BBL Roster Tracker 2018-19 -

BBL Roster Tracker 2018-19

British Basketball League (BBL)

With just under a month to go until the opening night of the 2018-19 BBL season, we take a look at how the 12 rosters are shaping up.

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 2017-18 tracker here.

Leeds Force withdrew from the league with London City Royals the newcomers to the BBL with a couple of coaching changes taking place including Paul James’ swapping of Worcester for Plymouth.

unless stated
II – changes made after season start

Bristol Flyers

HC: Andreas Kapoulas

Returning: Daniel Edozie, Marcus Delpeche, Panos Mayindombe 🇬🇷, Jordan Nicholls, Chris Taylor (all re-signed)

Ins: Tevin Falzon 🇲🇹 (Cheshire Phoenix), Justin Gray 🇺🇸 (Texas Tech University University, NCAA DI), Fred Thomas 🇺🇸 (Kongsberg Miners, Norway), Lewis Champion (Team Northumbria, NBL D1), Jalan McCloud 🇺🇸 (East Tennessee State, NCAA DI)

II: Mike Vigor 🇦🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (returning in December)

OutsAdam Weary 🇺🇸 (not returning)Brandon Boggs 🇺🇸 (NH Ostrava, Czech Republic), Rohndell Goodwin 🇺🇸 (Kirchheim Knights, Germany Pro A), Leslee Smith 🇻🇬 (Iserlohn, Germany Pro-B), Malcolm Delpeche (WWU Baskets Münster, Germany Pro-B), Roy Owen (Bristol Flyers II, NBL D3), Jordan Davis (Albacete, Spain LEB Silver)


Cheshire Phoenix

HC: Ben Thomas

Returning: Lewis Jones, Luke Gosney

Ins: Ashton Khan 🇨🇦🇬🇧 (Halifax Hurricanes, Canada NBL), Louis Sayers (Plymouth Raiders), Momcilo Latinovic 🇷🇸🇭🇺 (London Lions), Jordan Session (Georgia State, NCAA DI), Sol Rolls-Tyson (Sheffield Sharks), Daniel Norl 🇺🇸🇩🇪 (Nebraska Omaha, NCAA DI), Jordan Dii’jon-Allen 🇺🇸 (unattached), Jimario Rivers 🇺🇸 (Memphis, NCAA DI)


Outs: Tevin Falzon 🇲🇹 (Bristol Flyers), Robert Sandoval 🇺🇸 (El Salvador), Orlan Jackman (London City Royals), Devan Bailey (Marmande, France NM1)


Glasgow Rocks

HC: Darryl Wood

Returning: Gareth Murray, Kieron Achara, Ali Fraser, Jonny Bunyan (all re-signed)

Ins: Greg Pryor 🇺🇸 (Lourdes, France NM1), Bo Zeigler 🇺🇸 (George Washington, NCAA DI), Kenny Carpenter 🇺🇸 (Cleveland State, NCAA DI), Bouna Ndiaye 🇳🇴 (Vosges, France NM1), Chris De Souza (Leeds Force), Murray Hendry


Outs: Nate Britt 🇺🇸 (Panionios, Greece A1), Kofi Josephs (Boncourt, Switzerland), Earl Brown 🇺🇸 (CAB Madeira, Portugal), Warren Gillis 🇺🇸 (not returning)


Leicester Riders

HC: Rob Paternostro

Returning: Pierre Hampton 🇸🇪, TrayVonn Wright 🇺🇸, JR Holder 🇺🇸, Andy Thomson, Rema Lascelles (all re-signed), Kiefer Douse 🇨🇦🇬🇧 (2-year deal last summer)

Ins: Conner Washington (Naevsted, Denmark), Niem Stevenson 🇺🇸 (Texas Tech University, NCAA DI), Jamell Anderson (La Roda, Spain LEB Silver), Alex Larsson 🇸🇪 (UC Riverside, NCAA DI)


Outs: Tyler Bernardini, Eric Robertson 🇺🇸 (both retired), Shane Walker (Bahrain), Chris Tawiah (Oberwart, Austria)


London City Royals

HC: Junior Williams

Ins: Will Neighbour (Plymouth Raiders), Elvisi Dusha 🇦🇱🇬🇧 (Cheshire Phoenix), AJ Roberts 🇺🇸 (Hemel Storm, NBL D1), Ed Lucas 🇦🇴🇵🇹 (Petro de Luanda, Angola), Orlan Jackman (Cheshire Phoenix), Ashley Hamilton (Manresa, Spain LEB Gold), Matthew Bryan-Amaning (Al Rayyan, Qatar)


Outs: N/A


London Lions

HC: Vince Macaulay

Returning: Justin Robinson, Brandon Peel 🇺🇸,Joe Ikhinmwin, Paul Guede, Jerelle Okoro, Abraham Ekperuoh (all re-signed)

Ins: Jordan Spencer (Augustana, NCAA DII), Kervin Bristol 🇭🇹🇺🇸 (Vytautus, Lithuania), Ladarius Tabb 🇺🇸 (Arantia, Luxembourg)




Manchester Giants

HC: Danny Byrne

Returning: Callum Jones (2-year deal last summer), Ingus Bankevics (re-signed)

Ins: Vlatko Granic 🇭🇷 (ASD Pallacanestro Molfetta, Italy), Mike McCall Jr 🇺🇸 (Chicago Steam, USA ABA), Willie Clayton 🇺🇸 (Girne, Cyprus), Torry Butler 🇺🇸 (BBC Bascharage Hedgehog, Luxembourg), James Jones (coaching, Canada), Barry Webster (Italy)


Outs: Austin Rettig 🇺🇸, David Kadiri 🇺🇸 (Uzice, Serbia), Jordan Whelan (Worcester Wolves)


Newcastle Eagles

PC: Fab Flournoy 🇺🇸🇬🇧

Returning: Darius Defoe, Jamal Williams 🇨🇦🇬🇧, Kai Williams 🇨🇦🇬🇧, Drew Lasker 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (all re-signed) Themba Yabantu (returning)

Ins: Rahmon Fletcher 🇺🇸 (Kosice, Slovakia), Kyle Williams 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Norfolk State, NCAA DI), Ahmad Thomas 🇺🇸 (North Carolina-Asheville, NCAA DI), Victor Moses 🇺🇸 (sat out 2017-18), Eddie Matthew (Plymouth Raiders)


Outs: Jaysean Paige 🇺🇸 (Chartres, France NM1), Saah Nimley 🇺🇸 (not returning), Jure Gunjina 🇭🇷 (Bosco Zagreb, Croatia)


Plymouth Raiders

HC: Paul James

Returning: Zak Wells, Joonas Jarvelainen 🇪🇪 (both re-signed)

Ins: Josh Wilcher 🇦🇺🇬🇧 (Itzehoe, Germany Pro B), Donte Nicholas 🇺🇸 (Iserlohn, Germany Pro B), Shawn Shelton 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Eastern New Mexico, NCAA DII), Javis Howard 🇺🇸 (Charleston Southern, NCAA DI), Declan Soukup 🇦🇺🇬🇧 (Reading Rockets, NBL D1), Jamal Williams 🇺🇸 (Sam Houston State, NCAA DII),


Outs: Louis Sayers (Cheshire Phoenix), Will Neighbour (London City Royals), Eddie Matthew (Newcastle Eagles)


Sheffield Sharks

HC: Atiba Lyons

Returning: Mike Tuck, Chris Alexander 🇺🇸, Rob Marsden, Marko Backovic, Dirk Williams 🇺🇸 (all re-signed)

Ins: Matthew Don (Real Murcia, Spain LEB Silver), Rene Castro-Cannedy 🇺🇸 (Duquesne, NCAA DI), Matthew Martin (Danum Eagles, NBL D3)


Outs: Mackey McKnight 🇺🇸 (not returning), Zach Gachette, Eddy Brownell (not returning)


Surrey Scorchers

HC: Creon Raftopoulos

Returning: Tayo Ogedengbe, Josh Steel, Jordan Williams (all re-signed)

Ins: Quincy Taylor 🇺🇸 (unattached), Demario Beck 🇺🇸 (Coastal Carolina, NCAA DI), Willie Atwood 🇺🇸 (Enosis Neon Paralimni, Cyprus)


Outs: Elias Desport 🇸🇪 (En Baskets Schwelm, Germany Pro-B), Tony Hicks 🇺🇸 (Rostock, Germany Pro-A), Alex Owumi 🇺🇸🇳🇬 (Worthing Thunder, NBL D1)


Worcester Wolves

HC: Ty Shaw


Ins: Robert Crawford 🇺🇸(Rasta Vechta II, Germany Regionalliga), Jordan Whelan (Manchester Giants), Terrel Martin-Garcia (Adelphi, NCAA DII), Mika Servera 🇪🇸 (Melilla, Spain LEB Gold), Filip Kramer 🇦🇹 (Kapfenberg Bulls, Austria), Darell Combs 🇺🇸 (Stjarnan, Iceland), Quadir Welton 🇺🇸 (Centro Deportivo Rivadavia de Mendoza, Argentina), Adam Thoseby 🇬🇧🇦🇺 (Sydney Kings, Australia)


Outs: Alejandro Navajas 🇪🇸 (Lourdes, France NM1), Dallin Bachynski 🇨🇦🇵🇱 (Beroe, Bulgaria), Trayvon Palmer 🇺🇸, George Beamon 🇺🇸 (not returning), Rob Gilchrist (Lulea, Sweden)


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

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