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Charles Smith

June 9, 2022
Prince Prepares To Roll Back The Years

Legendary ex-Eagle Charles Smith has paid tribute to former Newcastle team-mate Darius Defoe as two of the biggest names in BBL history prepare to join forces for the first time in six years. Smith stepped down from top-flight hoops in 2016 as the all-time leading scorer for the men in black. And club bosses duly…

December 8, 2021
Familiar Faces Leading Newcastle Uni Into NBL Trophy Semi-Final

Get behind the Newcastle Eagles feeder team this Saturday as Newcastle University face Reading Rockets in the L Lynch Trophy Semi-Final. There will be familiar faces on the court with Themba Yabantu also on the National Basketball League (NBL) Division 1 team’s roster along with our BBL team’s training player Ronald Blaine, who fans saw on the Vertu…

April 29, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 12 – 2012 BBL Cup Final

In this evening’s edition it’s the first of four silverware wins in our 2011-12 “clean sweep” season. For Episode 12 of our “Eagles Nest-In” series Dan is joined by former players Charles Smith and Paul Gause as we look back at the 2012 Cup Final, in which Smith has the greatest individual performance in a…

February 6, 2014
BBL January Stat Stars

We take a look at who has been hot in the BBL during the month of January. Scoring machines It was the best month of the season for scoring power, with an astonishing 11 players smashing their way through the landmark of 20 points per game or more. In another coup for the ever-rising flame…

January 12, 2014
Eagles Fall to Riders in the BBL Cup Final

BBL Cup Final Leicester Riders 72 (14,32,58) (Couisnard 18, Sullivan 16, Calvo 13) Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 69 (20,37,49) (Smith 27, Cooke 13, Martin 12) A packed 9,000 fans at the National Indoor Arena were treated to another BBL Cup classic as holders Leicester Riders retained their trophy after Drew Sullivan inspired a thrilling 72-69…

October 22, 2013
Defoe and Smith Make BBL Team of the Week

BBL Team of the Week – Week 4 We reveal three debutantes and two in-form big men who get their third spot in four weeks. Matthew Pressey (Plymouth University Raiders) Playmaker Pressey has been a driving force for the Raiders since they shrugged off their initial sluggish start and found a much higher gear. He…

October 18, 2013
Newcastle Eagles Win the Battle of the North 98-70

BBL Championship Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 98 (26,49,63) (Smith 24, Defoe 20, Cooke 16, Martin 16) Glasgow Rocks 70 (19,38,58) (Northern 17, Harrison 14, Marks 12, Urli 12) The home side started the game strong and ran away to a 13-point lead already in the first quarter, as Malik Cooke made it 18-5 six minutes…

August 16, 2013
The Prince and Big D Are Back In Black

The Eagles new look 2013-14 side finally sees the return of two familiar faces in the ‘Prince’ Charles Smith and Darius Defoe. Both players have spent over a decade at the club, Smith entering his 11th season with the Eagles, an ever present at the club since 1999. Defoe enters his 12th season in a…

April 3, 2013
BBL Team of the Week

The race for the most appearances this season takes a twist, as three leading contenders move closer. EJ Harrison (Glasgow Rocks) There’s one debutante in our line-up this week and that is the Rocks guard, who hasn’t previously featured during the previous 27 weeks. And, this is perhaps something of a surprise, considering his influence…