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Themba Yabantu

BBL
August 30, 2019
Yabantu For Three

The Newcastle Eagles confirmed the return of 19-year-old Point Guard Themba Yabantu to their ranks for the 2019-20 season. A graduate of the Eagles junior ranks, this will be Yabantu’s third season with the senior side and his second full season. Last campaign was a bit stop and start for a young man with real…

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
August 23, 2018
Themba Makes It Two At The Top

Returning to the Eagles’ roster for the 2018/19 season is 5’10” point guard Themba Yabantu. The teenager who was a product of our Academy program was promoted to the senior side towards the end of last season. The 2017 Academy Player of the Year had been training full-time with the senior squad throughout last season…

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…

BBL
April 9, 2018
Back In Black?

Darius Defoe could return to action in time for Newcastle Eagles’ next home game after the forward resumed light training this week. The BBL veteran has been out of action since March but has continued to be a significant presence on the sidelines. And Newcastle have resisted the temptation to bolster their ranks ahead of…

BBL
March 21, 2018
Themba On Point For Promotion

With the absence of Drew Lasker from their senior roster, Lasker is off to Australia to represent England in The Commonwealth Games, Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have taken the decision to promote from within to cover the veteran guard’s absence. 19-year old starting point guard Themba Yabantu is the player being promoted. He’s been playing…