During his days starring for the Eastern Commerce Saints, Jamaal Magloire was the dynamic force in a 67-game winning streak that produced two provincial titles. He then shot .714 from the floor in six March Madness games in 1998 as the “Big Cat” for the NCAA champion Kentucky Wildcats. The 6-foot-5, 211-pound centre was selected 19th overall in 2000 by Charlotte where he played for the Hornets from 2000-05. He is the second Canadian after Steve Nash to be selected as an NBA All-Star, leading the Eastern Conference with 19 points in the 2004 NBA All-Star Game. Over his 12-year NBA career, his best statistical season was 2003-04 with the New Orleans Hornets when he averaged 13.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 33.9 minutes in 82 games. The Toronto native played for Milwaukee (2005-06), Portland (2006-07), New Jersey (2007-08), Dallas (2008) and Miami (2008-11) before becoming the first Canadian-born player to play a regular-season game for the Raptors (2011-12), debuting on December 26th, 2011. He is now in his sixth season as Basketball Development Consultant & Community Ambassador for the Raptors who are very much in NBA championship contention!
Head table guest 2018