Kaiyem Cleary Florida Southern

Cleary books NCAA ticket by joining Florida Southern

Kaiyem Cleary is the latest Manchester Magic player to secure his place in the NCAA, this time with Division Two college Florida Southern.

The 19-year-old guard and former Loreto College student left the Magic a year ago to attend Redemption Christian Academy in Northfield, Massachusetts

Now, after winning a new legion of fans across the Atlantic, the Greater Britain U18 international has secured a move from prep school to the Mocs, who play in the Sunshine State Conference.

In a post on Twitter, the 6ft 6in Cleary praised the coaching staff at Manchester Magic for “developing me into the player and person I am today”.

He also thanked his family and team-mates for their support.