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Darius Defoe

BBL
November 2, 2018
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle face their biggest challenge of the 2018-19 BBL Championship season so far as reigning Champions, Play-Off winners and Trophy holders Leicester ride in to town. It’s an eagerly awaited clash of the two powerhouses of British basketball with the rest of the league looking on. The Eagles are currently flying high…

BBL
October 3, 2018
Kara, Rahmon & Victor In The Starting All-Star Fives

Congratulations to Kara Bonenberger, Rahmon Fletcher and Victor Moses who all received starting places in the All-Star Fives this week. It was the start of a new chapter for women’s basketball as our Newcastle Eagles WBBL team chalked an opening weekend win and Kara Bonenberger stood out with a super line of 21 points, 12 rebounds,…

BBL
July 27, 2018
D Day For Eagles

One of the most familiar faces in North East sport has committed to another campaign on Tyneside as he goes in search of an unprecedented 25th national title. In 2004 a little-known Londoner signed on the dotted line for Newcastle Eagles following a brief but life-changing conversation with the club’s fast-rising player-coach, Fabulous Flournoy. As…

BBL
July 8, 2018
Eagles Flew Into World Streetball Quarter Final

Darius Defoe represented our Eagles at the North East as part of the UK’s team ‘Midnight Madness’ in their annual trip to world streetball tournament Quai 54 in Paris, France over the weekend. The tournament hosts 16 teams competing for the world streetball title with players from all across the world stepping out onto the…

BBL
May 26, 2018
Fab Plots Summer Shake-Up

Fabulous Flournoy could be forgiven for taking a break from his beloved basketball following Newcastle Eagles’ most disappointing campaign for a decade but the New Yorker is already building for the future as Simon Rushworth reports. Fabulous Flournoy skipped through the sand like a man half his age. However, the most successful coach in the history…

BBL
May 24, 2018
2017-18 Supporters Club Awards

On Monday night at a packed-out Nine Sports Bar & Lounge it was our Supporters Club End of Season Party 2017-18 with over 150 Eagles fans all getting a final chance for selfies and signatures with some of the players. Every year three awards are voted for by our supporters and this years winners were…

BBL
May 9, 2018
BBL All-Star Five – Week 30

Two of our Eagles made it onto the bench for the very last All-Star Five line-up of the 2017-18 season. Well done to Darius and Zarko! Here’s the full roster from the BBL: Tony Hicks (Surrey Scorchers) The curtain has fallen on a blistering rookie season in the BBL for Hicks, as the heroics of…

May 2, 2018
Shining Bright Amongst The All-Stars

As the BBL Championship campaign came to a close last weekend and the top eight teams including our Esh Group Eagles Newcastle all set their sights on the 2018 Play-Offs silverware there was one more competition which had its entrants locked into place. In the early stages of the 2018-19 season the league rounds will…

BBL
May 1, 2018
BBL All-Star Five – Week 29

In the penultimate line up of the 2017-18 BBL campaign and our very own Jaysean Paige has become the season winner for the most starting appearances is the All-Star Five. Darius Defoe also appears playing off the bench. Congratulations Jaysean and well done DD. Here’s the full pick of players from the league this week:…

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