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The Champ's are here. The undefeated Toronto 3D strive to win back-to-back NBBL titles and continue their unbeaten streak.
The Toronto 3D finished the season last year with a perfect 13-0 record. The team then went on to compete in two Big City Challenge games against the New York Avengers and the Fort Wayne Flite, where they also captured consecutive victories. The team currently sits at 15-0 in NBBL competition. Oh, and guess what? They have added impressive pieces to make their team stronger than ever before.
The Toronto 3D will start their NBBL Summer League season out in China as they head down as NBBL Champions and representatives of Canada to play in the Chinese Four Nations tournament from May 20th-June 5th. The 3D will compete against NBA and CBA talent during their stay in China. Upon the 3D's return, they will have a rigorous schedule as they recoup the games that they missed while in China.
This summer the 3D tighten up their roster to make a second push for consecutive championships. They've added 2-Time CIS Defensive Player of the Year Greg Carter who will be counted on to shutdown the primary ball handlers of the opposing team. 7'0 centre from Ohio University Zack Nagtzaam. A very high IQ athlete with the ability to knockdown the long range bomb. His size on the interior allows them to match up with any team in the league. The 3D also added 6'8 forward Danny McDonald, of Trinity Western University. McDonald is another interior rim protector and strong finisher around the rim. He's got a high motor and will be an instant energy spark for the 3D line-up. Tshing Kasamba will round out the new acquisitions for the 3D this summer. Kasamba a 6'5 product of St. Catharines, ON, was formally named Mr. Basketball for the Niagara region and was a star for the Brock University.
The 3D also have their core players from last seasons championship team returning for another run at the championship. Nigel Tyghter, Sean Nickel, Nolan Gooding, Tramar Sutherland, N'Kruma Hilton, and captain Teddy Tochev brought them a title in the 2014 season and aim to do the same thing again this season.
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