The Kitchener-Waterloo Titans professional basketball club has just completed its third season in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC)—a 10-team league in its eighth year of operation. They are the first professional basketball team in Waterloo Region and call the historic Kitchener Memorial Auditorium home.
As Canada’s first professional domestic league, the NBLC mandates that each franchise must carry five Canadian-born players on its roster. In the 2018-19 campaign under Head Coach Cavell Johnson, the team set a franchise record for regular season wins (19), won its first playoff game and series by defeating the two-time defending champion London Lightning, and made their inaugural appearance in the league semi-final.
The team was founded by an ownership group comprised of Ball Construction (as majority shareholders) and local entrepreneur Leon Martin from Elmira, Ontario, who is known in the community for his successful business ventures and love of sports. Ball vice-presidents, Cameron Ball and Gary Hauck, are also very involved with this venture.
The Titans attract professional basketball players from Canada and the United States that have graduated from the U Sports or NCAA ranks. Off the court, the team aims to improve the lives of Waterloo Region’s youth through the development and exposure of basketball through a number of community engagements.
For more information about the Titans, please visit www.kwtitans.com or any of its social media channels:
The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) is one of the leading professional basketball leagues in North America.
The NBLC offers players the opportunity to compete in a well-structured professional sports environment. Its sports business model is similar to that of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and has unlimited commercial growth potential.
The majority of playing venues are mid-size arenas typically associated with junior hockey teams across the country.
For more information about the National Basketball League of Canada, please visit www.nblcanada.ca