Men's Performance Basketball

Loughborough Students Basketball continues to thrive as a programme since the formation of the Loughborough Basketball Programme Partnership between Loughborough University, Loughborough College and Charnwood College.

The Men’s performance basketball programme hold back-to-back BUCS (British University and College Sports) titles in 2016 and 2017 whilst competing as the Loughborough Student Riders in NBL (National Basketball League) Division One for the past two seasons, reaching the Play-Off Final in their first year in 2017.

The programme continues to strive to pursue excellence on and off the court and challenge the status quo of basketball in the UK, with many Alumni now current professional players and many more working in professional sport. Loughborough teams have competed regularly around the globe in recent years.

As a performance athlete you will have access to our Performance Support Team who have a vast shared experience of working with coaches and athletes at the very highest level.  Find out more about our team.  

Will Maynard

Division 1 Men's Head Coach

Riders BBL Assistant and Head of Charnwood College basketball programme, Will Maynard took charge of the Loughborough Riders NBL D1 side in 2022.

Maynard, who continues his coaching journey having graduated from the programme as a player, has now returned to the University side alongside his duties with Charnwood basketball.

Notable alumni

In recent years Loughborough basketball has transformed from a positive student team to a competitive programme at the professional level with many players going on to play professionally.

Loughborough Basketball’s recent alumni Jamell Anderson is a Commonwealth and Great British athlete and is currently playing for Manchester Giants. Great Britain point guard Conner Washington found BUCS Championship success during his time at Loughborough whilst playing professionally and winning the BBL with Leicester Riders.

Other players that have graudated from Loughborough University and went on to play professionally both in the UK and overseas include, Anthony Rowe, Max Richardson, Lucien Christofis and Reis Pinnock.


For our most exceptional performance basketball players, we offer sports scholarships to help with the costs of training and competition.

Prospective students

Basketball at Loughborough continues to grow and evolve and are always looking for fresh new talented players to help the programme continue to improve.

If you are interested in getting involved in basketball at Loughborough please email us with your full details.

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