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Darius Defoe

BBL
March 7, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Manchester Giants

The sight of a frustrated Darius Defoe deep in conversation with his Head Coach Ian MacLeod at the end of Friday night’s 72 – 85 home loss for Newcastle Eagles was an enduring one. It was not the sort of performance the veteran forward will want to see repeated against Manchester Giants on the road…

BBL
February 25, 2021
First Episode of Our New Eagles Nest-In Live Series

Starting with the first episode being streamed live exclusively for our 2020-21 BBL season ticket holders last night, we have just launched a new season of the Eagles Nest-In series. Live from the Eagles Community Arena the series will be talking with Newcastle Eagles players and staff to go beyond the game day action. In…

BBL
February 12, 2021
Limited Edition Darius Defoe “Mr. 26” T-Shirt

Darius Defoe is the most successful player in the history of the British Basketball League with a record breaking 26 trophy wins and all with Newcastle Eagles. Winning the 2021 BBL Cup put Defoe one title ahead of his former head coach Fab Flournoy in the medals table. To celebrate this incredible achievement we are pleased to launch a limited…

BBL
January 27, 2021
Darius Defoe Becomes Mr. 26

Newcastle Eagles’ legacy gained another chapter last Sunday when they lifted the BBL Cup for the sixth time after a pulsating 84 – 77 win over London Lions. It was their 26th National title for the most storied franchise in British basketball. One man who has been ever present on the court during every one…

BBL
December 6, 2020
Preview: Eagles at Plymouth Raiders

It was interesting that in amongst all the deserved plaudits for Newcastle Eagles and the likes of Rahmon Fletcher, Justin Gordon, Evan Maxwell and Cortez Edwards, Head Coach Ian MacLeod picked out another player for a special mention after Thursday night’s game That player was 36-year-old veteran forward Darius Defoe currently plying his trade in…

BBL
August 20, 2020
Most Decorated Eagle Back For More

Newcastle Eagles are delighted to confirm power forward Darius Defoe has put pen to paper on a deal for an incredible 17th successive season with the club. The veteran player been present for every one of the club’s 25 title wins, the only Eagles player to achieve this feat following the departure of his former coach…

BBL
June 14, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 25 – 2015 BBL Play-Offs Final

For Episode 25 of the “Eagles Nest-In” series we go back to the 2015 BBL Play-Offs Final vs London Lions – the first at The O2 Arena, London. Dan is joined by Eagles players Drew Lasker and Darius Defoe,  plus our team manager Eric Wilson, to talk over this historic third clean-sweep win for the…

BBL
February 12, 2020
Double D on the Difference Made by Two

It was a superb weekend for Newcastle Eagles with two great wins to keep their BBL Championship hopes on track as well as putting one foot in the BBL Trophy Final, writes Jeff King. It means they go into another big game this weekend in great heart. Veteran forward Darius Defoe was at the heart…

BBL
January 28, 2020
Fletcher’s Flies Into Week 19 All-Star Five

Rahmon Fletcher played all but 28 seconds of our BBL Trophy Quarter-Final win over Sheffield Sharks, scoring over a third of our Eagles’ points to send us into the Semi-Finals. Fletch shot 10-16 (62%) from the field and 7-8 (87%) at the line on his way to 30 points. In addition our starting point guard…