The Birmingham Squadron will open 2023 and the regular season against the NBA G League Ignite on Sunday, January 1 at 2:00 pm and Tuesday, January 3 at 7:00 pm. The Las Vegas (Henderson, NV) based Ignite features elite players including the projected #2 overall NBA draft pick Scoot Henderson. Before we started raving over NBA hopeful Victor Wembanyama, who is projected to be the #1 NBA Draft pick, it was all about Scoot Henderson. Scoot made headlines as the first 17 year-old to pick up a historic professional basketball contract with the G League plus endorsements between $2 million to $4 million while still in high school. Drawing comparisons to Donavan Mitchell, Derrick Rose, John Wall and a young Russell Westbrook those around the G League Ignite program rave about Henderson’s basketball IQ, internal drive, charisma and leadership qualities.
In addition to Henderson, the Ignite roster also includes Shareef O’neal, son of NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’neal.
We encourage you to make it to Legacy Arena to catch these next-level young ballers in action as they will soon be the faces of NBA franchises riding on massive multi-million contracts.
Game Days: Sunday, January 1 at 2:00 pm and Tuesday, January 3 at 7:00pm.
For tickets and information visit https://birmingham.gleague.nba.com/