The Ultimate List of British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2015/16 -

The Ultimate List of British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2015/16

With the college basketball season pretty much upon us, it is time to take a look at all the Brits who have crossed the pond to hoop this season in the US education system.

Check out the 2014/15 season’s list, the 2013/14 season’s list, the 2012/13 season, the 2011/12 season here, and the 2010/11 season here.

There are 27 British players on NCAA Division 1 rosters this year, compared to 31 last season, there has been a big jump in the number of players at JUCO this year as well, 34 we know of, compared with just 19 last year.

NCAA Division 1

David Akibo (Junior) – Maryland Eastern Shore (from JUCO Seminole State College)
Jamie Batish (Senior) – Western Illinois
Jesse Chuku (Senior) – Lehigh University
Jack Crook (Senior) – Seattle University
Grant Fiorentinos (Senior) – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dale Francis (Senior) – Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Prince Ibeh (Senior) – Texas (born in London, moved to the US when he was 5)
Teslim Idris (Junior) – Savannah State University (graduated from JUCO Miles Community College)
Dylan Johns (Redshirt Junior)  – Cal State-Northridge (transferred from D1 Texas A&M, will sit 2015-16 season)
Karolis Kundrotas (Freshman) – Elon University
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (Freshman) – Bradley University
Ben Lawson (Junior) – Western Kentucky University
Ryan Martin (Senior) – Tennessee Tech University
Josh McSwiggan (Freshman) – UTEP
Aaron Menzies (Redshirt Freshman) – Seattle University
Teddy Okereafor (Senior) – Rider University
Kingsley Okoroh (Sophomore) – University of California, Berkeley
Samson Oyediran (Freshman) – Tennessee State University (from JUCO Ancilla College)
Luke Nelson (Junior) – UC Irvine
Legend Robertin (Sophomore) – Clemson
Nathan Smith (Freshman) – Western Kentucky University
Josh Steel (Freshman) – Duquesne
Lucas Stivrins (Senior) – Nevada University
C.J Vaughan (Sophomore) – Morgan State University
Skyler White (Sophomore) – University of Idaho
Akwasi Yeboah (Freshman) – Stony Brook
Alex Young (Senior) – UC Irvine

NCAA Division 2

Taiwo Badmus (Junior) – Fairmont State University
Richard Bell (Senior) – Clayton State
Elliot Dadds (Sophomore)- Eastern New Mexico
Elliott DeFreitas (Junior) – Hawaii Pacific University (graduated from Des Moines Area Community College JUCO)
Tom Elliott-Smith (Freshman) – Caldwell University
Jake Eynon (Junior) – Texas A&M International (graduated from Jacksonville Community College JUCO)
Bradley Fisher (Sophomore) – Emporia State University (transferred from D1 Montana State University)
Pharroh Gordon (Sophomore) – Saint Rose
Josh Guddemi (Senior)-New Haven University
Brandon Hitchmann (Freshman) – Cal State LA (transferred from D1 UT Martin)
Kofi Josephs (Senior)- Fort Lewis College
Rema Lascelles (Junior)- Hawaii Pacific University
Joe Lockwood (Sophomore) – Post University
Fraser Malcolm (Freshman) – Black Hills State University
Ben Mead (Junior) – Franklin Pierce University
Grant Mackay (Junior) – Saint Anselm College
Dominic Norton (Sophomore) – Tuskegee University
Patrick O’Connor (Freshman) – Seton Hill University
Theo Oghide (Sophomore) – Southern Baptist University (from JUCO East Arizona College)
Tamas Okros (Freshman) – Post University
Josh Rogers (Senior) – Carson Newman
Aiden Saunders (Junior) – University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Jordan Spencer (Sophomore) – Augustana College
Kyle Squire (Sophomore) – Post University
Adam Thoseby (Graduate)- Georgia Southwestern State (graduated from D1 University of South Dakota)
Sam Turner (Sophomore) – Emmanuel College
Theo Turner (Junior) – Barry University (transferred from D1 Seattle University)
Lucas van Nes (Junior) – Southern Connecticut State
Matthew Ward-Hibbert (Senior) – Minot State University
Patrick Whelan (Sophomore) – William Jewell College
Deane Williams (Freshman) – Georgia Regents University Augusta

NCAA Division 3

Paul Cottam (Freshman) – Ursinus College
David Hanson (Senior) – Salve Regina (transferred from Abeline Christian)
Jason Helsby (Junior) – Mount Aloysius College
Jack Griffiths (Sophomore) – Belhaven University (transferred from USCAA school Vermont Tech)
Patrick McGovern (Sophomore) – Southern Vermont College


Ola Ayodele (Freshman) – Laramie County Community College
Hafeez Abdul (Freshman) – Little Big Horn College
Ryan Alexis (Sophomore) – Oakton Community College
Toby Andrews (Sophomore)- Burlington County College
Jake Andrews (Sophomore)- Madison College
Radwan Bakkali (Freshman) – Kilgore College
Aaran Benjamin (Sophomore)- Burlington County College
Kavell Bigby Williams (Sophomore) – Gillette College
Harrison Brown (Freshman – redshirting) – Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Ryan Cook (Freshman) – Wilbur Wright College
Sammy Egedi (Freshman) – Trinidad State Junior College
Malik Griffith-Johnson (Freshman) – Cuesta College
Tyrell Isaacs (Freshman) – Western Wyoming College
George Ivens (Freshman) – North Iowa Area Community College
Boban Jacdonmi (Freshman) – Chattanooga State Community College
Cameron King (Freshman) – Navarro Junior College
Myles Laurent-Smart (Freshman) – North Platte Community College
Callum Lawson (Freshman) – Western Wyoming College
Terrel Martin-Garcia (Sophomore) – Missouri State University – West Plains
Luke Mascall-Wright (Freshman) – North Iowa Area Community College
Daniel Miller (Freshman) – Ancilla College
Brandon Moncriefe (Freshman) – Williston State
Joe Junior Mvuezolo (Sophomore) – Miami Dade College
Kevaun McKenzie (Freshman) – North Iowa Area Community College
Calvin Nevill-Kintu (Freshman) – Vincennes University
Benjamin Nkossi (Freshman) – Ancilla College
Kingsley Nwagboso (Sophomore) – Connors State College (transferred from State College of Florida)
Dwayne Orija (Freshman) – Gillette College
Sol Rolls Tyson (Freshman) – Utah State Eastern (transferred from Cleveland State)
Earl Russell (Freshman) – Western Wyoming College
Josh Santos (Sophomore) – Cincinnati State (transferred from Ancilla College)
Elliott Sentance (Sophomore) – Mineral Area Community College (transferred from Kankakee Community College)
Denzel Ubiaro (Freshman) – Marshalltown Community College
Adam Wilkinson (Sophomore) – Garrett College


Deji Adekunle – Northwood University (transferred from D1 Northwestern University, will sit 2015-16 season)
Paddy Bell (Junior) – Marian University Indianapolis (transferred from JUCO Clayton State)
Baron Bray-Sackey (Sophomore) – St Andrews University
Jordan Cook (Junior)- University of Maine Presque Isle
Ashley Dunwell (Sophomore) – University of St. Francis
Joseph Kehinde (Freshman) – Mount Mercy University
Jordan Whelan (Senior) – MidAmerica Nazarene University
Aaron Withe (Sophomore) – Corban University
Chris Tawiah (Senior) – Wiley College (committed to Texas A&M Corpus Christi but due to eligibility was unable to suit up)


Julian Apakoh (Sophomore) – Briercrest College
Jamelle Davis – Concordia University (will sit out this year, transferred from NAIT).


David Grice (Junior) – Warren Wilson College


Joe Carrick no longer at St Vincent College
Nathan Hall no longer Allegheny College
Nick Paul no longer at Masters College


Shore Adenekan from Seattle University, signed in Sweden with Umea
Chris Caird from Drake, signed in Iceland with FSU Selfoss
Matthew Don left Cameron University, signed in Spain with EBA side CB Virgen
Jeff Dirkin from Rollins College, signed with Cheshire Phoenix in the BBL
Daniel Edozie from Iowa State, signed with Bristol Flyers in the BBL
Ali Mackay from Davidson, signed in Italy with Vis Nova
Gabe Olaseni from Iowa, signed in Germany with Bamberg
Will Saunders from Charleston Southern, signed in Italy Novipiù Junior Casale
Abdul (Abdi) Ahmed from CSU Bakersfield
George Meaden graduated from Florida Tech
Gatluak Thiep from Fayettville State University (born in London – ruled ineligible by the NCAA)
Raph Thomas-Edwards graduated from Gannon
Tague Zachary graduated from Grinnell College
Tre Bitton-Price was at Southern Maine Community College now back in UK
Chris Scarlett from Garrett College playing for Solent Kestrels in D2
Ivan Nikolic was a Redshirt Freshman at UC Davis, left for personal reasons.
Mantas Adomaitis was at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, now playing for Westminster Warriors
Samson Olayemi graduated from John Brown University
Greg Ekong graduated from Graceland University
Matt Sherriff graduated University of St. Francis
Ross Wilson was at Rice University but is taking time away for personal reasons.
Willson Juma was at University of Maine at Machias now back in England working out, selected for Zimbabwe’s preliminary Afrobasket squad.
Josh Owen-Thomas graduated from University of Calgary in Canada.
Abraham Ekperuoh from Crandall University in Canada, now playing in England with Westminster Warriors

Who Have We missed?

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

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