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Darius Defoe

Arena
November 30, 2017
A Ground Breaking Day

Wednesday 29 November 2017 will go down in the club’s history as literally a ground breaking day with work beginning at Riverside Dene in Elswick for our year-long build of the Eagles Community Arena (ECA). The brand new, multi-million pound, purpose-built community sports arena will house our Eagles Community Foundation (ECF), top-flight British basketball with…

Arena
November 30, 2017
Eagles Pair Home In On Europe

Newcastle Eagles’ longest serving players have revealed a shared optimism that the club’s brand new home will usher in a fresh era of sustained success for Britain’s most successful basketball team. Player-coach Fabulous Flournoy and veteran forward Darius Defoe swapped vests and shorts for hard hats and hi-vis jackets at the official launch of the…

November 27, 2017
Eagles In The Mix For England

Three of our Eagles took part in Team England’s 4-day camp in Manchester last week in preparation for next year’s Commonwealth Games, with Darius Defoe, Drew Lasker and Kai Williams joining many more BBL ballers as well as those who are based overseas. In total there were 23 players attended the sessions at the National…

BBL
November 17, 2017
Preview: Eagles vs DBL Sharks Sheffield

An in-form Darius Defoe believes his Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have what it takes to keep The BBL League Leaders on their unbeaten Championship run against a tough DBL Sharks Sheffield tonight at Northumbria University Sport Central, writes Jeff King. Defoe who has been an inspirational figure for The Eagles this season so far, averaging…

BBL
November 14, 2017
BBL All-Star Five – Week 7

The BBL have released their dream-roster of the All-Star Five after last weekend’s performances and once again there’s a double showing from our Eagles with Jaysean Paige and Darius Defoe both starting. Paige has become only the second player in the BBL this season so far to book a third appearance. Here’s the full line-up…

BBL
November 14, 2017
Blake Tips Trio To Go For Gold

Our Esh Group Eagles Newcastle managing director Paul Blake has welcomed the inclusion of three Eagles stars in England’s training squad ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Darius Defoe, Drew Lasker and Kai Williams have all been invited to next week’s first camp where coach Andreas Kapoulas will begin the process of selecting his Gold Cast…

BBL
October 22, 2017
Darius Is The Big Game Poacher

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle’s veteran forward Darius Defoe has certainly turned Big Game Poacher in the last two BBL Championship wins for his side against London and Worcester, writes Jeff King. After netting 30 points to tame the Lions two Fridays ago he was at it again this past Friday night as his 22 points…

BBL
October 17, 2017
BBL All-Star Five – Week 3

It’s that time of the week and the BBL have just shared their All-Star Five after the weekend’s games and there’s one name we were looking for here at the Eagles who definitely earned his starting place in their picks: Martez Harrison (Glasgow Rocks) There was palpable relief in the Glasgow camp after they finally…

BBL
October 17, 2017
Lion Tamer Hails Teamwork

Darius Defoe can see leadership everywhere he looks in his 14th season as a Newcastle Eagle. And as the most successful franchise in British basketball history goes in search of a fifth straight win against Worcester Wolves on Friday, the in-form forward revealed he’s readily soaking up the knowledge of his talented team-mates. Defoe single-handedly…