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BBL award 'an honour' for Newcastle Eagles star Smith

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 clinch third basketball title this season

Newcastle Eagles have claimed their seventh British Basketball League title in 10 years with a 107-97 victory over the Manchester Giants.

Credit: Newcastle Eagles

The title is their third piece of silverware this season after winning the BBL Cup and BBL Trophy.

The chance of another grand slam of all four trophies is still on the cards.

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Basketball: Eagles star Fab Flournoy out for the season

Newcastle Eagles will be without their player-coach Fabulous Flournoy for the rest of the season.

He tore his Achilles tendon during the BBL Trophy Final on Sunday, which they won over Leicester.

Her will have an operation on Thursday and then will be restricted to coaching as the Eagles try for a clean sweep of all four domestic basketball trophies.

Flournoy relishing Wembley return

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.

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Eagles prepare for Wembley

Newcastle Eagles stage their final press conference of the season Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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 BBL Championship trophy Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Eagles were knocked out of the BBL Trophy by Worcester in February after losing 73-86 at Sport Central.

Eagles crowned BBL champions after Surrey win

Newcastle Eagles player-coach Fabulous Flournoy with the BBL Championship trophy Credit: Newcastle Eagles

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.

Eagles set to win Championship

The Eagles in training Credit: ITV News

By Sunday the Eagles could, should and probably will be the champions of the British Basketball League.

Newcastle are in Birmingham on Saturday and Surrey on Sunday.

They're the league's bottom clubs and if, as predicted, the Eagles win both games they will clinch their fifth title in seven years.

Durham are also in action; they face Leicester on Sunday but the Wildcats' play-off status won't be decided until the Easter weekend.

Newcastle Eagles prepare for league title shot

Newcastle Eagles in training for the Championship decider. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Newcastle Eagles host Sheffield Sharks in the British Basketball League championship this evening - and a victory tonight could win them the league.

The Eagles are currently perched at the top of the tree with three games to go.

Sheffield Sharks are sitting in third place. The match is being dubbed the Championship decider.

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