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Darius Defoe

November 17, 2017
Preview: Eagles vs DBL Sharks Sheffield

An in-form Darius Defoe believes his Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have what it takes to keep The BBL League Leaders on their unbeaten Championship run against a tough DBL Sharks Sheffield tonight at Northumbria University Sport Central, writes Jeff King. Defoe who has been an inspirational figure for The Eagles this season so far, averaging…

November 14, 2017
BBL All-Star Five – Week 7

The BBL have released their dream-roster of the All-Star Five after last weekend’s performances and once again there’s a double showing from our Eagles with Jaysean Paige and Darius Defoe both starting. Paige has become only the second player in the BBL this season so far to book a third appearance. Here’s the full line-up…

November 14, 2017
Blake Tips Trio To Go For Gold

Our Esh Group Eagles Newcastle managing director Paul Blake has welcomed the inclusion of three Eagles stars in England’s training squad ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Darius Defoe, Drew Lasker and Kai Williams have all been invited to next week’s first camp where coach Andreas Kapoulas will begin the process of selecting his Gold Cast…

October 22, 2017
Darius Is The Big Game Poacher

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle’s veteran forward Darius Defoe has certainly turned Big Game Poacher in the last two BBL Championship wins for his side against London and Worcester, writes Jeff King. After netting 30 points to tame the Lions two Fridays ago he was at it again this past Friday night as his 22 points…

October 17, 2017
BBL All-Star Five – Week 3

It’s that time of the week and the BBL have just shared their All-Star Five after the weekend’s games and there’s one name we were looking for here at the Eagles who definitely earned his starting place in their picks: Martez Harrison (Glasgow Rocks) There was palpable relief in the Glasgow camp after they finally…

October 17, 2017
Lion Tamer Hails Teamwork

Darius Defoe can see leadership everywhere he looks in his 14th season as a Newcastle Eagle. And as the most successful franchise in British basketball history goes in search of a fifth straight win against Worcester Wolves on Friday, the in-form forward revealed he’s readily soaking up the knowledge of his talented team-mates. Defoe single-handedly…

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…