BBL 2017-18 Roster Tracker -

BBL 2017-18 Roster Tracker

British Basketball League (BBL)

We are still over a month away from the start of the new BBL season, but we have put together our annual tracker as the squads start to take shape.

You can keep up-to-date with the rest of the summer’s ins and outs with our updated roster tracker below and look back on the 2016-17 tracker here.

There have been multiple coaching changes with Sterling Davis, Johnny White, Matt Newby, Yorick Williams and Nigel Lloyd all replaced at the helm.

Two-Year Deal
II – season has started

Bristol Flyers

HC: Andreas Kapoulas

Returning: Brandon Boggs, Leslee Smith, Mike Vigor (all re-signed – May), Roy Owen, Daniel Edozie (both re-signed – June), Jordan Nicholls (returning)

Ins: Adam Weary (High Point University, NCAA DI – June), Rohndell Goodwin (Chaminade University, NCAA DII – June), Jordan Davis (Sheffield Sharks – July), Panos Mayindombe (Patras, Greece – August), Chris Taylor (Derby Trailblazers, NBL D1 – September)


Outs: Hameed Ali, Aaron Cosby (both not returning), Andrew Hambleton (Leeds Force), Greg Streete (break from basketball), Chris Bourne (not returning), Jordan Ranklin (coaching second team)


Cheshire Phoenix

HC: Ben Thomas

Returning: Raheem May-Thompson (re-signed – May), Max Jones (returning – July)

Ins: Andrew Bachman (Worcester Wolves – May), CJ Gettys (Rutgers University, NCAA DI – June), Orlan Jackman (Newcastle Eagles – June), Alassan Touray (Copenhagen, Denmark – June), Malcolm Riley (Sheffield Sharks – July), Rob Sandoval (Leeds Force – July), Tevin Falzon (Zornotza, Spain – August)


Outs: Earl Brown (Leeuwarden, Netherlands), Mike DiNunno (Beroe, Bulgaria), Dii’jon Allen-Jordan, Frank Eaves (not returning), Jamell Anderson (La Roda, Spain), Jawad Adekoya (not returning)

II: Andrew Bachman (left for France, November)

Glasgow Rocks

HC: Tony Garbelotto (replaces Sterling Davis)

Returning: Gareth Murray (2-year deal last summer), Kieron Achara, Jonny Bunyan (both re-signed – May), Bantu Burroughs, Boris Matrakov (both returning – September)

Ins: Ali Fraser (Ehingen, Germany D2 – July), Dante Holmes (North Carolina Central University, NCAA DI – August), Jalen Billups (Cockburn Cougars, Australia SBL – August), Martez Harrison (University of Missouri–Kansas City, NCAA – September), Joe Hart (Newcastle Eagles – September)

II: Kofi Josephs (CB-Chantada, Spain – October), Mikey Thompson (November)

OutsNeil Watson (Plymouth Raiders), Hayden Lescault (Elchingen, Germany), Anthony Elechi (not returning), Lee Reilly, Lewis Thomas (not returning), Dante Holmes (injury)

II: Joe Hart (released, October), Martez Harrison (released, November), Mikey Thompson (injury), Jalen Billups (released, December)

Leeds Force

HC: Mika Turunen (replaces Matt Newby) Danny Nelson

Returning: Aidan Appleyard, Isaac Mourier (both re-signed – July)

Ins: Allie Fullah (unattached – July), Jordan Cook (CB Salt, Spain EBA – July), Antonio Deogratias (Bradford Dragons, NBL D1 – July), Eric Childress (Santa Barbara, NCAA DI – July), Liam Hickson (Cellera, Spain D5 – August), Ingus Bankevics, Sam Toluwase, Dean Wanliss (all Manchester Giants – August), Tavarion Nix (Pilipinas, Thailand – August), Olu Babalola (unatttached – August), George Brownell (Sheffield Sharks), Andrew Hambleton (Bristol Flyers)

II: Michel-Ofik Nzege, Tre Bennett (both October)

Outs: Rob Sandoval (Cheshire Phoenix), Rob Marsden (Sheffield Sharks), Clayfell Harris (Manchester Giants), Jack Isenbarger (London Lions), Jermaine Sanders (not returning), Eddie Matthew (Plymouth Raiders), Oliver Hylands (Bradford Dragons, NBL D1), Disraeli Lufadeju (Kent Crusaders), Olu Babalola (left)

II: Jordan Cook, Liam Hickson (released), Dean Wanliss (left), Michel Ofik Nzege (released), Eric Childress (released)

Leicester Riders

HC: Rob Paternostro

Returning: Andy Thomson, Eric Robertson (2-year deals last summer), Tyler Bernardini, Josh Ward-Hibbert (multi-year contracts), Harrison Gamble (re-signed – July), Shane Walker (re-signed – August), Pierre Hampton (re-signed – September)

Ins: Kiefer Douse (Canisius College – August), Thomas De Thaey (Okapi Aalstar, Belgium – August), J.R Holder (Jacksonville University, NCAA – August), Mike Rodriguez (Southern Illinois University, NCAA – August), Rema Lascelles (Hagen, Germany D4 – September), Phillip Leonard (September)

II: TrayVonn Wright (Greece, November)

Outs: Taylor King (left to return to US), Andrew Sullivan (retired – May), Brandon Clark (ALS Basket, France D3), Conner Washington (Naestved, Denmark), Thomas De Thaey (released, signed in Romania), Levi Noel (Surrey Scorchers), Mike Rodriguez (injured)

II: Phil Leonard (released, short-term contract)

London Lions

HC: Mariusz Karol (replaces Nigel Lloyd)

Returning: Joe Ikhinmwin (re-signed – August), Andre Lockhart (returning – September)

Ins: Demonte Flannigan (Cleveland State, NCAA DI – July), Jack Isenbarger (Leeds Force – August), Moritz Lanegger (Naestved, Denmark – August), Justin Robinson (Saint Quientin, France – August), Momcilo Latinovic (Esch, Luxembourg – August), Paul Guede (Cognac, France – September), Will Hall (Avila, Spain – September), Brandon Peel (CCSU, NCAA – September)


Outs: Zaire Taylor (Worthing Thunder, NBL D1), Kai Williams (Newcastle Eagles), Alex Owumi (Surrey Scorchers), Navid Niktash (Petrochimi, Iran), Kevin Moyo (Essex Leopards, NBL D2), Rashad Hassan (Rueil, France NM1), Zak Wells (Plymouth Raiders)


Manchester Giants

HC: Danny Byrne (replaces Yorick Williams)

Returning: Callum Jones (re-signed – July), Jerelle Okoro (re-signed – July), Anastasios Traianos, Richard Bell, Harold Trobo, Sam Lane, Usman Baba (all re-signed – August)

Ins: Clayfell Harris (Leeds Force – July), Mark Rangeley (Lancashire Spinners – August), Austin Rettig (University of Tampa, NCAA – August), David Kadiri (University of Buffalo, NCAA – August)

II: Ryan Wilson (Sheffield Sharks, November)

Outs: Dean Wanliss (Leeds Force), Barry Webster (not returning), Donatas Visockas (not returning)

II: Harold Trobo (released, joined Lancashire Spinners, NBL D1), Ryan Wilson (released, joined Ipswich, NBL D2)

Newcastle Eagles

PC: Fab Flournoy

Returning: Drew Lasker, Darius Defoe (both re-signed – August)

Ins: Kai Williams (London Lions – July), Terrence Martin (Vikingos, Bolivia – July), Saah Nimley (Salon Vilpas, Finland – July), Jure Gunjina (Huesca, Spain D2 – August), Jaysean Paige (Karpos Sokoli, Macedonia – August), AJ Basi (University of Manitoba – August), Zarko Jukic (Ourense, Spain D2 – August)

II: Jamal Williams (free agent, November)

Outs: Orlan Jackman (Cheshire Phoenix), Scott Martin (BK Pardubice, Czech Republic), Rahmon Fletcher (Kosice, Slovakia), Deondre Parks (not returning), Christian Behrens (Germany), Joe Hart (Glasgow Rocks), Danny Horta (Team Northumbria)


Plymouth Raiders

HC: Gavin Love (replacing Johnny White)


Ins: Louis Sayers (Koblenz, Germany D4 – July), Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan (Leeuwarden, Netherlands – August), Neil Watson (Glasgow Rocks – August), Brandon Norfleet (Imola, Italy D2 – August), Eddie Matthew (Leeds Force – August), Dylan Costelloe (unattached – August), Joonas Jarvelainen (TTU, Estonia – August), Zak Wells (London Lions – September), Brandon Penn (KK Jolly, Croatia – September)

II: Nick TomsickKinu Rochford (both October), Jaward Adekoya (free agent, November)

Outs: Cory Dixon (Limburg United, Belgium), Donte Nicholas, Daryl Corletto (not returning), Elvisi Dusha (Worcester Wolves), Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan (released, injury – September), Brandon Northfleet (visa)

II: Greg Mays (released, October)

Sheffield Sharks

HC: Atiba Lyons

Returning: Mike Tuck (on a 3-year deal), Tony Wroblicky (2-year deal last summer), Colin Sing, Zach Gachette (both re-signed – July), Eddy Brownell, Marko Backovic (both returning)

Ins: Rob Marsden (Leeds Force – July), Mackey McKnight (Nevezis, Lithuania – July), Ryan Wilson (Belfast Star, Northern Ireland – July), Chris Alexander (Wohnbau, Germany D2 – July), Dirk Williams (University of Alabama at Birmingham – September)


Outs: Malcolm Riley (Cheshire Phoenix), Jordan Davis (Bristol Flyers), George Brownell (Leeds Force), Colin Sing (left in September), Rashawn Rembert, Max Guercy (not returning)


Surrey Scorchers

HC: Creon Raftopoulos

Returning: Tayo Ogedengbe (re-signed – July)

Ins: Alex Owumi (London Lions – August), Elias Desport (San Joanese, Portugal D2 – August), Caylin Raftopoulos (Solent Kestrels, NBL D1 – August), Tony Hicks (Louisville University, NCAA DI – August), Gerald Robinson (Calais, France D3 – August), Darryl Palmer (Vllaznia, Albania – September), Levi Noel (Leicester Riders – September), Josh Steel (Duquesne University, NCAA DI – September)

II: Jordan Williams (November)

Outs: Mike Ochereobia (Bordeaux, France D4), Chaz Rollins, Quincy Taylor, Gabe McCray (not returning)


Worcester Wolves

HC: Paul James

Returning: Ashton Khan (re-signed – May), Alejandro Navajas (re-signed – August), Jermel Kennedy (re-signed – September)

Ins: Brandon Parrish (TCU, NCAA D1 – July), Trayvon Palmer (Chicago State University – August), George Beamon (Thor, Iceland – August), Dallin Bachynski (Slupsk, Poland – September), Elvisi Dusha (Plymouth Raiders – September)

II: Robert Gilchrist (free agent, December)

Outs: Andrew Bachman (Cheshire Phoenix), Trevor Setty (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Maurice Walker (Saint Queintin, France NM1), Danny Huffor (BC Orchies, France NM1), Marek Klassen (Bakirkoy, Turkey D2)

II: Jermel Kennedy (released, joined Porto)

What do you think of the rosters so far? Let us know in the comments!

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