Raptors' Dwight Buycks will be comfy in Toronto

Dwight Buycks will be fighting to win the backup point guard role for the Raptors this season....

Dwight Buycks will be fighting to win the backup point guard role for the Raptors this season. (Getty)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:42 PM ET

Dwight Buycks’ family helped make life comfortable for Junior Cadougan while they were at Marquette and Cadougan intends to return the favour for the new Raptors point guard.

Buycks, a Milwaukee native, and Cadougan, from Toronto, were teammates for two seasons in Wisconsin, battling for playing time and bonding in the process.

“That’s like my brother, we were the closest on the team when we were at Marquette,” Cadougan told the Sun this week.

“We got so much love for each other that we didn’t let up in practice. We just were going at each other, going at each other and now he’s playing for my hometown team. Now he has a family here, my family so it’s great.”

Buycks averaged 8.8 points, 3.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds in his senior year as a Golden Eagle. Cadougan a former Eastern Commerce and AAU star in Toronto, who was among the first Canucks to head south for a bigger basketball challenge in high school, graduated two years later, averaging 8.5 points and 3.


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