British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2016-17 -

British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2016-17

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 2015/16 season2014/15 season, the 2013/14 season’s list, the 2012/13 season, the 2011/12 season here, and the 2010/11 season here.

There are just 22 British players on NCAA Division 1 rosters this year, by far the lowest number playing at the highest collegiate level since we began tracking in 2010.

NCAA Division 1

Kavell Bigby-Williams (Junior) – Oregon (graduated from Gillette College)
Kyle Carey (Freshman) – University of Northern Colorado
George Darling (Freshman) – Weber State
Malik Eichler (Freshman) – University of Detroit (dual passport holder)
Danny Evans (Freshman) – Maine
Sam Idowu (Sophomore) – Saint Peter’s University (dual passport holder)
Samuel Japhet-Mathias (Freshman) – Wake Forest
Dylan Johns (Junior) – Cal State-Northridge
Karolis Kundrotas (Sophomore) – Elon University
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (Sophomore) – Bradley University
Ben Lawson (Senior) – Western Kentucky University
Terrel Martin-Garcia (Junior) – University of Albany (graduated from Missouri State University – West Plains)
Aaron Menzies (Redshirt Sophomore) – Seattle University
Joe Junior Mvuezolo (Junior) – Montana State (graduated from JUCO Miami Dade)
Luke Nelson (Senior) – UC Irvine
Kingsley Okoroh (Junior) – University of California, Berkeley
Samson Oyediran (Redshirt Sophomore) – Tennessee State University
Legend Robertin (Junior) – Clemson
Sol Rolls-Tyson (Junior) – University of North Dakota (graduated from Utah State Eastern)
Josh Steel (Sophomore) – Duquesne
C.J Vaughan (Junior) – Morgan State University (dual passport holder)
Akwasi Yeboah (Redshirt Freshman) – Stony Brook

NCAA Division 2

Hafeez Abdul (Sophomore) – Montana State University Billings (transferred from Little Big Horn College)
David Akibo (Junior) – Minot State University (transferred from NCAA D1 Maryland Eastern Shore)
Taiwo Badmus (Redshirt Junior) – UVA Wise (transferred from Fairmont State University)
Harry Craik (Freshman) – Florida Tech
Elliott DeFreitas (Senior) – Hawaii Pacific University
Tom Elliott-Smith (Sophomore) – Caldwell University
Jake Eynon (Senior) – Texas A&M International
Tim Fava (Freshman) – Post University (medical redshirt)
Bradley Fisher (Junior) – Emporia State University
Pharroh Gordon (Sophomore) – Saint Rose
Sam Harvey (Freshman) – Chadron State College
Brandon Hitchman (Sophomore) – Cal State LA
Joe Lockwood (Junior) – Post University
Grant Mackay (Senior) – Saint Anselm College
Fraser Malcolm (Sophomore) – Black Hills State University
Ben Mead (Senior) – Franklin Pierce University
Dominic Norton (Junior) – Tuskegee University
Patrick O’Connor (Sophomore) – Seton Hill University
Theo Oghide (Junior) – Southern Baptist University
Tamas Okros (Sophomore) – Post University
Aiden Saunders (Senior) – University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Jordan Spencer (Junior) – Augustana College
Kyle Squire (Junior) – Post University
Sam Turner (Sophomore) – Emmanuel College
Theo Turner (Junior) – Barry University
Evan Walshe (Freshman) – Barry University
Patrick Whelan (Junior) – William Jewell College
Skyler White (Post-grad) – Point Loma Nazarene (graduated from University of Idaho – NCAA D1)
Deane Williams (Sophomore) – Georgia Regents University Augusta

NCAA Division 3

Benson Arogbo (Junior) – University of Maine at Fort Kent
Paul Cottam (Sophomore) – Ursinus College
Tolu Babalola (Freshman) – Wesley College
Bennett Grigull (Junior) – Kenyon College


Andre Arissol (Freshman) – Otero College
Ola Ayodele (Sophomore) – Laramie County Community College
Harvey Barr (Freshman) – Lake Region State College
Radwan Bakkali (Sophomore) – Kilgore College
Aaran Benjamin (Sophomore) – Rowan College at Burlington County
Ajou Deng (Sophomore) – Colby Community College (transferred from Tyler Junior College)
Sebastian Ferenc (Sophomore) – Sheridan College
Malik Griffith-Johnson (Freshman) – Arizona Western College (transferred from Cuesta College)
Denzil Guwa (Freshman) – Lassen Community College
Tyrell Isaacs (Sophomore) – Western Wyoming College
Callum Lawson (Sophomore) – Western Wyoming College
Boban Jacdonmi (Sophomore) – Chattanooga State Community College
Erikas Jakstys (Freshman) – Olney Central College
Jay Jarrett (Freshman) – Sheridan College
Cameron King (Sophomore) – Navarro Junior College
James Lloyd (Freshman) – North Iowa Area Community College
Camron McPherson (Freshman) – North Iowa Area Community College
Josh McSwiggan (Sophomore) – Casper College (transferred from NCAA D1 UTEP)
Melkisedek Moreaux (Freshman) – Northeast Community College
Michael New (Sophomore) – Western Nebraska
Kingsley Nwagboso (Sophomore) – Connors State College
Sam Pleszak (Freshman) – St Clair County Community College
Jed Robinson – Iowa Lakes Community College
Earl Russell (Sophomore) – Western Wyoming College
Joel Ufele (Freshman) – Cochise College
Jake Wesselingh (Freshman) – Rochester County Technical College
Charles Yassi-Pepin (Freshman) – Laramie County Community College
Dwayne Orija (Sophomore) – Missouri State University West Plains (transferred from Gillette College)


Paddy Bell (Senior) – Marian University Indianapolis
Ashley Dunwell (Junior) – University of St. Francis
Sammy Egedi (Junior) – John Brown University (from Trinidad State Junior College)
Josh Foulds (Freshman) – Mayville State University
Selby Hind-Wills (Freshman) – Shawnee State University
Teslim Idris (Senior) – Vanguard University (transferred from NCAA D1 Savannah State University)
Joseph Kehinde (Sophomore) – Mount Mercy University
Ben Maranan (Freshman) – Mayville State University
Daniel Ogunseye (Sophomore) – Faulkner University
Aidan Quinn (Sophomore) – Mayville State University
Conor Quinn (Sophomore) – Mayville State University
Josh Santos (Junior) – Our Lady of the Lake University (transferred from Cincinnati State)
Jamal Tahraoui (Junior) – University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Adam Wilkinson (Junior) – Brescia University (graduated from Garrett JUCO)


Bruce Adjei (Year 1) – Bishops University
Jamelle Davis (Year 2) – Olds College (transferred from Concordia University)
George Ivens (Year 2) – York University (transferred from North Iowa Area Community College)
Sam Newman (Year 1) – University of Alberta
Jake Notice (Year 1) – MacEwan University
Elliott Sentance (Year 3) – University of Lethbridge (transferred from Mineral Area Community College)
Alex Maziec-Sprung – UKC


The following players, as far as we’re aware, are no longer on their previous team’s rosters for the coming season and we have been unable to track them down. Please do let us know in the comments below or via email ([email protected] if you know there whereabouts.
(Name, last known school)
Joe Carrick, St Vincent College
Nathan Hall, Allegheny College
Nick Paul, Masters College
Jason Helsby, Mount Aloysius College
Patrick McGovern, Southern Vermont College
Ryan Alexis, Oakton Community College
Harrison Brown, Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Brandon Moncriefe, Williston State
Julian Apakoh, Briercrest College
Baron Bray-Sackey, St Andrews University
Jordan Cook, University of Maine Presque Isle


Deji Adekunle from Keiser University, signed with Plymouth Raiders in the BBL
Jamie Batish from Western Illinois, signed with Cheshire Phoenix in the BBL
Richard Bell from Clayton State, signed with Manchester Giants in the BBL
Jesse Chuku from Lehigh University, signed with Kolossos in Greece
Jack Crook from Seattle University, signed with CB Agustinos Eras in Spain
Josh Guddemi from New Haven University, signed with Baskets-Vilsbiburg in Germany
Kofi Josephs from Fort Lewis College, signed with Hertener-Loewen in Germany
Rema Lascelles from Hawaii Pacific University, signed in NBL D1 with Derby Trailblazers
Ryan Martin from Tennessee Tech, signed with Provence in France
Teddy Okereafor from Rider University, signed with Parnu in Estonia
Josh Rogers from Carson Newman, signed with Hapoel Beer Sheva in Israel
Chris Tawiah from Wiley College, signed with BK Lions Jindrichuv Hradec in Czech Republic
Jordan Whelan from MidAmerica Nazarene University, signed with BB Herford in Germany
Grant Fiorentinos from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dale Francis from Texas A&M Corpus Christi
David Hanson from Salve Regina
Lucas Stivrins from the University of Nevada
Adam Thoseby from Georgia Southwestern State
Lucas van Nes from Southern Connecticut State
Matthew Ward-Hibbert from Minot State University
Alex Young from UC Irvine

Departed Early/Not Playing

The following players, as far as we’re aware, have either left their school prior to completion or are no longer playing basketball at their school.
(Name, last school, where they are now)
Toby Andrews, Madison College, remains at Madison, not playing
Jake Andrews, Madison College, remains at Maidson, not playing
Ryan Cook, Wilbur Wright College, back in England working out
Elliot Dadds, Eastern New Mexico, departed in 2015-16 season joined Solent, now in Australia
David Grice, Warren Wilson College, left after injury issues, now in Thailand coaching and playing.
Jack Griffiths, Belhaven University, back in England playing D3 with Chester
Myles Laurent-Smart, North Platte Community College, back in England working out
Luke Mascall-Wright, North Iowa Area Community College, back in England playing D2 for Ipswich
Kevaun McKenzie, North Iowa Area Community College, back in England working out
Daniel Miller, Ancilla College, back in England preparing to go to the military
Daniel Miller, Ancilla College, back in England preparing to go to the military
Calvin Nevill-Kintu, Vincennes University, back in England working out
Nathan Smith, Western Kentucky University, remains at WKU but “medically exempt from participating” after tearing ACL in December.
Denzel Ubiaro, Marshalltown Community College, in England rehabbing following injury in Summer
Aaron Withe, Corban University, not playing anymore, but remains on scholarship at Corban

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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