Manchester Giants now know their opponents in the early stages of the BBL Cup and BBL Trophy.

The draw for both competitions took place live on the official BBL Facebook page this afternoon, hosted by Dan Routledge, with the home teams picked out by Sheffield’s Mike Tuck and the away teams by Leicester’s Andy Thomson.

The Giants face a trip to Surrey Scorchers in the first round of the BBL Cup, with that game scheduled to be played on the weekend of October 26/27/28.

A win at Surrey would set up a quarter-final clash away at either Sheffield Sharks or Cheshire Phoenix.

In the BBL Trophy, the Giants have been drawn at home against Leicester Riders.

This game will be included in the 2018/19 season ticket package, giving extra value to season ticket holders.

The BBL Trophy first round game is scheduled to be played on the weekend 21/22/23 December.

Should the Giants beat the BBL champions, they will face a trip to Newcastle Eagles or NBL side St Mirren in the quarter-finals.

Giants head coach Danny Byrne said: “Happy with the Cup draw, despite being drawn away. They’re cup competitions, one and done, so anything can happen.

“The home draw against last season’s champions in the BBL Trophy will be a tough test especially as we do not face them in league play until next year.

“Again, it’s a one and done competition so who knows, I’m just looking forward to getting this new team together and getting the programme up and running!”

The club will confirm the date and tip-off time of the BBL Trophy game ASAP.

Full draws

BBL Cup 1st round (26-28 Oct)
London City Royals v Worcester Wolves
Sheffield Sharks v Cheshire Phoenix
Plymouth Raiders v Bristol Flyers
Surrey Scorchers v Manchester Giants

Quarter Finals (16-18 Nov)
Plymouth Raiders / Bristol Flyers v Glasgow Rocks
Leicester Riders v Newcastle Eagles
London Lions v London City Royals / Worcester Wolves
Sheffield Sharks / Cheshire Phoenix v Surrey Scorchers / Manchester Giants

Semi Finals – 7-9 Dec – played over two legs
Final – Sunday 27 January 2018 @ Arena Birmingham

BBL Trophy 1st round (21-23 Dec)
London Lions v Sheffield Sharks
Cheshire Phoenix v Solent Kestrals
Newcastle Eagles v St Mirren
Manchester Giants v Leicester Riders
Plymouth Raiders v Bristol Flyers
Glasgow Rocks v Worcester Wolves
Worthing Thunder v Surrey Scorchers
Team Wales v London City Royals

BBL Trophy Quarter finals (11-13 Jan)
Lions / Sharks v Phoenix / Kestrals
Eagles / St Mirren v Giants / Riders
Raiders / Flyers v Rocks / Wolves
Thunder / Scorchers v Wales / Royals

Semi Finals – 8-10 Feb – played over two legs
Final – Sunday 10 March 2019 @ Emirates Arena