© Copyright 2017 by Middlesex Magic Magic Inc. | All Rights Reserved.

© Copyright 2017 by Middlesex Magic Magic Inc. | All Rights Reserved.

Brian Shapiro

Swampscott High School

  • Lynn Item All-star Junior and Senior Year
  • Salem News All-star Junior and Senior Year
  • Team Captain
  • All-Scholastic

Philips Exeter

  • Team Captain
  • Team MVP

Tufts University

  • NESCAC Rookie of the Year 1999-2000
  • Team Captain

Best memories playing for the Middlesex Magic

Getting a chance to play basketball with a great group of guys and creating lasting friendships. Being inducted into the Middlesex Magic Hall of Fame – It was such an honor to be part of the first Middlesex Magic season and to be in the Hall of Fame for an AAU program that has grown to be one of the top programs in the state.  My greatest memory from a game was into halftime against the Buddies in the state tournament.  We controlled the entire game forced them to come out of their zone defense, which they refused to do. With about 10 seconds left, Mike Crotty Jr. drove to the hoop and dished it off for a layup as time expired. We went in to the locker room with momentum and ended up winning the game.

How the Middlesex Magic helped me the most

I was never more confident in my abilities than when I was playing for the Magic. That is directly the result of Coach Crotty Sr.’s amazing ability to get the most out of each and every one of his players. With Mike Sr. as my coach, I was able to play some of the best basketball of my career while, at the same time, have the most fun. I enjoyed being a part of the Middlesex Magic teams as much as I have for any other team I’ve been on.

Current profession

Regional Property Manager with the Dolben Company. I manage a portfolio of residential communities in MA and NY. I’ve been with the company for 10+ years.