2020-21 BBL roster tracker - all the ins/outs of each team - Hoopsfix.com

2020-21 BBL roster tracker – all the ins/outs of each team

It’s that time again where we begin to see movement ahead of the upcoming BBL season. With uncertainty still around regarding a return date, we’ll keep you up to speed with all the ins and outs from around the league with our annual roster tracker as teams plan for the 2020-21 campaign.

Updated: 23/09/20

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(unattached) – no team in 2019-20 season
II – changes made after season has started
**unconfirmed by club

Bristol Flyers

HC: Andreas Kapoulas

Returning: Daniel Edozie, Marcus Delpeche 🇺🇸🇬🇧, Raphell Thomas-Edwards, Josh Rogers, Eric Lockett 🇺🇸 (all re-signed), Liam Davis 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Reading Rockets, loan)

Ins: Josh Wilcher 🇦🇺🇬🇧 (Plymouth Raiders, two-year deal), Zach Copeland 🇺🇸 (Illinois State – NCAA DI),

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Outs:

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2019-20 roster: Lewis Champion, Fred Thomas 🇺🇸, Panos Mayindombe 🇬🇷, Chris Taylor, Marvin Dinnall, Jordan Nicholls, Gentrey Thomas 🇨🇦, Levi Bradley 🇺🇸,

News:
Daniel Edozie continues spell with Flyers
Raphell Thomas-Edwards returns for another year
Bristol Flyers snap up Josh Wilcher from rivals

Cheshire Phoenix

HC: Ben Thomas

Returning: Jalen Hayes 🇺🇸 (activated second year option), Pharroh Gordon, Disraeli Lufadeju, Mark Rangeley (all re-signed)

Ins: Kahron Ross 🇺🇸 (Vllaznia Shkodra – Albania), Devin Mitchell 🇺🇸 (unattached), Eric Hamilton 🇺🇸 (Pitt University – NCAA DI), Sehill Mouliom 🇫🇷 (Malone University – NCAA DII), Jerelle Okoro (Essex Leopards – NBL D1)

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Outs: Louis Sayers (Newcastle Eagles), Demonte Flannigan 🇺🇸 (Pirot – Serbia, D2), Parker Jackson-Cartwright 🇺🇸 (Saint-Quentin – France, Pro-B), Michael Ochereobia, Ben Mockford, Momcilo Latinovic 🇷🇸🇭🇺 (not returning)

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News:

Glasgow Rocks

PC: Gareth Murray (Vincent Lavandier left, joined Avignon – France, NM1)

Returning: Gareth Murray (re-signed as player-coach on two-year deal), Fraser Malcolm, Jonny Bunyan (both re-signed), Callum Mortimer (returning)

Ins: Isa Brandon (Plymouth Raiders), David Mpondo 🇫🇷 (CB Solares – Spain, EBA), Julius Van Sauers 🇳🇱 (Worcester Wolves), Marc Kwedi 🇫🇷 (Le Havre – France, NM1), Boban Jacdonmi (Southern Miss – NCAA DI)

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Outs: Greg Pryor 🇺🇸, Maxime Djo Ebala 🇫🇷, Ali Fraser (all Avignon – France, NM1), Tadas Rinkunas 🇱🇹, Dante Thorpe 🇺🇸, Terrell Vinson 🇺🇸 (not returning)

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2019-20 roster: Alex Geddes,

News:
Gareth Murray confirmed as Glasgow Rocks player-coach
Fraser Malcolm returns for Murray’s first signing
Boban Jacdonmi signs first pro deal with Rocks

Leicester Riders

HC: Rob Paternostro

Returning: Jamell Anderson, Corey Johnson 🇨🇦🇬🇧 (both re-signed), Darien Nelson-Henry 🇺🇸 (re-signed, two-year deal), Mo Walker 🇨🇦🇬🇧 (two-year deal last summer, one-year extension)

Ins: Conner Washington (Bochum – Germany, Pro-B, two-year deal), Zach Jackson 🇺🇸 (Kharkivski Sokoly – Ukraine), William Lee 🇺🇸 (Nurnberg – Germany, Pro-A), Raheem May-Thompson (Worcester Wolves), Jonah Mathews 🇺🇸 (USC – NCAA DI), Geno Crandall 🇺🇸 (Turi Svitavy – Czech Republic),

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Outs: Rema Lascelles (Derby Trailblazers – NBL D1), Josh Ward-Hibbert (opted out of two-year deal, London Lions), Kyron Cartwright 🇺🇸 (Phoenix Hagen – Germany, Pro-A), Jesse Chuku (left, break from playing), Namon Wright 🇺🇸 (Kouvot – Finland), Andy Thomson (retired), Jonah Mathews 🇺🇸 (returned to USA, pre-season),

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2019-20 roster: Joe Scott 🇺🇸🇮🇹, Jordan Spencer,

News:
Conner Washington returns to Leicester Riders
Jamell Anderson signs one-year extension
Raheem May-Thompson returns to Riders on two-year deal
Andy Thomson calls time on pro career

London Lions

HC: Vince Macaulay

Returning: Justin Robinson (re-signed, two-year deal), Joe Ikhinmwin, Andre Lockhart 🇧🇧🇬🇧, Ed Lucas 🇦🇴🇵🇹, Jules Dang Akodo (all re-signed),

Ins: DeAndre Liggins 🇺🇸 (Panionios – Greece, A1), Dirk Williams 🇺🇸 (Kalameriati – Hungary, A1), Kervin Bristol 🇺🇸 (MBC Mykolaiv – Ukraine), Kingsley Okoroh (La Roda – Spain, LEB Silver), Chris Tawiah (Phoenix Galati – Romania), Kevin Ware 🇺🇸 (Korihaiti – Finland), Josh Ward-Hibbert (Leicester Riders), Shane Walker (Koping Stars – Sweden), Byron Mullens 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Estudiantes – Spain, ACB), Matthew Bryan-Amaning (Surrey Scorchers), Stephen Brown* 🇺🇸 (Giessen 46ers – Germany, BBL),

*BCL deal

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Outs: Brandon Peel 🇺🇸 (Lahti – Finland, Korisliiga), Ovie Soko (Le Mans – France, Pro-A), Jordan Whelan (Manchester Giants), Buay Tuach 🇺🇸, Alioune Tew 🇫🇷 (both not returning)

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2019-20 squad: Sam Toluwase

News:
Justin Robinson extends stay with two-year deal
Joe Ikhinmwin re-signs for eighth season with Lions
London Lions bolster defence with DeAndre Liggins addition
Dirk Williams back in the BBL with Lions
Jules Dang Akodo extends capital stay with Lions
London Lions add more size with Kingsley Okoroh
Ex-Louisville guard Kevin Ware joins London Lions
Josh Ward-Hibbert makes move from Riders to Lions
Shane Walker makes it 13 for London Lions
Former NBA centre Byron Mullens signs with London Lions
BBL clubs reject London Lions proposal to rotate extra Americans
Matthew Bryan-Amaning back at Lions for second spell

Manchester Giants

HC: Danny Byrne

Returning: Allie Fullah, Jack Hudson, David Ulph, Zack Powell (all re-signed),

Ins: Jordan Whelan (London Lions), Lyle Hexom 🇺🇸 (Djurgarden – Sweden), Breaon Brady 🇺🇸 (Gostivar – North Macedonia), Sam Cassell Jr 🇺🇸 (unattached), Donovan Johnson 🇺🇸 (unattached), Alex Ouandie 🇧🇬 (Agropoli – Italy, Serie C), Charlie Britton (OnPoint Academy – USA), Joe Heyes (Myerscough – NBL D3)

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Outs: Ingus Bankevics 🇱🇻, James Jones (both left), Callum Jones (Sheffield Sharks), Del’vin Dickerson 🇺🇸, Eduard Arques 🇪🇸, Ronalds Elksnis 🇱🇻 (not returning),

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2019-20 roster: Benson Arogbo, Louis Rogerson-Evans, Yorick Williams

News:
Callum Jones responds to Manchester Giants exit
Jordan Whelan re-joins hometown club
Jack Hudson set for bigger role with Giants

Newcastle Eagles

HC: Ian MacLeod

Returning: Drew Lasker 🇬🇧🇺🇸, Rahmon Fletcher 🇺🇸, Darius Defoe, Eddie Matthew (all re-signed), Themba Yabantu, Sauveur Kande (both returning)

Ins: Cortez Edwards 🇺🇸 (Worcester Wolves), Louis Sayers (Cheshire Phoenix), Rex Pflueger 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Notre Dame – NCAA DI), Sean Murphy (Newcastle Eagles U23s), Justin Gordon 🇺🇸 (Jamtland – Sweden), Evan Maxwell 🇺🇸 (Nova Ves – Slovakia),

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Outs: Mike Morsell 🇺🇸, Nick Schlitzer 🇺🇸🇮🇹Sade Aded Hussein 🇫🇷 (all left pre-Trophy final), Rodney Glasgow 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Njardvik – Iceland, Dominos League), CJ Gettys 🇺🇸 (Bambitious Nara, Japan – D2),

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2019-20 roster: Kai Williams 🇨🇦🇬🇧, Will Saunders

News:
Two-time MVP Rahmon Fletcher stays with Eagles
Louis Sayers moves north with Newcastle Eagles switch
Rex Pflueger joins Newcastle Eagles for rookie year

Plymouth Raiders

HC: Paul James

Returning: Will Neighbour, Denzel Ubiaro, Isaiah Walker (all re-signed)

Ins: Andrew Lawrence (London City Royals), Rickey McGill 🇺🇸 (Panionios – Greece), Elliott Sentance (Solent Kestrels – NBL D1), Elvisi Dusha 🇦🇱🇬🇧 (Essex Leopards – NBL D1), Ashley Hamilton (Coruna – Spain, LEB Gold)

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Outs: Josh Wilcher 🇦🇺🇬🇧 (early release, Bristol Flyers), Ryan Richards (Phoenix Brussels – Belgium), Kostas Jonuška 🇱🇹 (Saduva Mantinga – Lithuania, NKL), Isa Brandon (Glasgow Rocks), Gary Talton 🇺🇸 (Romania), Rashad Hassan 🇺🇸 (Surrey Scorchers),

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2019-20 roster: Josh Palmer, Tola Okiki, Matt Scott 🇺🇸, Leslee Smith

News:
Andrew Lawrence announced as Plymouth’s first signing
Will Neighbour stays with Raiders
Denzel Ubiaro back for fourth year at Plymouth
Elliott Sentance makes step up from NBL D1 champs

Sheffield Sharks

HC: Atiba Lyons

Returning: Mike Tuck 🇨🇦🇬🇧, Mackey McKnight 🇺🇸, Nicholas Lewis 🇨🇦🇬🇧, Rob Marsden, Bennett Koch 🇺🇸, Marko Backovic, Nate Montgomery (all re-signed),

Ins: Callum Jones (Manchester Giants), Kipper Nichols 🇺🇸 (Illinois – NCAA DI), Antwon Lillard 🇺🇸 (Island Storm – Canada, NBL), Oscar Baldwin (Nottingham Hoods – NBL D2), Johde Campbell (Derby Trailblazers – NBL D1)

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Outs: Connor Cashaw 🇺🇸 (Surrey Scorchers), Bouna Ndiaye 🇳🇴,

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2019-20 roster: Sedale Hanson-Young,

News:
Nicholas Lewis stays with Sheffield Sharks
Rob Marsden back for fourth year
Sharks add experience with Callum Jones addition

Surrey Scorchers

HC: Creon Raftopoulos

Returning: Tayo Ogedengbe, Lovell Cook 🇺🇸, Skyler White 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇺🇸, Caylin Raftopoulos (all re-signed)

Ins: Rashad Hassan 🇺🇸 (Plymouth Raiders), TrayVonn Wright 🇺🇸 (Solent Kestrels – NBL D1), Connor Cashaw 🇺🇸 (Sheffield Sharks), Martelle McLemore 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Thames Valley Cavaliers – NBL D1),

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Outs: Matthew Bryan-Amaning (London Lions), Henry Wilkins (Worcester Wolves), James Hawthorne 🇺🇸, Devontavius Payne 🇺🇸 (not returning),

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2019-20 roster: Adrian Kiyunu 🇺🇸🇬🇧,

News:
Rashad Hassan becomes first confirmed Surrey signing
Tayo Ogedengbe makes it six straight with Scorchers

Worcester Wolves

HC: Matt Newby

Returning: Maarten Bouwknecht 🇳🇱, Jordan Williams (both re-signed),

Ins: Mike Parks 🇺🇸 (Raptors 905 – NBA G-League), Brandon Anderson 🇺🇸 (Brown University – NCAA DI), Lamarr Kimble 🇺🇸 (Louisville University – NCAA DI), Josh McSwiggan (Le Mans – France, NM2), Micah Elan 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Pomona-Pitzer – NCAA DIII), KJ Lawson 🇺🇸 (Tulane University – NCAA DI), Kingsley Nwagboso (Serreslous – France, NM2), Henry Wilkins (Surrey Scorchers)

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Outs: Julius Van Sauers 🇳🇱 (Glasgow Rocks), Cortez Edwards 🇺🇸 (Newcastle Eagles), Amir Williams 🇺🇸 (Vevey Riveira – Switzerland), Raheem May-Thompson (Leicester Riders), Mark Hughes 🇺🇸 (La Roda – Spain, LEB Silver)

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2019-20 roster: Kofi Josephs,

News:
Jordan Williams returns for second season with Wolves
Josh McSwiggan signs pro deal with Worcester


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