• Kipper Nicholls hammers one on the baseline! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 4

    Kipper Nicholls hammers one on the baseline! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 4
    Take a look back on the top 10 plays from Week 4 of the BBL Cup, led by Sheffield Sharks’ Kipper Nicholls’ big dunk on the baseline!
    Also featuring: Tyrik Armstrong, Bennett Koch, Kylor Kelley, Ali Fraser, Rob Gilchrist, Gareth Murray, Geno Crandall, Jordan Harris, Legend Robertin.
    The post Kipper Nicholls hammers one on the baseline! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 4 appeared first on Hoopsfix.com.
  • UK teams exit in Quarter-Finals at Red Bull Half Court World Finals

    UK teams exit in Quarter-Finals at Red Bull Half Court World Finals
    Both the men’s and women’s representatives at the Red Bull Half Court World Finals exited in the quarter-finals on Saturday, in Rome, Italy.
    The two UK teams who qualified from the Ducketts Common, London, tournament in June, won their opening round game before being knocked out in the quarter-finals – the men to eventual winners Serbia, going down 17-7, whilst the women – featuring GB international Hannah Shaw – fell on a game-winning three to Italy.
    Team UK Women&
  • Macaulay praises Lions defence as they stay unbeaten in FIBA Europe Cup

    Macaulay praises Lions defence as they stay unbeaten in FIBA Europe Cup
    London Lions held Kapfenberg Bulls scoreless for almost five minutes at the start on the fourth in a key stretch in their 68-58 triumph at the Copper Box, on Wednesday.
    And, head coach Vince Macaulay was pleased with the effort on that side of the floor to help set the platform for their second win in the regular season – conceding the fewest points of all 32 teams so far.
    “We’re one of the best defensive teams in FIBA Europe Cup and we pride ourselves on that,” Macaulay
  • London Lions edge Kapfenberg Bulls to double win tally

    London Lions edge Kapfenberg Bulls to double win tally
    London Lions battled past Kapfenberg Bulls for a 68-58 victory at the Copper Box to continue their unbeaten start to the FIBA Europe Cup regular season.
    Vince Macaulay’s side backed up their win on the road in the Netherlands to move to 2-0 in Group A alongside medi Bayreuth, who they meet next week.
    Isaiah Reese led the way with 18 points, four rebounds, six assists and four steals with Dirk Williams adding 13 points.
    Box score.
    Both sides made a slow start, but the visitors were able to
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  • Jordan Harris explodes down the lane! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 3

    Jordan Harris explodes down the lane! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 3
    Take a look back on the top 10 plays from week 3 of BBL Cup action, as Glasgow Rocks’ Jordan Harris explodes down the lane for his second straight number 1 play!
    Also featuring: Marcus Evans, Corey Johnson, Jubril Adekoya, Kylor Kelley, Mike Miller, Rahmon Fletcher, Julian Washburn, Geno Crandall.
    The post Jordan Harris explodes down the lane! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 3 appeared first on Hoopsfix.com.
  • LIVE: London Lions v Kapfenberg Bulls – FIBA Europe Cup (8pm)

    LIVE: London Lions v Kapfenberg Bulls – FIBA Europe Cup (8pm)
    Check out London Lions in action for their second group game in the FIBA Europe Cup regular season as they host Kapfenberg Bulls on Wednesday evening at 8pm.
    The Lions won on the road in Groningen last week to move to a 1-0 start and have a strong chance to double their win tally against Austrian opposition.
    The post LIVE: London Lions v Kapfenberg Bulls – FIBA Europe Cup (8pm) appeared first on Hoopsfix.com.
  • Jordan Harris punches the windmill! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 2

    Jordan Harris punches the windmill! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 2
    Check out the top 10 plays from Week 2 of the BBL Cup, led by Jordan Harris getting out on the break for the windmill!Also featuring: Jordan Williams, Mike Ochereobia, Aaron Anderson, Duke Shelton, Geno Artison, Jonathan Williams, Denzel Ubiaro, Jamell Anderson, Tyrik Armstrong.
    Special thanks to Marc Campbell of the Glasgow Rocks for the Jordan Harris footage.
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  • Rahmon Fletcher goes over the shoulder on the dime! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 1

    Rahmon Fletcher goes over the shoulder on the dime! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 1
    Take a look back on the top 10 plays from Week 1 of the BBL Cup, led by Newcastle Eagles’ Rahmon Fletcher with the pretty assist!
    Also featuring: Cameron King, Marcus Delpeche, Denzel Ubiaro, Josh Rogers,Zamoku Weluche-Ume, Kylor Kelley, Caylin Raftopoulos, Legend Robertin, Duke Shelton, Geno Crandall.Tahir Hajat on the mic!The post Rahmon Fletcher goes over the shoulder on the dime! BBL Top 10 Plays – Week 1 appeared first on Hoopsfix.com.
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  • Macaulay: “We want to get some respect for British teams in Europe”

    Macaulay: “We want to get some respect for British teams in Europe”
    London Lions head coach Vince Macaulay was delighted to make a winning start to the FIBA Europe Cup campaign as they look to enhance the reputation of British basketball.
    The Lions became the first BBL side to win a European game since 2004 (via Dan Routledge) as they earned a 60-79 triumph on the road against Donar Groningen.
    “It was a fantastic game,” said Macaulay in the post-game press conference. “We feel privileged to be in this competition. We feel honoured to be in this
  • London Lions become first British side to win in FIBA Europe Cup

    London Lions become first British side to win in FIBA Europe Cup
    London Lions made history by becoming the first British men’s team to win a European game for over a decade as they beat Donar Groningen 60-79 on the road in their FIBA Europe Cup debut.
    Vince Macaulay’s side made their move in the second quarter to establish a double-digit advantage going into the break and that would prove decisive on their way to the win.
    Marquis Teague returned to action with 22 points, six rebounds and six assists off the bench with Julian Washburn adding 13 poi
  • LIVE: Donar Groningen v London Lions – FIBA Europe Cup (7pm)

    LIVE: Donar Groningen v London Lions – FIBA Europe Cup (7pm)
    Check out London Lions making their debut in FIBA Europe Cup action on Wednesday evening as they face Donar Groningen in the Netherlands at 7pm UK time.
    Vince Macaulay’s side had been set to compete in last season’s edition but were forced to withdraw due to COVID-19 regulations and enter following their defeat in the Basketball Champions League qualifiers, in September.
    The Lions have made a strong start to the domestic season with five wins from five in the BBL Cup including two ho
  • R.J. Eytle-Rock is ready to join the Spectrum party

    R.J. Eytle-Rock is ready to join the Spectrum party
    R.J. Eytle-Rock remembers the noise, even if it’s more than two years gone.
    It was the semi-finals of the 2019 America East Tournament, and the then-UMBC freshman was backed by a raucous home crowd as his Retrievers won a win-or-go-home thriller against Hartford. The juiced atmosphere was something new for the first-year college player.
    “It’s a packed house, it’s jumping. The crowd is going crazy,” he told Hoopsfix. “We’re up like 20 against Hartford and
  • Weekend Watch: Low-flying Eagles in need of a first win

    Weekend Watch: Low-flying Eagles in need of a first win
    Here’s a look at the action coming up this weekend with eight games taking place as the BBL Cup group phase continues.
    Game of the weekend
    Newcastle Eagles (0-3) v Cheshire Phoenix (2-1)Friday 8th October, 2021 – 7:30pm
    It’s still early days in the competition, but the Eagles will face an uphill task to advance should they drop to 0-4 on Friday night. The top four sides in each group make it through to the quarter-finals and the defending champions are already two wins adrift o
  • Jordan brand pay tribute to Jimmy Rogers & Brixton Topcats

    Jordan brand pay tribute to Jimmy Rogers & Brixton Topcats
    Jordan Brand have a released a video to educate on the black experience in London spotlighting Michael Jordan’s visit to Brixton in 1985 and the legendary Jimmy Rogers’ work with Brixton Topcats.
    In June, Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand committed to donate $100 million over 10 years to directly impact the fight against systemic racism, and under the moniker ‘Action Over Words’ will be working a lot more closely with Brixton Topcats moving forward.
    Following the unveiling
  • Basketball Wales announces creation of first ever national league

    Basketball Wales announces creation of first ever national league
    Basketball Wales have announced announced the creation of the Basketball Wales National League (BWNL) – Wales’ first-ever national league competition.Launching October 10, eight men’s teams have been confirmed in the inaugural season, with the ambition to add a women and junior leagues in the future.
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    We’re super excited to have confirmed our eight participating teams for Wales’ first-e
  • Worthing Thunder’s Tom Ward catches fire for 26-point first half

    Worthing Thunder’s Tom Ward catches fire for 26-point first half
    Tom Ward puts on the top scoring performance in a half so far this season in NBL Division 1, dropping 26 points for Worthing Thunder against Essex on Saturday.
    Ward started the game going 9-for-9, finishing 10-of-13 in the first two quarters along for his 26 points, ending up on 29 points for the game, as Worthing defeated Essex 108-91.
    The post Worthing Thunder’s Tom Ward catches fire for 26-point first half appeared first on Hoopsfix.com.
  • London Lions’ FIBA Europe Cup regular season opponents confirmed

    London Lions’ FIBA Europe Cup regular season opponents confirmed
    London Lions will face trips to Austria, Germany and the Netherlands in the FIBA Europe Cup regular season after their final two opponents were confirmed, on Friday.
    Last season’s BBL Trophy winners enter the competition after their exit in the Basketball Champions League qualifiers and will come up against Kapfenberg Bulls, medi Bayreuth and Donar Groningen.
    🚨 The field has been set for the #FIBAEuropeCup Regular Season!
    Who are you backing to win it all this year? 🧐ӿ
  • London Lions coach & British basketball stalwart Andrea Boreland passes away

    London Lions coach & British basketball stalwart Andrea Boreland passes away
    London Lions assistant coach and pillar of the British basketball community, Andrea Boreland, passed away suddenly on Thursday, her family have announced.
    Boreland had dedicated her life to the game, developing and mentoring countless young players predominantly through Hackney Community College over the past decade, and was an inspiration as the only female coach in the BBL.Crediting her coaching career to the legendary Jimmy Rogers of the Brixton Topcats programme, Andrea won three BBL titles
  • How to transform your local basketball court – with Malvern Hoops – Ep. 106

    How to transform your local basketball court – with Malvern Hoops – Ep. 106
    For Episode 106 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with Jon May and Tom Bennett from the Malvern Hoops campaign, who have recently transformed their local basketball courts.
    The five year campaign came to an end in August, after the brand new courts at Victoria Park, in Malvern, Worcestershire, were officially opened.Not purely aesthetic, the courts have been resurfaced with new hoops installed, completed with spring loaded rims and fibreglass backboards.
    In this hour long podcast, we go into t
  • FreeSports agree broadcast deal for EuroLeague in the UK

    FreeSports agree broadcast deal for EuroLeague in the UK
    FreeSports has announced they have agreed a broadcast deal for the 2021-22 EuroLeague season, for a regular Season game per week plus all Playoff and Final Four games, starting on September 30.
    FreeSports, who broadcast the Hoopsfix All-Star Classic in 2018, is the only free-to-air sports channel in the UK, available on all major TV platforms including Sky, Freeview and Virgin TV as well as online via the FreeSports Player.We are delighted to confirm live coverage of the @EuroLeague, bringing yo
  • Carl Wheatle wins Italian A2 Super Cup

    Carl Wheatle wins Italian A2 Super Cup
    Great Britain Senior international Carl Wheatle has added some silverware to his trophy cabinet after winning the Italian Serie A2 Super Cup with his side Pistoia.
    Pistoia defeated Blu Basket Gruppo Mascio 70-76 in the final on Sunday, as Wheatle finished with 8 points.
    SUPER CUP CHAMPIONS 🏆🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/DM35qejwgn
    — Carl Wheatle (@CWheatle57) September 26, 2021
    Wheatle had 14 points in the semi-finals, where they defeated San Giobbe Chiusi 77-69.
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  • Sixteen year old Zamoku Welche has 19-point BBL debut

    Sixteen year old Zamoku Welche has 19-point BBL debut
    16 year old Zamoku Welche showed no fear as London Lions pulled off one of the biggest upsets in BBL history on Friday night, as their Division 1 squad took down Surrey Scorchers 86-85 in the Cup.With the team having to play due to a COVID outbreak in the BBL squad, the team, made up primarily of under-19 players, finished the game on a 16-4 run to overturn a 12-point fourth quarter upset.Welche had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks in his BBL debut!The post Sixteen year old Zamoku Welche has 1
  • London Lions D1 team upset Surrey in BBL Cup

    London Lions D1 team upset Surrey in BBL Cup
    London Lions pulled off one of the biggest upsets in BBL history on Friday night, as their Division 1 squad took down Surrey Scorchers 86-85 in the Cup competition at Surrey Sports Park.
    With a number of Lions BBL players needing to self-isolate due to contact-tracing, the Division 1 team – made up of primarily under-19 players from Barking Abbey basketball academy – were sent instead.Look what it means as the @AbbeyBasketball @LondonLions young guns score an upset victory, with the
  • London Lions fall to Treviso in BCL Qualifier

    London Lions fall to Treviso in BCL Qualifier
    London Lions fell short of Basketball Champions League qualification after an 89-62 loss at the hands of Treviso on Monday night in Italy.
    It means they will get another attempt at the FIBA Europe Cup – which they were forced to forfeit last season due to COVID-19 protocols – but will no doubt be disappointed after a 9-0 Treviso run to finish the first quarter set the tone for the rest of the game, where Lions trailed by as many as 31.
    A look back at the first half. 📸 pic.twi
  • London Lions European prep complete as second attempt at BCL qualification looms

    London Lions European prep complete as second attempt at BCL qualification looms
    London Lions have finished their preparation ahead of their Basketball Champions League qualifier against Treviso tonight, as they make their second attempt to qualify for the European competition.
    They head into the contest with 5 games under the belt, having gone 2-3 in their five games across Athens, Greece and Belgrade, Serbia.
    Having landed in Treviso this weekend, Vince is relishing the challenge, having fallen just short last year and then not being able to compete in the FIBA Europe Cup
  • GB Senior Men to face Greece amongst 2023 World Cup qualifiers group

    GB Senior Men to face Greece amongst 2023 World Cup qualifiers group
    GB Senior Men will take on Greece, Turkey and Belarus in Group B of the FIBA World Cup 2023 qualifiers after the draw took place on Tuesday.
    They emerged from Pot 6 as the 42nd ranked team in the FIBA World Rankings, and have never qualified for a World Cup, though they will compete at next year’s FIBA EuroBasket.
    Marc Steutel was the stand-in head coach during the successful qualifying campaign that saw GB beat both Germany and France on their way to securing a spot at the major tournamen
  • Manchester Giants pull off huge signing of Dan Clark

    Manchester Giants pull off huge signing of Dan Clark
    GB Senior Men’s captain Dan Clark will play in the BBL for the first time after signing with Manchester Giants for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
    Clark has spent the majority of his playing career in Spain, whilst earning 100+ caps for GB including competing at the 2012 Olympics.
    Lets Go!!!! #IAMAGIANT #DC7 pic.twitter.com/bOdEGn9o14
    — Dan Clark OLY (@Dan00Clark) August 27, 2021
    The 32-year-old now returns home to play for the Giants alongside the likes of fellow new signings Jamell An
  • NBA & Basketball Wales launch country’s first Jr. NBA League

    NBA & Basketball Wales launch country’s first Jr. NBA League
    The NBA and Basketball Wales today announced a new partnership to create the first Jr. NBA Basketball Wales League in the presence of Wales Basketball CEO Gavin Williams, NBA Associate Vice President of Basketball Operations, Europe and Middle East, Neal Meyer and guests in Cardiff.The school-based league for girls and boys ages 11-13 will tip off with a Jr. NBA draft event on Nov. 23 in Aberystwyth.
    “Setting up a Jr. NBA League here in Wales has been on the Basketball Wales wish-list for
  • Art basketball court in London opens at Joseph Grimaldi Park

    Art basketball court in London opens at Joseph Grimaldi Park
    The latest art basketball court in the UK has opened, at Joseph Grimaldi Park, Islington in North London.
    The project, funded by Pink Lady apple producer, was produced in collaboration with Project in the Paint, a not-for-profit organisation which facilitates the refurbishment and painting of basketball courts across the UK. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Project In The Paint CIC (@project.in.the.paint)
    “With the support of brands such as Pink Lady, it makes it possible for us
  • Kavell Bigby-Williams signs with Anwil Wloclawek in Poland

    Kavell Bigby-Williams signs with Anwil Wloclawek in Poland
    Kavell Bigby-Williams has signed with Polish side Anwil Włocławek.
    The three-time Polish champions bring in the 6’11” GB big man after he split time last season between Italy and Belgium’s top flight – his first year in Europe after playing in the G-League for his rookie year.
    🛬🛬🛬 @Kavell6ft11 w nocy wylądował w Gdańsku i jest już we Włocławku 🏀#BigBallerBigbyW #plkpl @PLKpl pic.twitter.com/TJnNyGzBHh
  • Drew Lasker announces retirement from playing

    Drew Lasker announces retirement from playing
    Former Newcastle Eagles guard Drew Lasker has announced his retirement from basketball, calling an end to his sixteen year playing career in the BBL.
    “It’s unchartered territory for me,” Lasker said on The BBL Show this week. “It was a process that has been long thought out. I feel really good about it, I am excited about what is to come, I feel like the decision is the right one, I feel like the timing is perfect.
    “I was 99% sure before the season finished I was do
  • Making an easy transition into retirement from pro ball – with Joe Ikhinmwin – Ep. 105

    Making an easy transition into retirement from pro ball – with Joe Ikhinmwin – Ep. 105
    For episode 105 of the Hoopsfix podcast, we sit down with England international and nine year pro, Joe Ikhinmwin.
    In this two hour bumper episode, the former London Lions captain exclusively reveals he is retiring from basketball, with a smooth transition to The Cyber Nerds, the business he set up with three friends to review movies, comics and games which has become a huge success.Starting his basketball career as a 14 year old at East London Royals, he moved on to Barking Abbey basketball acad
  • Joe Ikhinmwin announces retirement from professional basketball

    Joe Ikhinmwin announces retirement from professional basketball
    London Lions captain Joe Ikhinmwin is retiring from professional basketball following nine seasons in the BBL, he has revealed to Hoopsfix.
    “I’ve been playing basketball for a long time and I’m here to announce I’m retiring from professional basketball,” Ikhinmwin said on the Hoopsfix podcast this week.
    “I’m no longer with the London Lions and a new phase in life is starting.”
    The East Londoner is a former England and GB junior international, going
  • First bespoke 3×3 courts in the UK open at Writtle University College

    First bespoke 3×3 courts in the UK open at Writtle University College
    The UK’s first dedicated 3×3 basketball courts have officially opened at Writtle University College, near Chelmsford, Essex.
    The 10-court venue – four on the main campus and a further six at the Sports Grounds, offers state-of-the-art, adjustable hoops in a floodlit setting, along with a show court designed by by artist Molly Hawkins.“Specialist courts are an important step in promoting this exciting and inclusive sport,” WUC’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim M
  • BBL 2021-22 rosters tracker – all the ins/outs

    BBL 2021-22 rosters tracker – all the ins/outs
    One team unfortunately gone, another rebranded – there’s a slightly different look for the upcoming 2021-22 BBL season with excitement building as fans are finally set to make their return to the sport.
    Preparations are well under way as the 12 teams assemble their rosters and we keep you right up to date with all the latest movement from around the league.
    Note: Teams are permitted to play up to five non-British players – of which a maximum of four can be work permitted.
    Updat
  • Shane Walker takes up academy coaching role as part of Bristol Flyers switch

    Shane Walker takes up academy coaching role as part of Bristol Flyers switch
    Shane Walker will become part of the SGS Academy coaching staff having signed a one-year deal at Bristol Flyers.
    The experienced forward makes the move after spending last season at London Lions having added to his collection of BBL titles with success in the BBL Trophy.
    It's showtime. 💥
    Welcome to Bristol Flyers, Shane Walker. pic.twitter.com/BrW1fQwlnH
    — Bristol Flyers (@BristolFlyers) August 17, 2021
    Walker was previously part of Leicester Riders’ treble-winning squads and
  • Former Cheshire junior Josh McSwiggan makes return to the club

    Former Cheshire junior Josh McSwiggan makes return to the club
    Josh McSwiggan has joined Cheshire Phoenix for another season in the BBL having previously been part of the club’s junior programme.
    The GB Under-20 guard/forward had success at Under-14 level a decade ago and returns following a year at Worcester Wolves, averaging 7.9 points per game in 20 league appearances. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Cheshire Phoenix (@bblcheshirephoenix)
    McSwiggan opened the 2020-21 season with a 22-point haul in the Cup, but would only reach 20 points
  • Joe Junior Mvuezolo joins Sheffield Sharks in BBL return

    Joe Junior Mvuezolo joins Sheffield Sharks in BBL return
    Joe Junior Mvuezolo is making the move to Sheffield Sharks ahead of the 2021-22 season for his latest stint in the BBL.
    The Londoner heads north having previously had short spells at Surrey Scorchers and Leicester Riders, whilst playing most recently overseas in Spain.
    Mvuezolo played at two different clubs in LEB Silver – Spain’s third tier – with averages of 8+ points per game at both clubs with 24 league appearances in the campaign. View this post on InstagramA post shared b
  • Getting a BBL & WBBL franchise off the ground in Gloucester – with Jay Marriott – Ep. 104

    Getting a BBL & WBBL franchise off the ground in Gloucester – with Jay Marriott – Ep. 104
    For episode 104 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with Jay Marriott, CEO of Gloucester Sport, responsible for new WBBL franchise Gloucester City Queens and potential BBL franchise Gloucester City Kings.
    A former pro player and Head Coach of the Plymouth Raiders, Marriott was brought in by long-term friend Alex Petheram – 100% owner of the new Gloucester operation – to oversee and manage the basketball side of things, including the WBBL franchise that was recently accepted for this
  • Will Saunders adds to British talent at Manchester Giants

    Will Saunders adds to British talent at Manchester Giants
    Will Saunders has become the latest signing announced by Manchester Giants as they continue to build ahead of the 2021-22 BBL season.
    The GB forward returns to the BBL having previously had a spell at Newcastle Eagles, winning the BBL Trophy in the final game of the curtailed 2019-20 season.
    ✍️Giants have completed the signing of veteran Great Britain international forward Will Saunders(@willsaunders04), whose last act in the British Basketball League was to lift the BBL Trophy with
  • Plymouth reveal rebrand to Plymouth City Patriots

    Plymouth reveal rebrand to Plymouth City Patriots
    A dispute over the trademark rights to Plymouth Raiders sees a new chapter in the story of basketball in Plymouth as the former Raiders franchise rebrands to Plymouth City Patriots.
    The new organisation had originally planned to continue with the Plymouth Raiders brand but a dispute over the transfer of appropriate rights from the previous owners prevented it from happening.
    #Weareplymouth pic.twitter.com/FedDlkkDu3
    — Plymouth City Patriots Basketball Club (@PlymCityPatriot) August 9, 2021
  • Kareem Queeley promoted to first team at San Pablo Burgos

    Kareem Queeley promoted to first team at San Pablo Burgos
    Kareem Queeley has been promoted to the first team with San Pablo Burgos ahead of the upcoming 2021-22 season, it has been announced.
    The young GB forward has predominantly played for the club’s EBA side since joining from Real Madrid in 2019, though he has suited up in Liga Endesa action. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kareem Queeley (@kareemthedream.x)
    Queeley was part of the 12-man roster that won the first of two Basketball Champions League titles in 2020, becoming the fir
  • Akwasi Yeboah stays in France for second pro season

    Akwasi Yeboah stays in France for second pro season
    Akwasi Yeboah will stay in France for the second season of his pro career after signing with Pro-B side Saint-Chamond, the club announced.
    The 1997-born forward spent last season with Saint-Quentin in the same league with averages of 12.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game as a rookie.
    Yeboah will go up against his former team in the upcoming season in a matchup that will also see a battle in the paint against fellow Brit, Deane Williams – who recently made the switch. View this post on Inst
  • North-West trio return: Giants re-sign Whelan, Hudson, Ulph

    North-West trio return: Giants re-sign Whelan, Hudson, Ulph
    Manchester Giants have retained their British core with Jordan Whelan, Jack Hudson and David Ulph returning for another season with the club.
    The North-West trio take the club’s confirmed number of signings to five ahead of the 2021-22 season following the additions of fellow Brits Jamell Anderson and Josh Steel. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jordan Whelan (@whelan23)
    Whelan joined his hometown team in the summer of 2020 – following spells at Worcester Wolves and London
  • Plymouth BBL franchise saved by new ownership, as league confirms entry

    Plymouth BBL franchise saved by new ownership, as league confirms entry
    Plymouth will have a BBL franchise for the upcoming 2021/22 season after all, the league has confirmed today.
    Following the club’s announcement they are withdrawing earlier this month, local Plymouth businessman, and club sponsor Carl Heslop, has stepped forward and reached an agreement with BBL to take on the franchise.
    “I am delighted that, working with the BBL, we have found a way forward to keep the club in the top-flight of British basketball,” Heslop said.
    “The club
  • Josh Steel returns to BBL to join Manchester Giants

    Josh Steel returns to BBL to join Manchester Giants
    Josh Steel has returned to the BBL to sign with Manchester Giants for the upcoming 2021-22 season having spent the past three years in Spain.
    The GB international previously spent a year and a half with Surrey Scorchers before moving overseas midway through the 2017-18 campaign.
    “I’m really excited about coming back to play at home in the BBL and having the chance to be in Manchester this season,” said Steel, via release. “I’m optimistic about the direction of the c
  • Jordan Spencer returns for another season with London Lions

    Jordan Spencer returns for another season with London Lions
    Jordan Spencer has re-signed with London Lions ahead of the 2021-22 BBL season, the club announced on Wednesday morning.
    The former GB Under-20 guard rejoined the club in December after a short break from the game and added the BBL Trophy title to his haul of silverware in the league having previously won the double with the club. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jordan Spencer (@j.o_spencer)
    Spencer made 18 league appearances last season with averages of 2.9 points and 3.4 assists pe
  • Where to watch the Tokyo 2021 Olympics basketball in the UK

    Where to watch the Tokyo 2021 Olympics basketball in the UK
    With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics basketball set to start this weekend, despite no GB team presence, every UK hoops fan is wondering where to watch the basketball from the UK.
    Tipping off on Sunday 25th July, 12 of the best teams in the world are split into 3 groups, with the top 2 set to advance from each pool, along with the two best third-placed teams to set up the quarter-finals.
    On the men’s side, Argentina, Australia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Spain, Sl
  • Zion Williamson documentary explores British basketball parallels

    Zion Williamson documentary explores British basketball parallels
    A new documentary has been released on the rise of Zion Williamson and his influence on the growth of basketball in the UK.
    Produced by Sky Sports NBA presenter Mo Mooncey, and Laurence McKenna, ‘The Next Dance’ features a number of well-known faces, including legend Steve Bucknall, the London Lions’ Justin Robinson and Ed Lucas, along with pro dunker Joel Henry and entertainer Harry Pinero.
    “We wanted to create something that beautifully captured the current state of Bri
  • First official NBA store in UK opens in Carnaby, London

    First official NBA store in UK opens in Carnaby, London
    The first official NBA store in the UK has officially opened in Carnaby, London.
    The NBA and Fanatics, a global leader in licensed sports merchandise, have partnered for the new store, located at 14-16 Foubert’s Place in Soho, which features an extensive range of official NBA and WNBA merchandise and memorabilia, including exclusive NBA products, apparel, jerseys, headwear, sporting goods, toys and collectibles from major brands such as Mitchell & Ness, New Era, Nike and Wilson.
    The st

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