Photo cred - New York Times
In a piece published by the New York Times last week, Scott Cacciola declared Toronto to be one of the best sources of NBA talent. He points to the fact that the last two Number 1 overall picks in the NBA draft have been Torontonians as an indication. He also points out that 7 other players who are currently on the NBA roster are also from the Toronto area.
Cacciola predicts that there are more to come. Thanks to an upsurge in population since 1995, basketball has gained in popularity in Toronto over time. Promising players who previously had no one worth playing against have the opportunity to hone their skills. It also doesn’t hurt that the NBA is paying more attention to Toronto than ever before. It would appear that the future looks bright for Toronto basketball.
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