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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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