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

Kervin Bristol
London Lions
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueBritish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1988-09-04) September 4, 1988 (age 30)
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
College
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Istanbulspor
2012–2013Hopsi Polzela
2013–2014 Mykolaiv
2014–2015Krasnye Krylia
2015 JDA Dijon
2015Nea Kifissia
2015–2016Anwil Włocławek
2016Mugla Ormanspor
2016Nizhny Novgorod
2016Odessa
2017Kataja
2017–2018Budivelnyk
2018Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas
2018–presentLondon 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)

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Early yearsEdit

Bristol was born In Brooklyn, New York. He attended Institution Saint-Louis de Gonzague high school in Port-au-Prince, before deciding to move to the United States. After arriving to Miami, he signed up to Broward College where he red shirted his first year. The following year he earned a starting spot on their roster and had solid freshman year averaging a double double. As a sophomore, he also averaged a double and led the nation in blocks for junior college. He received offers from division 1 colleges such as Southern Miss, Hofstra, Auburn, Fordham. He ultimately selected Fordham where he transferred to on a full scholarship. After 2 years he graduated with a bachelor in finance from Fordham then proceed to pursue a professional basketball career in Europe.

CollegeEdit

Bristol graduated from Fordham University in 2012.[4]

ProfessionalEdit

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]

RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Press, ed. (2 April 2012). "Fordham's Bristol signs with agent looking to fulfill NBA dreams". New York Post. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  5. ^ Močnik, Aljaž, ed. (21 May 2013). "MVP Lige Telemach: Kervin Bristol (Hopsi Polzela)". KZS. Retrieved 26 November 2015. (in Slovene)
  6. ^ "London Lions sign Kervin Bristol". Sportando. Retrieved August 21, 2018.

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