers (Freshman)-Carson Newman
Guy Rundle (Senior)-Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Dan Shaw (Sophomore)-Emporia State University (transferred from University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Lucas van Nes (Freshman)-Southern Connecticut State
Matthew Ward-Hibbert (Freshman)-Minot State University
Jack Preston (Red Shirt Freshman)-Augustana College
Billy Beddow-Pulley (Senior)-Methodist University
Jake Wyatt (Junior)-Mount Aloysius College
Paul Holland (Senior)-Colby Sawyer College
Shore Adenekan (Sophomore)-Lamar Community College
Christopher Caird (Sophomore) -Marshalltown Community College
Matthew Don (Freshman) – North Iowa area Community College
Jake Ebbon (Freshman) – Dawson community College
Abraham Ekperuoh (Freshman) – Dawson community College
Courtney Lewis (Freshman) – Western Wyoming Community College
Jacob Loveridge (Sophomore)-Southern Maine Community College
Ryan Martin (Freshman)-South Plains College
Davis Nicholson (Freshman)-Southern Maine Community College
Aiden Saunders (Freshman)-Seminole State College
Will Saunders (Sophomore)-College of Central Florida
Chris Tawiah (Freshman)-Iowa Central Community College
Dean Wanliss (Freshman)-Iowa Central Community College
Jordan Whelan (Freshman) Frank Phillips College
Mark Rangeley (Sophomore)-Iowa Lakes Community College (redshirting this season due to injury)
Matthew Sherriff (Sophomore)-Lamar Community College
Ryan Plaice (Sophomore)-Madison Area Technical College
Tom Wilkinson (Sophomore)-Grossmont College
Samson Olayemi (Sophomore)-Central Maine Community College
Ollie Barratt (Freshman)-University of Maine Presque Isle
Kofi Josephs (Freshman)-John Brown University
Nigel Van Oostrum (Junior)-Park U (previously at Franklin Pierce University)
Mantas Drungys (Junior)-Westmont
Adam Edwards (Junior)-Mayville State
Alistair McCann (Junior) -Hannibal LaGrange
Patrick Manifold (Senior)-University of Maine Presque Isle
Jordan Gillhespy-Edison (Junior)-Our Lady of the Lake University
Luke Rogers (Junior)-Bellhaven University
Eoghann Stephens (Senior)-Madonna University
Alex Stewart (Junior) – Southeastern University (from St Leo)
Mathew Martin (Senior) – Goshen College
Babatunde (Babs) Somoye (Senior) – Point Park University
George Crudgington (Sophomore)- Hannibal-LaGrange (JV team)
Michael Warner (Junior)-University of Maine Presque Isle
Added Canada at the last minute as a couple of the more high profile guys (former England U18/GB U20s) are out there. If you know of any others, please let me know!
Joe Hart (Freshman)-Lakehead University
Josh Owen-Thomas (Sophomore)-University of Calgary
If you know what any of the below graduated players are doing now that I haven’t got, please let me know in the comments so I can update.
Danny Carter from Stony Brook, now playing EBL D1 with Reading Rockets.
Clayfell Harris from Wayne State College, signed with Pays D’aix in France (NM3).
Joe Ikhinmwin from South Carolina State, just signed with Newcastle Eagles in the BBL.
Orlan Jackman from Oklahoma City University, now plays for London Lions in the BBL.
Phil Wait from Monmouth, now plays for London Lions in the BBL.
Shane Walker from Loyola (MD), signed with AS Apollon Patras in Greece.
Tom Ward from St Michaels, now working in New York.
Sam Fernley from Farleigh Dickinson.
Rob Marsden from University of Findlay playing for Leeds Carnegie.
David Hanson from Kankakee Community College playing for Tees Valley Mohawks.
Louis Allen from Nyack.
Sam Buxton from North Alabama.
Karan Kakar from University of Maine at Machias.
Connor Washington left Southwest Baptist University and is now in the BBL with Leicester Riders
Charlie Watts left Mount Olive College now at University of Bath.
Levi Noel from Miami Dade ruled ineligible by the NCAA, now back in the UK taking a year out to fight his case.
Orlstyne Wilson was a Freshman at Northern Oklahoma College last season. Now back in the UK with intention to head back next season.
Jason Tucker from Culver-Stockton College returned back to the UK due to personal reasons.
Christian Daley redshirted last year at Madison Area Technical College, now in Australia.
Stuart Thomson from Catawba College now playing for Worcester Wolves in the BBL.
Matthew Clark was at Midland College, now back in Manchester.
Daniel James at Monmouth, will not be playing basketball, just finishing his education.
Warren Francis was a Freshman at Eastern Wyoming College last season. Remains in the US this season playing for Houston Express, will transfer next season.
Victor Ogunniyi Binea was at Glenville State, in the process of changing schools to join them in the second semester.
Ryan Kilmartin was at the University of Tennessee, is rehabbing from shoulder surgery working out his options.
Menelik Watson, a freshman last year at Marist, transferred at end of last season to Saddleback to play American football, is now at FSU playing football.
The below players are either not listed on their team’s roster anymore, or their team’s roster hasn’t been updated from last season so they may not be there anymore. If you know of any of their locations, please let me know in the comments so I can update accordingly!
Greg Nicol (Sophomore)-Dickinson College
If you can help with any of the above, or add any I’ve completely missed, drop a comment below and let me know!
Image Credit: Paul Zoeller, CofC Athletics Communications