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Fab Flournoy

BBL
August 22, 2018
Matthew Heads Home

Eddie Matthew has revealed that a desire to buy back into the ethos underpinning Esh Group Eagles Newcastle prompted a welcome return to Tyneside. The club’s youngest BBL star – the guard made his debut for the men in black aged 16 – returns to Sport Central after a three-year absence. And 22-year-old Matthew made…

BBL
August 21, 2018
The Man To Take Us To The Promised Land

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle are hoping that their seventh signing of the summer is the man to take them to the Promised Land and return them to the top of the BBL as they land a player they have coveted in the past. Victor Moses is a 6’7” powerhouse American forward that will bring huge…

BBL
August 16, 2018
Rookie Thomas Brings Spark To Tyneside

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have swooped into the USA collegiate graduate ranks to pluck their sixth signing of the summer and feather their nest with their second import spot for the 2018/19 season. Coming out of the University of North Carolina-Asheville, where he had an outstanding record-breaking career, 23-year-old Ahmad Thomas is an athletic 6’…

BBL
August 9, 2018
Oh Brother – Williams Reunion Confirmed

The famous Williams siblings will hit the court together in Newcastle later this year. But it’s brothers in arms Kai and Jamal – rather than swinging sisters Serena and Venus – looking to net silverware on Tyneside. For the second season on the bounce the Esh Group Eagles Newcastle locker room will be a family…

BBL
August 3, 2018
Second Williams In A Week

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have swooped to sign their second Williams in a week – after confirming experienced forward Jamal is returning to Tyneside this season. The nine-year BBL veteran is back in black after a broken arm cut short his first campaign under player-coach Fabulous Flournoy. And Newcastle’s player-coach was keen to tie down…

BBL
July 31, 2018
Kyle Be There

Introducing the fresh-faced rookie Fabulous Flournoy recruited as the club’s new shooting guard direct from Las Vegas. The most successful franchise in British basketball history has gambled on Kyle Williams to inject some pace into a revamped backcourt. And the NCAA Division One Norfolk State graduate can’t wait to show his hand after a face-to-face…

BBL
July 27, 2018
D Day For Eagles

One of the most familiar faces in North East sport has committed to another campaign on Tyneside as he goes in search of an unprecedented 25th national title. In 2004 a little-known Londoner signed on the dotted line for Newcastle Eagles following a brief but life-changing conversation with the club’s fast-rising player-coach, Fabulous Flournoy. As…

BBL
June 15, 2018
Fab Finder Becomes NBA Head Coach

Perfectly timed as we start our series of stories about faces of British Basketball with Eagles connections we congratulate Nick Nurse, the two-time BBL Coach of the Year who brought our own Fab Flournoy to Britain, on being confirmed as the new head coach of Toronto Raptors in the NBA. It was back in 1996 when…

BBL
May 26, 2018
Fab Plots Summer Shake-Up

Fabulous Flournoy could be forgiven for taking a break from his beloved basketball following Newcastle Eagles’ most disappointing campaign for a decade but the New Yorker is already building for the future as Simon Rushworth reports. Fabulous Flournoy skipped through the sand like a man half his age. However, the most successful coach in the history…