Seven former Kentucky players will have a unique opportunity to win a G League championship down in Orlando in the coming weeks.
Like the NBA last summer, the G League is bringing 18 total teams – 17 official NBA G League teams and the new G League Ignite team – to Orlando to form a sealed bubble and play a complete regular season. The league will feature 15 regular season games from Feb. 10 through March 6, with an eight-team, single-elimination playoff set to begin March 8 and conclude with a championship game on March 11.
Among the participants? Seven players from recent Kentucky rosters spread across four teams.
- Nick Richards (2017-20)
- Kahlil Whitney (2019-20)
- Ashton Hagans (2018-20)
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- Nate Sestina (2019-20)
- Charles Matthews (2015-16)
- Skal Labissiere (2015-16)
- James Young (2013-14)
The league will also feature the brand new NBA G League Ignite team, which signed four 5-star recruits and one 4-star prospect in the class of 2020 to contracts, all of which receiving prior offers and/or interest from John Calipari and the Kentucky basketball program.
Due to the unique circumstances, the G League Ignite team will be able to compete for a league championship, a change from the original plans the league had for the young roster — using the year to train and play exhibition games to develop leading up to the 2021 NBA Draft.
The key standouts with prior Kentucky ties:
NBA G League Ignite Roster
- Jalen Green
- Jonathan Kuminga
- Daishen Nix
- Isaiah Todd
- Kai Sotto
Other names of note in the G League Bubble:
- Jay Scrubb (former Louisville commit, Agua Caliente Clippers)
- Emmitt Williams (LSU, Agua Caliente Clippers)
- Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State, Austin Spurs)
- Antonio Blakeney (LSU, Canton Charge)
- Michael Frazier II (Florida, Delaware Blue Coats)
- Frank Mason (Kansas, Delaware Blue Coats)
- Brian Bowen II (Louisville*, Fort Wayne Mad Ants)
- Cassius Stanley (Duke, Fort Wayne Mad Ants)
- Vernon Carey (Duke, Greensboro Swarm)
- Admiral Schofield (Tennessee, Greensboro Swarm)
- Jaylen Johnson (Louisville, Iowa Wolves)
- Jordan Bone (Tennessee, Lakeland Magic)
- Chris Chiozza (Florida, Long Island Nets)
- Moses Brown (UCLA, OKC Blue)
- Nik Stauskas (Michigan, Raptors 905)
- Ray Spalding (Louisville, RGV Vipers)
- Mason Jones (Arkansas, RGV Vipers)
- Yogi Ferrell (Indiana, SLC Stars)
- Nico Mannion (Arizona, Santa Cruz Warriors)
- Kaleb Wesson (Ohio State, Santa Cruz Warriors)
- Jared Harper (Auburn, Westchester Knicks)
- Bryce Brown (Auburn, Westchester Knicks)
- Simi Shittu (Vanderbilt, Westchester Knicks)
- Myles Powell (Seton Hall, Westchester Knicks)
- Theo Pinson (North Carolina, Westchester Knicks)
- Dennis Smith Jr. (NC State, Westchester Knicks)
Games will be broadcast on NBA TV, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN+ and Twitch.
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