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STERLING DAVIS: "We're in it to win it"

This is the Glasgow Rocks BIG BBL PREVIEW!

It was an interesting season last year with yet another final defeat and an impressive league season spearheaded by GB co-captain Kieron Achara.

With solid additions the Rocks under Sterling Davis who exudes consistency north of the border.

Speaking ahead of the new season Davis was keen to point out that finals are not enough.

He said: "It's the second year in a row we've been in a final, but our aim is to win a trophy, I want to win a trophy.

"We're not ready just yet (speaking yesterday) but we've got a few days just to finish off some things and we'll be good to go.

"We've bought in a few new players and they all look good in training, we're looking forward to gameday."

Davis is also expecting another unpredictable season across the league with a number of teams on the up.

He continued: "The [LONDON] Lions were one of the favourites last season and it took them a lot longer to get going…

CARDELL McFARLAND: 'We've been going at each other and really battling'

Last season saw the Bristol Flyers make their bow in the BBL playing exciting basketball with a relatively young squad.

The team reached the semi-finals of the BBL Cup and reached the play-offs in a season that would prove the league was right in promoting them into the top division.

Coach Andreas Kapoulas picked up coach of the season as well as being only one of three coaches to win coach of the month outside of Newcastle.

The new season is just around the corner and Kapoulas has recruited some top talent both Internationally and nationally including American Point Guard Cardell McFarland.

McFarland says he is impressed with what he has seen so far.

He said: "I'm expecting a successful season, I think we're coming along pretty good - I like what we're doing in preseason and the players that we have.

"It's a long summer, so when you start to practice it gets fun! Practice should always be harder than the game.

"We've been going at each other and re…

How the Bristol Bisons came to be

Guest blog post by Angela Loughlin:

In 2012 2 girls met at a Wheelchair Basketball Club they made a good friendship and became close, after a few months one girl left and they lost contact for a while, more months past and they started talking through Facebook again they arranged a meet in 2013 December 
Jade and Chrissy the 2 girls met up before Xmas with their parents going along, they talked laughed and joked and dreamed of a Club of they're own after time slipped by that night they left and went home jades mum Angela sat and thought that night about the girls and they're dream and decided to go to work on creating the dream for these girls - within 2weeks Bristol Bisons was transformed from paper to reality in February 2014 Bristol Bisons Wheelchair Basketball Club was ready to start on March 8th 2014 we held our first Session which included Jade, Chrissy and Amber jades sister just 3 players within 19 months our dream has become larger than life we have 2 Division 4 Teams…

The Poll

Who will top the BBL ladder at the end of the season
Newcastle Eagles Leicester Riders Cheshire Phoenix Sheffield Sharks London Lions Manchester Giants Leeds Force Surrey Scorchers Glasgow Rocks Bristol Flyers Plymouth Raiders

NBA season preview

As the basketball world prepares for the start of the NBA season in late October, we look ahead to what fans across the world can expect from the 2015-2016 season. The anticipation has been steadily rising throughout the year, with a number of multimillion dollar free agent signings and a dramatic shift in coaching positions, it is a guarantee that teams will have a fresh new look in expectation of the new season.

One of the major talking points of the 2015-2016 season is the return of Kevin Durant to the NBA. Having won the league’s MVP award, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s star had a disastrous season last year after being blighted with three foot injuries in six months.

OKC were clearly missing their star player as they failed to make the playoffs for the first time since Durant’s second NBA season. So what are fans expecting from Durant as he makes his return? Many have taken to Twitter to predict the NBA awards for next season with Durant set to be crowned MVP once again, but whethe…

Countdown From 5

Five days. Only five days left from the beginning of the Eurobasket 2015 which the defending champion France will be hosting in the city of Lille.

The group stage will take place in four different European countries, one for each group (France, Croatia, Germany and Latvia) from the 5th to the 11th of September and the final stage of the championship will be in Lillefrom the 12th to the 20th of September.
Withall preparation games finished and teams getting ready for the real competition, “only five days” seems like ages without basketball. So let’stake a look back and seehow the preparation games could affect the tournament.
Coaches and players are always talking about how important is having a good preparation and repeating that preparation is key for a success in the championship. Avoid injuries, improve the chemistry of the team…but does that mean the better results you get in your preparation games the better you will finish the championship? It’s obvious that the answer is not neces…