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Alex Owumi Gives Inspiring Talk at TEDxBrixton Recalling Libya Ordeal (Video)

November 27, 2014

Last month, Worcester Wolves captain Alex Owumi gave a talk at TEDx Brixton to share his unique basketball story which led him to flee Libya in fear of his life. The Nigerian/American found himself caught in the middle of a civil war after joining a team owned by the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Owumi’s incredible […]

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BBL Week 9 – Highlights Round-up

November 26, 2014

Check out the latest highlights round-up featuring victories for Surrey United, Cheshire Phoenix and Worcester Wolves. Surrey claimed their first road win of the season after beating Bristol Flyers 91-74 as Kirk Crecco and Trevor Setty scored 32 and 27 points respectively. The home side were without Doug Herring who has been ruled out for […]

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Kieron Achara’s Ridiculous Fadeaway Bank Shot Buzzer Beating Three to Defeat Leicester!

November 24, 2014

Footage has finally emerged of Kieron Achara’s insane buzzer beater against Leicester Riders in the BBL Cup Quarter Finals in Leicester on Sunday. Glasgow Rocks snatched an 85-84 win to knock out the defending champs as the GB co-captain was dominant throughout with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks along with the hail mary […]

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BBL Round-up – Week 9

November 24, 2014

There was no doubting the game of the weekend this week as Leicester Riders’ BBL Cup defence came to an end in a gripping quarter-final clash in front of the BBL TV cameras. Glasgow Rocks snatched an 85-84 win against Leicester Riders to knock out the holders thanks to Kieron Achara’s incredible game-winning three. The […]

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Kalil Irving Crusading in Worcester

November 21, 2014

The rise of Kalil Irving has been a prominent one, establishing himself as a regular starter at Worcester having joined the club as a 19-year-old in 2012. Irving came through the academy at Medway Park (now Kent Crusaders again) and also spent a year out in America before his move to the BBL, where he […]

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Cheshire Phoenix Sign 7’8″ Paul Sturgess

November 20, 2014

Cheshire Phoenix has signed the world’s tallest basketball player, Paul ‘Tiny’ Sturgess. The 7ft 8ins, 26-year-old centre is originally from Loughborough and is the second tallest living Englishman. He made his name during a two-year spell with the Harlem Globetrotters, where he was nicknamed Tiny. “I am looking forward to joining the team,” Sturgess said. […]

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2014/15 BBL Signings – Roster Tracker

November 20, 2014

Keep track of all the player movement in the BBL off season ahead of, and during, the 2014-15 season with our roster tracker. Bristol Academy Flyers Head Coach: Andreas Kapoulas Ins: Greg Streete, Roy Owen, Jordan Ranklin, Doug McLaughlin-Williams (all re-signed), Doug Herring (St. John Mill Rats, Canada-NBL), Alif Bland (Cuxhan Bascats, Germany-Pro-A), Deane Williams, […]

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Ralph Bucci Sinks the Game Winning Buzzer Beater vs Manchester!

November 19, 2014

Ralph Bucci knocked down the game-winning triple to help Durham beat Manchester 70-67 at the buzzer last Sunday. Callum Jones had the chance to put the Giants ahead but his mid-range jumper found the edge of the rim and American guard Chris Jones collected the rebound and led the fast-break, doing well to keep his […]

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BBL Week 8 – Highlights Round-up

November 19, 2014

The latest highlights round-up from around the league features four games this week including wins for Newcastle, Cheshire, Worcester and Durham. Ralph Bucci came up big for the Wildcats with the game-winning 3-pointer (full video coming soon) to help defeat Manchester 70-67. The player-assistant beat the buzzer and finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds […]

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BBL Round-up – Week 8

November 17, 2014

The latest round of action saw Worcester and Leicester kept up the pressure on rampant leaders Newcastle while Cheshire moved into the top four with a double-winnning weekend. John Coffino’s side improved to a 6-5 record with two contrasting victories; the first of which a come-from-behind 86-73 win in Bristol. The Nix were trailing by […]