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Dyson Daniels Enters 2022 NBA Draft

Apr 16, 2022 6:38 PM

Dyson Daniels of the G League Ignite has entered the 2022 NBA Draft as an Early Entry candidate. Daniels played one season for the Ignite after coming to the United States from Australia.

In 14 games with the Ignite, Daniels averaged 11.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.9 blocks. The six-foot-six wing shot nearly 45% from the floor.

Daniels projects as a top-10 pick. Before joining the Ignite, Daniels was a graduate of the NBA Global Academy in his native Australia.

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Amir Johnson To Play For G League Ignite Again

Oct 29, 2021 9:05 AM

Amir Johnson will again suit up for the G League Ignite this season. Johnson played with the Ignite during their inaugural season during 2020-21.

The 14-year NBA veteran is prized by the Ignite coaches and front office because of his leadership with young players. When he was drafted in the 2005, Johnson made the jump straight from high school to the NBA. Johnson can provide unique experience for players making a similar jump to the G League.

Johnson is joined on the Ignite by veterans Dakarai Allen, Jessie Govan, Amauri Hardy, Pooh Jeter and Malik Pope.

This season, the Ignite will feature top prospects Jaden Hardy, Dyson Daniels, Michael Foster, and MarJon Beauchamp. Hardy is projected as a top-five pick, and Daniels is a potential lottery pick.

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Kosta Koufos Agrees To Sign With G League Ignite

Oct 11, 2021 1:59 PM

Kosta Koufos has agreed to sign with the G League Ignite Select team.

The Ignite had several veteran players on the team last season to help their draft prospects with the transition to the G League.

Koufos played for Olympiacos last season and was previously with CSKA. 

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MarJon Beauchamp Signs With G League Ignite

Sep 23, 2021 1:54 PM

MarJon Beauchamp has signed with the NBA's G League Ignite program. Beauchamp was the No. 47 prospect in the ESPN class of 2020.

"I thought this was the best route I could go," Beauchamp said. "I've been off the radar for a while, but I'm glad to get an opportunity from [G League executives] Rod Strickland and Shareef Abdur-Rahim. It represents a lot for me, and I have to thank them. I'm confident that I can be a top pick next year with this platform."

The 19-year-old Beauchamp originally signed with Chameleon BX in August of 2019, a training program based in San Francisco founded by former Memphis Tigers strength coach Frank Matrisciano that recruited several highly regarded high school prospects.

Beauchamp joins five-star high school recruits Jaden Hardy, Scoot Henderson and Michael Foster on Ignite's roster for the 2021-22 season, as well as Australian Dyson Daniels, a projected top-20 pick.


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Jason Hart To Become Next Head Coach Of G League Ignite

Jul 28, 2021 2:31 PM

Jason Hart will become the next head coach of the G League Ignite. The Ignite are based in California, but are expected to play a more traditional G League schedule this year after participating in the G League bubble in Orlando last year.

Hart replaces Brian Shaw in the role, who left his position to become the top assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Hart has been at USC since 2013, serving as associate head coach for the past four years.

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Clippers Close To Hiring Brian Shaw As Assistant Coach

Jul 15, 2021 4:47 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers are in serious talks to hire Brian Shaw as an assistant coach on the staff of Tyronn Lue.

Shaw spent last season as head coach of the G League Ignite. 

Shaw last worked in the NBA from 2016 until 2019 as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers under Luke Walton. Previously, Shaw was head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

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G League Ignite Expected To Extend Brian Shaw Contract

Jun 25, 2021 1:14 AM

Brian Shaw is expected to sign the G League Ignite's extension offer to remain as head coach, sources told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.

The Ignite had a 8-7 record this season, which was held in the bubble.

Shaw has nearly 30 years of NBA experience as a player and a coach. 

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Jalen Green: I'm The Best Prospect In This Draft

Jun 11, 2021 3:11 PM

Jalen Green is considered "the most dynamic of the five prospects" at the top of the 2021 NBA draft with his scoring ability and athleticism on the wing. Green finished 10th in the G League in scoring at just 19 years old.

In comments to ESPN, Green said he's the best prospect in the draft.

"Me, I'm the best prospect in this draft, in my opinion," Green said. "I didn't go to college and I played against grown men. I just think as a 19-year-old doing that, I'm the best player in the draft for sure."

One NBA executive said Green has a chance to be a "10-time All-Star and 25-point-per-game scorer" once he settles into the NBA game.

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No. 2 Ranked Jaden Hardy Signs With G League Ignite

Jun 9, 2021 1:38 PM

Jaden Hardy, the nation’s top guard among high school prospects, has signed with NBA G League Ignite.

The five-star recruit is the No. 2 player in the Class of 2021, according to ESPN.

“I would like to thank God for blessing me. I would like to thank my family and friends for their love and support. I am so excited and fired up that I am turning pro and playing for the NBA G League Ignite,” Hardy said.

In the 2019-20 season, Hardy averaged 30.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists as a junior at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev., earning the Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year and the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Boys Athlete of the Year awards. Hardy was unable to play a normal season as a senior due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he was still named a 2021 McDonald’s High School All-American and selected to the 2021 USA Nike Hoops Summit Team.

A Detroit native, Hardy participated in three minicamps with the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team in 2019.

Hardy is the second top-10 recruit from the class of 2021 to sign with Ignite this year, joining power forward Michael Foster Jr. (ESPN No. 7). Hardy, Foster and Scoot Henderson (ESPN No. 7, class of 2022) will help lead a mix of top young standouts and NBA and NBA G League veterans looking to continue Ignite’s success from its inaugural year.

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