Newcastle Eagles announce acquisition of former BBL Cup Finals MVP Justin Gordon
Three is the magic quantity for Justin Gordon because the Newcastle
Eagles fan favorite returns to Tyneside in a bid to fireplace Marc Steutel’s males
in the direction of this season’s playoffs.
The attention-catching 29-year-old has dedicated to a 3rd spell
in as a few years on the Vertu Motors Area forward of Friday’s night time’s BBL Trophy
journey to the Caledonia Gladiators.
“When Justin turned accessible there was little doubt about
bringing him again.” Coach Steutel commented.
“He is aware of the membership, is aware of the league and is a confirmed affect
participant within the BBL.
“He’s proven his worth to this membership on a constant foundation and
been a part of a profitable interval of Newcastle’s historical past. As quickly as I knew that
Justin was as enthused about coming again as we had been to convey him again then the
scenario was a no brainer.
“He’s a dynamic participant who can affect upon a number of areas of
the sport and a few of these areas are the place we nonetheless want to enhance as a workforce. I’m
bringing him in to be the participant we all know he will be. I would like Justin to be himself
and by doing that he can affect positively on the remainder of the workforce.”
Gordon was topped MVP on the 2021 BBL Cup Ultimate after
bagging 18 factors and 15 rebounds in a well-known 84-77 Eagles win in opposition to London
The Charlotte-born star had emerged as a key member of
Newcastle’s double-winning roster in the course of the Covid-affected 2020/21 marketing campaign.
Gordon averaged 16 factors and 6 rebounds for the boys in
black throughout his rookie BBL season — his athleticism and attain across the
basket guaranteeing a stacked highlights reel.
Returning to Newcastle for his second spell final February, Gordon
averaged 18 factors, six rebounds and three assists per sport and in returning to
the roster for a 3rd time the high-flyer replaces Justin Everett on the
Eagles’ roster for the rest of the season.
“I actually really feel for Justin Everett and he leaves the membership
with our best possible needs,” added Steutel.
“He’s a participant we’d been waiting for some time and he confirmed
glimpses of what he’s all about throughout his time right here. Justin Everett is an
extraordinarily proficient basketball participant with a fair higher work ethic and he’s a
nice particular person. It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we’ve needed to launch him at this
stage of the season.”