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Final 4 will feature 25 international players

Updated: Apr 9




The 2024 Final Four teams have registered 25 international players from Europe, Africa and North America.


Sixteen players have American passports, while two of them have multiple passports.


The other two nations are Nigeria and Spain.


In total, five players have multiple passports.


Not counting home nations, like Denmark and Belgium, they are citizens of Germany, Democratic Republic of Congo, Canada and Jamaica.


Last, but not least, represented countries include Senegal, Hungary, Moldova, Puerto Rico, Mali and Slovakia.


If not counting double passport holders, rosters include nine players from Denmark, eight players from Belgium, eight players from Lithuania and seven players from Romania.


Nations represented: USA (14+2), Denmark (9), Belgium (8+1), Lithuania (8), Romania (7), Nigeria, Spain, Germany, DR Congo, Canada, Jamaica, Senegal, Hungary, Moldova, Puerto Rico, Mali, Slovakia.


Bakken Bears Aarhus: six international players

Silas Oriane, Denmark/Germany

Nineteen years old shooting guard is the second youngest Bear who has played in the ENBL after a 2005 born center Andreas Holst.


DeAndre Pinckney, USA

A 24 years old forward from Florida played for the Southern Mississippi (2020-2023).


Got offers from Ole Miss, St. John`s, Rutgers and Virginia Tech.


Averaged 12.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in his senior year.


Malik Parsons, USA

A 24 years old guard from San Diego, California played for Nortwestern Oklahoma State University.


NOSU was a NAIA school (2001-2012) and is a NCAA Division 2 school from 2012.


Averaged 26.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists in his senior year with the Rangers.


Ryan Evans, USA

A 33 years old small forward from Chicago played for Wisconsin Badgers (2009-2013).


Evans is a Bear from 2018 – a five time Basketligaen champion (2019-2023) and a three time Danish Cup winner (2020, 2021, 2023).


He won the Basketligaen MVP award in 2019 and the Basketligaen Finals MVP award in 2023.


Michel Diouf, Senegal

A 34 years old center has won 11 titles with the Bakken Bears.


Diouf is a seven time Basketligaen champion (2017-2023) and a four time Danish Cup winner (2018, 2020-2021, 2023).


He was four times recognized as the best defensive player of Basketligaen (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020).


Diouf won the Basketligaen Finals MVP award in 2021.


He became the FIBA Europe Cup all time leading scorer on March 21, 2022.


Skyler Bowlin, USA

A 34 years old guard from Arkansas played for Missouri Southern (2007-2011).


Bowlin played for Horsens (2012-2015) and is a Bear from 2022.


He won the Basketligaen MVP award in 2015 and the Danish Cup MVP award the same year.


In 2016, he won the Swedish league with Sodertalje Kings and earned the Finals MVP award.


Bowlin is a two time Basketligaen champion (2015, 2023) and a two time Danish Cup winner (2015, 2023).



CSO Voluntari, Romania: eight international players

Kwamain Mitchell, USA

A 34 years old point guard from Milwaukee has played for Saint Louis (2008-2013).


He averaged 10.6 points and 3.1 assists in his senior year.


Made 124 starts in 124 games with the Billikens.


Won the Latvian title with Valmiera/Ordo in 2016, the KLS league in Serbia with Mladost MaxBet Zemun in 2021 and had a triple crown in Switzerland with Fribourg Olympic Basket (2022).


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KeyShawn Feazell, USA

A 25 years old forward from Hattiesburg, Mississippi has played for Mississippi State (2017-2020), McNeese State (2020-2021) and Craighton (2021-2022).


Has played in Dominican Republic and Finland.


Rashard Odomes, USA

A 27 years old guard/forward from Anchorage, Alaska has played for University of Oklahoma (2015-2019).


Odomes has played in Sweden, Portugal and Israel.


Laszlo Polyak, Hungary

A 30 years old guard from Nyiregyhaza played in his native town until the age of 21.


Polyak represented Targu Mures in Romania (2014-2017) and then returned to homeland, playing for MAFC Budapest, Szolnoki and DEAC Budapest (2018-2023).


Kodi Justice, USA

A 29 years old shooting guard from Mesa, Arizona played for Arizona State (2014-2018).


Justice is the 37th member of the Sun Devils 1000 points club.


He joined CSO Voluntari one month ago.


JT Shumate, USA

A 24 years old forward from Newark, Ohio played for Toledo (2020-2023).


Shumate averaged 16.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in his senior year.


Made 89 starts in 92 games with the Rockets.


Trevon Allen, USA

A 26 years old point guard from the Nez Perce Tribe reservation in Lapwai, Idaho played for Idaho (2016-2020).


A former Vandal guard has played in Poland and Italy.


Mihail Miseailo, Moldova

A 21 years old guard has represented Moldova in European youth tournaments.



Royal Liège Basket: six international players

E.J. Anosike, USA/Nigeria

A 25 years old guard from East Orange, New Jersey has played for Sacred Heart University (2017-2020) and Tennessee (2020-2021).


Made NEC first team in 2020.


Was 2019 NEC Most Improved Player of the Year.


Jamelle Hagins, USA

A 33 years old forward/center from Roanoke, Virginia played for Delaware (2009-2013).

Hagins is a professional player from 2013.


Won Italian championship with Reyer Venezia in 2017.


Angel Rodriguez, Puerto Rico

A 31 years old point guard played for Kansas State (2011-2013) and Miami (2014-2016).


A two time Puerto Rico champion with Vaqueros de Bayamon (2020, 2022).


Named BSN most valuable player in 2021.


Made third team All-ACC in 2016.


Ibrahim Famouke Doumbia, Mali

A 25 years old forward from Bamako has played for South Carolina (2017-2018) and University of California at Fullerton (2018-2022).


Cousin of Cheick Diallo, a former Kansas power forward/center (New Orleans Pelicans 2016-2019, Phoenix Suns 2019-2020, Detroit Pistons 2021-2022).


Kevin Tumba, Belgium/DR Congo

A 33 years old center is one of the best players from Belgium.


Has played in Belgium from 2011.


His other stops include UCAM Murcia in Spain (2017-2020), Kolossos Rodou in Greece (2020-2021) and Fos Provence Basket in France (2021-2022).


Anthony Cambo, USA/Spain

A 25 years old guard from Miami, Florida has played in Puerto Rico, Spain and Belgium.



Šiauliai: five international players

Sean Armand, USA

A 32 years old shooting guard from Brooklyn, New York City has played for Iona (2010-2014).


He recently played for Shandong in the Chinese Basketball association.


Leonard Junior Thorpe, USA

A 24 years old forward from West Palm Beach, Florida has played for UNC Asheville (2017-2022).


Big South honorable mention in 2022.


Shaquille Keith, Canada/Jamaica

A 30 years old small forward has played in Canada, Finland, Hungary and Lithuania.


Tomaš Pavelka, Slovakia

A 23 years old center has played in Spain, Estonia and Lithuania.


Pavelka played for Tartu University in 2022-2023 and moved to Šiauliai after head coach Nikolajs Mazurs.


He represents Slovakia national team.


Bennett Vander Plas, USA

A 25 years old power forward from Wisconsin has played for Ohio (2018-2022) and Virginia (2022-2023).


Made Mid-American Conference (MAC) first team in 2022.


Was named MAC Freshman of the year in 2019.


Vander Plas averaged 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds with Virginia Cavaliers and became ACC co-champion.


He missed entire 2023 post season due to a broken hand.


Vander Plas started his professional career at Ludwigsburg in German Bundesliga.



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