Smith hails clean–sweep Eagles as true greats

BASKETBALL: Newcastle Eagles veteran Charles Smith says his side deserve to be regarded as one of the greats after they completed the clean sweep of all four domestic prizes for the second time in the club’s history.

The former Scottish Rocks forward was named the Most Valuable Player of the BBL play-off final as Newcastle rallied from 13 down in a scrappy game to beat Leicester Riders 71-62.

Smith said: “We came together around Christmas time when we went on a trip to Holland and that helped. Everyone gets along. No-one wants to let the other person down. That’s what makes us a great team.”