Newcastle Eagles forward Charles Smith says it's 'an honour' to be named British Basketball League Player of the Year.
The 39-year-old veteran scooped the top individual player prize at this week's British Basketball Journalists' Association annual awards, fending off competition from Demond Watt of Cheshire Phoenix and his Eagles team-mate Rahmon Fletcher.
The Eagles won this year's BBL Championship, BBL Cup and BBL Trophy, and could clinch a domestic 'clean sweep' in Sunday's BBL Play-off Final against London Lions at the O2 Arena.
Newcastle Eagles are preparing to face Worcester Wolves in this season's British Basketball League playoff final at Wembley on Sunday 11 May.
Newcastle Eagles forward Charles Smith has set his sights on winning this year's British Basketball League (BBL) playoff final.
Smith was part of the Eagles side which lost in the final against Leicester Riders last season.
The Eagles face Worcester Wolves at Wembley on Sunday 11 May.
Newcastle Eagles player-coach Fabulous Flournoy says he's looking forward to taking his side back to Wembley in the British Basketball League (BBL) playoff final this weekend.
The Eagles will face Worcester Wolves in front of a 9,000 capacity sell-out crowd on Sunday 11 May.
Newcastle Eagles were beaten by Leicester Riders in the playoff final last season.
Newcastle Eagles are preparing for a return trip to Wembley on Sunday.
The British Basketball League (BBL) champions face Worcester Wolves in the BBL playoff final on May 11.
The Eagles were knocked out of the BBL Trophy by Worcester in February after losing 73-86 at Sport Central.
Newcastle Eagles have been crowned British Basketball League champions for the sixth time after beating Surrey United this afternoon.
The Eagles won 106-58 in their final Championship game of the season.
Newcastle Eagles could all but secure the British Basketball League title this week.
The Eagles, who are eight points clear at the top of the Championship table, host third placed Sheffield Sharks tomorrow night.
Speaking ahead of the game, player-coach Fabulous Flournoy said: "The outcome will decide basically who is going to win the league."
Newcastle Eagles player-coach Fabulous Flournoy has praised the decision to change the club's name to Esh Group Eagles Newcastle.
The club announced the move at a press conference this afternoon ahead the start of the new British Basketball League (BBL) campaign.
Brian Manning, Chief Executive of Esh Group, said:
North East basketball side Newcastle Eagles have changed their name to Esh Group Eagles Newcastle.
Paul Blake, Managing Director and Co-Founder of The Eagles, said: