Wildcats to play G-League Ignite

Photo: G-League Ignite

The Perth Wildcats will make the trip to Las Vegas this off-season to play the NBA’s G-League Ignite program.

The games will take place on the 6th and 8th of September from the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nevada.

Created in 2020, G-League Ignite was created as an alternative pathway for future NBA Draft prospects. Playing in the NBA’s second tier competition, Ignite has helped develop prospects such as Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Scoot Henderson and Australian Dyson Daniels.

Ignite already has signed for the upcoming season top 10 projected picks Ron Holland, Matas Buzelis and Izan Almansa.

The Wildcats will head to Sin City before going straight to the NBL Blitz, which is all but confirmed to be on the Gold Coast.

Perth also have a wide range of NBA prospects, including Next Star Alexandre Sarr, Kiwi Dontae Russo-Nance and West Aussies David Okwera and Ben Henshall.

Wildcats GM of Basketball Operations Danny Mills is thrilled for the Wildcats to represent WA on a global stage.

“We are thrilled to have been invited to travel to Las Vegas in early September to compete in a two-game series against G-League Ignite,” Mills said.

“Taking our team and the organisation to play on a global stage is an integral part of our long-term strategy as a club. We are incredibly excited and grateful that G-League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Ignite GM Anthony McClish have provided our club this opportunity to represent the city of Perth, the state of Western Australia and the NBL in what we hope is an ongoing collaboration.”

The Wildcats begin their NBL24 season against the JackJumpers at RAC Arena on September 29th.