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NCAA Recruiting – European players (Class of 2010)

This list features European-based players that have committed to a NCAA College or created interest from a Division 1 school. The list will be updated on a regular basis.

UPDATE: 5-12-2010

Class of 2011Class of 2012
North America based players
General Information

Class of 2010

Christopher Czerapowicz (SWE) – Davidson (signed)
1m95 – Guard
Highschool: Sanda Basketball Gymnasiet (Sweden)
More info:[catlist id=419 date=yes numberposts=-1]

Justin Raffington (GER) – University of San Francisco (signed)
2m05 – Power Forward
Highschool: Urspring Academy (Germany)
Video: [slider title=”Urspring – Paderborn NBBL Semifinals 2009 (#14 White)”]
More info:[catlist id=538 date=yes numberposts=-1]

Tom Perreira (UK) – Rider (verbal)
1m91 – Guard
Highschool: Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain)

Abdi Ahmed Sabur (UK) – Oklahoma (committed)
2m07 – Power Forward
Highschool: Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain)

Alasdair “Ali” Fraser (SCO) – Maine (signed)
2m03 – Power Forward
Last team: Falkirk Clark Eriksson Fury (Scotland)
Video: [slider title=”Georgia – Scotland U18 EC DivB 2009 (#15 White)”]

Michael Ocherobia (UK)  – Bradley (decided) Highland CC
2m04 – Center
Highschool: Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain)

Dennis Ogbe (GER) – Tennessee Tech (signed)
1m97 – Forward
Last team: Franken Hexer – NBC (Germany)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights”]
More info:[catlist id=998 date=yes numberposts=-1]

Mathis Keita (FRA) – Gonzaga (signed LOI)
1m92 – Guard
Last team: INSEP (France)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights INSEP (#7)”]
More info:[catlist id=1040 date=yes numberposts=-1]

Patrick Auda (CZE) – Seton Hall (signed)
2m05 – Forward
Highschool: Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain)

Torgrim Sommerfeldt (NOR) – Manhattan (committed)
1m97 – Guard
Last team: NTG Sports Academy (Norway)
Video: [slider title=”Nike Hoop Summit 2008″]
More info:[catlist id=188 date=yes numberposts=-1]

Luka Voncina (SLO) – Charlotte (signed)
1m91 – Point Guard
Last Team: Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Aksel Bolin (NOR) – Northern Illinois (signed)
2m02 – Forward
Last Team: Asker Aliens (Norway)

Alistair Mackay (SCO) – Davidson College (verbal)
2m06 – Center
Last team: Edinburg Kings (Scotland)
Video: [slider title=”Romania – Scotland U18 EC DivB 2009 (#14 White)”]

Niels Giffey (GER)  – UConn (Oral Commitment)
2m00 – Small Forward
Last team: ALBA Berlin (Germany)
Video: [slider title=”ALBA Berlin – Paderborn NBBL Finals 2009 (#5 Yellow)”]
More info:[catlist id=233 date=yes numberposts=-1]

Kevin van Wijk (NL) – Valparaiso (signed)
2m04 – Forward
Last Team: Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain)

Mathias Seilund (DEN) – Fairleigh Dickinson (signed)
2m01 – Forward
Last Team: Amager BK (Denmark)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights from Danish League”]

Lee Goldsbrough (ENG) – Providence (committed)
2m05 – Forward
Last Team: Manchester Magic (England)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights from English Leagues”]

Carl Engström (SWE) – Alabama (committed)
2m13 – Center
Last team: Ystad (Sweden)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights from Swedish League”]
More info:[catlist id=1134 date=yes numberposts=-1]

Sam de Haas (NL) – St. Bonaventure (committed)
1m90 – Guard
Last Team: Eiffel Towers (Netherlands)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights from Dutch Leagues”]

Lukas Winegarner (SWE) – Radford (signed)
2m04 – Forward
Last Team: Talje (Sweden)

Enosch Wolf (GER) – UConn (signed) – Admitted for 2nd Semester only
2m12 – Center

Danny James (ENG) – Monmouth (signed)
1m98 – Shooting Guard
Last Team: Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights”][/slider]

Aaron Geramipoor (ENG) – Seton Hall (signed)
2m10 – Center
Last Team: Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain)

Mathis Mönninghoff (GER) – Gonzaga (signed)
1m98 – Small Forward
Last team: Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights”]
More info:[catlist id=714 date=yes numberposts=-1]

Maxime Chupin (GER) – UC-Irvine (signed)
2m04 – Center
Last team: Cholet Basket (France)

Eividas Petrulis (LIT) – St. Mary’s (signed)
2m00 – Forward
Last team: Marciulonis Academy (Lithuania)

Petar Torlak (SRB) – East Carolina (signed)
1m87 – Guard
Last team: Beovuk (Serbia)

Martin Seiferth (GER) – Oregon (signed)
2m06 – Center
Last Team: ALBA Berlin (Germany)

Martynas Bareika (LIT) – Chattanooga (signed)
1m93 – Guard
Last Team: Triobet (Lithuania)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights”]

Division 2 – Division 3 – Junior College Recruits

Eric Schranz (AUT) – Augusta State (signed) – Division 2
2m08 – Center
Last Team: Traiskirchen Lions (Austria)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights”][/slider]

Marc Liyanage (GER) – Delta State (signed) – Division 2
2m00 – Forward
Last Team: Nördlingen Giants (Germany)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights”][/slider]

Nikola Canic (SRB) – Southern New Hampshire University – Division 2
Last Team: Beovuk (Serbia)

Janek Schmidkunz (GER) – American International College (signed) – Division 2
1m90 – Guard
Last Team: ALBA Berlin (Germany)

Philip Lieser (GER) – Central Washingtion (signed) – Division 2
1m80 – Guard
Last Team: BG Karlsruhe (Germany)

Martin Breunig (GER) – St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy (signed) – Prep School
2m03- Power Forward
Last Team: Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany)
Video: [slider title=”Workout for SJNMA”]

Franz Winkler (GER) – St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy – Prep School
1m92 – Guard
Last Team: Bonn-Rhöndorf

Karamo Jawara (NOR) – Lower East Side – Prep School
1m98 – Forward
Last Team: Froya (Norway)

Simon Barres (FRA) – Mack Academy – Prep School
1m93 – Guard
Last Team: Cholet (France)

Jesse Chuku (ENG) – Kimball Union Academy – Prep School
1m98 – Forward
Last Team: Barking Abbey Academy (UK)

Robert Gilchrist (UK) – Polk State – Junior College
2m03- Power Forward
Last Team: Barking Abbey Academy (UK)
Video: [slider title=”Highlights”]

Nikola Gajic (BIH) – Jacksonville College – Junior College
1m93- Guard
Video: [slider title=”Highlights”]

Mladen Loncarevic (SLO) – Weatherford – Junior College
2m07 – Forward
Last Team: Luka Koper (Slovenia)

Ognjen Zoric (SRB) – Weatherford – Junior College
1m84 – Guard

Anton Elsner (DEN) – Clinton CC – Junior College
1m86 – Guard
Last Team: Aabyhoj IF (Denmark)

Jonathan Mesghna (GER) – Central Wyoming – Junior College
1m99 – Forward
Last Team: MTV Kronberg (Germany)

Stephane Raquil (FRA) – Southern University-Shreveport – Junior College
2m06 – Forward
Last Team: ASVEL (France)

N.B.: Only players in BOLD mean that the player has committed verbally or signed with the program already


47 responses so far ↓

  • 1 juan cobos // Mar 30, 2010 at 12:49 am

    there are a few more.

    stefan nastic to stanford, haukur palsson to maryland, enes kanter to kentucky, duje dukan to wisconsin, marin kukoc to penn, gylvidas birutas to rutgers, martins abele to radford, sebastian koch to elon, another serb playing HS ball to George Washington (do not remember his name right now).

    there are also several players considering ncaa school: thomas laerke( and i guess marko petrovic) from Findlay Prep, Lithuania’s Dominykas Milka from Christ the King, Jarelle Reischel, a former german U16 international who is playing HS ball in the US (his dad’s american)…

    alex dragicevich, who has committed to Notre Dame, is american but could get a serbian passport.

    there are many other players considering playing college basketball next season, but these are some of the most relevant.

  • 2 juan cobos // Mar 30, 2010 at 2:38 am

    alright, all those kids i’ve said are not europe-based. just europeans, my bad.

  • 3 Christophe // Mar 30, 2010 at 6:36 am

    @juan cobos, thanks a lot for the comments. I wanted to put up a list of Europeans in the US, but I did not have the time yet.

  • 4 Christophe // Mar 30, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Jarelle Reischel is from the 2011 Class and gets interest from at least Georgetown, Penn State, Maryland, St. John’s, Providence, Kansas and Temple

  • 5 albiongate // Mar 30, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    “another serb playing HS ball to George Washington (do not remember his name right now). ”

    Nemanja Mikic.

  • 6 Christophe // Mar 31, 2010 at 6:33 am

    about other Europeans in the US, Marko Petrovic (nephew of…) gets some interest from University of San Francisco as I heard

  • 7 juan cobos // Mar 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    thanks. I did not know about that. But it makes sense. USF is looking to grow with european players. They’re not a big time program, so they have to get players differently.

    I also know Laerke came to the US through the University of Idaho staff this year…

  • 8 Christophe // Mar 31, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I have added the US based players too now as you can see. if you have additional names of players that have committed or are being recruited, feel free to post them here in the comments

  • 9 albiongate // Mar 31, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Add Dragicevich to the list. His parents are both born in Serbia and he already owns dual serbian and US citizenship. He only has to make do his serbian passport at the consulate of Serbia in Chicago, which is a matter of time.

  • 10 Christophe // Mar 31, 2010 at 5:55 pm


  • 11 albiongate // Mar 31, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Add serbian High School freshman Milos Kostic (1994, Bishop Noll) to the list.

    “Northwestern already likes what it has seen and has offered Kostic a scholarship.”

    “The 6-8 freshman has already been offered a scholarship to Northwestern and has drawn interest from Butler, Notre Dame and Purdue”,gss-bb-1123.article

  • 12 juan cobos // Mar 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    well. I guess he’s just a sophomore

  • 13 juan cobos // Mar 31, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    wow, a freshman?

  • 14 juan cobos // Apr 1, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Ricmonds Vilde (LAT) – Southern Methodist (committed), Raphael Giaimo (FRA) – New Mexico St. (commited).

    Furthermore, Robert Gilchrist (GB) is considering James Madison, Northeastern and Fairfield.

    All of them from the class of ’10.

  • 15 albiongate // Apr 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Bosnian Admir Sahbegovic (PF, 203, 1991, Engelwood HS, senior) has committed to Jacksonville.

  • 16 scotland basketball // Apr 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Scotland lead the way in the UK with top college prospects Ali Fraser, Jonny Bunyan and Lee Rielly all outplaying their english counterparts in Cherbourg International Tournament – Fraser was the dominant centre with Bunyan the stand out point guard with Rielly the best two guard- Bunyan and Fraser born 1992 not only won double Scotish League and Cup titles with Fury Junior Men but with Clark Eriksson Fury senior men who they have started all season for
    defeated Edinburgh Kings to win the Scottish National Senior Mens Cup – Bunyan with 15 and Fraser with 14 . American Erik Olson hit 26 in the Final – check out Eurobasket website for Scotland/UK ‘s rising stars who are being recruited to the US

  • 17 albiongate // Apr 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Stefan Cvrkalj (G, 192, 1992, Bluevale HS) is being actively recruited by a handful of NCAA Division I schools including a pair of Ivy League schools (Princeton & Cornell), a trio of schools from the Patriot League (Bucknell, Lehigh, Lafayette) and a couple of schools from “power conferences” (Virginia out of the ACC & Stanford from the PAC 10).

    Stefan Jankovic (F, 210, 1993) is gaining recruiting attention from several high major college basketball programs. West Virginia University (Final 4 2010) is particulary interested.

    The University of Illinois is higly interested by Frank Kaminsky (C, 209, 1993, Benet Academy HS). Frank who is american from serbian descent also received substantial recruiting interest from Xavier and also plans on visiting the campuses of Wisconsin and Northwestern in the near future. Actually, Frank don’t have serbian citizenship but Serbian hoop program is keeping an eye on his improvement.

  • 18 uberVU - social comments // Apr 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm

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  • 19 Boris // Apr 22, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Josip Mikulic (left from KK Siroki) 211 PF/C class 2012 from Croatia selected in Nike Team Florida 17U roster

    Also one more Croatian playing in US high school. Bruno Beca C 210 94. (left from KK Dubrava)

  • 20 albiongate // Apr 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Stojan Gjurovski (SF, 201, 1991) has commited to Louisiana Tech. Gjurovski was member of FYROM U16 NT in 2007.

  • 21 juan cobos // May 3, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    san francisco signs marko petrovic.

  • 22 juan cobos // May 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Torgrin Sommerfeldt to Manhattan.

  • 23 interested person // May 28, 2010 at 5:52 am

    is the new ncaa rule about foreign players official? the one that they can still play on a professional team if they did not make any money. can you please post some links about the rule etc.?

  • 24 Christophe // May 28, 2010 at 6:31 am

    @interested person
    maybe this helps you

  • 25 euroballer // May 29, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Do you know how the ncaa finds out if the player actually made money? the team mangement could just lie to keep him there for example…

  • 26 Christophe // May 29, 2010 at 10:56 am

    If a player made money, he has normally a contract with the team. So if the team says, he made money, they should be able to proof it with a contract.

  • 27 juan cobos // May 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Dennis Kramer, a PF from Germany, a reserve on the U18 preliminary roster for this coming summers, will be playing for San Diego next year.

    He’s playing high school ball in the United States.

  • 28 juan cobos // May 30, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    he’s not a reserve, my bad.

  • 29 Christophe // Jun 1, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    thx for the info on Dennis. He was selected for the German U18 team and participated to a camp in May.

  • 30 juan cobos // Jun 7, 2010 at 12:45 am

    marco porcher, a spaniard from Oak Hill Academy to Fairleigh Dickinson

  • 31 juan cobos // Jun 9, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Robert Gilchrist (ENG) will play for a JuCo (Polk State)

  • 32 juan cobos // Jun 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm


    thomas laerke will play pro basketball in europe.
    dominikas milka will play for the college of st. rose (ncaa d2).
    ricmonds vilde committed to SMU.

  • 33 t // Jun 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Have you heard anything about CBA’s Michael Ocherobia?
    Why is there a delay getting him cleared by NCAA?

  • 34 juan cobos // Jun 13, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Bradley has an offer out to 6-8, 250-pound Michael Ocherobia of the Canary Islands, but academic issues have delayed that process.

  • 35 juan cobos // Jun 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    danish mathias salund ’90 to fdu and dutch kevin van wijk ’89 to valparaiso.

    salund was playing in denmark while van wijk was prepping at Canarias Academy after a long stint with the Gran Canaria youth teams.

  • 36 juan cobos // Jun 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    mathias seilund, sorry.

  • 37 Christophe // Jun 18, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    thx for the updates

  • 38 interested person // Jun 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    NBBL topscorer and German under 18 national team point guard from last season: Anthony Canty also interested on going to college. Here are some highlights:

  • 39 juan cobos // Jun 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    any offers yet?where will he play this coming season?

    Special interest in any particular school, conference or geographic area?

  • 40 Christophe // Jun 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    @juan cobos
    @interested person

    As far as I know, Anthony Canty is only a 2011 recruit.

  • 41 juan cobos // Jun 30, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Sam de Haas to St. Bonaventure. captain of netherlands u18 and top scorer a couple of years ago with the u16 NT at 19ppg

  • 42 juan cobos // Jul 1, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I’ve found out that Jonathan Gilling is considered a 2011 prospect.

  • 43 SwissHoops Roger // Jul 25, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Hey Christophe !

    Here is a list of Swiss bball players who are playing abroad in the US.

    The 1st is Christophe Varidel 1990 6’2 , SG, Class of 2010 , who played this year at Worcester Academy in MA. He will be playing college for Florida Gulf Coast University NCAA 1

    The 2nd is Dusan Langura 1993 6’3, SG, Class of 2012 who will play this year in high school at Furtah Prep School near Atlanta, Ga. I heard he has already interests from LeHigh University and Texas A&M.

    The 3rd is Michel-Ofik Nzege 1992 6’6′, Forward, Class of 2011 who will play high school basketball this year in Orme School in Arizona. Some Universities made already interest for him like Virginia, Rider, St Peter’s

  • 44 albiongate // Sep 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Stefan Cvrkalj commits to LeHigh.

  • 45 An update on NCAA recruiting in Europe – // Oct 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm

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  • 46 juan cobos // Oct 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Hey, Christophe. I’ve found a new player.

    Eividas Pretulis, a 6’7”F from Lithuania (Marcioulonis Academy) is a FR this season at St Mary’s College in California.

    He was born in 1990.

  • 47 juan cobos // Dec 8, 2010 at 2:29 am

    martynas bareika joined team now
    martin seiferth total 1p 4r
    petar torlak 3p 0’9a
    eividas petrulis to RS
    maxime chupin awaiting eligibility determination
    matthis moninhoff 6’1p 56%3p
    aaron geramipoor 0 games. back to uk with mononucleosis.
    daniel james hasn’t played
    enosch wolf set to enroll after winter break. might redshirt
    lukas winegarner 2’5p 2’5r
    sam de haas 1’3p 0’7r
    carl engstrom 0’7p 2’3r
    lee goldsbrough 0’8p 1’8r
    mathias seilund 6’8p 2’7r
    kevin van wijk 6’1p 3r (granted 3y, so he’s a sophomore)
    niels giffey 5’9p 2’1r
    Chris Czerapowicz and ali mackay haven’t played
    aksel bolin 3’8p 0’4r
    luka voncina Eligibility – out indefinitely
    Torgrim Sommerfeldt hasn’t played, knee injury
    patrick auda 1p 2’3r
    mathis keita 1’4p 0’8r
    dennis ogbe 2’4p 1’8r
    ali fraser 6’7p 3’8r 1’7b
    abdi ahmed left school
    tommy pereira 1’9p 46%3p
    justin raffington 2’7p 1’5r

    QUITE BAD SO FAR. scary…

    will take a look tomorrow to the usa-based.

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