It is now less than a month until the Giants return to action with the popular home clash against USA Select on Sunday September 2 (5pm).

What is now becoming a traditional season opener at the Trafford Sportsdome will see the first opportunity for Danny Byrne’s new look roster to get on the court together for an exhibition match.

New American trio Willie Clayton, Torry Butler and Mike McCall Jr are set to feature, along with returnees from last season Callum Jones and Ingus Bankevics, and the much anticipated return of James Jones.

USA Select coach Sean Kilmartin said: “Our relationship with the Giants has really become a high point for USA Select Basketball. We are treated like family, so we feel like family! Although is is always an “Away” match, we truly feel like it is a homecoming.

“Their professionalism and hospitality is amazing. We love coming to see a sold out arena every year, with a loyal fan base who really love their Giants but treat us like sons!

“Mascots, cheerleaders and incredible supporters makes this stop a “must” for our annual European Tour.”

Tickets are now on sale for the USA Select game priced at £10 adult, £7 concessions, £5 junior and £25 family. CLICK HERE to buy online or call 0191 791 8911.