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Darius Defoe

BBL
September 15, 2019
Defoe Ready To Do Battle

Darius Defoe embarks on his 16th successive season in the BBL with Newcastle Eagles next Friday. But it will be the veteran forward’s first without player-coach and father figure Fabulous Flournoy at the helm. And Defoe admitted he’s still coming to terms with a period of significant transition on Tyneside. “I’m really looking forward to…

BBL
September 2, 2019
Sixteenth Successive Season For DD

The Newcastle Eagles may have moved into a new arena last year but no matter where they’ve played one man seems to have been a permanent fixture and fitting in their playing roster. That man is veteran power forward Darius Defoe who has committed to his sixteenth successive season in the black and white since…

BBL
June 28, 2019
Eagles Take Flight For Jump 10 Sunday

British Basketball League stars Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Conner Washington, Josh Ward Hibbert, Josh Steel, Jordan Spencer and our very own Darius Defoe headline rosters in this Sunday’s ‘Jump 10’ event at Loughborough University. The club is dispatching it’s very own team for the one-day tournament, which will be led by BBL team assistant coach Ian Macleod….

BBL
May 1, 2019
Defoe Declared Fit For Sharks Showdown

The beast will be unleashed in a bid to bolster Newcastle Eagles’ playoff bid after Darius Defoe declared himself fit for the post-season. The shackles will be off the veteran forward with Sheffield Sharks standing between Newcastle and a semi-final spot. And Defoe admitted he’s been like a coiled spring sitting out the regular-season run-in…

BBL
February 20, 2019
Double D Does The All-Stars Double

It’s back-to-back appearances in the BBL’s pick of the players for Defoe after leading us to a tough overtime win at home to Glasgow last week. An impressive performance at home which secured Darius a place in last week’s All-Star Five was topped on Friday night when he tallied 26 points, including 12 of 13…

BBL
February 13, 2019
Darius and Victor Fly Into All-Stars for Week 19

Darius Defoe set the tone early in our first win at our Eagles Community Arena last Friday night as we battled past Manchester Giants and has landed himself a place in the BBL All-Star Five for week 19 of the season. DD finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the 93-85 victory, whilst shooting…

BBL
January 13, 2019
Preview: Eagles at Surrey Scorchers

At the final buzzer on Friday night, party-poopers Plymouth Raiders had spoiled the celebrations of Esh Group Eagles Newcastle by taking a deserved 91 – 86 victory on the opening night of the brand-new Eagles Community Arena. An Arena over 12 years in the planning and dreams of husband and wife duo Paul and Sam…

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,…