HENDERSON, Nev. – NBA G League Ignite will face off against the Perth Wildcats in a pair of preseason games airing live on NBA TV and the NBA App on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. ET each night. The games are part of the inaugural NBA G League Invitational and are slated to feature several top 2024 NBA Draft prospects including Ignite’s Matas Buzelis and Ron Holland and Perth’s Alexandre Sarr.
Along with Buzelis and Holland, Ignite’s latest roster includes second-year players London Johnson and Babacar Sane, FIBA U19 World Cup Most Valuable Player Izan Almansa, NBA Academy graduate Thierry Darlan, five-star prospect Tyler Smith, and Texas standout Dink Pate.
Ignite has produced four top 10 NBA Draft picks in the previous three years – the most by any program in that span – in Jalen Green (2021, No. 2, Houston Rockets), Jonathan Kuminga (2021, No. 7, Golden State Warriors), Dyson Daniels (2022, No. 8, New Orleans Pelicans) and Scoot Henderson (2023, No. 3, Portland Trail Blazers). Additionally, Ignite has had a total of 10 NBA Draft picks in the last three years, which is the highest total for a program in that period.
Single game tickets to both games at The Dollar Loan Center are now on sale. To purchase, please click here or visit https://www.axs.com/. Fans can follow Ignite on Twitter and Instagram for the team’s latest news and updates.
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.