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February 24, 2018
Men In Black Back On Track

The relief was palpable as the final buzzer sounded on Esh Group Eagles Newcastle’s 114 – 73 BBL Championship win at home against Leeds Force on Friday night, writes Jeff King. It brought to end a run of three successive home defeats and finally got The Eagles back on track. Whilst the win against the…

February 6, 2018
Benchman Basi On Form

AJ Basi concedes the time has come for our Eagles to shore up the club’s leaky defence and kick a sickening habit for blowing leads. The in-form benchman has emerged as one of the few positives during a rocky period for the BBL’s most successful franchise. But Basi shares the pain of his below-par colleagues…

December 10, 2017
AJ Points The Way

It was Andy Warhol who supposedly coined the phrase, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Esh Group Eagles Newcastle Head Coach Fab Flournoy has his own version, writes Jeff King. It’s not quite as cut and dried as Warhol’s but it goes along the lines of what he often says to…

October 13, 2017
Preview: Eagles vs London Lions

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle’s rookie AJ Basi may be new to the professional ranks and The BBL Championship but he’s in no doubt about how tough tonight’s game at Northumbria University Sport Central against London Lions is, writes Jeff King. The 5’ 11” Canadian point guard who has just come out of Canadian college system…

September 22, 2017
Excited Rookie Ready For Funky Town

After a stellar five-year college career at the University of Manitoba, Canadian AJ Basi was ready to turn from senior Bison to fledgling Eagle as the Winnipeg native signed on the dotted line for Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, writes Jeff King. Upon signing that contract, he made no secret of the fact that he felt…

September 1, 2017
Seven New Eagles Fly In For Pre-Season
Our seven new Eagles and three veterans return to the Sport Central hardwood on Friday, so the countdown to the new BBL season really has begun! Kai Williams, Jaysean Paige, AJ Basi, Jure Gunjina, Zarko Jukic, Terry Martin and Saah Nimley have all landed in the toon now and take to the court with Darius...
August 25, 2017
The Magnificent Seven

In the biggest rebuild of recent seasons a total of seven new Eagles fly in over the next seven days in preparation for our pre-season schedule, the British Basketball All-Stars Championship and of course the 2017/18 British Basketball League campaign. Earlier this week, upon the announcement of our final new signing, our commentator and press…

August 15, 2017
Rookie Eagle With A Passport To Pro

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have continued their cosmopolitan recruitment of new talent by turning to Manitoba, Canada to bring in their eighth recruit of the season by turning one of the leaders of The Bisons programme into a fledgling Eagle, writes Jeff King. Amarjit “AJ” Basi will become a professional basketball player for the first…

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