Charles Smith Stays With The Newcastle Eagles September 01, 2011 21:08

Charles "The Prince" Smith has today re-signed with the Newcastle Eagles for the upcoming season. The veteran forward is a fan favourite at Sport Central, the home of the Eagles.

Smith is the Eagles' all-time leading scorer with over 5,000 points accredited to his name, during the seven seasons he has played on Tyneside.

Last season Smith was voted into the all BBL first team by the league’s coaches having averaged 21 points and six rebounds per game and shooting 40% from the three point line.

Fab Flournoy said: "We are delighted to have Charles back for another year. He knows the league backwards and can score in a variety of ways. Due to injuries and illnesses we really had to rely on him last season and he did not let us down at any stage. He was the only player on our squad to play over 1000 minutes last year and I hope with the squad we are putting together this year that we will be able to keep him fresh through the whole season".