An undrafted guard who has spent the last 10 seasons in the G League could see his NBA dreams come to fruition in the next 48 hours. The Los Angeles Lakers signed Andre Ingram, a product of American University, for the final two games of the 2017-18 season.
Ingram had been playing with the South Bay Lakers, where he averaged 9.1 PPG and 2.5 RPG. The guard signed with the Lakers’ developmental affiliate back in 2012, and he has played with the organization ever since–including a brief stint in Australia.
The likelihood that Ingram sees time is very strong. Brandon Ingram has been ruled out of the Lakers’ matchup Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets, and rookies Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball are questionable to play. If Los Angeles proceeds with caution, Ingram could receive a shot at some significant playing time.
Ingram emerged as the leading scorer for the Utah Jazz’s developmental affiliate before the club shut down operations in 2011. After going undrafted in 2007, Utah selected Ingram in the seventh round of the developmental draft.
If Ingram receives playing time in the final two games, he will join Alex Caruso, Travis Wear, Gary Payton II and Vander Blue as other South Bay Lakers to suit up with the big club this season.
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