Andrew Thomson: Newcastle Eagles re-sign power forward

Newcastle Eagles have re-signed power forward Andrew Thomson from French third-tier club La Rochelle.

The 30-year-old England international was named BBL British Player of the Year in 2011, an award which won him a move from Mersey Tigers to Newcastle, where he spent just one season.

Last term, 6ft 9ins Thomson average 9.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

"I'm pleased to return and hopefully I can help retain the BBL Championship they won last season," he said.