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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.

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.


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.

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