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The BBL Season so Far

The Newcastle Eagles and Leicester Riders lead the way in the British Basketball League with 34 points and only four defeats between them. Both teams have played 19 games and Newcastle averaging a better scoring record.

Leicester have beaten the Eagles twice this season once in the BBL and once in the Cup final to take the first silverware of the season.

Glasgow Rocks represent Scotland in the BBL and they are third in the division four points off of the two leaders. They are closely followed by Surrey Heat and the Plymouth Raiders who both have games in hand on the Rocks.

The Final three play-off spots (the top eight teams) are taken currently (15th Feb) by Worcester Wolves, London Lions and Sheffield Sharks.

The Sharks are level on points with the Manchester Giants, Cheshire Pheonix and the Durham Wildcats  but have played two games less than them three teams.

Mersey Tigers prop-up the BBL with no victories thus far losing 22 of the 22 they have played.

You can view the current standings by clicking HERE.

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