J'Nathan Bullock

J'Nathan Bullock (born June 25, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He played college basketball at Cleveland State University.

J'Nathan Bullock
Free agent
PositionSmall forward
Personal information
Born (1987-06-25) June 25, 1987
Flint, Michigan
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolFlint Northern (Flint, Michigan)
CollegeCleveland State (2005–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010Geelong Supercats
2010Optima Gent
2012–2013Kauhajoen Karhu
2013–2014Al Kahraba
2014Maccabi Kiryat Gat
2014Ramat Hasharon
2015Tampereen Pyrintö
2015–2016Elitzur Yavne
2016–2017Tampereen Pyrintö
2017Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
2017LG Sakers
2018Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Career highlights and awards

He was signed by the New York Jets of the National Football League as an undrafted free agent in 2009, but did not make the final roster. He has since played basketball in Australia, Belgium, Iceland, Finland, and the Philippines.[1]

Early years

Bullock had played football at Flint Northern High School.[2]

College career

Bullock played college basketball for four seasons at Cleveland State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

American Football

New York Jets

Although Bullock did not play football in college, he was signed as a tight end by the New York Jets of the National Football League.[3][4][5][6] He was waived by the team on August 16.


Australia (2010)

In early 2010, Bullock signed with the Geelong Supercats[7] where he averaged 19 points and 7 rebounds per game, helping the club win the SEABL championship.[8]

Belgium (2010)

In June 2010, Bullock signed with Optima Gent of Belgium for the 2010–11 season.[9] In December 2010, he left Optima due to injury.[10]

Iceland (2011–2012)

Bullock signed with Grindavik in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild for the 2011–12 season.[11] On February 2, 2012, Bullock scored 51 points against ÍR.[12]

He was named the best player of the second half of the season[13] and was instrumental in the team winning the 2012 national championship,[14] and was named as the Playoffs MVP[15] and Foreign Player of the Year.[16]

Finland (2012–2013)

Bullock signed with Kauhajoen Karhu in Finland for the 2012–13 season.[17][18]

NBA D-League (2013)

On October 31, 2013, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[19] However, he was later waived on November 17.[20]


After playing for Rain or Shine Elasto Painters[21] and South Korea's LG Sakers[22] in the second half of 2017, Bullock signed back with Grindavík on December 21 for the rest of the 2017–18 season.[23]

Awards, titles and accomplishments

Individual awards



  • Icelandic All-Star game: 2012[24]


  1. J'NATHAN BULLOCK basketball profile
  2. J'Nathan Bullock Signs To Join Men's Basketball Program, CSTV.com, November 11, 2004.
  3. Flint's J'Nathan Bullock to work out for NFL scouts after four year basketball career, MLive.com, April 2009.
  4. Joe Maxse (April 10, 2009). "Cleveland State basketball player J'Nathan Bullock tries measuring up for NFL scouts". Cleveland.com. Retrieved May 2, 2009.
  5. Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (October 9, 2011). "Nýi Grindavíkurkaninn reyndi fyrir sér hjá NFL-liði". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  6. Wolf, Daniel (July 19, 2009). "J'Nathan Bullock: A Basketball Player's Journey to Become an NFL Tight End". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  7. J'Nathan Bullock: Former Cleveland State Forward Signs With Aussie Supercats
  8. Wolf, Daniel (October 19, 2010). "Former Cleveland State Viking, J'Nathan Bullock, Now a Champion in Australia". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  9. J'Nathan Bullock to Optima Gent
  10. Optima Gent replaces Bullock with Hall
  11. The new Grindavík signee tried out for the NFL, Visir, retrieved October 9, 2011.
  12. Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (February 2, 2012). "Grindavík vann ÍR á flautukörfu - Bullock með 51 stig". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  13. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (March 26, 2012). "Bullock og Benedikt stóðu sig best í seinni hlutanum". Vísir.is. p. Icelandic. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  14. Grindavík wins championship KKÍ, retrieved May 6, 2012.
  15. Grindavík Íslandsmeistari árið 2012 - Umfjöllun
  16. Þau bestu verðlaunuð
  17. Laituri Bullock on Karhun toinen jenkkikiinnitys, Karhubasket, retrieved July 15, 2012.
  18. Kolbeinn Tumi (July 21, 2012). "Bullock eltir Watson til Finnlands". Vísir.is. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  19. Maine Red Claws Announce First 11 Players Invited to Training Camp Archived March 25, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  20. Maine Red Claws Waive Five Players Archived October 25, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  21. Bacnis, Justine (August 13, 2017). "BASKETBALLJ'nathan Bullock ready to accept challenge of being smallest import". Tiebreaker Times. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  22. "LG Sakers add Bullock to their roster, ex Rain or Shine". asia-basket.com. October 15, 2017. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  23. Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (December 21, 2017). "Bullock snýr aftur til Grindavíkur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  24. Eiríkur Stefán Ásgeirsson (December 31, 2011). "Shouse fékk flest atkvæði í stjörnuliðið". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved December 21, 2017.
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