Raptors 905 to host NBA D-League Showcase in 2017


Bruno Caboclo (20) playing for the Raptors 905. (Frank Gunn/CP)

The future of the NBA and the scouts watching them will be coming to the GTA in 2017 for the NBA D-League Showcase.

The annual showcase will see all 22 teams in the NBA D-League come to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont., home of the Raptors 905, to each play two regular season games.

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“We are honoured and excited to be the host team for the 2017 D-League Showcase,” said Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri in a press release. “Following last year’s successful NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, we are eager to assist the League with the premier event for the D-League, its teams and players.”

“We’re thrilled to bring the NBA D-League’s tentpole event to Mississauga and the Hershey Centre,” added NBA D-League President Malcolm Turner in the same release. “It’s always inspiring to watch our players put their skills on display in front of scouts from all 30 NBA teams and I’m looking forward to being part of the action as the basketball community’s focus shifts to Canada in January.”

The showcase will run from Jan. 18-22, 2017.

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