British basketball players in US colleges - 2020-21 season -

British basketball players in US colleges – 2020-21 season

Kayne Henry Jacksonville State

The 2020-21 college basketball season is going to look very different to years past, as many programmes and conferences look to deal with fall out from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the season being delayed for many – and for some, completely cancelled (see – the Ivy League which features Brit Tosan Evbuomwan) – 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.

A number of players are back in the UK opting to take a year break due to COVID-19 with the intention to return for the 2021-22 season, whilst others have returned and signed with NBL Division 1 teams – Loughborough Student Riders having been the biggest beneficiary, picking up 3 players who were at JUCO last year.

Check out the 2019/20 season, 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.

You can find this year’s list of British female players in US colleges here.

There are 32 Brits on NCAA Division 1 rosters to start the 2020-21 season, up five from last year.

NCAA Division 1

Amin Adamu (Senior) – Montana State University
Ade Adebayo (Sophomore) – UC Davis
Dan Akin (Senior) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Christian Alexander (Junior) – Gardner-Webb (graduated from JUCO Bay College)
Eduardo Andre (Freshman) – Nebraska
Richard Amaefule (Freshman) – ETSU
Micheal Anumba (Junior) – Winthrop University
Tariq Balogun (Sophomore) – Eastern Kentucky University
Robert Banks (Sophomore) – University of Cincinnati
Jubrile Belo (Junior) – Montana State University
Nelson Boachie-Yiadom (Junior) – Davidson College
AJ Edu (Sophomore)- University of Toledo
Leighton Elliott-Sewell (Junior) – Stony Brook (graduated from Otero College)
Tosan Evbuomwan (Sophomore) – Princeton (Ivy League season cancelled due to COVID-19)
RJ Eytle-Rock (Junior) – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Caleb Fuller (Junior) – UC Davis
Kayne Henry (Senior) – Jacksonville State
Theo Hughes (Freshman) – University of Northern Colorado
Robinson Idehen (Senior) – UC Santa Barbara
Solomon Iluyomade (Redshirt Junior) – University of Maine
Gedi Juozapaitis (Junior) – Georgia Southern (transferred from NCAA D2 Flagler)
Hosana Kitenge (Sophomore) – Coastal Carolina
Jonathan Komagum (Junior) – University of Toledo (graduated from JUCO Williston State)
Harry Morrice (Sophomore) – North Carolina A&T
Daniel Ogoro (Sophomore) – Youngstown State
Josh Ogundele (Freshman) – Iowa
Mate Okros (Sophomore) – Drexel
Vasja Pandza (Freshman) – Seattle
Nathan Robinson (Junior) – Seattle (graduated from City College of San Francisco)
Amari Williams (Freshman) – Drexel
Zion Tordoff (Senior) – Marist
Shaquille Walters (Redshirt Junior) – Northeastern University

NCAA Division 2

Obi Agu (Junior) – Northeastern State (signed with Concordia Portland but the institution closed in May 2020)
Adria Amabilino-Perez (Junior) – Bentley College
Josh Apple (Senior) – East Central University
Robin Bedford (Sophomore) – Newberry College
Morgan Carter (Junior) – UM-Crookston (graduated from Hillsborough Community College, JUCO)
Kaiyem Cleary (Redshirt Sophomore) – Florida Southern University
Chris Feeney (Freshman) – Flagler College
Alex Ferguson (Junior) – Fresno Pacific University
Alex Gager (Freshman) – Colorado State University Pueblo
Niall Harris (Sophomore) – Florida Tech
Callan Low (Sophomore) – Newberry College
Melkisedek Moreaux (Graduate Student) – Mercyhurst University
Sean Nealon-Lino (Redshirt Sophomore) – Fresno Pacific University
Patrick Lanipekun (Sophomore) – University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Wesley Oba (Redshirt Freshman) – University of Sioux Falls
Junior Oscar (Junior) – Mercyhurst University
Lloyd Rohan (Freshman) – West Virginia Wesleyan College
Sesan Russell (Junior) – Florida Tech
Thomas Sowoolu (Freshman) – Oklahoma Baptist
Tomiwa Sulaiman (Freshman) – Indian University of Pennsylvania
Eisley Swaine (Sophomore) – University of Findlay
Sean Trumper (Freshman) – Franklin Pierce University
Joel Ufele (Senior) – Mercyhurst University
Sam Van Oostrum (Senior) – Franklin Pierce University
Jelani Watson-Gayle (Senior) – Miles College

NCAA Division 3

Brian Amabilino-Perez (Junior) – University of Rochester
Jacob Davenport (Junior) – Washington and Jefferson College
Temi George (Senior) – Union College
Ben Gordos (Freshman) – Concordia University Chicago (transferred from JUCO De Anza College)
Jacob Iwowo (Sophomore) – Bates College
Eljay Morris (Freshman) – Emmanuel College
Ryan Murunge (Junior) – Skidmore College (season cancelled, back in London will be returning next year)
Enoch Quarcoo (Junior) – Mount Aloysius
Marcus Quirk (Junior) – Cornell College


Matthew Allman (Redshirt Sophomore) – Palm Beach State
Jonathan Brown (Sophomore) – Williston State College (transferred from NCAA D2 Fresno Pacific University)
Kelechi Asuzu (Sophomore) – Metropolitan Community College
Aaron Badibo (Sophomore) – Mt Hood Community College (transferred from Sheridan College)
Sam Chigbo (Freshman) – Blinn Community College
Ethan Damerum (Freshman) – North Platte Community College
Bradley Day (Sophomore) – Des Moines Area Community College
Greg Durand (Freshman) – Howard Community College
Levi Edwards (Freshman) – Southeastern Illinois College
Sanmi Fajana (Freshman) – Blinn Community College
Moses Gordon (Freshman) – Casper Community College
Sam Keita (Sophomore) – Salt Lake Community College (transferred from Casper Community College)
Kane Kenyon (Sophomore) – Jamestown Community College
Charlie Lowe (Freshman) – LSU Eunice
Dylan Magloire (Sophomore) – Genesee Community College
Lewis McGlasson (Freshman) – Blinn Community College
Louis Norton (Freshman) – Hillsborough Community College
Cameron Nyarko (Freshman) – Casper Community College
Chima Obikwelu (Freshman) – Laramie County Community College
Jordan Oji (Sophomore) – Allegany College of Maryland
Jordan Okonji (Sophomore) – ASA College Miami (transferred from Northeast CC)
Nathaniel Powell (Sophomore) – Williston State College
Akol Ring (Freshman) – Northeast Community College
Blaize Sagna (Freshman) – Howard Community College
Ciaran Sandy (Sophomore) – Miami Dade College (transferred from NCAA D1 Holy Cross)
Micah Savery-Richards (Sophomore) – Lewis & Clark Community College
Zak-Blue Shagourie (Sophomore) – Danville Community College (transferred from Southern Arkansas University)
Zain Shah (Freshman) – Itasca Community College
Dante Sofia (Sophomore) – Umpqua Community College Ump(transferred from Laramie County Community College)
Darnell Stewart (Freshman) – McCook Community College
Ben Tew (Sophomore) – Northeast Community College (transferred from Midland College)
Peter Turay (Sophomore) – Williston State College (transferred from Lamar Community College)
Kaleb Woldeyes (Redshirt Freshman) – North Arkansas College
Abdul Wurie (Sophomore) – Jacksonville College (transferred from Northeast Community College)


James Aboaba (Freshman) – Tabor College
Tim Adetukasi (Sophomore) – Indiana Wesleyan University
Darren Ainembabazi (Freshman) – William Penn University (reserve roster)
Joe Barrett (Freshman) – Ave Maria University
Carl Campbell (Junior) – University of Pikeville (graduated from JUCO Frank Phillips College)
Ellis Evans (Freshman) – Presentation College
Jani Griffith (Junior) – Bethel University
Jonny Hall (Junior) – Missouri Valley College (graduated from JUCO Eastern Wyoming College)
Kyron Martin (Junior) – Washington Adventist
Ira Perrier (Junior) – John Brown University
Adam Riabi (Senior) – Montreat College
George Davey (Junior) – Webber International University (graduated from JUCO Cecil Community College)
Calvin Nevill-Kintu (Senior) – Our Lady of the Lake University
Cameron Poolton (Freshman) – Midland University
Leon Srisamutr (Sophomore) – Tabor college
Romario Spence (Senior) – Oklahoma City University (transferred from University of Montevallo)


Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo (Year 2) – University of Regina
Cameron Bett (Year 3) – Queen’s University
Elliot Bailey (Year 2) – Carleton
Asher Ndah (Year 1) – University of Regina
Jay Parnell (Year 2) – University of Winnipeg
Jake Notice (Year 5) – 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!

Akwasi Yeboah graduated from Rutgers University signed in France Pro B with Saint Quentin
Aaron Menzies graduated from Saint Mary’s College signed in Spain’s LEB Gold with Ourense
Boban Jacdonmi graduated from Southern Mississippi signed in the BBL with Glasgow Rocks
Danny Evans graduated from Saint Anselm College signed in Spain’s LEB Silver with L’Hospitalet
Evan Walshe graduated from Barry University signed in the BBL with Surrey Scorchers
Thai Segwai left Central Connecticut State University and signed in NBL D1 with Thames Valley
Andre Arissol graduated from Chaminade University signed with Solent Kestrels in NBL D1
Tolu Babalola graduated from Wesley College and signed for Nottingham Hoods in NBL D1
Luke Ptak left Fort Lewis College after Freshman year, signed with Derby Trailblazers in NBL D1
Conroy Hayden left Gilette College signed with Loughborough in NBL D1
Elias Poorman left Midland College signed with Solent in NBL D1
Milo Gordon left Vincennes College signed with Loughborough in NBL D1
Joe Bielak led Sheridan College signed with Loughborough in NBL D1
Moses Byekwaso left University of the Science and Arts signed in Germany’s 4th Division with Elchingen
Ola Ayodele graduated from Midwestern State University and signed in France 4th Division with Gravenchon
Sam Pleszak graduated from Calumet College of St Joseph signed pro in Portugal second division with Ginasio
Joshua Djanogly graduated after two years at McGill University in Canada (did first two years in Durham) and now signed second division in Israel with Hod Hasharon
Harvey Barr graduated from Simpson University
Selby Hind-Wills graduated Shawnee State University
Samuel Japhet-Mathias graduated from San Jose State
Jordan George left New Mexico Military Institute, and is taking a break from basketball
Harry Craik graduated from Florida Tech
Nathan Smith graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan
Malik Eichler left Madonna University last season now in Germany
Sam Kesinro graduated from JUCO Genesee Community College and stopped playing now back in the UK
Arminas Griska left Ohio Valley University is back in the UK for a year and plans to go back next year
Josh Edwards left Colby Community College and is back in the UK for a year intending to return to the US after
Ryan Anglin left Dodge City Community College and is currently looking for a school to return this season
John Bourne left Jamestown Community College and is back in the UK for a year and plans to go back next year
Kyle Dennis-Nelson left De Anza College and is back in the UK for a year and plans to go back next year
Tyler Sealy was a junior at Medaille College and is back in the UK for a year, planning to return for his senior year in 2021


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).

Jordan Boyd was a freshman at Madison Area Community College
Jake Edwards was a Sophomore at Hibbing Community College
Laimis Gruzdys was a Sophomore at Oklahoma Pandle State University
Adam Davenport was a freshman at Suffolk University, they have not updated their roster for this season
Cam Harris was a junior at Stevenson University, they have not updated their roster for this season

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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