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Darius Defoe

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…

BBL
October 12, 2021
Darius Defoe Dunks Into All-Star Five

Darius Defoe’s outstanding performance in our Friday night BBL Cup Group Stage win over Cheshire Phoenix has landed him a place in the Week 3 BBL All-Star Five. “Mr. 27” brought his veteran leadership to the court as our Eagles picked up their first victory of the new campaign Both Defoe and Rahmon Fletcher posted…

BBL
September 3, 2021
Mr. 27 Back For Number 28 And Beyond

Newcastle Eagles are delighted to confirm the return to the ranks of “Mr. 27”, Darius Defoe. The most decorated and successful player in the history of the BBL is back for an incredible 18th consecutive season with the club. “Basketball is all I know. The love I get from the fans keeps me motivated and…

BBL
May 11, 2021
Flock of Eagles Fill Final All-Star Fives

As our BBL team prepare for their May Madness Play-Offs Semi-Finals tipping-off tonight and WBBL team this Sunday’s Final, the incredible performances from players across both sides have received praise by the league with places in this week’s All-Star Fives. Firstly it’s a flock of Eagles in the final weekly WBBL All-Star Five after the…

BBL
April 23, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Worcester Wolves

Newcastle Eagles go into tonight’s BBL Championship game at Worcester Wolves looking to build on the momentum of last week’s excellent double-winning effort. The Eagles had a tremendous home win a week ago over champions-elect Leicester Riders by 90 – 80 and then followed it up in Glasgow with a last-gasp 85 – 83 win…

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…