BBL 2021-22 rosters tracker - all the ins/outs -

BBL 2021-22 rosters tracker – all the ins/outs

One team unfortunately gone, another rebranded – there’s a slightly different look for the upcoming 2021-22 BBL season with excitement building as fans are finally set to make their return to the sport.

Preparations are well under way as the 12 teams assemble their rosters and we keep you right up to date with all the latest movement from around the league.

Note: Teams are permitted to play up to five non-British players – of which a maximum of four can be work permitted.

Updated: 13/09/2021

Bristol Flyers

HC: Andreas Kapoulas

Returning: Raphell Thomas-Edwards, Josh Rogers (both re-signed)

Ins: Marcus Evans 🇺🇸 (VCU – USA, NCAA DI), Michael Miller 🇺🇸 (Den Helder – Netherlands), Malcolm Delpeche 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (WWU-Baskets Munster – Germany, Pro-B), Trejon Jacob 🇺🇸 (FIU – USA, NCAA DI), Zach Simmons 🇺🇸 (Texas – USA, NCAA DI), Shane Walker (London Lions), Corey Samuels

Outs: Teddy Okereafor (Cheshire Phoenix), Daniel Edozie (not returning), Marcus Delpeche 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Sheffield Sharks), Eric Lockett 🇺🇸 (ENAD – Cyprus, D1), Josh Wilcher 🇦🇺🇬🇧, Justin Baker 🇺🇸, Ben Mockford (all not returning), Panos Mayindombe 🇬🇷 (retired)

2020-21 squad – Liam Davis 🇺🇸🇬🇧


Daniel Edozie departs Bristol after six years with the club
Shane Walker joins Flyers for fourth different BBL club

Cheshire Phoenix

HC: Ben Thomas

Returning: Kyle Carey (re-signed), Robbie Graham (returning)

Ins: Teddy Okereafor (Bristol Flyers), Jules Dang Akodo (London Lions), Michael Ochereobia (Plymouth Raiders), Namon Wright 🇺🇸 (Kouvot – Finland, D1), Levi Bradley 🇺🇸 (unattached), Noah Dickerson 🇺🇸 (Bochum – Germany, Pro-B), Josh McSwiggan (Worcester Wolves), M Williamson (Worcester Wolves)

Outs: Jalen Hayes 🇺🇸 (Monthey – Switzerland, D1),

2020-21 roster – Kahron Ross 🇺🇸, Pharroh Gordon, Disraeli Lufadeju, Sehill Mouliom 🇫🇷, Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Mike McCall 🇺🇸, Jimbo Lull 🇺🇸, Sol Rolls-Tyson


Cheshire snap up GB guard Teddy Okereafor
Jules Dang Akodo makes switch to Cheshire from London
Ex-Cheshire junior Josh McSwiggan makes return

Glasgow Rocks

PC: Gareth Murray

Returning: Gareth Murray (on two-year deal), Boban Jacdonmi, Fraser Malcolm, Jonny Bunyan (all re-signed)

Ins: Jaycee Hillsman 🇺🇸 (Oulun – Finland, D2), Jordan Johnson 🇺🇸 (unattached), Jordan Harris 🇺🇸 (unattached, previously University of Georgia – USA, NCAA DI), Elijah Minnie 🇺🇸 (Lugano – Switzerland, D1), Ali Fraser (Leicester Riders)

Outs: Marc Kwedi 🇫🇷 (France)

2020-21 roster – Callum Mortimer, Isa Brandon, David Mpondo 🇫🇷, Julius Van Sauers 🇳🇱,


Leicester Riders

HC: Rob Paternostro

Returning: Geno Crandall 🇺🇸, Darien Nelson-Henry 🇺🇸, William Lee 🇺🇸 (all re-signed), Mo Walker 🇨🇦🇬🇧 (re-signed, two-year deal), Conner Washington (re-signed, three-year deal), Zach Jackson 🇺🇸 (re-signed after injury), Justin Hedley 🇩🇪🇬🇧, Victor Ndoukou (both returning)

Ins: Greg Wild (signed from academy, four-year deal), Patrick Whelan (Real Murcia – Spain, D2), Jubril Adekoya 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Almansa – Spain, LEB Gold), Kimbal Mackenzie 🇨🇦 (Huesca – Spain, LEB Gold)

Outs: Jamell Anderson (Manchester Giants), Corey Johnson 🇨🇦🇬🇧 (Newcastle Eagles), Ali Fraser (Glasgow Rocks), Aaron Falzon 🇲🇹, Mustapha Heron 🇺🇸 (all not returning), William Lee 🇺🇸 (retired)


MVP Geno Crandall returns for a second season in Leicester

London Lions

HC: Vince Macaulay

Returning: Justin Robinson (on two-year deal), Jordan Spencer, Dirk Williams 🇺🇸, Josh Ward-Hibbert, Chris Tawiah (all re-signed)

Ins: Julian Washburn 🇺🇸 (USA, G-League), Isaiah Reece 🇺🇸 (USA, G-League), Jordan Williams (Worcester Wolves), Kylor Kelley 🇺🇸 (USA, G-League), Lorenzo Cugini 🇮🇹 (Palencia – Spain, LEB Gold), Will Neighbour (Plymouth Raiders)

Outs: Jules Dang Akodo (Cheshire Phoenix), DeAndre Liggins 🇺🇸 (Libertadores – Mexico, D1), Ed Lucas 🇦🇴🇵🇹 (Etoile de Charleville-Mezieres – France, NM2), Fahro Alihodzic (Charilaos – Greece, D1), Shane Walker (Bristol Flyers), Kevin Ware 🇺🇸 (not returning), Joe Ikhinmwin (retired), Kingsley Okoroh (Plymouth City Patriots)

2020-21 roster – Orlando Parker 🇺🇸, Andre Lockhart 🇧🇧🇬🇧


Jordan Williams joins hometown team after leaving Worcester

Manchester Giants

HC: Lloyd Gardner

Returning: Jordan Whelan, Jack Hudson, David Ulph (all re-signed)

Ins: Jamell Anderson (Leicester Riders), Josh Steel (CPD Ponferrada – Spain, LEB Silver), Tyrik Armstrong 🇺🇸 (unattached, previously Texas Southern – USA, NCAA DI), Geno Artison 🇺🇸 (Kaspiy Aktau – Kazakhstan, D1), Francois Lewis 🇺🇸 (Trouville Montevideo – Uruguay, D1), Martaveous McKnight 🇺🇸 (Sloboda – Bosnia, D1), Will Saunders (unattached), Kingsley Nwagboso (Worcester Wolves), Dan Clark (Real Canoe – Spain, LEB Gold)

Outs: Zack Powell (Ireland), Sam Cassell Jr 🇺🇸, Donovan Johnson 🇺🇸 (not returning)

2020-21 roster – Alex Ouandie 🇧🇬, Charlie Britton, Joe Heyes


Jamell Anderson joins Giants after leaving Riders
Josh Steel back in the BBL following spell in Spain
North-West trio return: Whelan, Ulph & Hudson stay with Giants

Newcastle Eagles

HC: Ian MacLeod

Returning: Louis Sayers, Rahmon Fletcher 🇺🇸, Darius Defoe (all re-signed), Themba Yabantu, Sauveur Kande (both returning)

Ins: Corey Johnson 🇨🇦🇬🇧 (Leicester Riders), Matt Scott 🇺🇸 (unattached), Kyle Williams 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Navarra – Spain, LEB Silver), Duke Shelton 🇺🇸 (Bratislava – Slovakia, D1), Terrell Vinson 🇺🇸 (Heffingen – Luxembourg, D1), Daniel Johnson-Thompson (Worcester Wolves)

Outs: Evan Maxwell 🇺🇸 (Zaporizhye – Ukraine, D1), Cortez Edwards 🇺🇸 (Lokoko Bisons – Finland, D1), Justin Gordon 🇺🇸 (Limburg – Belgium, D1), Drew Lasker 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (retired)

2020-21 roster: Eddie Matthew, Rex Pflueger 🇺🇸🇬🇧, Sean Murphy


Plymouth City Patriots

HC: Paul James

Returning: Denzel Ubiaro (re-signed)

Ins: Kingsley Okoroh (London Lions), Liam Carpenter (Germany), Cameron King (Spain), Joe Hart (Germany)

Outs: Michael Ochereobia (Cheshire Phoenix), Will Neighbour (London Lions), Ashley Hamilton (Coruna – Spain, LEB Gold), Elliott Sentance (Solent Kestrels – NBL D1)

2020-21 roster – Andrew Lawrence, Elvisi Dusha 🇦🇱🇬🇧, Ryan Beisty 🇦🇺🇬🇧, Chris Porter-Bunton 🇺🇸, Isaiah Walker

*returning/outs based on Plymouth Raiders roster from 2020-21


Plymouth Raiders become second team to withdraw
Plymouth rebrand as City Patriots

Sheffield Sharks

HC: Atiba Lyons

Returning: Mike Tuck 🇨🇦🇬🇧, Jordan Ratinho 🇵🇹🇺🇸, Bennett Koch 🇺🇸, Kipper Nichols 🇺🇸 (all re-signed), Nate Montgomery, Oscar Baldwin (both returning)

Ins: Marcus Delpeche 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (Bristol Flyers), Aaron Anderson 🇺🇸 (Bensancon – France, NM1), Joe Junior Mvuezolo (Moron – Spain, LEB Silver), Jonathan Williams 🇺🇸

Outs: Johde Campbell (Nottingham Hoods – NBL D1), Nicholas Lewis 🇨🇦🇬🇧, Callum Jones, Rob Marsden, Antwon Lillard 🇺🇸, Jeremy Hemsley 🇺🇸 (all not returning)


Captain Mike Tuck stays for 13th year at the Sharks

Surrey Scorchers

HC: Creon Raftopoulos

Returning: Dean Wanliss, Caylin Raftopoulos, Martelle McLemore 🇺🇸🇬🇧, Tayo Ogedengbe (all re-signed)

Ins: Stanley Davis 🇺🇸 (Vllaznia Shkoda – Albania, D1), Saiquan Jamison 🇺🇸 (PeU Basket – Finland, D2), Legend Robertin

Outs: Cam Hildreth (Wake Forest – USA, NCAA DI), Connor Cashaw 🇺🇸 (Oberwart – Austria, D1), Evan Walshe (Carbajosa – Spain, LEB Silver)

2020-21 roster – Tony Hicks 🇺🇸, Lacey James 🇺🇸


Worcester Wolves

Outs: Maarten Bouwknecht 🇳🇱 (ZZ Leiden – Netherlands, D1), Jordan Williams (London Lions), Elijah Burns 🇺🇸 (OSE Lions – Hungary, D1), Josh McSwiggan (Cheshire Phoenix), Daniel Johnson-Thompson (Newcastle Eagles), Mike Williamson (Cheshire Phoenix)

2020-21 roster – Brandon Anderson 🇺🇸, Lamarr Kimble 🇺🇸, Micah Elan 🇺🇸🇬🇧


Worcester withdraw from the league, will field NBL team

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