The Ultimate List of British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2013/14 -

The Ultimate List of British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2013/14

With the 2013/14 US college season upon us, it’s time to take a look at a the definitive list of British basketball players who will be on rosters this season (check out last year’s list, the season before here, and the season before that, here).

There will be 34 players on NCAA Division 1 rosters this season.

NCAA Division 1

Shore Adenekan (Junior) – Seattle University
Abdul (Abdi) Ahmed (Redshirt Junior)-CSU Bakersfield
Fahro Alihodzic (Senior) – University of Alabama Birmingham
Richard Bell (Sophomore)-University of Nevada
Christopher Caird (Junior) – Drake (from Marshalltown Community College)
Jesse Chuku (Sophomore)- Lehigh University
Jack Crook (Sophomore) – Seattle University
Grant Fiorentinos (Sophomore)- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dale Francis (Sophomore)- Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Allie Fullah (Senior)-Charleston Southern University
Aaron Geramipoor (Senior)-Seton Hall
Robert Gilchrist (Senior)-Florida State University
Lee Goldsbrough (Senior)-Providence
Dylan Johns (Freshman) – Texas A&M
Edo Lawrence (Sophomore)-Princeton
Ben Lawson (Freshman) – Western Kentucky University
Ali Mackay (Junior)-Davidson
Ben Mockford (Senior)-St Francis NY
Will Neighbour (Senior)-UALR
Luke Nelson (Freshman) – UC Irvine
Mike Ochereobia (Senior)-Western Illinois University
Teddy Okereafor (Junior) – Rider University (transferred from Virginia Commonwealth University – will sit 2013-14 season)
Abodunrin Gabe Olaseni (Junior)- Iowa
Tom Pereira (Senior)-Rider
Will Saunders (Junior) – Chareslton Southern University
Ovie Soko (Senior)-University of Duquesne
Adam Thoseby (Sophomore)-University of South Dakota
Theo Turner (Freshman) – Seattle University
Ross Wilson (Sophomore)-Rice University
Alex Young (Sophomore) – UC Irvine (has a British mother, expected to suit up for GB U20s next summer)
Lucas Stivrins (Sophomore) – Nevada University
Ivan Nikolic (Freshman) – UC Davis (redshirting)
Prince Ibeh (Sophomore) – Texas (born in London, moved to the US when he was 5)
Skyler White (Freshman) – George Washington

NCAA Division 2

Joe Daniels (Senior) – University of Indianapolis
Jeff Dirkin (Junior)-Rollins College
Josh Guddemi (Sophomore)-New Haven University
Rema Lascelles (Freshman)-Hawaii Pacific University
Grant Mackay (Freshman) – St Anselm College
Ben Mead (Freshman) – Franklin Pierce University
George Meaden (Junior)-Florida Tech
Raph Thomas-Edwards (Junior )- Gannon (transferred from D1 University at Buffalo)
Scott O’Donnell (Junior)-West Virginia Wesleyan
Josh Rogers (Sophomore)-Carson Newman
Dan Shaw (Junior)-Emporia State University
Lucas van Nes (Freshman)-Southern Connecticut State
Matthew Ward-Hibbert (Sophomore)-Minot State University
Guy Rundle (Senior) – Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Aiden Saunders (Sophomore) – University of Texas of the Permian Basin

NCAA Division 3

Jake Wyatt (Junior)-Mount Aloysius College
Tague Zachary (Junior) – Grinnell College


David Akibo (Freshman) – Palm Beach State
Mantas Adomaitis (Sophomore) – Seminole State College
Paddy Bell (Freshman) – Lakeland College
Matthew Don (Sophomore) – North Iowa area Community College
Jake Ebbon (Sophomore) – Dawson community College
Abraham Ekperuoh (Sophomore) – Dawson community College
Jacob Loveridge (Junior)-Southern Maine Community College
Ryan Martin (Sophomore)-South Plains College
Davis Nicholson (Sophomore)-Southern Maine Community College
Chris Tawiah (Freshman)- Frank Phillips College (transferred from Iowa Central Community College)
Micah Watson-Gayle (Freshman) – Seward County Community College (redshirting this season)
Jake Eynon (Freshman) – Jacksonville Community College
Jamie Batish (Sophomore) – Neosho County
Deji Adekunle (Sophomore) – Williston State College
Benson Arogbo (Freshman) – Lassen Community College
Elliott Defreitas (Freshman) – Des Moines Area Community College


Jordan Whelan (Sophomore) – MidAmerica Nazarene University (transferred from Frank Phillips College)
Samson Olayemi (Junior)- John Brown University (graduated from Central Maine Community College)
Matt Sherriff (Junior) – University of St. Francis (graduated from Lamar Community College)
Ollie Barratt (Freshman)-University of Maine Presque Isle
Kofi Josephs (Sophomore)-John Brown University
Nigel Van Oostrum (Senior)-Park U (previously at Franklin Pierce University)
Mantas Drungys (Senior)-Westmont
Adam Edwards (Senior)-Mayville State
Alistair McCann (Senior) -Hannibal LaGrange
Jason Helsby (Junior) Hannibal LaGrange (JV Team)
George Crudgington (Junior)- Hannibal-LaGrange (JV team)
Luke Rogers (Senior)-Belhaven University
Michael Warner (Senior)-University of Maine Presque Isle
Aaron Withe (Freshman) – Corban University.


Louis Allen (Senior) – Johnson University


Josh Owen-Thomas (Year 3)-University of Calgary
Anton Dixon (Year 3) – Thompson Rivers University
Ethan Dixon (Year 2) – University of Alberta


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.

Ashley Hamilton graduated from the Loyola Marymount and signed his first pro contract in Italy.
Andrew Lawrence graduated from the College of Charleston and signed his first pro contract in Croatia.
Alex Marcotullio graduated from Northwestern and signed with the BBL’s Glasgow Rocks.
Patrick Nyeko graduated from the University of Nevada
Keith Rendleman graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington now playing in Korea.
Alexander Scotland-Williamson graduated from University of Alabama Birmingham, looking for first pro contract.
Larry Awosanya graduated from Virginia State University
Ade Barek graduated from Elizabeth City State University.
Nick Mabbutt from Concordia University, St Paul
Adam Marshall from Merrimack
Billy Beddow-Pulley from Methodist University
Paul Holland from Colby Sawyer College now playing D1 with Leeds Carnegie
Patrick Manifold from University of Maine Presque Isle – now playing with BBL’s Glasgow Rocks
Eoghann Stephens from Madonna University
Mathew Martin from Goshen College
Babatunde (Babs) Somoye from Point Park University

Left before Graduating

Alasdair Fraser left the University of Maine and has signed in Germany.
Dean Wanliss from Iowa Central Community College now playing with Loughborough Student Riders
Mark Rangeley from Iowa Lakes Community College now playing with Huddersfield Heat
Joe Hart from Lakehead University in Canada, now playing professionally in Spain.


Vince Van Nes, who was at Fairfield, force to retire from the game due to foot injury.
Raheem May-Thompson who was at Stonehill College, returned to England, playing D4 with Mersey Tigers
Jack Preston who was at Augustana College returned to England now playing for Northumbria.
Simeon Esprit going into his Sophomore year at Pennsylvania has taken a leave of absence from the team.
Courtney Lewis remains in his Sophomore year at Western Wyoming Community College but not on active roster due to medical issues.


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!

Alex Kilmartin (Redshirt Freshman) – University of North Carolina Wilmington
Mikey Manghum (Redshirt Junior)-Oral Roberts
John Bantock (Sophomore)-Simon Fraser University
Ryan Plaice (Sophomore)-Madison Area Technical College
Tom Wilkinson (Sophomore)-Grossmont College
Jordan Gillhespy-Edison (Junior)-Our Lady of the Lake University
Alex Stewart (Junior) – Southeastern University (from St Leo)

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!

Image Credit: Iowa Athletic Communications


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