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Darius Defoe

BBL
November 26, 2022
Preview: Eagles at Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles are on the road today as they travel to Leicester to take on The Riders at the Morningside Arena in a crucial BBL Cup Quarter-Final. After defeating Plymouth in the last round they were hardly rewarded with what looks, on paper, a very tough game indeed. Although perhaps it’s not the strongest Riders side…

BBL
November 15, 2022
Defoe Sets Sights on Patriots

Darius Defoe has targeted a swift return to action less than two weeks after a muscle injury halted the forward’s season in its tracks. The Newcastle star hobbled out of the Eagles’ clash against Surrey Scorchers on November 4 early in the second quarter. And the immediate future didn’t look good for the dependable Defoe…

BBL
September 30, 2022
Preview: Eagles vs Manchester Giants

Newcastle Eagles head coach Marc Steutel is excited to get the new BBL season underway on a sold-out Friday night against Manchester Giants. This summer has brought about a host of changes on Tyneside for the Eagles, which included the departure of longstanding guard Rahmon Fletcher. Friday night will see Fletcher return to Newcastle as…

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…