Tucson Magic provides fundamentally sound, quality instruction to boys and girls, ages 8-16. We offer a full service approach to club basketball that is highly competitive yet appropriately inclusive. Structured practice, league play, travel opportunity and individual lessons are available to our participants.

We have over fifty years of combined coaching experience at both the club and interscholastic levels. Our approach to the game is founded upon individual improvement within the team concept. We are educators and career coaches with specialized training, specific to working with student-athletes.


Coaches and Bios

Darrell Patton

Founder and Director of the Magic Basketball Association. Coach Patton is the 2019 NBA Jr Suns Coach of the Year and 2012 winner of the Positive Coaching Alliance Coach of the Year. He is one of 20 coaches selected nationwide for the award. Coach Patton is a former Varsity and Middle school coach and has coached multiple Arizona State High School Championship winning teams.  He also provides individual basketball personal training for athletes. Coach Patton has over 30 years of coaching experience. Coach Patton can be reached at (520) 954-6172 or at magikbasketball@yahoo.com

Raul Hodgers

Coach Raul Hodgers has an extensive background in the sport of basketball both as a player and a coach. He fosters a disciplined yet fun experience for his team.  Coach Hodgers is the current coach for 6th grade, 7th and 8th grade Magic Basketball teams.

Rufus Twito

Coach Rufus Twito has an extensive background in the sport of basketball both as a player and a coach.  He is a firm believer in sound basketball fundamentals and improving the basketball IQ and decision-making of his players.  He is a USA Basketball Gold Coach License #41780123.  Coach Rufus is a current coach for 3rd through 7th grade Magic Basketball teams.