British Basketball Players in US Colleges - 2018/19 -

British Basketball Players in US Colleges – 2018/19

Akwasi Yeboah

With the college basketball season already upon us, as is now customary, 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 2017/18 season2016/17 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 up-to-date women’s list will be coming soon to Hoopsfix Women.

NCAA Division 1

Dan Akin (Sophomore) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Micheal Anumba (Freshman) – Winthrop University
Kavell Bigby-Williams (Senior) – Louisiana State University (sat out 2017-18 season after transferring)
Nelson Boachie-Yiadom (Freshman) – Davidson College
AJ Edu (Freshman)- University of Toledo
RJ Eytle-Rock (Freshman) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Caleb Fuller (Freshman) – UC Davis
Robinson Idehen (Sophomore) – UC Santa Barbara (transferred from Trinity Valley Community College)
Sam Idowu (Senior) – Saint Peter’s University (dual passport holder)
Solomon Iluyomade (Sophomore) – University of Maine (finished Freshman year at Laramie County Community College)
Boban Jacdonmi (Redshirt Junior) – Southern Mississippi (redshirted in 2017-18 season)
Samuel Japhet-Mathias (Junior) – San Jose State (left Wake Forest)
Sacha Killeya-Jones (Junior) – NC State (transferred from University of Kentucky, sitting out 2018-19 season)
Karolis Kundrotas (Senior) – Elon University
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (Senior) – Bradley University
Josh McSwiggan (Redshirt Junior) – University of Portland
Aaron Menzies (Senior) – Saint Mary’s College (post-grad from Seattle University)
Melkisedek Moreaux (Junior) – St Bonaventure (graduated from Northeast Community College)
Sesan Russell (Freshman) – UMass Lowell
Nathan Robinson (Freshman) – South Dakota
Thai Segwai (Freshman) – Central Connecticut State University
Shaquille Walters (Sophomore) – Northeastern University (transferred from Santa Clara University)
Akwasi Yeboah (Redshirt Junior) – Stony Brook

NCAA Division 2

Hafeez Abdul (Senior) – Montana State University Billings
David Akibo (Senior) – Minot State University
Adria Amabilino-Perez (Freshman) – Bentley College
Josh Apple (Sophomore) – East Central University (transferred from JUCO Collin College)
Andre Arissol (Junior) – Chaminade University (graduated from Otero Junior College)
Ola Ayodele (Senior) – Midwestern State University
Radwan Bakkali (Senior) – University of Indianapolis (transferred from D1 Jacksonville University)
Harvey Barr (Junior) – Colorado State University – Pueblo (graduated from Lake Region State College)
Kaiyem Cleary (Freshman) – Florida Southern University
Nick Conway (Sophomore) – Academy of Art University San Francisco (dual passport holder)
Harry Craik (Junior) – Florida Tech
Tom Elliott-Smith (Senior) – Caldwell University
Danny Evans (Junior) – Saint Anselm College (transferred from D1 Maine)
Alex Ferguson (Freshman) – Fresno Pacific University
Pharroh Gordon (Redshirt Senior) – William Jewell College
Arminas Griska (Freshman) – Ohio Valley University
Jonny Hall (Freshman) – Colorado State University – Pueblo
Brandon Hitchman (Senior) – Cal State LA
Gedi Juozapaitis (Freshman) – Flagler College
Fraser Malcolm (Senior) – Black Hills State University
Sean Nealon-Lino (Freshman) – Fresno Pacific University
Dwayne Orija (Junior) – Florida Tech (returned to the US after a year in the UK)
Tamas Okros (Senior) – Post University
Dominic Scott-Robinson (Sophomore) – Davis and Elkins
Nathan Smith (Junior) – Kentucky Wesleyan (graduated from Palm Beach State College)
Eisley Swaine (Freshman) – Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Sam Van Oostrum (Sophomore) – Franklin Pierce University
Evan Walshe (Junior) – Barry University
Jelani Watson-Gayle (Sophomore) – Miles College (transferred from Benedict College)
Deane Williams (Senior) – Georgia Regents University Augusta

NCAA Division 3

Brian Amabilino-Perez (Freshman) – University of Rochester
Tolu Babalola (Junior) – Wesley College
Jacob Davenport (Freshman) – Washington and Jefferson College
Temi George (Sophomore) – Union College
Cam Harris (Sophomore) – Stevenson University
Mark James (Sophomore) – Bridgewater College
Ewan Lancaster (Sophomore) – Gettysburg College
Ryan Murunge (Freshman) – Skidmore College
Marcus Quirk (Freshman) – Cornell College
Enoch Quarcoo (Freshman) – Mount Aloysius
Tyler Sealy (Sophomore) – Medaille College


Amin Adamu (Sophomore) – Casper College (transferred from Western Wyoming Community College)
Obi Agu (Sophomore) – Western Wyoming Community College
Christian Alexander (Freshman) – Bay College
Matthew Allman (Freshman) – Richard Bland College
Daniel Beard (Freshman) – Barstow Community College
Jubrile Belo (Sophomore) – Lamar Community College
Ashley Briggs (Freshman) – Lake Region State
Moses Byekwaso (Sophomore) – Northeast Community College
Carl Campbell (Freshman) – Frank Phillips College
Johde Campbell (Sophomore) – Missouri State-University West Plains
George Davey (Freshman) – Cecil Community College
Kyle Dennis-Nelson (Freshman) – Des Moines Area Community College
Josh Edwards (Freshman) – Colby Community College
Jake Edwards (Sophomore) – Hibbing Community College
Leighton Elliott-Sewell (Freshman) – Polk State College
Jordan George (Freshman) – New Mexico Military Institute
Jani Griffith (Sophomore) – Lake Land College (transferred from Sheridan College)
Kayne Henry (Sophomore) – Northwest Florida State College (transferred from San Jacinto College)
Henri Langton (Sophomore) – Missouri State-University West Plains (transferred from Otero Junior College)
Ayo Nuwe (Sophomore) – Pasadena Community College (transferred from Casper College)
Adam Riabi (Sophomore) – Hillsborough Community College
Micah Savery-Richards (Freshman) – Lewis & Clark
Romario Spence (Sophomore) – Frank Phillips College (transferred from Central Wyoming College)
Zion Tordoff (Sophomore) – Casper College
Joel Ufele (Sophomore) – Northeast Community College
Tyrese Walters-Lawrence (Freshman) – Bryant & Stratton College


Morgan Carter (Freshman) – University of the Cumberlands
Malik Eichler (Junior) – Madonna University (transferred from D1 University of Detroit) (dual passport holder)
Laimis Gruzdys (Sophomore) – Oklahoma Pandle State University (transferred from Crandall University in Canada)
Selby Hind-Wills (Junior) – Shawnee State University
Joseph Kehinde (Senior) – Mount Mercy University
Callum Lawson (Senior) – Arizona Christian
Kyron Martin (Freshman) – Washington Adventist
Calvin Nevill-Kintu (Junior – redshirting) – Our Lady of the Lake University (graduated from Western Wyoming Community College)
Samson Oyediran (Senior) – University of St. Francis (transferred from D1 Tennessee State University
Ira Perrier (Freshman) – John Brown University
Sam Pleszak (Junior) – Calumet College of St Joseph (graduated from St Clair County Community College)
Earl Russell (Senior) – University of Rio Grande (transferred from NCAA D2 Saint Leo University)


Cameron Bett (Year 1) – Queen’s University
Elliot Bailey (Redshirt Year 1) – redshirt at Carleton
Joshua Djanogly (Year 1) – McGill University
Jake Notice (Year 3) – MacEwan University

Graduated or Left/Other

If you know what any of the graduated players below that we do not have info for are now doing – especially if they are still playing – please let us know!
Kingsley Okoroh graduated from University of California, Berkeley, signed in Spain’s LEB Gold with Araberri Basket Club
Taiwo Badmus graduated from UVA Wise, signed in Spain’s LEB Silver with Marín Peixegalego
Patrick Whelan graduated from William Jewell College signed in Spain’s LEB Silver with Myrtia
Jordan Spencer graduated from Augustana College and signed in the BBL with London Lions
Kyle Carey left Barry University, returned to England, signed in BBL with London City Royals before suffering a season-ending injury – currently rehabbing
Sedale Hanson-Young left Butte College signed in the BBL with Sheffield Sharks
Terrel Martin-Garcia graduate from Adelphi University and signed in the BBL with Worcester Wolves
Erikas Jakstys graduated from Olney Central College, signed in Lithuania’s second division with BC Vytis
Joe Junior Mvuezolo graduated from Montana State, signed in Germany’s third division with Rhoendorf but has since left
Skyler White completed post-grad at Point Loma Nazarene signed in Portugal with Terceira Basket Susiarte
Sammy Egedi graduated from Harris-Stowe State University signed in Spain’s EBA with CB Terralfas
Kingsley Nwagboso left Francis Marion University and signed in Germany’s Regionalliga with Speyer
Theo Turner graduated from Barry University signed in Germany’s Regionalliga with Citybasket Recklinghausen
Jamal Tahraoui graduated from University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma signed with Ibbenbueren in Germany’s Regionalliga
Sam Turner graduated from Emmanuel College signed in NBL D1 with Solent Kestrels
Rory Winter left Iowa Lakes Community College, signed in NBL D1 with Essex Leopards
Sam Newman left University of Alberta signed in NBL D1 with Essex Leopards
Benson Arogbo graduated from University of Maine at Fort Kent signed in NBL D1 with Derby Trailblazers
Ben Maranan graduated from Mayville State University playing NBL D3 with Solent Kestrels
Rael Williams left North Dakota State College of Science, now at Loughborough University
Denzil Guwa graduated from Lassen Community College now at Loughborough University
Sebastian Ferenc left Missouri S&T to try and turn pro
Joe Lockwood graduated from Post University
Legend Robertin graduated from Nicholls State
Theo Oghide graduated from Southern Baptist University
Kyle Squire graduated from Post University
Bennett Grigull graduated from Kenyon College
Max Denham graduated from Lassen Community College and is now back at UEL finishing off his undergrad
James Lloyd graduated from Anoka Ramsey Community College tore ACL, back in the UK rehabbing
Adam Wilkinson graduated from Brescia University, remains there as a graduate assistant
Paul Cottam is in his Senior year at Ursinus College but no longer playing basketball
Jay Carter left after year 1 at MacEwan University and is back in England no longer playing basketball


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).
Aaran Benjamin was a Junior a Georgian Court University
Ryan Cook was a Sophomore at Morton College
Camron McPherson was a Sophomore at North Iowa Area Community College

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 [email protected] and let us know!

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