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The return of British basketball to European competition officially happened in September but the more effective start happened this week. Emmet Ryan on the Leicester Riders connecting the UK back to Europe Let’s get the token reference to Leicester bringing Britain back into Europe at a time when it is trying to leave out of […]
Along with many other domestic leagues, Britain’s BBL is underway, and BallinEurope’s agent over there/ProspectsInEurope editor Sam Chadwick rounds things up for us. Welcome to the first British Basketball League Wrap of the 2012/13 season with a nice new lay-out. Some of you may have noticed newcomers to the league Manchester Giants as well as […]
British Basketball League Wrap: Newcastle Eagles win Championship Trophy, lose in upset, set sights on Europe
BallinEurope’s man in the UK, Sam Chadwick, checks in from the ‘Isles to give us an update on hoops happenings there. With the playoff picture taking shape, much of the focus has been on the Newcastle Eagles – in just a week, this side has been crowned regular-season champs, suffered a wicked upset and, most […]
BallinEurope scored an exclusive interview with Ayron Hardy, a graduate of Jacksonville University currently in the midst of his rookie professional campaign with Leicester Riders. The former Dolphin racked up the accolades and trophies in his four years at JU, getting named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman team in 2008 and the 2010 Pre-Season […]
Head coach Chris Finch and the British Basketball Federation today released a preliminary roster of 21 players to compete for spots on the host team’s 2012 Olympic team. Given the fairly short modern history of FIBA-level basketball on the ‘Isles, the claim from the federation that this is the “strongest-ever preliminary GB men’s squad” isn’t […]
It’s time for another look back at the weekend’s action in the British Basketball League and our guy to do so at BallinEurope is Sam Chadwick … so take it away, Sam! This past weekend, March 9-11, saw a total of nine BBL Championship games take place starting with two title favourites, the Newcastle Eagles […]
British Basketball League wrap: Ayron Hardy notches monster triple-double; Plymouth Raiders roll on; three-point problems throughout the BBL?
Back from the disabled list is BallinEurope’s man in the UK, Sam Chadwick. To celebrate his recovery, Sam contributes his again-soon-to-be regular wrap of recent events in British basketball… First off, I would like to explain my absence for all you die-hard BBL wrap-up readers. I have been unable to submit articles this past few […]
Going into another week of BBL ball, BallinEurope’s man in the UK Sam Chadwick takes a brief look back – with highlight clips – at last weekend’s games. The weekend of January 20-22 saw a total of eight BBL Championship games take place, starting with the Mersey Tigers (2-10 going into the weekend) against the […]
One of Europe’s first national tournament champions of 2012 will be crowned on Sunday in England as Birmingham hosts the British Basketball League Cup Final featuring the table-topping Newcastle Eagles (11-1) against the Plymouth Raiders (6-2). Included in the festivities will be the 2012 BBL dunk contest and the “BBL Babes Cheerleaders,” of whose identity […]
British Basketball League wrap: Wolves get 33 points from Bolds, 20 boards from Northern; Glasgow Rocks back on track
BallinEurope’s man in the UK, Sam Chadwick, wishes us a happy new year in rounding up last weekend’s (albeit abbreviated) British Basketball League schedule. Read on for all things BBL, plus video, below!