(Wednesday, Decemeber 12, 2018 – Moncton, NB) The Magic announced today the signing of former Iowa State Cyclone Korie Lucious. The team has also announced that Jahii Carson has been moved to its inactive roster in lieu of him signing with a professional team in Romania.
Lucious, a 5’11” Point Guard from Milwaukee, Wisconsin was a stand out in the NCAA’s Big 10 conference having suited up for both Michigan State, and Iowa State during his 4 year collegiate career. This will be Lucious’ second stint in the NBL Canada, having previously played for the now defunct Monton Miracles back in the 2015-16 season, averaging 12.0 points and 7.0 assists per game, good for 4thin the NBLC.
A proven veteran, Lucious has also previously played in the NBA’s Summer League with both the Detroit Pistons (2013), as well as the Golden State Warriors (2016). Heading into his 6thseason at the professional level, the savvy floor general has also made stops along the way in Poland, Cyprus, China, and most recently Macedonia where he competed in the Fiba Euro Cup.
“I have been familiar with Korie since his Final Four run back in 2009 with Michigan State. He is an extremely skilled pass first PG, who also has the ability to score. I think he will fit in well with the pieces we currently have in place and am really looking forward to working with a guy who puts winning, and his team first” commented Head Coach and GM of Player Personnel Joe Salerno.
Lucious is expected to land in Moncton on Friday and be in the lineup for Sunday’s game when the Magic host the Saint John Riptide for the first time this season at 2pm at the Avenir Centre. The Magic’s newest addition says he is looking forward to returning to the city of Moncton and competing for a Championship.
“I’m excited to be returning to Moncton. Great city, with great fans and people! I’m just ready to come and contribute to an already good team! Now I just have to mentally to prepare for all that snow!”
Salerno also stated that he was surprised by Carson’s sudden move to leave the organization, after what has been a very successful start to the season.
“We wish Jahii all the best, but for our team our mind set it simple… next man up, which is a motto our team has been using all season.”
The Magic’s next home game is set to tip Friday night at 7pm as they welcome the Halifax Hurricanes to the Avenir Centre. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca or at the Subaru of Moncton Box office, located at the Avenir Centre.
About MONCTON MAGICHeadquartered in Moncton, NB, the MONCTON MAGIC is a professional basketball organization that operates under a licensing agreement with the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). The team will play its games in a two-conference league with clubs located in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.
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