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August 1, 2017
From Spanish Silver Comes Eastern Gold

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have gone east to land their third confirmed signing of the summer writes Jeff King. Jure Gunjina is a 6’ 8” Croatian forward that has gone from his native Croatia to the USA and via Spain to get to Newcastle. Fluent in English he played in his home country until 2013…

July 28, 2017
Terry’s Your Boy Says TJ

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle are starting to put together their roster for the 2017/18 British Basketball Season and it comes as no surprise that their second signing announced is both a newcomer to The Club and The BBL writes Jeff King. Terry Martin is a 6’ 7” powerhouse forward who hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and…

July 27, 2017
MVP Fletch Flies To Europe

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle already resigned to facing a new BBL season without the hugely influential Scott Martin have also now been advised by Club and BBL MVP Rahmon Fletcher that he too will be showcasing his skills elsewhere next season, writes Jeff King. Fletcher who has been The BBL’s Most Valuable Player for two…

July 26, 2017
Eagles Fly with Kai

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle are delighted to announce their first signing for the forthcoming 2017/18 British Basketball Season, writes Jeff King. And whilst the player flying in is a first-time Eagle, his face will be familiar to their fans as well as the rest of The BBL. Kai Williams is a 29-year old 6’ 6”…

July 20, 2017
Eagles Bid Farewell To Martin

After four seasons as an Eagle, Scott Martin leaves Newcastle and the UK this summer to play in European competition as he heads to the Czech Republic. The 6’8″ forward will play in both the Czech National Basketball League and the FIBA Europe Cup with his new club BK JIP Pardubice for the 2017-18 season. As…

July 13, 2017
2017-18 Schedule Announced

The 2017-18 schedule for our Esh Group Eagles’s British Basketball League season has just been announced and after starting with an away game in Leeds our first home game will be against our old rivals the Glasgow Rocks at Sport Central on Friday 6th October with a 7:30pm tip-off. You can download a full list…

July 8, 2017
Eagles Past and Present To Play in Drew Testimonial

The BBL will host a testimonial event at Leicester Arena on July 22nd to celebrate the career of Drew Sullivan in the British Basketball league that culminated in 20 pieces of silverware, across 12 seasons registered in the league. The Great Britain Olympic Captain, who totalled 100 caps in his international career, helped bring silverware…

May 14, 2017
Riders Seal Treble with Play-Offs

Molten BBL Play-Off Final Leicester Riders 84 (29,47,72) (Thomson 18, Hampton 14, Bernardini 12) Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 63 (11,27,44) (Fletcher 16, Martin 11, Parks/Behrens 10) Leicester Riders completed a memorable treble in dominant fashion after beating Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 84-63 in the Play-Off Final in front of 14,500 at The O2. Rob Paternostro’s…

May 11, 2017
Back-To-Back BBL MVP

Rahmon Fletcher is the Molten BBL MVP for 2016-17 and scoops the prestigious accolade for the second year in a row after winning by a landslide in the voting by BBL coaches/clubs. Once again, they recognised his outstanding contribution to Esh Group Eagles Newcastle who finished second in the BBL Championship, having already secured the…