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Darius Defoe

February 19, 2018
Eagles Spread Their Wings

Fabulous Flournoy is confident a flurry of international call-ups can only benefit Newcastle Eagles as the club negotiates an increasingly tough transitional campaign. And the veteran New Yorker is refusing to allow a run of three successive homecourt defeats dent his enthusiasm as a watershed season takes shape. Darius Defoe, Kai Williams and Drew Lasker…

February 16, 2018
Three Eagles For Commonwealth Consideration

It is almost time for the buzzer to sound on Coach Andreas Kapoulas and his staff as we pass under the 50 days to go mark until the 2018 Commonwealth Games while they look one more time at the potential players for their final men’s roster. The first stages of the process began back late last year…

February 9, 2018
Preview: Eagles vs Cheshire Phoenix

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle go in to tonight’s crucial BBL Championship clash against Cheshire Phoenix looking for a first win in three home games, something that is not supposed to happen to a Newcastle side usually so dominant on their home court, writes Jeff King. Last week against London Lions, the Eagles slipped to a…

February 6, 2018
BBL All-Star Five – Week 18

This week’s line-up from the league includes two of our Eagles playing off the bench. Well done Jaysean and Darius. Here’s the full pick of players from the BBL: Brandon Parrish (Worcester Wolves) It’s the second time that the Wolves’ guard has grabbed a slot in our fantastic five, his latest appearance coming off the…

January 12, 2018
Preview: The Riders Rematch

Is tonight’s BBL Championship clash between Esh Group Eagles Newcastle and Leicester Riders at Northumbria University Sport Central one that the home side can’t afford to lose? Yes, if The Eagles Captain Darius Defoe is to be believed, writes Jeff King. Defoe started his preview of the crucial match-up by reflecting at the way his…

December 14, 2017
Captain Defoe Rallies The Troops

Tomorrow night’s BBL Championship game against Leicester Riders is a huge one in the 2017/18 BBL season for Esh Group Eagles Newcastle and for their Captain and veteran forward Darius Defoe it could be a double celebration if he can play his part in a home town win, writes Jeff King. The long-serving Londoner, now…

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…

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…