The G League Ignite get their preseason preparations underway with a matchup against the Perth Wildcats in Las Vegas.
The 10-time NBL champions are headlined by NBL Next Star Alexandre Sarr, a projected top-20 pick, as well as fellow draft prospects Dontae Russo-Nance and David Okwera, along with veteran Bryce Cotton and two-time NBL Most Improved Player of the Year Keanu Pinder.
The Ignite’s 2023-24 roster boasts plenty of future NBA talent, headlined by McDonald’s All-Americans Matas Buzelis and Ron Holland, who are currently projected to be top 3 picks in 2024, according to ESPN.
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The Sporting News is tracking all the action from the Wildcats vs. Ignite below.
G League Ignite vs Perth Wildcats score
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G League Ignite vs Perth Wildcats updates, highlights
(All times Eastern)
BOX SCORE: Ignite vs. Wildcats
9:15 p.m. — Alex Sarr takes flight for the JAM!
Alex Sarr gets his first points with a dunk in transition! pic.twitter.com/709LgI97Zm
— Global Scouting (@GlobalScouting_) September 7, 2023
9:13 p.m. — A fast start for the Wildcats as Tai Webster connects from the corner to make it a 7-0 run to start the game.
8:30 p.m. — The Wildcats will start with Bryce Cotton, Tai Webster, Jordan Usher, Jesse Wagstaff, and Alex Sarr.
The Ignite will start with London Johnson, Josh Jenkins, Ron Holland, Matas Buzelis and Eric Mika.
8:24 p.m. — Johnson excited to take on Bryce Cotton
2024 NBA Draft prospect London Johnson faces a tough test against three-time NBL MVP Bryce Cotton — a challenge he says he’s looking forward to.
“Some of my teammates have actually told me about him and I’ve watched a bit of film on him so I’m excited to play against him,” Johnson said.
“I feel like that’s one advantage we have with the Ignite that other guys in college don’t get, playing against other pros and different players over here.”
our vet David Stockton working with our young NBA Draft prospect London Johnson after practice ???? pic.twitter.com/Ew0IOawYxP
— NBA G League Ignite (@gleagueignite) September 1, 2023
8:22 p.m. — The Ignite squad is in the building.
the team has arrived ????⚡️
— NBA G League Ignite (@gleagueignite) September 6, 2023
Where to watch G League Ignite vs Perth Wildcats
- Date: Thursday, Sept. 6
- Time: 9:00 p.m. ET | 11 a.m. AEST
- TV channel: NBA TV
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass | Sling TV
The Wildcats will take on the Ignite on Wednesday, September 6 at The Dollar Loan Center in Las Vegas. The game is scheduled to tip off at 9:00 p.m. ET.
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Perth Wildcats Roster
G League Ignite roster