The Toronto Raptors will host their training camp for the 2017-18 season in Victoria, British Columbia, the team announced Thursday.
After holding Media Day at BioSteel Centre on Sept. 25, the Raptors will hold camp on the University of Victoria campus the remainder of the week (Sept. 26-29). That will include an intra-squad game open to the public on Sept. 28.
“It’s an honour to visit a different part of Canada and prepare for our season in the first-class facilities at the University of Victoria,” head coach Dawn Casey said in a release. “We are extremely proud being Canada’s only NBA franchise. Our players and staff feel enthusiasm for basketball in every city we have visited. We don’t ever want to take that for granted.”
This marks the fourth year in a row the Raptors are holding camp in B.C. and the 10th time overall they’ve held camp outside of Ontario.
From B.C., the Raptors will head to Hawaii for a pair of games against the L.A. Clippers on Oct. 1 and 3, then head to Portland for a game on Oct. 5. Here’s the full preseason schedule:
|Date||Opponent||Venue||City||Local Time||Eastern Time|
|Sunday, October 1||at L.A. Clippers||Stan Sheriff Center||Honolulu||4:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, October 3||at L.A. Clippers||Stan Sheriff Center||Honolulu||7:00 p.m.||1:00 a.m.|
|Thursday, October 5||at Portland||Moda Center||Portland||7:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, October 10||vs. Detroit||Air Canada Centre||Toronto||7:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.|
|Friday, October 13||at Chicago||United Center||Chicago||7:00 p.m.||8:00 p.m.|
The NBA regular season begins Oct. 17.