Welcome to the Magic

Manchester Magic have savoured enormous National League success in all age groups since 2000 and will be looking to add to their list of honours in 2018/19.

The senior team, under the guidance of Aurimas Verbukas and his assistants, began a rebuilding process after long-standing coaches Paul Middleton and Toloe Bagheri Daneri stepped down after the 2017-18 season. With a new coach comes a fresh roster, with a three former Magic players returning to the club after time elsewhere, Andre Gayle, Josj Houghton and Kaphel Ulett-Waul and new faces in Ali Sbai and Joshua Davenport joining the returning Kayin Darbey.

The Magic juniors, who, like the seniors, compete in the NBL and play their home games at the Manchester Basketball Centre in Whalley Range, will also be chasing success at U18, U16 and U14 level.

Ticket prices for senior games: Adult: £5 Children & Concessions: £2.50 - Family (2 adults & 3 children): £12.50.

 

NBL Division 1 Men Fixtures and Results 2018-19

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Magic Season Stats Links

Date Opposition Venue Time Comp. Game # Score Result Stats/Highlights
Tue 11 Sept USA Select Home 8:00pm Friendly N/A 63-69 LOSS Boxscore
Sat 15 Sept Liverpool Away 5:30pm Friendly N/A 97-93 LOSS  
Sun 16 Sept Manchester Giants Away 5:00pm Friendly N/A 86-60 LOSS  
Tue 18 Sept Manchester Giants Home 8:00pm Friendly N/A 80-97 LOSS Boxscore
Sat 22 Sept Team Newcastle Home 6:30pm Trophy L2 74-78* LOSS Stats / Highlights
Sun 30 Sept Bradford Dragons Away 4:15pm Trophy L13 94-71 LOSS  
Sun 07 Oct Leicester Warriors Away 4:30pm League A3 72-68 LOSS Stats
Sun 14 Oct Derbyshire Arrows Away 4:15pm Cup R3 G57 79-97 WIN  
Sat 20 Oct Bradford Dragons Away 6:15pm League A19 87-55 LOSS Stats
Sun 28 Oct Essex Leopards Away 4:30pm League A28 P-P    
Sun 28 Oct Reading Rockets Home 5:00pm Cup R4 G63 76-60 WIN Stats / Highlights
Sat 03 Nov Team Solent Kestrels Away 8:00pm League A29 89-49 LOSS Stats
Sun 04 Nov Nottingham Hoods Home 6:30pm League A132 55-82 LOSS Stats / Highlights
Sat 10 Nov Barking Abbey Crusaders Home 6:30pm League A45 Cancelled   LiveStats
Sun 11 Nov Team Newcastle Home 5:00pm League A11 73-72 WIN Stats / Highlights
Sat 17 Nov Loughborough Riders Home 6:30pm League A53     LiveStats
Sun 18 Nov Essex Leopards Away 4:00pm Cup QF G70      
Sat 24 Nov Thames Valley Cavaliers Home 6:30pm League A58      
Sun 25 Nov Barking Abbey Crusaders Away 4:00pm League A136      
Sat 01 Dec Derby Trailblazers Away 7:15pm League A70      
Sat 08 Dec Worthing Thunder Home 6:30pm League A76      
Sat 09 Dec     pm Cup SF        
Sat 15 Dec Hemel Storm Away 7:00pm League A79      
Sat 05 Jan Reading Rockets Home 6:30pm League A90      
Sat 12 Jan Leicester Warriors Home 6:30pm League A95      
Sat 19 Jan Team Newcastle Away 3:00pm League A102      
Sun 20 Jan     pm Cup Final        
Sat 26 Jan Bradford Dragons Home 6:30pm League A110      
Sat 02 Feb Team Solent Kestrels Home 6:30pm League A114      
Sat 09 Feb Essex Leopards Home 6:30pm League A126      
Sat 16 Feb Nottingham Hoods Away 6:30pm League A40      
Sun 24 Feb Loughborough Riders Away 4:00pm League A144      
Sat 02 Mar Thames Valley Cavaliers Away 6:00pm League A150      
Sat 09 Mar Derby Trailblazers Home 6:30pm League A160      
Sat 16 Mar Worthing Thunder Away 7:30pm League A167      
Sat 23 Mar Hemel Storm Home 6:30pm League A170      
Sat 30 Mar Reading Rockets Away 5:00pm League A180      

(Please note the schedule is provisional and subject to change)

 

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Player Profiles

Magic roster for 2018-19

Number
Name
Height
Position
Nationality
 4 Joshua Grant
6' 03"
Forward
British
5
Luke Gordos 6' 03" Guard British
6
Saul May 6' 05" Forward British
7
Kayin Darbey 6' 00" Guard British
8
Malachi Boayke-Yiadom
6' 03" Guard British
9
Andre Gayle
6' 04"
Guard
British
10
Hasan Ramic
5' 11"
Guard
British
10
Ty Jordan
6' 04"
Guard
British
11
Loick Pouale
6' 04''
Forward
British
12
Nathaniel Klutz
6' 01" Guard British
13
Daniel Pilkington 6' 07" Forward British
14
Ali Sbai
6' 05"
Forward
British/Moroccan
15 Richard Bell 6' 11' Centre British
17 Jonathan Barnes 6' 10" Centre American
18 Josh Houghton
6' 02"
Guard
British
Physiotherapist:
Ali Barvareh    
Team Manager: Deividas Slonskis      
Assistant Coach: Tom Paraskeva      
Assistant Coach: Tom Stansfield      
Assistant Coach: Peter Paraskeva      
Performance Analyst / Assistant Coach: Barney Blake      
Head Coach: Aurimas Verbukas      

 

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Kayin Darbey

Kayin Darbey

6' 00"

Guard

16/09/1994

British

 

Aurimas Verbukas

Coach

 

 

Ali Barvareh

Ali Barvareh

Physiotherapist

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NBL Division 1 Men's Table 2017-18

Team W L +/- PTS
Team Solent Kestrels 7 0 144 14
Worthing Thunder 6 1 63 12
Derby Trailblazers 5 1 41 10
Reading Rockets 4 2 39 8
Bradford Dragons 4 3 37 8
Loughborough Riders 3 2 35 6
Thames Valley Cavaliers 3 2 24 6
Nottingham Hoods 3 3 21 6
Team Newcastle 2 4 8 4
Hemel Storm 1 5 -27 2
Barking Abbey Crusaders 1 4 -74 2
Manchester Magic 1 4 -102 2
Leicester Warriors 1 5 -126 2
Essex Leopards 0 5 -83 0

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