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Darius Defoe

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…

BBL
January 3, 2020
Preview: Eagles vs Dunfermline Reign

Darius Defoe can become a beacon for young British talent considering a career in the BBL according to the latest coach to benefit from the forward’s enduring talent. The popular veteran joined Newcastle Eagles as an unheralded teenager in 2005 and has spent his entire career in a black and white vest. Defoe entered the…

BBL
January 2, 2020
Defoe Ready To Tip-Off The Decade

To reflect on Newcastle’s last game of the decade, a huge road win at Glasgow Rocks and to preview the first game of the new decade there was really only one man to talk to. That man is the Eagles longest-serving player and a man that has been part of every single piece of silverware…

BBL
September 29, 2019
DD on Friday’s First Defeat

It was a first defeat of the season for Newcastle Eagles on Friday night after a double-winning effort last weekend. They battled all the way with fierce rivals Glasgow Rocks before succumbing 71-73 in overtime. It meant the Rocks gained revenge off the Eagles following Newcastle’s 90-86 win in Glasgow last Sunday. The result will be…

BBL
September 15, 2019
Defoe Ready To Do Battle

Darius Defoe embarks on his 16th successive season in the BBL with Newcastle Eagles next Friday. But it will be the veteran forward’s first without player-coach and father figure Fabulous Flournoy at the helm. And Defoe admitted he’s still coming to terms with a period of significant transition on Tyneside. “I’m really looking forward to…

BBL
September 2, 2019
Sixteenth Successive Season For DD

The Newcastle Eagles may have moved into a new arena last year but no matter where they’ve played one man seems to have been a permanent fixture and fitting in their playing roster. That man is veteran power forward Darius Defoe who has committed to his sixteenth successive season in the black and white since…

BBL
June 28, 2019
Eagles Take Flight For Jump 10 Sunday

British Basketball League stars Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Conner Washington, Josh Ward Hibbert, Josh Steel, Jordan Spencer and our very own Darius Defoe headline rosters in this Sunday’s ‘Jump 10’ event at Loughborough University. The club is dispatching it’s very own team for the one-day tournament, which will be led by BBL team assistant coach Ian Macleod….

BBL
May 1, 2019
Defoe Declared Fit For Sharks Showdown

The beast will be unleashed in a bid to bolster Newcastle Eagles’ playoff bid after Darius Defoe declared himself fit for the post-season. The shackles will be off the veteran forward with Sheffield Sharks standing between Newcastle and a semi-final spot. And Defoe admitted he’s been like a coiled spring sitting out the regular-season run-in…