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Here is the weekly review of the top performing British players, who play currently abroad.
   #1. This week’s number one is an international center Gabriel Olaseni (211-91, college: Iowa, currently plays in Turkey). He led Buyukcekmece to a surprising victory over the second-ranked Galatasaray (9-1) 91-87 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night’s game.
Olaseni was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 19 rebounds in 46 minutes on the court.
Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (4-5) is placed ninth in the BSL.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Olaseni has relatively good stats this year: 13.1ppg, 8.2rpg, 2FGP: 65.3%(47-72) and FT: 70.6% in nine games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the British senior national team.
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Tarik Phillip (191-93, college: WVU, currently plays in Turkey). He led Tofas to an easy victory against the league outsider Fethiye (3-7) crushing them 110-81 in the Turkish BSL in Wednesday night’s game.
Phillip recorded 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
Tofas Bursa (15-5) is placed third in the BSL.
It was his team’s third consecutive victory in a row.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
It’s Phillip’s first season with the team.
This year he has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 52.6%, 3FGP: 30.8% and FT: 25.0%.
Phillip is a naturalized American.
He is in the roster of the British senior national team. Strangely Phillip has never played in United Kingdom.

   #3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international forward Samuel Idowu (204-97, college: St.Peter’s, currently plays in Denmark). He led Naestved to a 3-point victory over the third-ranked Svendborg (8-3) 86-83 in the Danish BasketLigaen last Wednesday.
Idowu was the best player in that game. He had a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 13 rebounds in 25 minutes; not bad, considering it’s only Idowu’s second season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Pro A. Team FOG Naestved (8-3) is placed second.
Idowu has reliable stats this year: 14.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 60.4%(55-91), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 76.9% in 11 games.
He played for the British U20 national team three years ago.

   #4. Guard Luke Nelson (191-95, college: UC Irvine, currently plays in Germany) could not help BG Goettingen (3-0) in their last game on Friday. Despite Nelson’s very good performance the league leader BG Goettingen was defeated 89-77 on the road by the lower-ranked Crailsheim Merlins (#4).
He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Nelson also added 4 passes.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
Nelson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 5.0apg.
Nelson is also British national team player.

   #5. International forward Carl Wheatle (199-98, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Italy) contributed to Pistoia‘s victory against the ninth-ranked Latina (1-3) 81-70 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) in Saturday night’s game.
He scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 31 minutes.
Georgio Tesi Group Pistoia (2-2) is placed second in Group B.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
This year Wheatle’s overall stats are: 9.7ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.3apg in three games.
He plays currently for the British national team.

   #6. Forward Benjamin Lawson (216-95, college: WKU, currently plays in Japan) was not able to help Kyoto Hannaryz in their game against Diamond Dolphins (11-7) in the Japanese B1 League.
Lawson recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
But the ninth-placed Kyoto Hannaryz (4-14) was edged 72-71 in Nagoya by the higher-ranked Diamond Dolphins (#3) in the West group.
It was Kyoto Hannaryz’s fourth consecutive loss in a row.
But the season is still in its first stage and everything can happen.
Lawson’s total stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4bpg.
He is a former U20 international player as he played for the British team five years ago.

   #7. Former U20 international forward Daniel Akin (206-98, currently plays college basketball in the States) led UMBC to a victory against the The George Washington University 92-81 in the NCAA in Monday night’s game.
He recorded 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks.
The University of Maryland – Baltimore County has 0-2 overall record this season.
Akin is one of the most experienced players in a team as it’s his fourth year in UMBC’s roster.
Akin averaged so far 11.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.3bpg.
He used to play for the British U20 national team
two years ago.

   #8. Swingman Morayo Soluade (196-95, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Leche Rio Breogan in a victory against the second-ranked Leyma Basquet (4-2) 68-60 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Tuesday.
Soluade recorded 5 points and added 3 assists in 22 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group A. Leche Rio Breogan (4-1) is placed first.
But the season is still in its first stage and everything can happen.
This year Soluade’s total stats are: 6.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg in five games.
He used to play for the British national team
last year.

   #9. Former U20 international point guard RJ Eytle-Rock (191-98, currently studies in the States) is a teammate of previously mentioned Daniel Akin and both played together in the last NCAA game.
Eytle-Rock contributed to UMBC‘s victory against the The George Washington University 92-81.
He recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 30 minutes.
Eytle-Rock’s stats this year are: 12.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg in three games.
He used to play for the British U20 national team
two years ago.

   #10. Guard Amin Adamu (193-97, is currently at the American university), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the one of league’s weakest teams Montana St. in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Adamu’s very good performance the Montana St. was defeated 74-70 at home by the University of Pacific.
He scored 17 points and added 3 passes.
This season Adamu has very high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg.
Adamu is a former U20 international player as three years ago he still played for the British national team.

   #11. U18 international forward Mate Okros (198-1, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Coppin State University 69-54 in the NCAA on Sunday night.
He scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 32 minutes.
Okros has averaged so far 5.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg in four games.
He used to play for the British U18 national team
last year.

   #12. Former international forward Adam Thoseby (198-91, college: GSW, currently plays in Austria) led Arkadia Lions to a victory over the closely-ranked Kapfenberg Bulls 71-65 in the Austrian BSL in Wednesday night’s game.
He was the top player that evening. Thoseby scored 17 points and added 8 assists.
This season Thoseby has very high stats. He averages: 16.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 4.1apg.
Worth to mention Thoseby played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Thoseby used to play for the British national team
back in 2018.

   #13. Former U20 international forward David Akibo (201-94, college: Minot St., currently plays in Austria) contributed to an Furstenfeld Panthers‘ shocking victory against the second-ranked Raiders Tirol crushing them 97-71 in the Austrian 2.Bundesliga (second division) on Sunday night.
Akibo recorded 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
This season Akibo has very high stats. He averages: 20.3ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.5apg.
Akibo used to play for the British U20 national team
seven years ago.

   #14. Former U18 international center Legend Robertin (216-94, agency: Players Group, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in Slovakia) couldn’t help Prievidza (4-7) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance Prievidza was crushed 93-62 on the opponent’s court by the second-ranked Levice.
Robertin scored 11 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks.
Robertin has averaged so far 7.0ppg and 4.7rpg.
He used to play for the British U18 national team
back in 2012.

   #15. Former U20 international guard Caleb Fuller (196-99, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the William Jessup University crushing them 95-62 in the NCAA in Friday night’s game.
He recorded 13 points.
Fuller has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg.
He used to play for the British U20 national team
two years ago.

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

   #1. Thomas Scrubb (199-F-91, college: Carleton, currently plays in EuroCup) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Umana Venezia (2-6) crushing them 87-59 in the Eurocup last Wednesday.
Scrubb scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
JL Bourg Basket (5-2) is placed second in group A.
There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This season Scrubb averages: 7.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
He has a dual citizenship: British and Canadian.

   #2. Josh Sharma (213-C-95, college: Stanford, currently plays in Poland) could not help Start (9-5) in their last game. Despite Sharma’s very good performance Start lost 75-90 on the road to the leading Zastal Enea BC.
He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Sharma also added 5 rebounds in 21 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it’s only his second season in pro basketball. This year Sharma has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.8bpg in eight games he played so far.
He is a naturalized American.
Strangely Sharma has never played in United Kingdom.

   #3. Lucien Christofis (G-96, currently plays in Sweden) was not able to help one of league’s weakest teams Nassjo (5-3) in their last game. Despite Christofis’ good performance Nassjo lost 68-73 in Norrkoping to the higher-ranked (#3) Dolphins.
He scored 11 points in 25 minutes.
But the season is still in its first stage and everything can happen.
Christofis’ stats this year are: 11.3ppg and 1.3rpg in seven games.

   #4. Obi Emegano (189-G-93, college: ORU, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in their game against Valencia Basket (13-1) in the Spanish Liga Endesa.
Emegano recorded only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was defeated 68-61 in Valencia by the second-ranked Basket.
Emegano averaged so far 11.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg.
He is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and British.

   #5. Nicholas Spires (210-C/F-94, currently plays in Spain) couldn’t help Real Betis in their game against Andorra (6-4) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He cannot count Sunday’s game as one of the best ones.
Spires recorded only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 9 minutes on the court.
Real Betis was badly defeated 72-55 on the opponent’s court by the higher-ranked (#8) Andorra.
Spires has averaged so far 2.6ppg and 1.5rpg in 11 games.
He has both British and Swedish nationalities.

   #6. Kimbal Mackenzie (185-G-96, college: Bucknell, currently plays in Spain) couldn’t help Huesca (1-4) in their last game. Despite his good performance Huesca (#8) was crushed 91-69 in Castellon by the higher-ranked (#3) Castello in the Group B.
Mackenzie recorded 11 points in 28 minutes. It was his first game for Huesca this season.
Mackenzie also holds two passports: Canadian and British.

   #7. Experienced Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79, currently plays in Lithuania) led Vytis to a victory against the league leader Suduva-Mantinga 87-74 in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) on Thursday night.
Lavrinovic scored 14 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 27 minutes.
Lavrinovic has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.6apg in 10 games.

   #8. Jonathan Komagum (206-F/C-98, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help The University of Toledo in a victory against the Cleveland State University 70-61 in the NCAA on Tuesday night.
Komagum recorded only 4 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 26 minutes.
Komagum has averaged so far 2.2ppg and 7.4rpg in five games.

   #9. Sam Pleszak (197-F-97, college: Calumet, currently plays in Portugal) couldn’t help the league outsider Ginasio in their game against Sampaense in the Portuguese Proliga (second division). Despite his very good performance in Friday night’s game He recorded 16 points.
Pleszak averaged so far 12.5ppg and 2.5rpg.

   #10. Malcom Delpeche (204-PF-95, college: Bates, currently plays in Germany) led Muenster to a victory over the ninth-ranked Schwelm 79-70 in the German ProB (third division) last Sunday.
Delpeche was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 11 rebounds.
Delpeche has averaged so far 8.4ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.9apg.
He is a naturalized American.
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. Delpeche used to play for Bristol Academy Flyers in British league.




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