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Ryan Richards selected the top British players playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 1, 2017


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of British players who are currently playing abroad.


Ryan Richards
Ryan Richards
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Ryan Richards (212-91, currently plays in Iran). He contributed to a Naft Abadan's victory against the fifth-ranked Army (0-1) 87-79 in the Iranian Superleague in Thursday night's game. Richards recorded 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court. Naft Abadan (1-1) is placed second in Group 2. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. Richards has relatively good stats this year: 12.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 2FGP: 46.5%, 3FGP: 21.7% and FT: 73.7% in 11 games he played so far. He played for the British senior national team six years ago.

Teddy Okereafor
Teddy Okereafor
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Teddy Okereafor (193-92, agency: Promotex, college: Rider, currently plays in Italy). Okereafor could not help The Flexx PT (10-10) to beat Openjobmetis VA (6-14). He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The Flexx PT was defeated 75-70 on the road by the one of league's weakest teams Openjobmetis VA (#15). It's Okereafor's first season with the team. This year Okereafor averages: 5.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 51.3%, 3FGP: 19.0% and FT: 83.3%. He is in the roster of the British senior national team.

Ashley Hamilton
Ashley Hamilton
   #3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Ashley Hamilton (201-88, agency: Court Side, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in Greece). Hamilton was not able to help Lavrio (7-12) in their last game. Despite his good performance Lavrio was edged 77-74 at home by the higher-ranked (#8) Promitheas. Hamilton recorded 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 32 minutes. This year Hamilton's overall stats are: 8.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 2FGP: 45.9%, 3FGP: 31.4% and FT: 72.5% in 19 games. He is also a member of the British senior national team.

Rowell Graham
Rowell Graham
   #4. Forward Rowell Graham (197-94, currently plays in Spain) led Blancos de Rueda to a victory against the closely-ranked Meridiano Alicante (15-8) 79-69 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Friday night. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid (12-10) is placed eighth in the LEB Silver. This season Graham has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.2bpg and 1.4spg. He used to play for the British U20 national team back in 2014.

Fahro Alihodzic
Fahro Alihodzic
   #5. International center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB, currently plays in Greece) helped Panionios win their game against the league outsider Pagrati (2-17) crushing them 93-61 in a derby game in the Greek A2 (second division) last Saturday. Alihodzic recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Panionios ON Telecoms Athens (18-1) is placed first in the A2. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Alihodzic has reliable stats this season: 13.2ppg and 6.0rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and British. Alihodzic plays currently for the British national team.

Luol Deng
Luol Deng
   #6. Forward Luol Deng (206-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Los Angeles Lakers (19-41) in their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder (34-25) in the NBA. He recorded 6 points in 18 minutes. The Los Angeles Lakers (19-41) were badly defeated 110-93 in Oklahoma City by the Thunder. It was Lakers' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Deng's stats this year are: 7.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.3apg in 56 games. He is a former international player as he played for the British senior team three years ago.

Jordan Spencer
Jordan Spencer
   #7. Former U20 international guard Jordan Spencer (188-94, currently plays in NCAA2) helped Augustana College, SD win their game against the Northern St. University crushing them 88-64 in the NCAA2 in Sunday night's game. Spencer scored 23 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 7 assists. The Augustana College, SD has a solid 16-6 record this season. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the NCAA2 Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Spencer has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 7.3apg and 1.6spg. Spencer used to play for the British U20 national team three years ago.

Luke Nelson
Luke Nelson
   #8. Guard Luke Nelson (190-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Cal-Irvine win their game against the Cal State - Northridge (6-4) 83-80 in the NCAA last Saturday. He scored 22 points and added 5 assists in 33 minutes. The University of California-Irvine has a solid 8-3 conference record this season. There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Nelson is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Cal-Irvine's roster. Nelson has very impressive stats this season: 15.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg in 11 games. He used to play for the British national team back in 2014.

Ogooluwa Adegboye
Ogooluwa Adegboye
   #9. International point guard Ogooluwa Adegboye (182-87, agency: Octagon Europe, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Unieuro Forli (4-18) in their game against F.Kontatto BO (14-9) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Despite his very good performance on Sunday night Adegboye scored 17 points. This season Adegboye has very high stats. He averages: 18.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg. Adegboye is also in the roster of the British national team.

Carl Wheatle
Carl Wheatle
   #10. Forward Carl Wheatle (196-98, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Angelico Biella to win against the second-ranked Tortona (15-8) 80-78 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) last Sunday. He scored 5 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group West. Angelico Biella (18-5) is placed first. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. Wheatle has been at the team for four years. Wheatle's total stats this season are: 5.4ppg and 3.0rpg. He is U18 international player who is currently on the British National Team roster.

   #11. Former international power forward Dzaflo Larkai (203-81, also represented by Interperformances, college: Bellarmine, currently plays in Japan) helped Cyberdyne IR win their game against the second-ranked Nishinomiya Storks 89-75 in the Japanese B League D2 in Friday night's game. Larkai scored 12 points. Larkai's total stats this season are: 5.5ppg and 3.8rpg. He used to play for the British national team four years ago.

   #12. Former U20 international forward Elliott Sentance (193-94, college: Mineral Area CC, currently plays in Canada) couldn't help the Lethbridge University in their game against the Golden Bears in the Canadian university league CIS, despite his very good performance last Saturday. Sentance was the top scorer with 21 points. He also added 8 rebounds in 32 minutes. But his team was crushed by 23 points 107-84. Sentance has very impressive stats this year: 17.5ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg in 25 games. He used to play for the British U20 national team back in 2014.

   #13. Former U20 international guard Nigel Van Oostrum (196-90, another player represented by Court Side, college: Park, currently plays in Holland) helped Zwolle win their game against the closely-ranked Leiden 66-55 in the Dutch Eredivisie last Saturday. He scored 5 points and had 3 steals. Van Oostrum's total stats this season are: 4.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.5apg and 1.6spg. He used to play for the British U20 national team seven years ago.

   #14. Former U18 international swingman Akwasi Yeboah (198-97, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the Stony Brook in their game against the University of Maryland -Baltimore County in the NCAA, despite his very good performance on Wednesday night. Yeboah scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 29 minutes. But his team lost 52-65. This year Yeboah's total stats are: 9.0ppg and 4.5rpg in 28 games. He used to play for the British U18 national team back in 2014.

   #15. Former U18 international center Kingsley Okoroh (216-95, is currently at the American university) helped California win their game against the Oregon State University crushing them 76-46 in the NCAA in Friday night's game. Okoroh scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Okoroh has averaged so far 5.0ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.1bpg. He used to play for the British U18 national team four years ago.


The list of other players, who all have British passport but never been selected to any of British national teams:

   #1. Experienced Darren Phillip (201-PF-78, agency: DTMones, college: Fairfield, currently plays in Chile) was the major contributor in a Universidad de Concepcion's victory against the third-ranked Espanol de Talca (17-13) 81-67 in the Chilean Liga Nacional in Sunday night's game. Phillip recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Conferencia Centro. CD Universidad de Concepcion (20-10) is placed second in Conferencia Centro. Phillip has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 20.4ppg, 11.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg. Phillip is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in United Kingdom.

   #2. Michael Ojo (195-G-89, college: Lehigh, currently plays in Austria) could not help one of league's weakest teams Gmunden Swans (16-7) in their last game. Despite Ojo's good performance Gmunden Swans lost 70-80 on the road to the leading Redwell Gunners Oberwart. He was the top scorer with 14 points. Ojo also added 7 rebounds and 4 assists in 28 minutes. It was Gmunden Swans' first loss after three consecutive victories. This year Ojo has relatively solid stats: 12.3ppg, 5.9rpg and 3.4apg in seven games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Ojo used to play for Airwaves Plymouth Raiders in British league.

   #3. Nicholas Spires (210-C-94, currently plays in Sweden) led Sodertalje Kings to an easy victory against the league outsider Malbas (2-24) 89-72 in the Swedish Basketligan in Tuesday night's game. Spires scored 17 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 23 minutes. Sodertalje Kings (18-7) is placed second in the Basketligan. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Spires' total stats are: 8.6ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.6bpg in 25 games. He has a dual citizenship: British and Swedish.

   #4. Akeem Williams (178-PG-91, college: Mass.-Lowell, currently plays in France) was not able to help Hyeres-Toulon in their game against Chalons-Reims (8-12) in the French ProA. He scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes. Hyeres-Toulon was badly defeated 90-71 at home by the lower-ranked (#13) Chalons-Reims. This year Williams' total stats are: 6.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.6apg in 20 games. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Williams has never played in United Kingdom.

   #5. Franck Kouagnia (201-F-89, currently plays in Sweden) led Eskilstuna to a victory over the seventh-ranked RIG Mark (3-9) crushing them 68-42 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) on Saturday night. Kouagnia was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 30 points and getting 19 rebounds. Kouagnia also added 3 assists in 34 minutes. Eskilstuna Basket (11-1) is placed second in BEHS forts group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Kouagnia has very impressive stats this year: 21.5ppg, 13.0rpg, 3.2apg and 1.6spg in 17 games. He is another player who holds two passports: British and Cameroonian.

   #6. Deane Williams (203-F-96, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to an Augusta University's victory against the Montevallo University 107-99 in the NCAA2 on Saturday night. Williams recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. Williams' total stats this season are: 9.1ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.4apg.

   #7. Joshua Palmer (201-F, college: Drury, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to secure a victory for the Drury University (9-6) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Drury University lost 62-77 in Rolla to the Missouri S&T. Palmer scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 28 minutes. Palmer averaged so far 12.1ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.3apg in 20 games.

   #8. Edward Alade (206-C, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Navy in their game against the The American University in the NCAA. Alade scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 15 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 16 points 74-58. Alade has averaged so far 4.8ppg and 3.4rpg in 29 games. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Alade has never played in United Kingdom.

   #9. Bruce Adjei (190-G-98, currently plays in Canada) couldn't help the Bishop's University in their game against the Citadines in the Canadian university league CIS. He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 18 minutes. His team lost 69-78. Adjei has averaged so far 2.3ppg and 1.4rpg in 11 games.

   #10. Connor Tuxford (213-C-95, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Arenys in their game against Martorell in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). He scored 8 points. His team was defeated 81-71. Tuxford has averaged so far 2.0ppg and 1.5rpg.   




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