Archive for September 2017

Sharks edged out by Surrey in Season Opener

There was a disappointing and bruising 78-81 defeat for the DBL Sharks Sheffield in their opening game of the BBL season on home territory against Surrey Scorchers. There was nothing between the two sides all the way up to half time, where they went in tied at 42. A 6-0 tear in the middle of…

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Fear The Fin! The Opening Weekend Previewed…

After the razzmatazz of the inaugural All-Stars Championship at the O2, it’s time to get down to business for the DBL Sharks Sheffield as the BBL Championship begins in earnest. Opening night on Friday sees Surrey Scorchers arrive at the EIS, keen to build on a reasonable finish to last season. The traditional double-header opening…

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10 Years and counting! Coach Lyons on the New Season.

Sharks Coach Atiba Lyons celebrates ten years at the helm of Yorkshire’s premier basketball team this season. As we round off our build-up to the new campaign, find out what he thinks of his new recruits, the teams he’ll be facing and the way he has been practicing his dash to the Power Play button…

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O2 Baby! The Season Opener with Chris, Mackey & Eddy

We’re nearly there! The 2017-2018 BBL season begins in earnest with the All-Stars Championship at the O2 Arena this Sunday 24th September. We caught up with Chris Alexander, Mackey McKnight and Eddy Brownell during pre-season to hear their thoughts on their new club, the upcoming tournament in London and facing up to your brother in…

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Sharks launch Hurricane T-Shirt Fundraiser

Hurricane Harvey and Irma have left devastation and innocent victims in Texas and Florida. With Coach Atiba Lyons family being from Florida and current/former players such as Mackey McKnight, BJ Holmes, and Tafari Toney living in Houston we thought we would chip in and do our share. We are hosting our official Hurricane T-Shirt Fundraiser…

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The New Season with Mike Tuck

The 2017-2018 basketball season is almost upon us! The DBL Sharks round off pre-season this Friday 22nd September with a road trip to Worcester Wolves, followed by the season-opening All Stars event at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday. New to the game? Who better to explain what BBL and Sharks basketball is all…

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Dirk Williams brings his talents to Sheffield

The DBL Sharks are proud to announce their final American import signing in way of 6’5 shooting guard/small forward Dirk Williams. Williams hails from Birmingham, Alabama and played his last two years in his hometown for University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB play in the highly-touted Conference USA, which regular produce NBA and Euro league…

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Colin Sings for the last time at the Sharks

  It is with mixed emotions that the DBL Sharks announce the departure of forward Colin Sing. Sing was all set to begin his 7th season at the Sheffield side when an unexpected opportunity arose for a teaching position in Dubai, an offer that Sing could not afford to refuse. Following a discussion with General Manager…

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Marko and Eddy Carry the Torch

The DBL Sharks have confirmed the return of Sharks former Juniors and Hallam University undergraduates Marko Backovic and Eddy Brownell for the 2017/2018 season. Coach Atiba Lyons has been pleased with the development of both players who are inaugurate members of the Sharks elite pathway from the junior programme. In their second and third year,…

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