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
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 93-97 LOSS  
Sun 16 Sept Manchester Giants Away 5:00pm Friendly N/A 60-86 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 Boxscore
Sun 30 Sept Bradford Dragons Away 4:15pm Trophy L13      
Sun 07 Oct Leicester Warriors Away 4:30pm League A3      
Sun 14 Oct   Away pm Cup R3 G57      
Sat 20 Oct Bradford Dragons Away 6:15pm League A19      
Sun 28 Oct Essex Leopards Away 4:30pm League A28      
Sun 28 Oct     pm Cup R4        
Sat 03 Nov Team Solent Kestrels Away 8:00pm League A29      
Sun 04 Nov Nottingham Hoods Home 6:30pm League A132      
Sat 10 Nov Barking Abbey Crusaders Home 6:30pm League A45      
Sun 11 Nov Team Newcastle Home 5:00pm League A11      
Sat 17 Nov Loughborough Riders Home 6:30pm League A53      
Sun 18 Nov     pm Cup QF        
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      
Sun 27 Jan       Trophy SF        
Sat 02 Feb Team Solent Kestrels Home 6:30pm League A114      
Sat 09 Feb Essex Leopards Home 6:30pm League A126      
Sun 10 Feb     pm Trophy Final        
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
 
Kayin Darbey 6' 00" Guard British
 
Ali Sbai
6' 05"
Forward
British/Moroccan
 
Andre Gayle
6' 04"
Guard
British
  Josh Houghton
6' 02"
Guard
British
  Kaphel Ulett-Waul
6' 00"
Guard
British
 
Joshua Davenport
6' 06''
Forward
American
 
Daniel Pilkington 6' 07" Forward British
  Jonathan Barnes 6' 10" Centre American
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
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
Manchester Magic 0 0 0 0
Derby Trailblazers 0 0 0 0
Reading Rockets 0 0 0 0
Hemel Storm 0 0 0 0
Essex Leopards 0 0 0 0
Team Newcastle 0 0 0 0
Team Solent Kestrels 0 0 0 0
Loughborough Riders 0 0 0 0
Bradford Dragons 0 0 0 0
Barking Abbey Crusaders 0 0 0 0
Worthing Thunder 0 0 0 0
Leicester Warriors 0 0 0 0
Thames Valley Cavaliers 0 0 0 0
Nottingham Hoods 0 0 0 0

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