Manchester Giants kicked off the 2018/19 pre-season with a 95-77 win over USA Select.

A packed house at the Trafford Sportsdome watched Danny Byrne’s new look roster ease past the touring visitors.

New American forward Willie Clayton was the star of the show, scoring 29 points off an incredible 92% shooting accuracy, with eight rebounds for good measure.

Mike McCall chipped in with 11 points and eight assists, and Torry Butler had 10 points, six rebounds and five assists.

There was also the return of old favourites James Jones and Barry Webster in Giants colours.

Prior to the game, an exclusive meet the players session was held with Season Ticket Holders, who were also able to select their reserved seats.