Raptors add Canadian sharp shooter Brady Heslip

The Toronto Raptors have signed free-agent guard and Canadian national team member Brady Heslip.

Guard from Burlington, Ont., played last season in Italy

Brady Heslip, with ball, averaged 13 points per game for Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. ((Fernando Llano/The Associated Press))

The Toronto Raptors have signed free-agent guard Brady Heslip.

The native of Burlington, Ont., is a member of the Canadian men's senior national team. He spent the 2015-16 season with Acqua Vitasnella Cantu in Italy, averaging 12.7 points and shooting .455 from three-point range in 29 games.

He averaged 13.0 points and 1.2 rebounds for Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and 10.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City.

Heslip was selected 11th overall by Reno in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft and averaged 24.5 points in 20 games with the Bighorns. He set an NBA D-League record by making 13 three-point field goals Nov. 29, 2014 at Idaho as part of a 45-point performance.'

Prior to turning professional, Heslip spent three years at Baylor University and was a key part of the Bears' run the quarter-finals of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball championship.

Toronto will open training camp Sept. 27 in Vancouver. The roster stands at 20 players.


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