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Ignite Announces Veteran Roster Additions For 2023-24 Season

-- John Jenkins and Eric Mika Return for Second Season --

Official Release /August 28, 2023

HENDERSON, Nev., Aug. 28, 2023 NBA G League Ignite today announced the addition of five veteran players to its roster for the 2023-24 NBA G League season. The signees include 2022-23 Ignite players John Jenkins and Eric Mika, NBA G League veterans Jeremy Pargo and David Stockton, and newcomer Admon Gilder. 

“We have a great group of veterans who can help accelerate the growth and development of our young players both on and off the court,” said Ignite head coach Jason Hart.  “Bringing back John Jenkins and Eric Mika was vital for us. Their production and professionalism had a tremendous impact on our team as a whole last season.”

A full breakdown of Ignite’s veteran signees is below.

Admon Gilder | Guard

Gilder joins Ignite after one season with the Calgary Surge of the Canadian Elite Basketball League. In his lone season with the Surge, he averaged 9.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 23 games. His international experience also includes stints in Israel, Poland, and Finland. Gilder played collegiately at Texas A&M and Gonzaga. 

John Jenkins | Guard

Jenkins returns for his second season with Ignite after averaging a team-high 17.9 points, 2.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 2022-23. Last season, Jenkins set several Ignite records, including the most points in a game (37), most 20-point games in a single season (14) and most three-pointers in a game (11). Jenkins, who was originally selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 23rd pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, averaged 5.0 points in 171 games over six NBA seasons.

Eric Mika | Center

Mika returns for his second season with Ignite after appearing in 40 games and averaging 12.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists during the 2022-23 campaign. Mika ranked second on the team in both total rebounds (342) and assists (161), and third in blocks (28). He recorded the only triple-double in franchise history with 16 points, 18 rebounds and 12 assists against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Jan. 21, 2023, and posted the second most double-doubles in single season Ignite history (13).

Jeremy Pargo | Guard

Pargo averaged 10.3 points and 5.1 assists in 26 games with the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League during the 2022-23 season. Over the past decade, Pargo has appeared in 86 NBA games with the Memphis Grizzles, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors. Pargo has played internationally in China, Israel, Italy, Russia and Spain.

David Stockton | Guard

Stockton, an eight-year NBA G League veteran, has appeared in 220 NBA G League games and owns career averages of 16.5 points, 7.0 assists and 3.4 rebounds. Last season, Stockton averaged 13.3 points and 9.0 assists with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers. He was eighth in the league in total assists (199) and set an NBA G League record for assists in a single game (19).


NO    NAME                             POS  HT      WT     DOB         Hometown                      Prior to Ignite

0        Ron Holland                   F        6-6      204     7/7/05      Dallas, Texas                 Duncanville HS (TX)

1        Dink Pate                        G       6-6      207     3/10/06    Dallas, Texas                 L.G Pinkston HS (TX)

2        London Johnson            G       6-3      181     1/1/04      Norcross, Ga.                 Norcross HS (GA)

3        Admon Gilder                 G       6-4      200     11/14/95 Dallas, Texas                 Calgary Surge (Canada)

4        Babacar Sane                 G       6-6      233     9/19/03    Bignona, Senegal           BAL Elevate

5        Izan Almansa                 F        6-10    216     6/7/05      Murcia, Spain                 YNG Dreamerz (OTE)

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

11     Tyler Smith                     F        6-9      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        6-8      209     10/13/04    Chicago, Ill.                    Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.)

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

33     David Stockton              G       5-11    165     6/24/91    Spokane, Wash.             Fort Wayne Mad Ants

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

Watch Ignite’s latest roster take on the Perth Wildcats in a two-game series at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nev. To purchase tickets to the G League Fall Invitational, please click here or visit Fans can follow Ignite on Twitter and Instagram for the team’s latest news and updates.