Testimonials

See how Tucson Magic Basketball has helped affect and transform lives in their own words:

“Coach Patton and Coach Apodaca are both excellent teachers of the fundamentals and of the game of basketball. Magic Basketball is a rare club program that is player centered, meaning, the coaches truly care about the physical and mental well being of their players. Magic Basketball is the best option in Tucson for kids who want to not only become great basketball players but want to be challenged to be a better person.”

Karl P.

“Our son and daughter have had the privilege of attending Darrell Patton’s Magic Basketball camp, and our son has played Magic basketball in the league. The experience for both kids has been outstanding. They have learned the skills required to improve their respective games, as well as enjoying the camaraderie of playing a team sport. Most importantly, Darrell has created an atmosphere in which our kids have been able to recognize their own strengths, learn from the talents of others, and strive for nothing less than their best–both on and off the court. He is a tremendous leader, motivator, coach and person. We are thrilled to be a part of his program.”

Tom & Toni Zlaket

“The Tucson Magic is an outstanding basketball club team organization. I have seen tremendous growth in my kids abilities, skills, confidence, and commitment with basketball. The coaches instill confidence; work on individual skills, and drills with the players, in a positive, encouraging way. I continue to be impressed as I watch how genuine the coaches are with each of the players…

…Coach Patton leads this association with extreme focus on positive coaching and care for the players. He is actively involved in practices and games, and has built an amazing coaching team. Our experience with Tucson Magic has been fantastic, and a lot of fun. ”

Lori B – Parent

Parents have multiple choices regarding youth basketball programs in Tucson. As a former member of the staff of Tucson Magic, I can state with confidence that the program is of the highest caliber. Grounded in the teaching of fundamental skills, Tucson Magic appropriately balances participation with competition in an effort to set every participant up for success. Furthermore, my experience as a parent of a Magic participant was nothing short of excellent. My youngest son, Jacob benefitted from establishing a healthy relationship with coaches outside of his immediate family. It is without reservation that I encourage you to consider Tucson Magic as your home for club basketball programming.

Paul Baranowski
Head Basketball Coach – La Jolla High School
Director of Instruction – LFJCC Youth Basketball Academy
Head Coach – 11U Boys San Diego Hoop City

Coach Patton and the Magic Staff have given my son a great foundation in the fundamentals of basketball individual and team play. My son looks forward to each practice and loves the coaches. I appreciate the attention that is placed on each member’s personal development both as a player and as a young person with a life outside basketball.

Kevin Carmichael MD