North West will feature a hefty number of Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics players when the inaugural U15 Aspire Tournament takes place at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Belle Vue this weekend.
Toby Akinlade, Ben Brown, Thomas Kelly, Sam Lolenga, Bradley May, Thomas Mayor, Emanuel Oyebadejo and Lucas Ricketts are joined in the boys’ squad by recent Magic recruits Ben Prince, Joe Buchanan and Josh Kubacki.
The Mystics make up 10 of the 12 players on duty in the girls’ event. They are Daisy Bryan, Caitlin Doohan, Saffron Erving-Murphy, Olivia Forster, Esha Nayar, Kizzy Spence, Emily Taylor, Eleni Vourliotis, Jo Vourliotis and Charli Wroe.
The boys have been drawn in Pool A with London, East, Yorkshire and South West.
The girls are in Pool Y with East, South West, South East and West Midlands.
The pool games run on Saturday from 9am, with the classification games on Sunday.
The Aspire Tournaments will bring together 480 players, 120 coaches and 90 officials from across the country.
U15 Aspire Tournament Schedule/Results:
9:00am North West Boys 46-38 Yorkshire
10:00am North West Girls 37-18 South West
1:00pm South West 27-35 North West Boys
2:00pm West Midlands 17-42 North West Girls
3:00pm London 34-46 North West Boys
4:00pm South East 25-23 North West Girls
5:00pm East 41-36 North West Boys
6:00pm East 20-33 North West Girls
10:00am South 47-60 North West Boys
11:30am North West Girls 48-42 South
1:00-1:30pm Shooting Test Finals (Boys and Girls)
1:30pm Boys Final East 50-72 North West
3:00pm Girls Final London 32-55 North West
North West Boys and Girls Crowned Aspire U15 Champions 2019