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Ignite Announces Roster For The 2023-24 Season

-- 14-year NBA Veteran Amir Johnson Named Assistant Coach --

Official Release /October 30, 2023

HENDERSON, Nev., Oct. 30, 2023 NBA G League Ignite today announced its roster for the 2023-24 NBA G League season. The 2023-24 Ignite team features seven top prospects for the 2024 NBA Draft presented by State Farm: Izan Almansa, Matas Buzelis, Thierry Darlan, Ron Holland, London Johnson, Babacar Sane and Tyler Smith.

In addition, Ignite named Amir Johnson as an assistant coach for the 2023-24 season, replacing Hakeem Warrick. Johnson, the 56th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, spent 14 seasons in the NBA, including stints with the Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. In 870 career games, Johnson averaged 7.0 points and 5.4 rebounds and shot 57.0 percent from the field. He also spent several seasons in the NBA G League, including two seasons (2020-21, 2021-22) as a veteran player with the Ignite.

Ignite’s complete 2023-24 season roster is below.


NO    NAME                             POS  HT      WT     DOB         Hometown                      Prior to Ignite

0        Ron Holland                   F        6-8      206     7/7/05      Dallas, Texas                 Duncanville HS (TX)

1        Dink Pate                        G       6-8      210     3/10/06    Dallas, Texas                 L.G Pinkston HS (TX)

2        London Johnson            G       6-3      181     6/6/04      Norcross, Ga.                 Norcross HS (GA)

3        Admon Gilder                 G       6-4      205     11/14/95 Dallas, Texas                 Calgary Surge (Canada)

4        Babacar Sane                 G       6-7      230     9/19/03    Bignona, Senegal           BAL Elevate

5        David Stockton              G       5-11    172     6/24/91    Spokane, Wash.             Fort Wayne Mad Ants

8        Jeremy Pargo                  G       6-2      219     3/17/86    Chicago, Ill.                    Windy City Bulls

10     Efe Abogidi                     F        6-9      228     10/11/01 Delta State, Nigeria       Washington State

11     Tyler Smith                     F        6-11    224     11/2/04    Houston, Texas              Cold Hearts (OTE)

12     Eric Mika                        C       6-10    251     1/5/95      Alpine, Utah                   JL Bourg (France)

13     Matas Buzelis                 F        6-10    209     10/13/04 Chicago, Ill.                    Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.)

14     Isaiah Todd                    F        6-9      219     10/17/01 Baltimore, Md.               Memphis Grizzlies

23     John Jenkins                   G       6-4      206     3/6/91      Hendersonville, Tenn.  BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque (France)

33     Izan Almansa                 F        6-10    218     6/7/05      Murcia, Spain                 YNG Dreamerz (OTE)

84     Thierry Darlan               G       6-8      211     2/3/04      Central African Republic BAL Elevate

Head Coach: Jason Hart

Assistant Coaches: Rod Baker, Amir Johnson, CJ Williams

On-Court Player Development Coach: Thomas Scott

Director of Performance: Ernest DeLosAngeles

Assistant Performance Coach: Jonathan Wall

Athletic Trainer: Pete Youngman

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Amani Jackson

Video Coordinator: Nick Hamilton

Ignite will begin its fourth season on Nov. 10 against the Ontario Clippers at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nev. To purchase single-game tickets for the upcoming season, click here.  Fans can follow Ignite on Twitter and Instagram for the team’s latest news and updates.

About NBA G League Ignite

NBA G League Ignite is a first-of-its-kind team dedicated to developing top young prospects in preparation for the NBA Draft. Based at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nev., the roster includes elite players who are eligible for the NBA Draft and players in the early stages of their professional basketball careers as well as NBA and NBA G League veterans who serve as mentors to the team’s young talent.  In addition to accelerated on-court development and competing for an NBA G League Championship, the team focuses on life skills training that includes financial literacy education, community service involvement and scholarship opportunities.