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Women’s British Basketball League


January 20, 2021
Yemisi Mefful

Still a member of the Eagles Academy this youngster has impressed the hierarchy so much that she’s been invited to be part of the senior set-up this season. An extremely exciting prospect.

January 20, 2021
Molly Taylor

College – Loyola University Maryland First season as a professional in the WBBL and at Newcastle. A former GB Under-20 international that started out in Kingston’s junior academy. Attended NCAA Loyola University for four years from 2016 before graduating in 2020 and joining the Newcastle roster. Another player with the potential to make a big…

January 20, 2021
Alison Gorrell

College – Florida Atlantic University A potential match-winner every time she steps on court, she’s been a prolific scorer in the WBBL since first arriving in Newcastle back in 2016. Can score inside and outside and rebounds well at both ends of the floor. Had a four-year college career split between Wyoming and Florida Atlantic…

January 20, 2021
Mante Kvederaviciute

College – Northumbria University A full Lithuanian international she has played at a high level since first turning professional back in 2008 as an 18-year-old with her local team in her native country. She’s also played at a high level in Greece as well as Sweden and Germany where she played in the EuroCup as…

January 20, 2021
Ruth Thornley

College – Northumbria University and Leeds Metropolitan University Experienced fierce competitor who is a very vocal leader on and off the court. A perfect team member that has been around the UK basketball scene with the Eagles long enough to know what a team requires. A former England u-18 Captain and member of the GB…

January 20, 2021
Mollie Arnold

Another player that has stepped up from The Eagles Academy and shown she can play at this level in limited playing time so far. Will benefit from a second season around the senior players and another one that Newcastle have high hopes for.

January 20, 2021
Orieoma Chuckwu-Etu

College – Newcastle University A player that looked destined for the WBBL side from the moment she walked into the Academy set-up back in 2015 and so it’s proved. One of those energy players that comes off the bench and gives a real spark and energy into the team. Great defender and improving as a scorer…

January 20, 2021
Jorjah Smith

Great outside shooter that played at a good level back in her native Australia before signing for Manchester Mystics last season in the WBBL and impressing with 8.1 points per game and an overall shooting percentage of 57.1%. Another offensive weapon for The Eagles.