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BBL Standings
 1. Leicester R. 20-3 
 2. Newcastle E. 20-6 
 3. Glasgow Rocks 16-9 
 4. Sheffield S. 16-10 
 5. Worcester W. 14-12 
 6. London Lions 13-12 
 7. Plymouth R. 13-13 
 8. Surrey S. 13-15 
 9. Bristol AF 11-16 
 10. Cheshire P. 8-17 
 11. Leeds Force 7-21 
 12. Manchester G. 4-22 
Full Standings
Last:3/26/2017
NBL D1 Standings
 1. Northumbria 22-3 
 2. Reading R. 20-6 
 3. Manchester M. 19-5 
 4. Loughborough 16-10 
 5. Solent K. 15-9 
 6. Derby T. 15-11 
 7. Hemel Storm 14-13 
 8. Bradford D. 13-12 
 9. Leicester W. 11-15 
 10. London Lituanica 9-13 
 11. Lancashire S 7-17 
 12. Worthing T. 7-19 
 13. Essex L. 6-20 
 14. Westminster W. 2-22 
Full Standings
Last:3/26/2017
NBL D2 Standings
 1. Team Newcastle U. 16-2 
 2. Thames Valley C. 15-3 
 3. Kent C. 14-3 
 4. London W. 10-8 
 5. Ipswich T. 10-9 
 6. London GP 7-10 
 7. Derbyshire A. 7-11 
 8. Nottingham H. 7-11 
 9. Tees Valley M. 7-11 
 10. Doncaster DE 5-12 
 11. Liverpool 5-13 
 12. Newham N. 4-14 
Last:3/2/2017
NBL D3 Standings
North
 1. Chester 15-2 
 2. Team Birmingham 14-3 
 3. Charnwood R. 12-4 
 4. Stoke-on-Trent K. 9-5 
 5. Birmingham M. 9-8 
 6. Worcester W.2 8-7 
 7. Myerscough 8-8 
 8. Sheffield S. 2 8-10 
 9. Coventry T. 5-11 
 10. Mansfield G. 2-16 
 11. Sefton Stars 0-16 
South
 1. Middlesex LTBC 14-3 
 2. Sussex B. 11-2 
 3. Solent 10-4 
 4. Brunel 8-7 
 5. Cardiff MA 8-8 
 6. Greenwich T. 8-10 
 7. Southwark P. 7-7 
 8. Northants T. 5-10 
 9. Oxford 4-9 
 10. Thames Valley C. 2 0-15 
Last:3/2/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rahmon FLETCHER
  Newcastl.
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Fletcher, Newcastl.20.2 
 2. Hassan, London L.20.0 
 3. Walker, Worceste.19.3 
 4. Cosby, Bristol AF18.6 
 5. Parks, Newcastl.18.6 
 6. Sanders, Leeds F.18.2 
 7. Dixon, Plymouth R.18.1 
 8. Grady, Plymouth R.17.8 
 9. Brown, Cheshire P.17.6 
 10. Watson, Glasgow .17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Walker, Worceste.9.4 
 2. Hassan, London L.8.6 
 3. Marsden, Leeds F.8.4 
 4. Wroblicky, Sheffiel.8.4 
 5. Brown, Cheshire P.8.0 
 6. Defoe, Newcastl.7.7 
 7. Achara, Glasgow .7.6 
 8. King, Leicester R.7.6 
 9. Jackman, Newcastl.7.5 
 10. Rollins, Surrey S.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Zaire TAYLOR
  London L.
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Taylor, London L.6.6 
 2. Fletcher, Newcastl.6.2 
 3. Klassen, Worceste.6.2 
 4. Wilcher, Cheshire P.6.0 
 5. Clark, Leicester R.5.7 
 6. Carter, Plymouth.5.7 
 7. Davis, Sheffield S.5.6 
 8. DiNunno, Cheshire.5.3 
 9. Ali, Bristol AF5.2 
 10. Sandoval, Leeds F.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike DINUNNO
  Cheshire.
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. DiNunno, Cheshire.3.0 
 2. Ali, Bristol AF2.3 
 3. Taylor, London L.2.3 
 4. Carter, Plymouth.2.2 
 5. Bernardini, Leiceste.2.1 
 6. Nicholas, Plymouth R.2.0 
 7. Sandoval, Leeds F.2.0 
 8. Neighbour, Surrey S.1.9 
 9. Allen-Jordan, Cheshire.1.8 
 10. Defoe, Newcastl.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kieron ACHARA
  Glasgow .
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Achara, Glasgow .1.6 
 2. May-Thompson, Cheshire.1.5 
 3. Davis, Sheffield S.1.5 
 4. Webster, Manchest.1.4 
 5. Martin, Newcastl.1.0 
 6. Grady, Plymouth R.0.9 
 7. Edozie, Bristol AF0.8 
 8. Dixon, Plymouth R.0.8 
 9. Brown, Cheshire P.0.8 
 10. Smith, Bristol AF0.8 

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Round 28 (Regular Season)

Surrey S. 59% Apr.2 Sheffield S
Glasgow Rock Apr.2 Worcester W 55%
Cheshire P. 56% Apr.2 London Lions
Bristol AF 61% Apr.1 Leeds Force
Leicester R 81% Apr.1 Plymouth R.
Leeds Force 61% Mar.31 Manchester G
Sheffield S 69% Mar.31 Glasgow Rock
Plymouth R. 53% Mar.31 Cheshire P.
Worcester W 58% Mar.31 Newcastle E
Huffman's High Hopes - Aug 26, 2012


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JEFF KING
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Damon
Huffman
The Newcastle Eagles new point guard Damon Huffman (186-G-85) has a real challenge on his hands to come in and run a team that won all four domestic trophies last season in an amazing clean swoop.

However speaking with Eurobasket he appears to be fully up to that challenge and is well aware of the expectations on himself and his team. His level-headed and educated attitude seems to be a perfect fit for The Eagles.

How excited are you about coming to Newcastle and playing for The Eagles?

I think that the opportunity to play basketball in Newcastle for an organization like the Eagles is going to be a great experience. That being said, I am very excited to get started.

What attracted you to them?

Newcastle offers an organization of success and an opportunity to play against new competition, in a new country and a new league. All of which are very exciting as a basketball player and for myself.

Did coming to England play a part in your decision?

This will be my first time in England and the UK but I always find new places and cultures fascinating so I will definitely be looking forward to it.

The Eagles won all four domestic trophies last season, does that make it a daunting prospect joining such a successful organisation?

I believe that when you join a club and an organization that is as successful as Newcastle it helps bring out the best qualities in yourself. I personally have very high expectations and I think I will help compliment the team on its new journey this upcoming season.

What do you think you can bring to the Club on and off the court?

As a player I consider myself to be a tough hard-nosed, team-first guard. I am looking forward to playing with the team because my style is very complimentary. In the end I care about winning and the team, and I think of myself as someone who will do what it takes to do those things.

Being off the court, to me, is being a representative and extension of the club. I believe that being a positive role model is extremely important to the next generation of basketball players. Being involved in the community and adapting to the local culture are also very important and interesting.

What goals are you setting yourself for the season?

I think as a player you always have to have the highest personal goals, otherwise you are selling yourself short. Winning games is my priority and if you do that, then all the personal goals you set will fall into place.

Do you think the BBL matches up with the experience you've had in Belgium and Holland?

I cant yet compare the similarities, but I am looking forward to playing in the BBL.

What was it like playing in Belgium and Holland?

Belgium and Holland were very physical and defense orientated leagues. They both had quality teams with quality players. Playing there was great for experience, both for international competition and styles of play.

What was your impression of The Eagles in the Basketball Days Tournament last December?

When we played the Eagles, I remember smart, hard nosed, big shot making basketball. Even though my team came away with the win, the Eagles were tough competition.

Zwolle won the tournament and you won the MVP award, what was that like?

Winning the tournament and the MVP was a great experience and it was a lot of fun. Playing against teams outside your league is always good for perspective on where your team stands. It was also important for our team because we could take some of that confidence into league play.

Brown University? A very famous and important academic University in America, what was it like to attend?

Brown University was a one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. It was challenging, and demanding because of the balance of sports and academics. They hold their academic and athletic expectations very high but allow you to make your own path of success. I attribute a lot of where I am today, to my experience at Brown and I would recommend anyone to attend if they could.

How did the basketball match-up in the Ivy League at Brown?

I believe the Ivy League, is a very underrated basketball conference. There is a lot of history, with Penn and Princeton, but hopefully schools like Brown, Harvard, and Cornell can continue to make a name for themselves against the bigger names in the NCAA.

You graduated from Brown with an excellent academic record, how do you think that will help you in the future and/or in your basketball career?

I think the ability to prepare and understand workloads is important in basketball. Over the course of a nine-month season you need to be able to manage your body, practice and game preparation. Hopefully my experience from Brown will continue to help me continually prepare for these things as well as whatever life brings after basketball.

Anything else you'd like to add?

See all of you in Newcastle soon!

It certainly appears from speaking with Huffman that he is aware of what is expected of him and he appears to have the confidence, commitment and belief that he can deliver what is required.  




Zaire Taylor
BBL Round Up Sunday 26 March - 10 hours ago
Four of the top six all secured victories on an action-packed Sunday in the BBL. Leicester Riders bounced back from their first loss in 17 on Friday with a 93-84 victory against Glasgow Rocks with Brandon Clark netting 23 points. The Rocks dropped to fourth as DBL Sharks Sheffield mounted a fourth-quarter charge to beat Surrey Scorchers 78-86 and move up a place. Meanwhile, Worcester Wolves continued their winning run as they defeated Cheshire Phoenix 91-103 in overtime with Maurice Wa...   [read more]

Tayo
Ogedengbe
BBL Round Up Sat 25 March - 1 day ago
Scorchers take sixth league win in seven outings in front of a sell-out crowd in Bristol BBL Championship Bristol Flyers 74 (13,29,48) (Ali 20, Cosby 17, Edozie 12) Surrey Scorchers 85 (24,48,64) (Ogedengbe 26, Taylor 19, McCray 17) A blistering start by Surrey Scorchers paved the way for a successful south-west raid as they outpaced Bristol Flyers 74-85 in front of a full house at the WISE Arena. Having lost 24 hours earlier in the derby match-up at Plymouth Raiders on BBC Sport, Flye...   [read more]

Judit Fritz
WBBL Round Up Sat 25 March - 1 day ago
The history keeps on happening in the WBBL and it proved to be a landmark and dramatic Saturday as Caledonia Pride came back from a double-digit deficit to stun Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters 79-78 and take a first ever home floor victory. Natalie Bastian sunk the crucial free-throws at the death and also top-scored, but it was a pair of go-ahead triples from Scottish guard Hannah Robb heading into crunch time which made the difference. There was then drama at the unveiling of the...   [read more]


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