British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2017-18 -

British Basketball Players in US Colleges 2017-18

With the college basketball season already 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 2016/17 season2015/16 season2014/15 season, the 2013/14 season’s list, the 2012/13 seasonthe 2011/12 season here, and the 2010/11 season here.

The number of British players in NCAA Division 1 has once again gone down this year, setting a new mark for the lowest number the UK has had since we began tracking in 2010. With just 19 in Division 1, there are also only two incoming Freshman at the D1 level, also the lowest mark we’ve had since tracking.

You can also check our women’s list here.

NCAA Division 1

Dan Akin (Freshman) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Radwan Bakkali (Junior) – Jacksonville University (graduated from Kilgore College)
Kavell Bigby-Williams (Senior) – LSU (transfer from Oregon, will sit out 2017-18 season)
Malik Eichler (Sophomore) – University of Detroit (dual passport holder)
Danny Evans (Sophomore) – Maine
Sam Idowu (Junior) – Saint Peter’s University (dual passport holder)
Boban Jacdonmi (Junior) – Southern Mississippi (graduated from Chattanooga State Community College)
Samuel Japhet-Mathias (Sophomore) – Wake Forest
Sacha Killeya-Jones (Sophomore) – University of Kentucky
Karolis Kundrotas (Junior) – Elon University
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (Junior) – Bradley University
Josh McSwiggan (Junior) – University of Portland (graduated from Casper)
Aaron Menzies (Redshirt Junior) – Seattle University
Shaquille Walters (Freshman) – Santa Clara University
Joe Junior Mvuezolo (Senior) – Montana State
Kingsley Okoroh (Senior) – University of California, Berkeley
Samson Oyediran (Redshirt Junior) – Tennessee State University
Legend Robertin (Senior) – Nicholls State (transfer from Clemson)
Akwasi Yeboah (Redshirt Sophomore) – Stony Brook

NCAA Division 2

Hafeez Abdul (Junior) – Montana State University Billings
David Akibo (Junior) – Minot State University (redshirted in 2016-17)
Ola Ayodele (Junior) – Midwestern State University (graduated from Laramie County Community College)
Taiwo Badmus (Senior) – UVA Wise
Aaran Benjamin (Junior) – Georgian Court University
Kyle Carey (Sophomore) – Barry University
Nick Conway (Freshman) – Academy of Art University San Francisco (dual passport holder)
Harry Craik (Sophomore) – Florida Tech
Tom Elliott-Smith (Junior) – Caldwell University
Sebastian Ferenc (Junior) – Missouri S&T (graduated from Sheridan College)
Pharroh Gordon (Redshirt Junior) – William Jewell College (transfer from Saint Rose)
Brandon Hitchman (Junior) – Cal State LA
Joe Lockwood (Senior) – Post University
Fraser Malcolm (Junior) – Black Hills State University
Terrel Martin-Garcia (Senior) – Adelphi University (transfer from D1 University of Albany)
Kingsley Nwagboso (Junior) – Francis Marion University (graduated from Connors State College)
Theo Oghide (Senior) – Southern Baptist University
Tamas Okros (Junior) – Post University
Earl Russell (Junior) – Saint Leo University (graduated from Western Wyoming College)
Dominic Scott-Robinson (Freshman) – Davis and Elkins
Jordan Spencer (Senior) – Augustana College
Kyle Squire (Senior) – Post University
Sam Turner (Junior) – Emmanuel College
Theo Turner (Senior) – Barry University
Jelani Watson-Gayle (Freshman) – Benedict College
Sam Van Oostrum (Freshman) – Franklin Pierce University
Evan Walshe (Sophomore) – Barry University
Patrick Whelan (Senior) – William Jewell College
Skyler White (Senior) – Point Loma Nazarene (post-grad)
Deane Williams (Junior) – Georgia Regents University Augusta

NCAA Division 3

Benson Arogbo (Senior) – University of Maine at Fort Kent
Tolu Babalola (Sophomore) – Wesley College
Paul Cottam (Junior) – Ursinus College
Bennett Grigull (Senior) – Kenyon College
Cam Harris (Freshman) – Stevenson University
Mark James (Freshman) – Bridgewater College
Ewan Lancaster (Freshman) – Gettysburg College
Tyler Sealy (Freshman) – Medaille College


Amin Adamu (Freshman) – Western Wyoming Community College
Obi Agu (Freshman) – Western Wyoming Community College
Josh Apple (Freshman) – Collin College
Andre Arissol (Sophomore) – Otero Junior College
Harvey Barr (Sophomore) – Lake Region State College
Jubrile Belo (Freshman) – Lamar Community College
Moses Byekwaso (Freshman) – Northeast Community College
Johde Campbell (Freshman) – Missouri State-University West Plains
Ryan Cook (Sophomor) – Morton College
Max Denham (Sophomore) – Lassen Community College
Jake Edwards (Freshman) – Hibbing Community College
Denzil Guwa (Sophomore) – Lassen Community College
Sedale Hanson-Young (Freshman) – Butte College
Kayne Henry (Freshman) – San Jacinto College
Robinson Idehen (Freshman) – Trinity Valley Community College
Solomon Iluyomade (Freshman) – Laramie County Community College
Erikas Jakstys (Sophomore) – Olney Central College
Henri Langton (Freshman) – Otero Junior College
James Lloyd (Sophomore) – Anoka Ramsey Community College (transferred from North Iowa Area Community College)
Camron McPherson (Sophomore) – North Iowa Area Community College
Melkisedek Moreaux (Sophomore) – Northeast Community College
Calvin Nevill-Kintu (RS Sophomore) – Western Wyoming Community College
Ayo Nuwe (Freshman) – Casper College
Sam Pleszak (Sophomore) – St Clair County Community College
Adam Riabi (Freshman) – Hillsborough Community College
Nathan Smith (Sophomore) – Palm Beach State College (transferred from Western Kentucky University)
Romario Spence (Freshman) – Central Wyoming College
Zion Tordoff (Freshman) – Casper College
Rael Williams (Freshman) – North Dakota State College of Science
Rory Winter (Freshman) – Iowa Lakes Community College


Sammy Egedi (Senior) – Harris-Stowe State University (transferred from John Brown University)
Selby Hind-Wills (Sophomore) – Shawnee State University
Joseph Kehinde (Junior) – Mount Mercy University
Callum Lawson (Junior) – Arizona Christian (graduated from Western Wyoming College)
Ben Maranan (Sophomore) – Mayville State University
Jamal Tahraoui (Senior) – University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Adam Wilkinson (Senior) – Brescia University


Jay Carter (Year 1) – MacEwan University
Laimis Gruzdys (Year 1) – Crandell University
Sam Newman (Year 2) – University of Alberta
Jake Notice (Year 2) – MacEwan University


Elliott DeFreitas graduated from Hawaii Pacific University, signed in Italy Serie C Gold
Tim Fava left Post University, returned to Loughborough in NBL D1
Ben Lawson graduated from Western Kentucky University, signed with Lefke Avrupa Üniversitesi in Cyprus
Luke Nelson graduated from UC Irvine, signed with Gran Canaria (on loan at Real Betis) in Spain
Sol Rolls-Tyson left University of North Dakota in January, signed with Kongsberg Miners in Norway
Dylan Johns left Cal State-Northridge and signed in Panama
Josh Steel left Duquesne, signed with BBL side Surrey Scorchers
Tyrell Isaacs graduated from Western Wyoming College, has appeared in one game for London Greenhouse Pioneers in NBL D2
Dwayne Orija graduated from Missouri State University West Plains, playing for Kent Crusaders in NBL D1
Charles Yassi-Pepin left Laramie County Community College, signed in Spain with Jaguarzo Adepla.
Paddy Bell graduated Marian University Indianapolis
Josh Foulds who was at Mayville State University has been forced to stop playing due to injury
Teslim Idris graduated from Vanguard University
Daniel Ogunseye left Faulkner University now playing for Oxford Brookes University
Joel Ufele left Cochise College, back in the UK, intends to return to US next season.
Aidan Quinn left Mayville State University playing for Belfast Star in Irish Superleague
Conor Quinn left Mayville State University playing for Belfast Star in Irish Superleague
Bruce Adjei left Bishops University, Canada, back in the UK playing for Worcester
Jamelle Davis left Olds College, Canada, in Italy playing for Polisportiva Olympia Club Rutigliano in Italy
Elliott Sentance left University of Lethbridge and is playing for Leicester Warriors in NBL D1
George Darling left Weber State, returned to England and is not currently playing basketball
George Ivens was at York University in Canada, is now at university in Scotland
Josh Santos left Our Lady of the Lake University and is now playing in Italy at Vieste Sunshine Basket
Aiden Saunders graduated University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Ben Mead graduated from Franklin Pierce University, doing Masters at Fairfield County but not playing basketball
Jake Eynon graduates from Texas A&M International later this month and exploring offers in Spain and the UK
Bradley Fisher stopped playing at Emporia State University after being told his scholarship was going to someone else
Jake Wesselingh left Rochester County Technical College is back playing in NBL D1 with Derby Trail Blazers
Grant Mackay graduated from Saint Anselm College, now working in Boston
Michael New left Western Nebraska, back in the UK rehabbing a knee injury
Ashley Dunwell left University of St. Francis now at University of Illinois at Chicago working as a team manager
Jed Robinson left Iowa Lakes Community College and is now playing for Ipswich in NBL D2
Malik Griffith-Johnson left Arizona Western College and is not playing this season
Ajou Deng graduated from Colby Community College and not currently playing as far as we’re aware


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 their whereabouts).

C.J Vaughan (dual passport holder) reportedly transferred from Morgan State University, not sure where.
Sam Harvey was a Freshman at Chadron State College last season but no longer on their roster
Dominic Norton was a Junior at Tuskegee University last season  but no longer on their roster
Cameron King we assume graduated from Navarro Junior College but not sure where he is now
Jay Jarrett was a Freshman at Sheridan College but no longer on their roster
Alex Maziec-Sprung was UKC in Canada but no longer on their roster
Patrick O’Connor was a Sophomore at Seton Hill University but no longer on their roster

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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