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Preview: Newcastle Eagles v Bristol Flyers

Newcastle Eagles v Bristol Flyers
BBL Championship
Sport Central Arena
Friday, February 17th 2017
Watch LIVE on LiveBasketball.TV

Bristol Flyers look to pick up their first victory against Newcastle Eagles since joining the BBL on Friday night (7.30pm).

All the key information on Friday’s opponents away from home can be found below.

NEWCASTLE EAGLES
It was a busy summer for Fab Flournoy as Andy Thomson moved to arch rivals Leicester and the legendary Charles Smith finally called time on a stunning career.  New faces have come into the mix with Deondre Parks and Londoner Orlan Jackman - while the core of the team remains the same, led by league MVP Rahmon Fletcher.

HEAD COACH 
Fabulous Flournoy – A former player in the BBL with Birmingham Bullets, the 6ft 3in shooting guard was a student at NCAA Division one college McNeese State University. Flournoy joined the Eagles in 2001, and took on a new role of player/coach during the 2003/04 season.

ONE TO WATCH
Rahmon Fletcher – the reigning league MVP, Fletcher has been in imperious form again so far this season; averaging 19.5 points and 6.5 assists per game

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Friday's game will be Simon Unsworth, Kate Unsworth and Neil Guthrie

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol Flyers suffered their heaviest defeat of the season to visiting Newcastle Eagles 67-102

WATCH LIVE
Friday’s game will be LIVE via the league’s official streaming partner, LiveBasketball.TV - click here to sign up NOW

DID YOU KNOW 
The Eagles are currently the highest scoring team in the BBL - averaging 93 points per game.

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