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.

The Men’s basketball programme at Loughborough boast three further teams, the top of which compete in NBL Division Three, as well as a development squad and great intermural outlets for players looking to get involved.

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.  

Mark Jarram

Head Coach

Head Coach Mark Jarram enters his sixth season at the helm of the Loughborough Basketball Programme, helping drive the team to the most successful era of the last 30 years. Coach Jarram’s role as Men’s Basketball Head Coach is combined with his work as Assistant Coach of the Leicester Riders in the British Basketball League. Coach Jarram has previously coaching in the US at Bard College in New York, as well as spending time with the Worcester Wolves in the BBL.  He has been named Coach of the Year in the EABL.

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 in the last 4 seasons.

Loughborough Basketball’s recent alumni include 14 players in professional leagues around the world including Commonwealth and Great British athlete, Jamell Anderson currently playing professionally in Spain. Great Britain point guard Conner Washington found BUCS Championship success during his time at Loughborough whilst playing professionally and winning the BBL with the Leicester Riders.


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 move forwards.

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

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