Basketball


Plymouth Raiders head coach Paul James concurs with the cancellation of the British Basketball League (BBL), saying those within the game have a duty of care to ensure safety above all else, writes Tom Howe. Having seen action postponed since March 17, weekly board meetings had been taking place to discuss ‘all available options to …

With the British Basketball League season suspended indefinitely, Plymouth Raiders are using their time off-court to help out by delivering local produce in and around the Tamar Valley area, writes Tom Howe. Director Richard Mollard and a number of his Raiders compatriots have been lending their time to non-profit community interest group Tamar Grow Local, …

Plymouth Raiders director Ross Mackenzie has said working with new majority shareholders BAU Global ‘feels a bit like a dream’, writes Tom Howe. Owners Mackenzie and Richard Mollard have agreed to sell a majority shareholding of the club to MLA College, part of wider worldwide education powerhouse, BAU. The move is designed to propel the …

Bristol Flyers will make history at Arena Birmingham this afternoon, with head coach Andreas Kapoulas describing their meteoric rise from the lower echelons of British basketball as ‘something special’, writes Tom Howe. Just over a decade ago, the Flyers were plying their trade at the lowest ebb of the game in this country, playing in …

Marcus Delpeche has signed a one-year extension with the Bristol Flyers. The 6ft 7in forward has now committed to the club until the end of the 2019/20 season. Delpeche, began his professional career at Grevenbroich Elephants in the fourth tier of German basketball, posting 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in his rookie season. The 24-year-old …

BRISTOL Flyers have retained the services of Daniel Edozie for a fifth year. The Flyers captain, who also represented Andreas Kapoulas’ England squad at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, has now committed until the end of the 2019/20 campaign. Edozie, played in all 33 games for the Flyers last season, posting eight double-doubles in 33 appearances, …

PLYMOUTH Raiders had to settle for an eighth-placed finish in the BBL Championship after losing 82-70 away at Glasgow Rocks on Sunday evening. Raiders already knew they would make the end of the season play-offs going into the game but they could have finished as high as fifth had they won. However, instead they will …

PLYMOUTH Raiders took a giant step closer to making the BBL play-offs after defeating South West rivals Bristol Flyers 94-91 after over-time on Sunday. Paul James’ side join DBL Sharks Sheffield on 16-16 with a win in their final game enough to guarantee play-off qualification, while the Flyers drop outside of the top eight after …