Professional basketball is coming to the Region of Waterloo! While many details are yet to be finalized, organizers of the team (the KW Titans) and the league (National Basketball League of Canada) are working full-court to ensure things are all set to go for the start of the season in late December.
With Stu Julius (former Assistant Coach with the NBL’s London Lightning) in place as the GM and Serge Langis (Coach of the NBL’s Moncton Miracles last year) signed on as head coach, the team is now actively filling its 12-man roster.
With the first selection at the league’s inaugural All-Canadian Draft, the Titans picked Greg Morrow (University of Western Ontario) and then Kevin Thomas (Troy University) in the second round. The two join the team’s first signee, point guard Adam Blazek (NBL River Lions last season).
In its sixth year of operation NBL Canada will feature 10 teams with five (KW Titans, London Lightning, Orangeville A’s, Niagara River Lions and Windsor Express) in the Central Division and five (Cape Breton Highlanders, Island Storm, Moncton Miracles, Saint John Mill Rats and Halifax Hurricanes) in the Atlantic Division.
It is expected that tickets will go on sale once the schedule is confirmed and arrangements for a “home court” (Kitchener Auditorium) are finalized — most home games will probably be Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons with some weekday evenings. The local owners and organizers promise an exciting fun-filled atmosphere for the entire family and lots of community involvement. See you at the opener!
Story by SportsXpress team