Written by Dennis Gonzaga for On Point Basketball
(Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, Scarborough) – The New Canadian Basketball League held an open house for fans and family members at the TPASC, the home facility of the Scarborough Basketball club, one of the four teams in the CBL’s inaugural 2016 season.
When the NBA held their first ever game outside of the United States back on November 3, 1995, it marked the first time a Toronto team played in an official NBA game since the Huskies last suited up in 1947. All were benchmarks for basketball in Canada and on December 18th, The Scarborough Basketball Club will make their mark in the Canadian basketball landscape, playing their debut game for this fledgling league.
Butch Carter & Charles Oakley
The Open House had family friendly events throughout the day and showcased some up and coming talent all still vying for the remaining roster spots on teams in the CBL. The season will tip off with four teams consisting of the Durham United Basketball Club, Scarborough Basketball Club, Wellington Basketball Club and Hamilton United Basketball Club. Games will be played out of Mohawk College, Guelph University, Durham College and the aforementioned Toronto Pan Am Centre. Each team has their own Facebook page so be sure to LIKE their pages and stay up to date with the team you claim allegiance to.
The Canadian Basketball League will tip off the season on December 9th in Hamilton and tickets for all of the games are available through their website at www.canadianbasketball.com. Full coverage of games will be provided by Yes TV – check your local TV broadcasting provider for air times.
Drew Ebanks with Butch Carter & the 4 CBL Coaches
We wish Butch Carter, the Canadian Basketball League staff and players nothing but success. We look forward to watching what will no doubt be some great, entertaining basketball.
Written by Dennis Gonzaga
Photos courtesy of Mark Balingit
***stay tuned for an in depth look at the new Canadian Basketball League***
Edited by Drew Ebanks