The NBA G League Ignite are starting to take shape.
On Nov. 12, the G League announced that Amir Johnson, Bobby Brown, Reggie Hearn, Brandon Ashley and Cody Demps have signed with the Ignite, who recently started training for the upcoming season with head coach Brian Shaw.
Johnson, Brown and Hearn each have experience playing in the NBA, while Ashley and Demps each have experience playing in the G League.
"We're excited to add Amir, Bobby, Reggie, Brandon and Cody, five high-character guys who have each spent many years around the NBA, NBA G League and other professional leagues, to mentor and develop our elite prospects," said Shaw. "Their professional experience will enable them to help our coaching staff develop a culture that will be beneficial to their younger teammates as they work towards their professional careers."
WELCOME TO THE IGNITE,@IamAmirJohnson @BBROWNLAU @_Bash21 @CodyDemps- G League Ignite (@GLeagueIgnite) November 13, 2020
The five of them join a young roster that features Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Isaiah Todd, Daishen Nix, Kai Sotto and Princepal Singh.
Singh is the first NBA Academy India graduate to sign a professional contract and the third Indian-born player to play in the G League, joining Satnam Singh and Amjyot Singh.
"This is a very big deal for me," Singh said after signing with the Ignite. "This would help me a lot with my development and with this deal, I could make it to the NBA."
Click here to read more about Singh's journey.
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