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Drew Lasker

BBL
October 13, 2021
Remotes at the Ready for British Basketball’s Second Season on Sky Sports

Sky Sports have announced that British Basketball is returning for a second season and it all tips-off with our BBL Championship clash against Leicester Riders. This first live game sees the 2020-21 BBL Championship winners face our Play-Off title holding Eagles on Friday 29 October. Our Eagles’ league game against Sheffield Sharks at the Vertu Motors…

BBL
August 20, 2021
Eagles Legend Lasker Retires From The Court

This morning Newcastle Eagles legend Drew Lasker announced his retirement from playing professional basketball after 16 years in the British Basketball League, including a hugely successful final nine back-to-back seasons as an Eagle. In a heartfelt letter to his fans due to be published in full on his website today, Lasker wrote: “I knew that…

BBL
April 14, 2021
Lasker Locked-In For Leicester Face-Off Friday

Newcastle Eagles astonishing fourth quarter capitulation against Manchester Giants was the subject of much debate around the BBL over the weekend. Leading 75 – 60 with ten minutes to go it seemed as if Ian Macleod’s men were poised for a solid home win. But the Giants outscored Newcastle 35 – 16 in that fateful final…

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 19, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Sheffield Sharks – Live on Sky Sports

Newcastle Eagles will be looking to get back to winning ways tonight at the Eagles Community Arena as they take on Sheffield Sharks in the BBL Championship live on Sky Sports. After taking a narrow loss at Leicester on Wednesday it’s another crucial game in a busy period. Eagles veteran guard Drew Lasker who has…

Foundation
February 10, 2021
Say Hello to Gateshead College’s Sport Academies

Proud Newcastle Eagles partner Gateshead College is hosting a virtual event next week for anyone interested in joining one of their eight specialist sport academies from this September. If basketball is your sport you’ll also have the chance to get expert coaching from Eagles BBL player Drew Lasker who is head coach of the Gateshead…

BBL
December 3, 2020
Preview: Eagles vs London Lions

Newcastle Eagles must tame London Lions in tonight’s league opener if the men in black are to consider themselves genuine title contenders. That’s the verdict of Drew Lasker as the multi-tasking Texan prepares to juggle his new role as Sky Sports pundit with that of impact player off the Newcastle bench. Back-to-back fixtures at the Eagles…

BBL
August 11, 2020
Eagles and GiveToLocal Join Forces

Britain’s most successful BBL franchise has partnered with innovative sport service GiveToLocal in a move set to benefit basketball across the board. Newcastle Eagles has announced grassroots sport organisation GiveToLocal is the club’s new main sponsor. And a wide-ranging partnership will see GiveToLocal actively support basketball in the North East at every level – from…

BBL
August 8, 2020
MacLeod Locks-In Lasker

After being announced as full-time head coach, Ian MacLeod has wasted no time in signing up his first player for next season’s roster. It won’t come as a huge surprise to most that the first name to be confirmed is veteran point guard Drew Lasker. The 37-year-old is very much a part of the fixture…