Andrew Bridge (basketball)

Andrew Bridge (born 5 October 1979 in Chesterfield, England) is a British professional basketball player. Bridge is a 6 ft 4 in shooting guard.[1] Bridge is the current captain of Newcastle Eagles[2]

Andrew Bridge
Personal information
Born (1979-10-05) 5 October 1979 (age 40)
Chesterfield, England
NationalityBritish
Listed height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight86.36 kg (190 lb)
Career information
Playing career1999–2013
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1999–2000Mansfield Express
2000–2002Sheffield Sharks
2002–2012Newcastle Eagles
2012-2013Sheffield Sharks

BiographyEdit

The 6 ft 3in shooting guard started his career with Mansfield Express in 1999 in the English Basketball League, before stepping up to Professional Basketball with the Sheffield Sharks in 2000.[1] In 2002, the England and Great Britain International moved further North to play for the Newcastle Eagles.

Andrew was part of the Bronze Medal winning England Basketball Team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia and completed a successful season with the Newcastle Eagles "clean sweep" of Championships in 2006.[3]

"A shooting guard, he can also handle the ball competently and is best known for his solid defence and smart basketball brain. A real all-rounder and rapidly becoming the glue that helps hold the team together".[1]

As of 27 March 2011 the official British Basketball League website shows Bridge has played 324 games, with averages of 7.47 Points Per Game, 2.97 Rebounds Per Game and 0.97 Assists Per Game.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Andrew Bridge - Newcastle Eagles". Archived from the original on 10 December 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  2. ^ "TIME OUT With Andrew Bridge - British Basketball League". Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Newcastle Eagles - BBL Team Bios". Retrieved 27 March 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Bridge, Andrew - British Basketball League". Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2011.