HENDERSON, Nev. – London Johnson, a top point guard in the class of 2023, has signed with NBA G League Ignite, NBA G League Ignite General Manager Anthony McClish announced today. Johnson is ranked by ESPN at the No. 32 overall prospect in the class of 2023.
“It’s always been my dream to play in the NBA, and I’m thrilled about this opportunity to take a big step forward and continue the journey in the G League, where I’ll get to learn from great coaches and enhance my skills alongside and against elite talent with Ignite,” Johnson said. “I can’t thank my family, trainers, and AAU and high school coaches enough for their support in helping me along the way.”
Johnson, from Norcross, Ga., led Norcross High to the Georgia High School Association’s 7A state title in March. He was tabbed a Gatorade Player of the Year finalist and named to the Atlanta Tip-Off all-metro team and the Gwinnett Tip-Off all-county team.
A dual citizen of both the U.S. and Jamaica, Johnson represented Jamaica in 2021 FIBA Centrobasket U17 action in Mexico, where he averaged 36 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.0 steals in five games. He shot 56 percent from the field and led the tournament in points and steals. Johnson was named to the 2021 FIBA U17 CentroBasket Championship All Star Five.
Johnson will be eligible for the 2024 NBA Draft and follows Scoot Henderson (2021-present) as the second Draft-eligible prospect to sign with Ignite for two seasons. Along with Johnson and Henderson, the Ignite roster that includes four other Draft-eligible players in Efe Abogidi, Sidy Cissoko, Mojave King and Leonard Miller. He’ll join the team for two preseason games this week against Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92, set for Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 6 at Ignite’s new home at The Dollar Loan Center. The games air live on ESPN2 and the NBA App.
About NBA G League Ignite
NBA G League Ignite is a first-of-its-kind team dedicated to developing top young prospects in preparation for the NBA Draft. Based at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nev., the roster includes elite players who are eligible for the NBA Draft and players in the early stages of their professional basketball careers as well as NBA and NBA G League veterans who serve as mentors to the team’s young talent. In addition to accelerated on-court development and competing for an NBA G League Championship, the team focuses on life skills training that includes financial literacy education, community service involvement and scholarship opportunities.