The KW Titans hosted the NBA G League’s Raptors 905 on Saturday afternoon for an early matinee exhibition game inside Conestoga College’s Student Recreation Centre. The inter-league friendly was the first of its kind for the region and brought in a sold-out crowd eager to see how their home town Titans would fair against the NBA affiliate team. The game was not overly competitive in nature but was designed more for Titans hopefuls to make their case for an invite to training camp and as an opportunity for local basketball fans to get to see a good show.
The game was full of highlights as there was plenty of athleticism on display from both teams. The KW Titans also presented a cheque for $700 to the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council during the first intermission. Third-year head coach Cavell Johnson was thrilled with the turn out from the city’s basketball community.
“It’s amazing to see how fans continue to come out and support and they don’t just show up, they show up with enthusiasm,” Johnson said. “Every year that I’ve been here, every game, it grows and I’m just excited to see how it’s going to look going forward.”
The KW Titans are gearing up for training camp at the end of the month in preparation for their regular-season home-opener on Dec. 28 inside the Aud.