BBL Rosters Tracker 2019-20 - Hoopsfix.com

BBL Rosters Tracker 2019-20

Leicester Riders BBL Playoff Champions 2019

The summer signings are starting to pick up pace around the league so we’ve put together our annual roster tracker so you can keep up to date with all the ins and outs in the BBL.

Updated: 5th December, 2019

KEY:
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unless stated
II – changes made after season has started
(top division unless stated)

Bristol Flyers

HC: Andreas Kapoulas

Returning: Lewis Champion, Fred Thomas 🇺🇸, Daniel Edozie, Marcus Delpeche, Panos Mayindombe 🇬🇷, Chris Taylor, Jordan Nicholls (all re-signed)

Ins: Raphell Thomas-Edwards (Leicester Warriors – NBL D1), Gentrey Thomas 🇨🇦 (Moncton Magic – Canada), Josh Rogers (London City Royals), Levi Bradley 🇺🇸 (Northern Illinois – NCAA DI), Liam Davis 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Ben-e-lot – Guadeloupe)

II:

OutsJalan McCloud 🇺🇸 (Kirchheim – Germany, Pro-A), Justin Gray 🇺🇸, Tevin Falzon 🇲🇹 (not returning), Mike Vigor 🇦🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (Italy), Liam Davis (loaned to Reading Rockets – NBL D1)

II:

News: Raphell Thomas-Edwards Lands with Bristol Flyers

Cheshire Phoenix

HC: Ben Thomas

Returning: Louis Sayers, Disraeli Lufadeju, Momcilo Latinovic 🇷🇸🇭🇺, Jalen Hayes 🇺🇸 (all re-signed)

Ins: Michael Ochereobia (Urbania – Italy, Serie C), Karim Mouliom 🇫🇷 (Southwest Baptist University – NCAA DII), Johde Campbell (Missouri State – West Plains – JUCO), Montell McRae 🇺🇸 (University of Buffalo – NCAA DI), Parker Jackson-Cartwright 🇺🇸 (Westchester Knicks – NBA G-League)

II: Ben Mockford (Karditsas* – Greece A2 – October), Demonte Flannigan 🇺🇸 (Flyers Wels* – Austria – October)

*2018-19 teams

Outs: Daniel Norl 🇩🇪🇺🇸 (Karlsruhe – Germany, Pro-A), CJ Gettys 🇺🇸, Dii’jon Allen-Jordan 🇺🇸(London Lions), Sol Rolls-Tyson (Surrey Scorchers), Connor Murtagh (Spain)

II: Montell McRae 🇺🇸 (released – October)

News: Ben Mockford Joins Cheshire for Second BBL Spell

Glasgow Rocks

HC: Vincent Lavandier

Returning: Gareth Murray, Ali Fraser, Jonny Bunyan, Greg Pryor 🇺🇸, Alex Geddes, Tadas Rinkunas 🇱🇹 (all re-signed)

Ins: Earl Russell (Rio Grande University – NAIA DII), Eli Pepper 🇺🇸 (Lipscomb University – NCAA DI), Fraser Malcolm (Black Hills State University – NCAA DII), Devontavius Payne 🇺🇸 (Plymouth Raiders), Maxime Djo Ebala 🇫🇷 (Orchies – France, NM1)

II:

Outs: Kieron Achara (retired), Murray Hendry (Italy), Bo Zeigler 🇺🇸, Kenny Carpenter 🇺🇸(Fyllingen – Norway), Bouna Ndiaye 🇳🇴 (Sheffield Sharks), Devontavius Payne 🇺🇸 (visa issues)

II: Earl Russell (released – November), Eli Pepper 🇺🇸 (left – November)

News: Earl Russell Signs with Glasgow Rocks for 2019-20 Season

Leicester Riders

HC: Rob Paternostro

Returning: Andy Thomson, Josh Ward-Hibbert, Rema Lascelles (all re-signed), Jamell Anderson (2-year deal last summer)

Ins: Jesse Chuku (Melila, LEB Gold – Spain), Kyron Cartwright 🇺🇸 (Alba – Hungary), Namon Wright 🇺🇸 (Colorado University – NCAA DI), Mo Walker 🇨🇦🇬🇧 (Boulogne, France – NM1), Joe Scott 🇺🇸🇮🇹 (Vienna Timberwolves – Austria)

II: Darien Nelson-Henry 🇺🇸 (Kapfenberg* – Austria – October)

*2018-19 team

Outs: Conner Washington (Oroszlany – Hungary), Pierre Hampton 🇸🇪 (Jurmala – Latvia), Tim Williams 🇺🇸 (Lugano – Switzerland), Harrison Gamble (retired), JR Holder 🇺🇸, Kiefer Douse 🇨🇦🇬🇧, Brandon Clark 🇺🇸(did not return)

II: Mo Walker (season-ending injury – October)

News: Jesse Chuku Signs with Leicester Riders 

London City Royals

HC: Lloyd Gardner

Returning
: Orlan Jackman, Will Neighbour, Ed Lucas 🇦🇴🇵🇹, Elvisi Dusha 🇦🇱🇬🇧 (all re-signed)

Ins: Andrew Lawrence (Latina Basket – Italy, Serie A2), Matt Scott 🇺🇸 (Chemnitz – Germany, Pro-A), Kyle Carey (Worcester Wolves), Darjus Lavrinovic 🇱🇹, Ksistof Lavrinovic 🇱🇹(both Prenai – Lithuania)

II:

OutsWes Washpun 🇺🇸 (Ventspils – Latvia), Josh Rogers (Bristol Flyers), Sam Toluwase (London Lions), Matthew Bryan-Amaning (Dorados – Mexico), Jules Dang Akodo (London Lions), AJ Roberts (did not return), Ashley Hamilton (Coruna – Spain, LEB Gold)

II:

News: Lloyd Gardner Named Head Coach of London City Royals
London City Royals Bring In Andrew Lawrence

London Lions

HC: Vince Macaulay

Returning: Brandon Peel 🇺🇸 (two-year deal announced last summer), Justin Robinson, Joe Ikhinmwin, Andre Lockhart 🇧🇧🇬🇧(all re-signed)

Ins: Jorge Romero 🇪🇸 (Marin – Spain, LEB Silver), Trent Weaver 🇺🇸 (Contern – Luxembourg), Dii’jon Allen-Jordan 🇺🇸 (Cheshire Phoenix), Jordan Whelan (Worcester Wolves), Jordan Jackson 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (McMurry University – NCAA DIII), Sam Toluwase (London City Royals)

II: Jules Dang Akodo (London City Royals* – October), Alioune Tew 🇫🇷 (Kaysersberg* – France, NM1 – November), Ovie Soko (UCAM Murcia* – Spain – November)

*2018-19 teams

Outs: Jordan Spencer (Schalke 04 – Germany, Pro-A), Ladarius Tabb 🇺🇸 (BC Nokia – Finland), Jerelle Okoro (Essex Leopards – NBL D1), Kervin Bristol 🇺🇸, Paul Guede (did not return)

II: Trent Weaver 🇺🇸 (released, re-joined Contern – Luxembourg – November)

News: Jordan Spencer Joins Schalke After Season in London
Two-Time Reigning MVP Justin Robinson Stays with London Lions
Lions Finally Confirm Capture of Ovie Soko

Manchester Giants

HC: Danny Byrne

Returning: Ingus Bankevics 🇱🇻, James Jones, Callum Jones (all re-signed)

Ins: Dantiel Daniels 🇺🇸(Tabare – Uruguay)Del’vin Dickerson 🇺🇸 (Gimnasia Y Esgrima – Argentina), Eduard Arques 🇪🇸 (Bochum – Germany, Pro-B), Phil Brandreth (University of Chester – NBL D2), Jonathan Mulmore 🇺🇸 (Londrina – Brazil), Cristal Malalu 🇳🇱 (Bellizzi – Italy, Serie C), Benson Arogbo (Derby Trailblazers – NBL D1), Daniel Pilkington (Liverpool – NBL D2), Zack Powell (Aston Manor Academy), Louis Rogerson-Evans (free agent)

II: Ronalds Elksnis 🇱🇻(BK Jekabpils – Latvia, November), Jack Hudson, David Ulph (both Liverpool – NBL D1, December)

OutsWillie Clayton 🇺🇸(Club Urunday – Uruguay), Torry Butler 🇺🇸(did not return), Mike McCall 🇺🇸 (Hungary), Vlatko Granic 🇭🇷 (BK Kolin – Czech Republic), Dean Wanliss (Huelva – Spain, EBA), Dantiel Daniels 🇺🇸 (left for China in pre-season)

II: Daniel Pilkington (left – October), Cristal Malalu 🇳🇱 (released – October), Jonathan Mulmore 🇺🇸 (released – November)

Newcastle Eagles

Interim coach: Ian MacLeod

ReturningRahmon Fletcher 🇺🇸, Drew Lasker 🇬🇧🇺🇸, Darius Defoe, Eddie Matthew, Kai Williams 🇨🇦🇬🇧(all re-signed), Themba Yabantu (returning)

Ins: Mike Morsell 🇺🇸 (Kobrat – Finland), Nick Schlitzer 🇺🇸🇮🇹 (Valur – Iceland), John Mitchell 🇺🇸 (Los Michos – Mexico)Sade Aded Hussein 🇫🇷 (Valga-Valka – Latvia), Rodney Glasgow 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Prievidza – Slovakia)

II: CJ Gettys 🇺🇸 (Fort Wayne Mad Ants – NBA G-League – November)

OutsJeremy Smith 🇺🇸(Etha Nicosia – Cyprus), Victor Moses 🇺🇸 (Fjolnir – Iceland), Fab Flournoy 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Toronto Raptors – NBA, assistant coach), Kyle Williams 🇬🇧🇺🇸(Njardvik – Iceland), Jamal Williams 🇨🇦🇬🇧 (did not return)

II: John Mitchell 🇺🇸 (released – November)

Plymouth Raiders

HC: Paul James

Returning: Josh Wilcher 🇦🇺🇬🇧, Rashad Hassan 🇺🇸 (both re-signed); Denzel Ubiaro, Josh Palmer, Tola Okiki (all returning)

Ins: Theo Turner (Recklinghausen – Germany, Regionalliga), Isa Brandon (Derby Trailblazers – NBL D1), Tyrell Johnson 🇺🇸 (Appalachian State University – NCAA DI), Jackson Hyland 🇺🇸 (West Chester University – NCAA DII), Kostas Jonuška 🇱🇹 (Ezerunas Moletai – Lithuania, NKL)

II: Samuel Daniel 🇺🇸 (Dudelange – Luxembourg – December), Ron Mvouika 🇫🇷 (Bayer Leverkusen* – Germany, Pro-B – December)

*2018-19 team

Outs: Zak Wells (retired), Devontavius Payne 🇺🇸 (Glasgow Rocks), Donte Nicholas 🇺🇸 (Rostock – Germany, Pro-A), Joonas Jarvelainen 🇪🇪, Shawn Shelton 🇬🇧🇺🇸, Jawad Adekoya (all did not return)

II: Jackson Hyland 🇺🇸 (released – December)

Sheffield Sharks

HC: Atiba Lyons

Returning: Mike Tuck 🇨🇦🇬🇧, Rob Marsden, Marko Backovic, Sedale Hanson-Young, Mackey McKnight 🇺🇸 (all re-signed)

Ins: Bennett Koch 🇺🇸 (Windmills – Netherlands), Bouna Ndiaye 🇳🇴 (Glasgow Rocks), Nick Lewis 🇨🇦🇬🇧 (Solent Kestrels – NBL D1), Connor Cashaw 🇺🇸 (Creighton University – NCAA DI)

II:

OutsDirk Williams 🇺🇸 (Zalakeramia – Hungary), Matthew Martin (Danum Eagles – NBL D2), Chris Alexander 🇺🇸(Wohnbau – Germany, Regionalliga), Drago Brcina 🇸🇮, Matthew Don (both did not return)

II:

Surrey Scorchers

HC: Creon Raftopoulos

Returning: Caylin Raftopoulos, Henry Wilkins, Tayo Ogedengbe (all re-signed)

Ins: Chip Flannigan 🇺🇸 (University of Wisconsin Parkside – NCAA DII), Adrian Kiyunu 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Albacete – Spain, LEB Silver), Sol Rolls-Tyson (Cheshire Phoenix), Skyler White 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇺🇸 (Terceira – Portugal), James Hawthorne 🇺🇸 (Middle Tennessee State – NCAA DI), Marcus White 🇺🇸 (Loimaa – Finland)

II: Ryan Richards (Kalev/Cramo – Estonia – November**), Lovell Cook 🇺🇸 (Atletico Nacional* – Panama – December)

*2018-19 team
**short-term deal

OutsQuincy Taylor 🇺🇸 (Palanga – Lithuania), Anthony Elechi 🇺🇸 (La Roda – Spain, LEB Silver), Willie Atwood 🇺🇸 (Kapfenberg – Austria)

II: Chip Flannigan 🇺🇸Marcus White 🇺🇸 (both released – November)

Worcester Wolves

HC: Matt Newby

Returning:

Ins: Kofi Josephs (Nassjo – Sweden), Mark Hughes 🇺🇸 (Wright State University – NCAA DI), Cortez Edwards 🇺🇸 (Southern Miss University – NCAA DI), Kyle Carey (Barking Abbey Crusaders – NBL D1), Raheem May-Thompson (Mulhouse – France, NM2), Maarten Bouwknecht 🇳🇱 (Den Bosch – Netherlands), Jordan Williams (Giessen 46ers II – Germany, Pro B), Merill Holden 🇺🇸 (Yulon Luxgen – Taiwan),  Julius Van Sauers 🇳🇱 (LIU Brooklyn – NCAA DI)

II: Amir Williams 🇺🇸 (Atomeromu* – Hungary – November)

*2018-19 team

OutsDeshawn Freeman 🇺🇸 (Groningen – Netherlands), Alejandro Navajas 🇪🇸 (Marbella – Spain, LEB Silver), Jordan Whelan (London Lions), Rob Crawford 🇺🇸, Lester Prosper, Miki Servera 🇪🇸, Darell Combs 🇺🇸(all did not return), Kyle Carey (left in pre-season for personal reasons)

II: Merill Holden 🇺🇸 (left – October)

News: Kofi Josephs Announced as First Worcester Wolves Signing Under Matt Newby
Kyle Carey Signs with Worcester Wolves for 2019-20 Season
Jordan Williams Ready for New Opportunity at Worcester Wolves


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