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Darius Defoe

BBL
August 7, 2022
BBL’s Best Is Back In Black

Darius Defoe delivers the slam dunk of experience, leadership and proven success that can drive a bold new era for Newcastle basketball. That’s the verdict of playcaller Marc Steutel after the Eagles’ head coach secured one of his top summer targets. Defoe will suit up for the men in black for a record 19th successive…

BBL
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…

BBL
March 13, 2022
Defiant Defoe Confident Of Bounce Back

The consistently inconsistent Newcastle Eagles once again showed both sides of their character on Friday night as they slipped to a disappointing home loss to Manchester Giants. As the final buzzer sounded it was an eerie silent Vertu Motors Arena that surveyed another tough night for their favourites. The Eagles had been due to travel…

BBL
February 2, 2022
Veteran Rivalry Drives Defoe

Darius Defoe resumes his personal duel with off-court pal Mike Tuck this week after insisting he has no friends in the heat of battle. Newcastle’s longest serving player locks horns with Sheffield’s record-points scorer on Friday, 13 years into a fascinating BBL rivalry. And although Defoe is full of praise for fellow veteran Tuck, any…

BBL
February 2, 2022
Video: It’s All In The Detail – Darius Defoe – A Life In Sport

Darius Defoe has revealed the story behind his illustrious 18 year career and love for Newcastle in the first of three videos produced by proud Eagles partners Vertu Motors. The series focuses in on the details that made the Eagles British Basketball’s most successful team. It is another milestone season for Defoe, already the most decorated player…

BBL
January 17, 2022
Defiant Defoe Rallies Roster

These are worrying times for Newcastle Eagles as deep into their season they are still struggling to find an identity after another disappointing night at the Vertu Motors Arena on Friday night. For the second time this season they went down to a fifth successive defeat and like the first occasion it meant the end…

BBL
December 8, 2021
Darius Schools The Duke

The Duke of Newcastle is taking lessons from Darius Defoe when it comes to securing the Eagles’ proud BBL dynasty. And the club’ s new crowd favourite revealed the league’s most decorated player is the man with a plan in his twilight years. Duke Shelton and Defoe outfought and out-thought title favourites London and the…

BBL
October 29, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Leicester Riders

“We have to put the Cup results behind us and move on.” The message from veteran forward Darius Defoe as Newcastle Eagles prepare to begin their BBL Championship campaign at Leicester Riders tonight in front of the Sky Sports cameras. It was a disastrous defence of the BBL Cup for Newcastle who only one out…

BBL
October 22, 2021
Eagles Swoop To Claim Top Awards

It was a night to remember for Newcastle Eagles as British basketball’s most successful franchise dominated the North East’s biggest sports awards. The annual Sport Newcastle gala dinner recognises the city’s top performers, rising stars and unsung heroes. And on a star-studded night at the Vertu Motors Arena, the Eagles claimed three of the night’s…