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Darius Defoe

September 8, 2017
Determined Defoe Redoubling Effort

Darius Defoe is determined to put a summer of serious soul searching behind him and right the wrongs of a frustrating season for Newcastle Eagles. The fan favourite is one of just three returning players as a revamped roster looks to put the men in black back where they belong – at the BBL summit….

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 17, 2017
Defoe Back To Lead From The Front

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle are delighted that for the 14th season in a row they can announce that the hugely-popular fans favourite Darius Defoe will be stepping out for them on court once again this season, writes Jeff King. The British power forward is one of the most consistent players ever to grace The BBL…

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…

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 1, 2013
Three Eagles Make Round 1 Team of the Week

Round One Team of the Week is out and three Eagles have made the 10 – here’s the full list: Zaire Taylor (Worcester Wolves) A true standout performer for the all-conquering Riders last season, the guard has made a quick adjustment at his new club, having made the short switch across the Midlands to Worcester….

September 28, 2013
Eagles Get Off To Flying Start

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 85 (20,45,66) (Defoe 22, Cooke 18, Martin 18) Durham Wildcats 78 (17,30,54) (Huffor 17, Allison 16, Bucci 11, Attah 11) Esh Group Eagles Newcastle rode out 85-78 winners in the north-east derby on Tyneside, but had to work hard to see off a pesky Durham Wildcats team. In a first quarter when…

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 25, 2013
Chapman and Defoe up for Wembley Showdown

Newcastle Eagles players Joe Chapman and Darius Defoe are both looking forward to the challenge of lifting the BBL Championship play-off crown as they prepare to face Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders in Sunday’s showpiece game at Wembley Arena. “It’s always a challenge to get to a final, and it’s always exciting to play in…