Charles Smith: Veteran Newcastle Eagles forward retires

Charles Smith
Charles Smith won 21 different trophies while a Newcastle player across 14 years

Newcastle Eagles veteran Charles Smith has announced his retirement, ending a 14-year stint in the British Basketball League.

The 40-year-old forward won 21 separate honours with the club in three spells, and six individual MVP awards, five in cup finals and one in the league.

He scored 7,048 points throughout his BBL career, putting him third in the all-time scorers list.

"I'm leaving because my mind is telling me it's time," Smith said.

Player-coach Fab Flournoy said of his former team-mate: "He is one of the greats in British basketball.

"The way Charles played on court made you wonder how his performance was possible, it was unbelievable. It was amazing to see, just legendary."

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