Kervin Bristol (born September 4, 1988)[1] is a Haitian-American[2][3] professional basketball player who last played for the London Lions of the British Basketball League (BBL).

Kervin Bristol
Free agent
PositionPower forward / center
Personal information
Born (1988-09-04) September 4, 1988 (age 35)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
NationalityHaitian / American
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolInstitution Saint-Louis de Gonzague
NBA draft2012: undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Hopsi Polzela
2014–2015Krasnye Krylia
2015JDA Dijon
2015Nea Kifissia
2015–2016Anwil Włocławek
2016Mugla Ormanspor
2016Nizhny Novgorod
2018Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas
2018–2019London Lions
2019–2020MBC Mykolaiv
2020–2021London Lions
Career highlights and awards
  • Slovenian League MVP (2013)
  • Slovenian League rebounding champion (2013)
  • Ukraine League rebounding champion (2014)
  • Ukrainian League Defensive Player of the Year (2014)
  • Ukrainian League Forward of the Year (2014)
  • Ukrainian League Import Player of the Year (2014)

Early years edit

Bristol was born in Port-au-Prince to Marlene Beauvais and Frank Bristol. In Haiti, he played at the Institution Saint-Louis de Gonzague before deciding to move to the United States, enrolling at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

After redshirting his first year, Bristol earned time as a rotation player for the Seahawks, averaging 10.1 points per game 9.6 rebounds and 5.9 blocks per game en route to helping Broward to a Southern Conference title. As a sophomore, Broward averaged 12.4 points per game 10.8 rebounds and 6.3 blocks per game.[4]

As a transfer candidate, Bristol received offers from Southern Miss, Hofstra, Auburn, and Fordham. Bristol ultimately selected to play for the Fordham Rams. Bristol played two years in a reserve role, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance in 2012, then proceeded to pursue a professional basketball career in Europe.

Professional edit

Bristol started playing professional basketball for the Istanbulspor of the Turkish Basketball Second League (TB2L). In 19 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 12.2rpg (third in the league) and 1.6bpg in the 2012–13 season.

Bristol then played a season for KD Hopsi Polzela in Slovenia (SKL). In 14 games he averaged 11.4ppg, 10.9rpg (led the league), 1.1apg and 2.4bpg in the 2012–13 season, where he was awarded the MVP.[5]

In the summer of 2013, Bristol tried out for the Huracanes del Atlántico of the Dominican Republic League (LNB), but ultimately did not sign.

Bristol played for the MBC Mykolaiv in Ukraine, where he averaged 12.7ppg, 12.4rpg (led the league) and 2.5bpg in 15 games. He was named All-Ukrainian Superleague Defensive Player of the Year, All-Ukrainian Superleague Import Player of the Year, All-Ukrainian Superleague Forward of the Year.

Bristol has played for the BC Krasnye Krylia in Russia, but was released by the team before the season was over. In 19 games, he recorded 7.4ppg, 9.6rpg (second in the league) and 1.6bpg.

He had short stints with the JDA Dijon Basket of the LNB Pro A (France), and the Nea Kifissia B.C. of Greece (GBL). In the 2015–16 season he played for KK Włocławek of the Polish League (PLK).

On August 21, 2018, Bristol signed with the London Lions of the British league.[6]

On 3 August 2020 the London Lions re-signed Kervin after a season in Ukraine. Kervin was a member of the 2018–19 Lions squad.[7]

Records edit

References edit

  1. ^ RealGM Basketball – Kervin Bristol
  2. ^ Eric, ed. (23 October 2015). "Kervin Bristol picked up by Anwil". Court Side Newspaper. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  3. ^ Dijon adds Bristol to their Roster (18 March 2015)
  4. ^ "Kervin Bristol - Men's Basketball".
  5. ^ Močnik, Aljaž, ed. (21 May 2013). "MVP Lige Telemach: Kervin Bristol (Hopsi Polzela)" (in Slovenian). KZS. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  6. ^ "London Lions sign Kervin Bristol". Sportando. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Kervin Bristol Returns To Lions Defence". London Lions. 2020-08-03. Retrieved 2020-08-03.

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