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City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club
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Player Profiles

COACH PAUL DOUGLAS

COACH PAUL DOUGLAS

Head Coach

Coach Paul Douglas joined the Rockets in April 2021 to lead our Basketball Academy at Broadway 6th Form before taking on the position of Men's First Team Head Coach in July.

MICHAEL GAYLE (C)

MICHAEL GAYLE (C)

Point Guard

Veteran guard Michael Gayle brings a wealth of BBL experience to our roster having played for the Birmingham Knights and Worcester Wolves, alongside a spell at German outfit Wolfenbuettel Herzoge, in his illustrious playing career.

NATHAN RAMSDALE-OWEN

NATHAN RAMSDALE-OWEN

Nathan has spent time playing in the BBL with Worcester Wolves as well as a stint abroad in Italy. Having come through the youth ranks at the Rockets, we are delighted to have him back for this season!

FAARIS MUGHAL

FAARIS MUGHAL

Shooting Guard

The 6’1 shooting guard has been with the Rockets since the age of 13 and has been playing with our National League youth sides from Under 14s to Under 18s prior to joining our first-team roster for 2021/22.

JORDAN DAWES

JORDAN DAWES

Point Guard

Jordan has been around the club since a young age and joined up with our first-team squad after impressing Coach Douglas in pre-season.

GATLUAK 'MIKE' THIEP

GATLUAK 'MIKE' THIEP

Center

The 7'0" center grew up in Birmingham and returned to the city after spells in Japan, Spain and Northern Ireland, along with a pre lockdown stint in the BBL with Surrey Scorchers.

VASILE PIRVU

VASILE PIRVU

Power Forward

Vasile has been with us since 2019 and played an important role last season as we gained promotion from Division 3. The 6’6 forward is also a former under 16 Romanian youth international.

LOUIS ROGERSON-EVANS

LOUIS ROGERSON-EVANS

Shooting Guard

Louis joins us on the back of a short stint with NBL Division 1 side Liverpool in 2019/20. The 6’3 shooting guard has BBL experience, having played for Cheshire Phoenix in the 2016/17 season.

THEO TURNER

THEO TURNER

Small Forward

Theo earned a partial scholarship to play for at the Orme School of Arizona for the Orme Warriors where he graduated in 2011. Upon returning to the UK, Theo went on to play for the Met Lions in London.

STEPHANOS KONTOPYRGOS

STEPHANOS KONTOPYRGOS

Small Forward

Steph is a former Cyprus youth international and has been playing for the Rockets since 2017. During that time has become an integral part of the team, leading us to promotion last season with his exceptional three-point shooting.

MILES MOORE

MILES MOORE

Shooting Guard

The 6’5 shooting guard came through the ranks at Coventry Tornadoes before completing a year at Charnwood Academy, which is linked to the Leicester Riders' programme.

MATT GASKELL

MATT GASKELL

Shooting Guard

Matt has been involved with the Rockets since he was 14 years old. He went on to represent Anglia Ruskin University for three years before joining up with Coach Douglas' side for 2021/22.

MIKE PRICE

MIKE PRICE

AKIM NWEKE

AKIM NWEKE

EMIL WASHINGTON

EMIL WASHINGTON

ETHAN WOODWARD

ETHAN WOODWARD

Our men’s first team compete in NBL Division 2 North and are an important element of the club’s planning as we look ahead. Coach Paul Douglas will lead the team this season alongside Assistant Coach Steve Dudley.

Coach Douglas has assembled a talented roster that includes a blend of experienced veteran players and youngsters who have graduated through the youth ranks at the club.

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