Ryan Lohfink

Magic veteran Lohfink bows out in style

Magic captain Ryan Lohfink has announced his retirement from the game, bowing out in style after winning the quadruple this past season.

The 6ft 7in centre is the only player to achieve the feat twice, having done so with Reading Rockets in the 2008/09 season.

Ryan, 33, has won 14 National Titles in his eight years in England, including six with the Magic since joining them from the Rockets in 2013.

The American is one of the most decorated players in the second tier of the National League.

Ryan leaves sizeable boots to fill both on and off the court, leaving his role as the Club’s Business Manager as well as departing from the game.

The Club would like to thank Ryan for everything he has done and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

“Ryan came to our club from Reading three years ago and it proved to be a great move for us,” said Club Chief Executive Joe Forber.

“Firstly, his contribution on the floor has been much more significant than it first appears. His stats may not be startling but his leadership qualities and his development of our younger players has been outstanding.

“As a volunteer, he has been immensely helpful to the senior team off the floor. So good that, in the last year, we have been able to employ him in the office to do all the technical stuff which nobody else can do.

“He returns to the States at the end of August and we wish him all the best for his future.”