How the #Toronto GTA became world #Basketball talent factory

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On June 14, in a nail-biting 114-110 win, the NBA’s only Canadian team became the first non-U.S. contender to win the NBA championship. The city of Toronto erupted into a month-long celebration, and Canada was officially put on the map as a basketball nation. But the real leg work for that title started 10 years before.

The GTA is now one of the world’s top producers of NBA and elite basketball talent. On average, there are usually a couple of kids from the GTA who are selected in every NBA draft, which is more than most cities around the world. This dense talent pool is a result of world-class training for high performing athletes, which was non-existent in Canada only a short time ago.

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