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Famous Basketball Players from England

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List of famous basketball players from England, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. England has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best British basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of England and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular basketball player from England then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from Horace Walker to Joel Freeland and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest British basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from England?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of England in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented British basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.



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    Allie Fullah

    Allie Fullah is a basketball player.more

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    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Andrew Lawrence

    Andrew Derek Lawrence is a British professional basketball player who last played for KK Zadar of the Croatian League.more

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    • Nationality: England
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    Andrew Sullivan
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    Andrew Michael Sullivan is a British author, editor and blogger, resident in the United States. A former editor of The New Republic and the author or editor of six books, Sullivan is an influential blogger and commentator. He was a pioneer of the political blog, starting his in 2000. He eventually moved ...more

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    • Nationality: England
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    Cliff Williams
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    Clifford "Cliff" Williams is an English musician who has been a member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC as their bassist and backing vocalist since mid-1977. He had started his professional music career in 1967 and was previously in the British groups Home and Bandit. His first studio album with ...more

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    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Teams: Detroit Pistons
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    Donald Smith

    Donald Victor Smith is an English former cricketer, who played in three Tests for England in 1957. He was born in Broadwater, Sussex, England. The cricket writer, Colin Bateman, commented that "Sri Lanka's historic first victory over England early in 1993 will have given at least one English Test player ...more

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    • Nationality: England
    • Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
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    Eric Yamoah Boateng is a British professional basketball player. He is a former college basketball player with the Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team. He attended high school at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware. Boateng committed to Duke University out of high school, but ...more

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    • Nationality: England
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    Eric Marsh

    Frederick Eric Marsh was an English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire between 1946 and 1949. Marsh was born in Bolsover and played several miscellaneous matches for Derbyshire and local sides during the Second World War. He was one of several players to be given the chance to ...more

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    • Nationality: England
    • Teams: Golden State Warriors
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    Gerry Ward

    Gerald "Gerry" Ward was an English footballer. Born in Stepney, London, Ward joined Arsenal as a trainee in 1952 and was quickly propelled into the first team. He made his debut on the left wing in a home match against Huddersfield Town on 22 August 1953 at the age of 16 years and 321 days, this made ...more

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    • Nationality: England
    • Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, St. Louis Hawks, Chicago Bulls
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    Guy Sparrow

    Guy Ratcliff Sparrow was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire during the 1905 season. Sparrow was born in Aston, Warwickshire, the son of Walter Sparrow and his wife Emma Gertrude Ratcliff. His father was assistant surgeon to the 9th Warwickshire Rifle Volunteer Corps. Sparrow took part in the ...more

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    • Nationality: England
    • Teams: Philadelphia Warriors, New York Knicks
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    Harry Rogers

    Harry Oliver Rogers was an English cricketer: a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler who played for Worcestershire County Cricket Club in the 1920s. Born in Hednesford, Staffordshire, Rogers made his first-class debut for Worcestershire against Gloucestershire at New Road in June 1923, ...more

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    • Nationality: England
    • Teams: St. Louis Hawks
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    Harry Welfare

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    Harry Welfare
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    Henry "Harry" Welfare was an English footballer and teacher who lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.more

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    • Nationality: England
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    Horace Walker
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    Horace Walker was an English mountaineer who made many notable first ascents, including Mount Elbrus and the Grandes Jorasses.more

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    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
    • Teams: Chicago Zephyrs
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    Jack Cotton

    Jack Cotton was a British property developer. He became the dominant figure in the world of property development in Britain. His methods of operation were a model for others involved in the property boom in the years following World War II. Jack Cotton was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, then ...more

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    • Nationality: England
    • Teams: Denver Nuggets
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    Joel Freeland is a British professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA.more

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    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Lewis Thomas

    Lewis Thomas is a basketball player who plays for the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos.more

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    • Nationality: Australia, England
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    Mike Lenzly

    Mike Lenzly is a British professional basketball player. He is a 1.89 m tall point guard-shooting guard. He last played with S.Oliver Baskets in Germany.more

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    • Nationality: England
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    Neil Fingleton is an English actor and former basketball player. He is the tallest British-born man and the tallest man in the European Union at 7 ft 7.56 in in height and among the 25 tallest men in the World. This title has been confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records in the summer of 2007; ...more

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    • Nationality: England
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    Paul Elderkin

    Paul Elderkin is a professional basketball player for Durham Wildcats.more

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    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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    Nana Papa Yaw Dwene "Pops" Mensah-Bonsu is a British professional basketball player who currently plays for A.E.K. Athens of the Greek Basket League. He played college basketball for George Washington University before going undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft.more

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    • Nationality: England
    • Teams: Dallas Mavericks
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