NATIONAL coaching expertise helped to put York basketball players through hoops - and they lapped it up.

The York Eagles Junior Basketball Club were treated to special tuition from Matt Newby, coach of British Basketball League outfit Leeds Force.

He was assisted at the clinic at the Eagles’ York College base by players Dwayne Camille from London Harris Academy and London Towers ace Armand Anebo.

The Eagles are holding trials for would-be players for next season. They are year seven or younger on Monday, June 22; year nine or older on Wednesday, June 24; year eight on Thursday, June 25; and for year 11 or older, plus York College basketball development players intending to enrol at York College, on Friday, June 26.