Tyler Ennis would love to play for the Raptors

Tyler Ennis speaks to reporters during media availability as part of the NBA draft in New York...

Tyler Ennis speaks to reporters during media availability as part of the NBA draft in New York yesterday. If Ennis is still available when the Raptors pick at 20, some think they will grab him. (AFP)

Ryan Wolstat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:46 AM ET

NEW YORK - There is a decent chance the Raptors will finally draft a home-grown talent on Thursday. If Brampton’s Tyler Ennis remains on the board at No. 20, he could well become the first local star to play for the team in what will be its 20th season (former all-star Jamaal Magloire finished up his career in Toronto in 2010-11).

It still does not quite seem real that the big day is finally here for Ennis, Mississauga’s Nik Stauskas, Vaughan’s Andrew Wiggins and the other Canadians who will be up for grabs at the Barclays Center on Thursday.

“There’s definitely been some moments where I kind of sit back or I just look around and kind of realize that it’s actually happening but I don’t think it’ll feel real until I’m up on the stage and shaking (NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s) hand,” Ennis said.


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