Month: June 2018

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Magic U12s win Leeds Basketball Tournament

The Manchester Magic Under 12s took part in the Leeds Basketball Tournament this past weekend at Leeds Beckett University, taking home the trophy after being crowned Tournament champions.

The team played four games on each day, against teams from around the Country; the Magic side remained the only team undefeated at the end of the two day event to pick up the silverware.

Saturday’s results

York Eagles 13-61 Manchester Magic

City of Birmingham 9-49 Manchester Magic

Manchester Magic 91-8 Leeds II

Manchester Magic 34-24 Brentwood I

Sunday’s results

Manchester Magic 37-16 Mersey Mavericks

Manchester Magic 26-24 Brentwood I

Nottingham Hoods 14-37 Manchester Magic

Leeds I 22-40 Manchester Magic

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Hanson and Cavli selected in England U15 squad for Copenhagen Tournament

Manchester Magic Juniors Ceejay Hanson and Zeki Cavli have been selected in the England U15 development squad for the Copenhagen Invitational Tournament next weekend. The squad of 16 were put through their paces this past weekend at a training camp before being cut to the final 12 selected for the Tournament. Manchester Magic’s NBL Division 1 Men’s new Head Coach, Aurimas Verbukas, is a part of the coaching team heading out to the Tournament in Denmark this weekend.

The England team will face TopSportSchool VBL (Belgium), Kenya and hosts Denmark (White) in the group stage.

Schedule (Boys)

Friday 15th June

9:00am England U15 87-77 Kenya

5:00pm England U15 50-62 TopSportSchool VBL

Saturday 16th June

11:00am England U15 85-52 Denmark (White)

5:00pm 5th-8th Placement games England U15 90-36 Berlin BBV

Sunday 17th June

12:45pm Placement games 5th-6th England U15 71-74 Global Squad (USA)

England U15 Boys finished 6th.

The England U15 Girls are also in action at the Tournament, they face Iceland (Blue), Sweden (Yellow) and Csata DSE (Budapest, Hungary) in the group stage.

Schedule (Girls)

Friday 15th June

11:00am England U15 51-66 Iceland (Blue)

5:30pm England U15 65-47 Sweden (Yellow)

Saturday 16th June

9:00am England U15 50-77 Csata DSE

3:00pm 9th-12th Placement games England U15 61-40 Scotland

Sunday 17th June

11:00am Placement games 9th-10th England U15 70-58 Denmark (Red)

England U15 Girls finished 9th

Tournament updates can be found via the tournament’s twitter feed, @CPHInvitational and their website

Full Schedule here

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Magic Coaches invited to prestigious Summer Camp in Spain

Manchester Magic coaches, Aurimas Verbukas and Tom Paraskeva, have been invited to coach at the highly prestigious Chus Mateo Basketball Academy Summer Camp in Spain this summer.

The Camp, in Spain, is run by Chus Mateo, who has just become EuroLeague Champion with Real Madrid, and is one of the most prestigious camps in Europe, with coaches from EuroLeague, ACB (Spain’s top Division), Finland, Denmark and other top clubs in Spain.

There are some places available on the camp, which runs 14th July to 22nd July, if anyone is interested in attending they can email Coach Ollie for the information, we have two of our kids already registered.

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Anumba and Emeka-Anyakwo shone at Hoopfix All-Star Classic 2018

Michael Anumba’s swansong on British soil before heading to Winthrop University in the United States was described as being “like a man amongst the boys” by Manchester Magic’s new Division One head coach Aurimas Verbukas.

Anumba had 19 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in the Class of 2018 game at the Hoopsfix All Star Classic.

The 18-year-old only missed out on the MVP as his team, Team Black, lost the game by 3 points to Team White.

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo, also 18, played in the Underclassmen game at the Classic and showed what he can do with a solid display for Team White, where he had 8 points and 2 rebounds, who lost 85-71 to Team Black.