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Toronto Raptors forward and Montreal native Chris Boucher brings Larry O'Brien trophy to his hometown

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Chris Boucher brought the Larry O'Brien trophy to his hometown (Instagram/@Raptors)

It's been quite the year for Toronto Raptors forward and Montreal native Chris Boucher.

After joining the Raptors Summer League team last year, Boucher was brought along on a two-way contract that was eventually converted into a fully guaranteed deal. Boucher would go on to take the NBA G League by storm, earning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year honours.

While he didn't crack the Toronto Raptors rotation, he was a member of the championship team, proudly representing as the lone Canadian member on the roster of Canada's first NBA champion.

MORE: What Boucher's summer could mean for the future

After an impressive showing at the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, Boucher's Canadian pride was on display once again as he returned home to Montreal along with the Larry O'Brien Trophy that now resides in Toronto.

🙏🏿I Promise i would come back and celebrate with my people of Montreal and It was amazing 🙏🏿 Love you Montreal❤️ #gnsl #godbless #wethenorth #raptors #nba #montreal SHOUTOUT TO @gptony_ @_gamepoint for the 📸

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The self-described "Montreal kid" took to Instagram to share a series of photos taken during his time home, stating that "I promise(d) I would come back and celebrate with my people of Montreal and it was amazing. Love you Montreal."

Boucher proudly donned his own Raptors jersey as he spent time in his hometown for a series of events including a trophy presentation, basketball camp and cookout.

The Raptors will head to Boucher's native province ahead of the 2019-20 season as they are set to hold 2019 training camp at Laval University in Quebec City from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, marking the first time the team will hold training camp in Quebec.

With the outpouring of support shown during Boucher's return this weekend, training camp is sure to continue to promote the growth of fandom around the entire country as seen throughout the team's postseason run this year.

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