Elite team of young prospects named NBA G League Ignite

NBA officially announced the name of the group of top high school prospects as the NBA G League Ignite.

/ 3 September 2020

“We are thrilled to officially announce NBA G League Ignite as the name of our new team for elite prospects and we think it’s a fitting moniker for a group comprised of young players taking the first step of their promising professional careers,” said NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

Members of this young elite team are Filipino prodigies Kai Sotto and Jalen Green. With them are Jonathan Kuminga, Daishen Nix, Isaiah Todd, and NBA Global Academy graduate Princepal Singh.

“These players have a passion for the game and a desire to develop their skills for the next level and it brings us a lot of pride for them to blaze trails as inaugural members of NBA G League Ignite,” NBA G League President added.

According to the NBA, the team is dedicated to developing top young players through a one-year program, NBA G League Ignite is focused on NBA Draft readiness and growth of professional life skills.

The said team recently began their training at Walnut Creek, California under Five-time NBA champion Brian Shaw serving as their head coach.

The young squad started their one-on-one development training with Shaw and his staff, which includes assistant coach Rasheed Abdul-Rahman, video coordinator Jerry Woods and athletic trainer Pete Youngman.

Ignite is unaffiliated with any existing NBA G League franchise or NBA team.