Mojave King, Leonard Miller officially sign contracts with G League Ignite

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New Zealand guard Mojave King and Canadian guard Leonard Miller on Wednesday signed contracts with the NBA G League Ignite, the team announced.

King played the last two seasons in the NBL as part of the Next Stars program with the Cairns Terrapins and Adelaide 36ers. He averaged 3.6 points and one rebound on 37% shooting from the field in 26 games with the 36ers last season.

The 20-yer-old also spent one year with the NBA Academy in Canberra, Australia. He emerged as one of the top prospects at the 2019 NBA Academy Games in front of scouts and teams, and likely would have been a five-star prospect had he attended college in the United States.

Miller, who will turn 19 in November, previously tested the NBA draft this year but ultimately opted to withdraw and sign with the Ignite. He participated in the combine in May, averaging 7.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in two scrimmage games.

The news of the two players joining the Ignite was previously reported over the summer as the team made the pacts official by announcing the signings on Wednesday.

They will join Scoot Henderson on the Ignite this season, along with Efe Abogidi, Sidy Cissoko and Shareef O’Neal. Starting this season, the team will play its home games in Henderson, Nevada, and have a full 50-game schedule. They will be eligible for the playoffs.

The stated goal of the Ignite is to provide development opportunities for those prospects looking to play professionally. The team offers the players a platform to showcase their skills in front of scouts and executives against G League competition.


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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire