City of Birmingham Basketball Club has a proud record over the past 15 years of producing a number of excellent basketball players and more importantly fine young men and women. The club have developed a culture of treating people well and our coaching staff are encouraged to support players in every way they can both through basketball but also academically.
The club has several players who have progressed to play international basketball in recent times. Ex-COB Junior Myles Hesson represents Great Britain regularly and is now playing in the French Pro A division with Nanterre 92. Kofi Josephs has also recently been selected into the Great Britain squad as well as the England National team squad taking part in this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.
On the female side of the club, Michelle Turner recently finished her playing career with the USC Aiken Pacers before taking up a coaching role at Phoenix College.
Our Hall of Fame includes the following players who have represented COB. We are proud of each Rockets alumni member and acknowledge that there are several others we have not mentioned on this list.
|Player||COB Years||Current Status|
|Funganayi Chogugudza||2012-2018||COB Rockets EBL Div 4 / Head Coach|
|Zeph Sharman||2012-2016||Newcastle University EBL Div 1|
|Sam Coles||2011-2016||Derby Trailblazers EBL Div 1|
|Josh Foulds||2009-2013||Barking Academy|
|Solomon Rolls-Tyson||2009-2013||Sheffield Sharks BBL|
|David Malcolm||2009-2013||COB Rockets Coach|
|Kieran Jones||2008-2011||Newcastle Knights EBL Div 2|
|Jordan Dawes||2008- 2011||Royal Marine|
|Jordan Matthews||2008 – 2011||Physiotherapist|
|Jonny Foulds||2008- 2011||Teeside Mohawks|
|Ruemonn Nelson||2007 – 2011||Teeside Mohawks EBL Div 1|
|Emmanuel Bradshaw||2007-2009||COB Rockets EBL Div 4 / Head Coach|
|Alex Anderson||2006 – 2011||Team Birmingham EBL Div 2|
|Sam Walker||2006-2010||COB Rockets EBL Div 4|
|Hayden Gibbons Thomas||2006 – 2009||Referee Level 2|
|Matt Catlow||2006-2009||COB Rockets Head Coach|
|Liam Sheridan||2006-2008||Head Coach West Brom Basketball Club|
|Luke Parker||2006-2008||Sheffield Saints EBL Div 2|
|Lamar Morrison||2005 – 2009||Derby Trailblazers EBL Div 1|
|Ryan Lewis||2005-2006||Manchester Magic EBL Div 1|
|Martyn Gayle||2004-2007||Leicester Warriors EBL Div 1|
|Kofi Josephs||2003-2008||Glasgow Rocks, England & GB|
|Myles Hesson||2003-2007||Naterre 92, French Pro A, England & GB|