British Basketball Players in US Colleges - 2019/20 -

British Basketball Players in US Colleges – 2019/20

Akwasi Yeboah, Rutgers

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 2018/19 season2017/18 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.

There are 27 Brits on NCAA Division 1 rosters to start the 2019-20 season, up four from last year.

You can also find the list of Female British basketball players in the US College system over on Hoopsfix Women.

To follow all the Brits in the US college system, make sure you check out ESPN Player.

NCAA Division 1

Amin Adamu (Junior) – Montana State University (graduated from Casper College)
Ade Adebayo (Freshman) – UC Davis
Dan Akin (Junior) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Micheal Anumba (Sophomore) – Winthrop University
Tariq Balogun (Freshman) – Eastern Kentucky University
Robert Banks (Freshman) – University of Cincinnatti
Jubrile Belo (Sophomore) – Montana State University (graduated from Lamar Community College, medical redshirt last season)
Nelson Boachie-Yiadom (Sophomore) – Davidson College
AJ Edu (Sophomore)- University of Toledo
Tosan Evbuomwan (Freshman) – Princeton
RJ Eytle-Rock (Sophomore) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Caleb Fuller (Sophomore) – UC Davis
Kayne Henry (Junior) – Jacksonville State (graduated from Northwest Florida State College)
Robinson Idehen (Junior) – UC Santa Barbara
Solomon Iluyomade (Redshirt Sophomore) – University of Maine (missed most of 2018-19 season with injury)
Boban Jacdonmi (Redshirt Senior) – Southern Mississippi (redshirted in 2017-18 season)
Samuel Japhet-Mathias (Redshirt Junior) – San Jose State (redshirted in 2018-19 season)
Hosana Kitenge (Freshman) – Coastal Carolina
Aaron Menzies (Redshirt Senior) – Saint Mary’s College (post-grad from Seattle University, medical redshirt for last season)
Harry Morrice (Freshman) – North Carolina A&T
Daniel Ogoro (Freshman) – Youngstown State
Mate Okros (Freshman) – Drexel
Ciaran Sandy (Freshman) – Holy Cross
Thai Segwai (Sophomore) – Central Connecticut State University
Zion Tordoff (Junior) – Marist (graduated from Casper College)
Shaquille Walters (Junior) – Northeastern University
Akwasi Yeboah (Graduate Student) – Rutgers University (graduated from Stony Brook)

NCAA Division 2

Obi Agu (Junior) – Concordia Portland (graduated Western Wyoming Community College, currently playing for London City Royals, will return to the US in January)
Adria Amabilino-Perez (Sophomore) – Bentley College
Josh Apple (Junior) – East Central University
Andre Arissol (Senior) – Chaminade University
Ola Ayodele (Senior) – Midwestern State University (medical redshirt for last season)
Robin Bedford (Freshman) – Newberry College
Jonathan Brown (Freshman) – Fresno Pacific University
Kaiyem Cleary (Sophomore) – Florida Southern University
Harry Craik (Senior) – Florida Tech
Danny Evans (Senior) – Saint Anselm College
Alex Ferguson (Sophomore) – Fresno Pacific University
Arminas Griska (Redshirt Freshman) – Ohio Valley University
Niall Harris (Freshman) – Florida Tech
Gedi Juozapaitis (Sophomore) – Flagler College
Patrick Lanipekun (Freshman) – University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Callan Low (Freshman) – Newberry College
Melkisedek Moreaux (Redshirt Senior) – Mercyhurst University (transferred from St Bonaventure in D1)
Sean Nealon-Lino (Redshirt Freshman) – Fresno Pacific University
Wesley Oba (Freshman) – University of Sioux Falls
Junior Oscar (Sophomore) – Mercyhurst University
Luke Ptak (Freshman) Fort Lewis College
Sesan Russell (Sophomore) – Florida Tech (listed as UMass Lowell freshman in 2018-19)
Zak-Blue Shagourie (Freshman) – Southern Arkansas University
Nathan Smith (Senior) – Kentucky Wesleyan
Romario Spence (Junior) – University of Montevallo (graduated from Frank Phillips College)
Eisley Swaine (Sophomore) – University of Findlay (transferred from Northwestern Oklahoma State University)
Joel Ufele (Junior) – Mercyhurst University (graduated from Northeast Community College)
Sam Van Oostrum (Junior) – Franklin Pierce University
Evan Walshe (Senior) – Barry University
Jelani Watson-Gayle (Junior) – Miles College

NCAA Division 3

Brian Amabilino-Perez (Sophomore) – University of Rochester
Tolu Babalola (Senior) – Wesley College
Adam Davenport (Freshman) – Suffolk University
Jacob Davenport (Sophomore) – Washington and Jefferson College
Temi George (Junior) – Union College
Cam Harris (Junior) – Stevenson University
Jacob Iwowo (Freshman) – Bates College
Ryan Murunge (Sophomore) – Skidmore College
Enoch Quarcoo (Sophomore) – Mount Aloysius
Marcus Quirk (Sophomore) – Cornell College
Tyler Sealy (Junior) – Medaille College


Christian Alexander (Sophomore) – Bay College
Matthew Allman (Sophomore) – Palm Beach State (transferred from Richard Bland College)
Ryan Anglin (Freshman) – Dodge City Community College
Kelechi Asuzu (Freshman) – Metropolitan Community College
Aaron Badibo (Freshman) – Sheridan College
Joe Bielak (Freshman) – Sheridan College
John Bourne (Freshman) – Jamestown Community College
Jordan Boyd (Freshman) – Madison Area Community College
Carl Campbell (Sophomore) – Frank Phillips College
Morgan Carter (Sophomore) – Hillsborough Community College (transferred from NAIA University of the Cumberlands)
George Davey (Sophomore) – Cecil Community College
Bradley Day (Freshman) – Des Moines Area Community College
Kyle Dennis-Nelson (Sophomore) – De Anza College (transferred from Des Moines Area Community College)
Josh Edwards (Sophomore) – Colby Community College
Levi Edwards (Freshman) – Southeastern Illinois College
Leighton Elliott-Sewell (Sophomore) – Otero College (last year started at Polk State College before Sunlive Academy)
Jordan George (Sophomore) – New Mexico Military Institute
Milo Gordon (Freshman) – Vincennes College
Ben Gordos (Freshman) – De Anza College
Jonny Hall (Sophomore) – Eastern Wyoming College (transferred from Colorado State University – Pueblo)
Conroy Hayden (Freshman) – Gilette College
Sam Keita (Freshman) – Casper Community College
Sam Kesinro (Sophomore) – Genesee Community College
Jonathan Komagum (Sophomore) – Williston State College
Dylan Magloire (Freshman) – Genesee Community College
Jordan Okonji (Freshman) – Northeast Community College
Elias Poorman (Freshman) – Midland College
Nathaniel Powell (Freshman) – Williston State College
Micah Savery-Richards (Sophomore) – Lewis & Clark Community College (redshirting this year)
Dante Sofia (Freshman) – Laramie County Community College
Ben Tew (Freshman) – Midland College
Peter Turay (Freshman) – Lamar Community College
Abdul Wurie (Freshman) – Northeast Community College


Tim Adetukasi (Freshman) – Indiana Wesleyan University
Harvey Barr (Senior) – Simpson University (transferred from Colorado State University – Pueblo in D2)
Moses Byekwaso (Junior) – University of the Science and Arts (graduated from Northeast Community College)
Jani Griffith (Redshirt Junior) – Bethel University (graduated from Lake Land College)
Selby Hind-Wills (Senior) – Shawnee State University
Kyron Martin (Sophomore) – Washington Adventist
Calvin Nevill-Kintu (Junior) – Our Lady of the Lake University
Ira Perrier (Sophomore) – John Brown University
Sam Pleszak (Senior) – Calumet College of St Joseph (graduated from St Clair County Community College)
Adam Riabi (Sophomore) – Montreat College (graduated from Hillsborough Community College)


Nathan Robinson (Sophomore) – City College of San Francisco (left University of South Dakota in D1)


Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo (Year 1) – University of Regina
Cameron Bett (Year 2) – Queen’s University
Elliot Bailey (Year 1) – Carleton
Joshua Djanogly (Year 2) – McGill University
Jake Notice (Year 4) – MacEwan University
Jay Parnell (Year 1) – University of Winnipeg

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!

Kavell Bigby-Williams from Louisiana State University, signed professionally in NBA G-League
Sam Idowu graduated from Saint Peter’s University, signed professionally in the Netherlands with Aris Leeuwarden.
Sacha Killeya-Jones left NC State mid-season to turn professionally, now in Germany’s top flight with Löwen Braunschweig.
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye graduated from Bradley University, signed professionally in Italy
Deane Williams graduated from Georgia Regents University Augusta, signed professionally in Iceland with Keflavík Icelandic Basketball Club
Fraser Malcolm graduated from Black Hills State University, signed with Glasgow Rocks in the BBL
Karolis Kundrotas graduated from Elon University, now working in London
Hafeez Abdul graduated from Montana State University Billings, signed in NBL D1 with Essex Leopards
David Akibo graduated from Minot State University, signed in Germany third division with Oldenburg II
Radwan Bakkali graduated from University of Indianapolis, signed in Germany fourth division with ETB Wohnbau
Pharroh Gordon graduated from William Jewell College, signed in Germany third division with SV Eintracht Stahnsdorf
Daniel Beard left Barstow Community College, signed in Italy’s fourth division with ASD Basilicatasport Potenza
Callum Lawson graduated from Arizona Christian, signed in Sweden with Umea
Nick Conway left Academy of Art University San Francisco and signed in Austria with Klagenfurt Pirates
Johde Campbell graduated from JUCO Missouri State-University West Plains, signed with Cheshire Phoenix in the BBL, now playing for NBL D1 Derby Trailblazers
Earl Russell graduated from University of Rio Grande, signed with Glasgow Rocks before being released
Henri Langton graduated from JUCO Missouri State-University West Plains, now back in UK working, playing for Leicester Warriors when available
Ayo Nuwe graduated from JUCO Pasadena Community College, now back in UK attending University of Kent
Tom Elliott-Smith graduated from Caldwell University
Brandon Hitchman graduated from Cal State LA
Tamas Okros graduated from Post University
Samson Oyediran graduated from University of St. Francis
Joseph Kehinde graduated from Mount Mercy University, working in the US
Mark James left Bridgewater College, now playing for University of West England
Ashley Briggs left Lake Region State mid-season last year and is back in the UK working, playing for Solent Kestrels in NBL D1
Dwayne Orija left Florida Tech and is back in the UK working
Tyrese Walters-Lawrence left Bryant & Stratton College and is back in London
Dominic Scott-Robinson was at Davis and Elkins, tore ACL again, back in UK finishing uni at Brunel and rehabbing
Ewan Lancaster is a Junior at Gettysburg College but not playing basketball this season


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).

Jake Edwards was a Sophomore at Hibbing Community College
Malik Eichler was a Junior at Madonna University last season
Laimis Gruzdys was a Sophomore at Oklahoma Pandle State University

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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