Viewing Posts from September 2016

Point guard James is latest Mystics signing

  Friday, September 30, 2016

Manchester Mystics have boosted their WBBL squad with a deal for point guard Rachel James.The former Sevenoaks Suns star is known for her tenacity and leadership, while racking up an impressive five rebounds per game last season despite her 5ft 3in frame.“Rachel will add quickness and is anoth
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Magic confirm Simmonds for 2016/17

  Thursday, September 29, 2016

Shomari Simmonds has been officially confirmed as a Manchester Magic player for the 2016/17 season.The 6ft 7in small forward is a former Magic junior who has had spells at the Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain as well as with BBL duo Manchester Giants and Leeds Force."Shomari is another one of my
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Mystics U14 record big win over Spinners

  Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mystics U14s began the 2016-17 season with an emphatic 133-18 away win at Lancashire Spinners last Sunday. (I was going to call it the 2016-17 campaign but that makes it sound like part of a war and this game was anything but as brutal as the scoreline suggests. It was played and officiated in treme
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Magic and Mystics players get England call

  Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Magic's Aaron Martin, Josh Grant, Saul May and Greg Wild and Mystics' Ashana Hinds and Khia Lee have been selected in the initial England Under 15/16 Squads following the Under 15 Regional Development Tournament. There is a new development for the 2016/17 season in that all youth national teams will
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Mystics Season Preview

  Wednesday, September 28, 2016

As the WBBL season draws closer and the Mystics roster nears completion, I caught up with returning stalwarts Jade Lucas and Nicola Welling to gauge their thoughts ahead of the new campaign. MM: You've been part of the set-up here for a long time now. What is it that keeps you coming back year after
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Mystics add Bailey and Clayden

  Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Manchester Mystics have added experienced guards Rheanne Bailey and Joanna Clayden to their WBBL squad for the 2016/17 season.Bailey, 24, is a former Great Britain Under-20 international, while Clayden, 32, has appeared for the senior GB side."Both players bring much needed skills to the squad," sai
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Mystics U16 see off Wildcats

  Monday, September 26, 2016

Manchester Mystics welcomed Nottingham Wildcats to ABC as both teams opened the league campaign for 2016/17. Following a summer of tireless work, the home team were raring to go, and got of to a strong start, scoring straight off the tip. Strong defence by the Mystics was causing the visitors to co
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Anumba brothers help down Spinners

  Saturday, September 24, 2016

Brothers Simon and Michael Anumba combined for 27 points as Manchester Magic defeated local rivals Lancashire Spinners 66-52 at Castle Leisure Centre in Bury in the National Trophy. Simon had a game-high 17 points and younger sibling Michael notched 10 as the reigning champions improved to 2-0 in p
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Mystics add Olympian Allen

  Friday, September 23, 2016

Manchester Mystics have confirmed they will have a second senior Great Britain team member on their roster for the forthcoming 2016-17 WBBL campaign after swooping to sign Dominique Allen who represented her country at London 2012.Following on from the news that point guard Georgia Jones will be wea
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