Andre Ingram

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Andre Ingram
Free agent
Position Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1985-11-19) November 19, 1985 (age 32)
Richmond, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Highland Springs
(Highland Springs, Virginia)
College American (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2011 Utah Flash
2012;
2013–2016
Los Angeles D-Fenders
2016 Perth Wildcats
2017–2018 Los Angeles D-Fenders / South Bay Lakers
2018 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards

Andre Ingram (born November 19, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for American University, where he finished his four-year career as the school's fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,655 points. He then spent four seasons with the Utah Flash between 2007 and 2011, and 3½ seasons with the Los Angeles D-Fenders between 2012 and 2016. After a short stint in Australia with the Perth Wildcats, Ingram returned to the D-Fenders in March 2017. He continued on with the re-named South Bay Lakers for the 2017–18 season, before joining the Los Angeles Lakers in April 2018. Ingram is the NBA G League's career leader in three-point field goals, with 713. He has also scored the fifth-most points in league history (3,901) and won the D-League 3-Point Contest in 2010 and 2016.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ingram was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, and grew up in a tight-knit family of four. He loved basketball from an early age, and by the time he turned 12, he was beating his older brother by seven years, Lucius, in one-on-one.[2]

High school career[edit]

Ingram attended Highland Springs High School in Highland Springs, Virginia, where he led the basketball team to the Group AAA championship as a senior in 2002–03, the first title in school history. That year, he averaged 22.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 49 percent from three-point range. He was subsequently named the Associated Press Group AAA Player of the Year for his division. He left Highland Springs as a two-time Capital District Player of the Year and First-Team All-Metro, and as a senior was a First-Team All-State and First-Team All-Central Region pick.[3]

College career[edit]

Freshman year[edit]

As a freshman at American University in 2003–04, Ingram started in all 31 games and led the team with 13.6 points per game, which ranked fifth best in the league. He was subsequently named Patriot League Freshman of the Year, becoming the first American player to win the award. He had 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals against Maryland on November 22, 2003 in his first collegiate game. On January 14, 2004, he made eight shots from behind the arc in a 27-point effort against Navy, which ties the second best single game three-point total in AU history. In addition, his 15 three-point attempts against Navy is tied for the highest single game attempt total for an Eagle. He went on to score a career-high 30 points on 10-of-19 shooting against Lafayette on February 28.[3]

Sophomore year[edit]

As a sophomore in 2004–05, Ingram played in 28 games with 27 starts and was named first-team All-Patriot League. He finished the season as the PL's second-leading scoring, just half a point out of the lead, with 15.3 points per game. After being named the PL Preseason Player of the Year, Ingram opened the season with 38 points against VCU. He registered six 20+ point performances in 28 games, including two 30+ point performances. He was named Patriot League Player of the Week twice during February 2005, and at the season's end, he was named National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 4 Second Team.[3]

Junior year[edit]

As a junior in 2005–06, Ingram played and started in all 29 games. He led team in scoring for the third consecutive season, averaging 12.0 points per game. He scored in double-digits in 19 of 29 games, starting the season with a 24-point effort against Washington on November 19. He notched his 1,000th career point, while amassing a season-high 10 rebounds, against the Saint Francis Red Flash on January 2. At the season's end, he earned second-team All-Patriot League honors.[3]

Senior year[edit]

As a senior in 2006–07, Ingram ranked fifth in the Patriot League in scoring (15.2 ppg), second in three-point field goal percentage (.424) and second in three-point field goals made per game (2.6). He scored 20 or more points eight times, including a season-high 25 points against Lafayette. He subsequently earned first-team All-Patriot League honors for the second time in three years.[4]

Ingram finished his collegiate career as American's fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,655 points, as he led the team in scoring all four years.[4] He graduated from American University with a bachelor’s degree in physics.[4]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 American 31 31 31.0 .393 .396 .786 4.0 1.1 .7 .1 13.6
2004–05 American 28 27 34.9 .410 .368 .744 4.3 2.1 1.1 .2 15.3
2005–06 American 29 29 32.4 .345 .338 .784 4.7 1.8 1.0 .1 12.0
2006–07 American 30 30 34.5 .420 .424 .832 4.8 1.8 1.2 .1 15.2
Career 118 117 33.3 .393 .385 .787 4.5 1.7 1.0 .1 14.0

Professional career[edit]

Utah Flash (2007–2011)[edit]

On November 1, 2007, Ingram was selected by the Utah Flash in the seventh round of the 2007 NBA Development League Draft.[4] He spent four years with the Flash, and in that time, became the franchise's all-time leading scorer with 2,098 points. He also ranks second in rebounds (608), fourth in assists (336), and third in steals (184).[5]

Ingram had a career-best year in 2009–10, as he won the Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award and participated in 2010 NBA D-League All-Star festivities in Dallas, where he took home the Three-Point Shooting Competition Championship. Ingram made noteworthy contributions in game as well, starting 49 of the team's 50 games, and averaging 12.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals in 34.0 minutes. He scored in double figures 36 times, including a season-high 24 points in a 104–99 road victory over the Bakersfield Jam on December 5, 2009.[6]

Following the 2010–11 season, the Flash suspended operations and left Ingram without a team for the 2011–12 season.

Los Angeles D-Fenders (2012–2016)[edit]

On March 22, 2012, Ingram was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[7] He spent the rest of the 2011–12 season with the D-Fenders, playing in six regular season games and seven playoff games.

After sitting out the entire 2012–13 season, Ingram returned to the D-Fenders for the 2013–14 season. In 45 games (11 starts) with the D-Fenders in 2013–14, Ingram posted averages of 9.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists, while shooting .447 from three-point range and helping the D-Fenders to a West Division Championship.[8]

Ingram did not return to the D-Fenders for the start of 2014–15 season. He missed the first two months of the season before joining the team on January 12, 2015.[8]

Ingram spent only his second full season with the D-Fenders in 2015–16. In February 2016, he became the D-League's all-time leader in three-pointers made and won his second three-point contest title. He took the crown by making 39-of-50 shots over two rounds – an all-time record across the NBA and D-League.[9][10]

Perth Wildcats (2016)[edit]

On October 18, 2016, Ingram signed with the Perth Wildcats for the rest of the 2016–17 NBL season,[11] marking his first stint overseas. However, he managed just two games for the Wildcats before requesting his release from the club a week after landing in Perth, citing mental health reasons for the sudden decision.[12][13][14]

D-Fenders and South Bay Lakers (2017–2018)[edit]

On March 6, 2017, Ingram returned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders to play out the 2016–17 season.[15] He returned to the team, now called the South Bay Lakers, for the 2017–18 season. Ingram averaged 9.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 47 games (seven starts) for the South Bay Lakers in 2017–18, shooting a league-best 47.5 percent from three-point range.[16]

Los Angeles Lakers (2018)[edit]

On April 9, 2018, Ingram signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the final two games of the 2017–18 NBA season.[16] He made his NBA debut the following day, scoring 19 points with four 3-pointers in a 105–99 loss to the Houston Rockets.[17] At 32 years old, Ingram became the oldest American rookie in the NBA since at least 1964.[18] His 19 points were the most by a Laker in his first career game since Nick Van Exel had 23 in 1993. For players making their NBA debut after the All-Star break, Ingram's 19 points were the most in a debut in 50 years, second to Danny Finn's 28 points scored in 1953.[19] In the Lakers' season finale on April 11, Ingram scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting, including 1 of 4 from 3-point range, and had six assists and three rebounds in 35 minutes in a 115–100 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.[20] Ingram reportedly earned $13,824 for his three days with the Lakers, after making just $19,000 for the entirety of his G League season.[21]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 L.A. Lakers 2 0 32.0 .471 .556 1.000 3.0 3.5 1.5 1.5 12.0
Career 2 0 32.0 .471 .556 1.000 3.0 3.5 1.5 1.5 12.0

Personal life[edit]

Ingram has a wife and two daughters.[22] He tutors children in math to supplement his G-League salary.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramirez, Joey (April 9, 2018). "Latest Laker: Andre Ingram". NBA.com. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Faigen, Harrison (March 14, 2016). "Andre Ingram is the greatest three-point shooter you've never heard of". silverscreenandroll.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "20 – Andre Ingram". AUEagles.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "Andre Ingram" (PDF). NBA.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Historical Utah Flash Stats". RealGM.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "Utah's Andre Ingram Wins Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award". NBA.com. April 15, 2010. Archived from the original on April 18, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "2011-12 Transactions". NBA.com. Archived from the original on October 31, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "D-Fenders Acquire Andrew [sic] Ingram". NBA.com. January 12, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "Andre Ingram Makes Three-Point Contest Record 39 of 50 Shots to Take NBA D-League Crown". NBA.com. February 14, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  10. ^ Pincus, Eric (February 19, 2016). "D-Fenders' Andre Ingram impresses with win in D-League 3-point contest". LATimes.com. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "PERTH WILDCATS SIGN SHARP-SHOOTER ANDRE INGRAM". Wildcats.com.au. October 18, 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-01-10. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  12. ^ "ANDRE INGRAM DEPARTS WILDCATS". Wildcats.com.au. October 26, 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-02-25. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "WILDCATS SHOCKED BY INGRAM DEPARTURE". NBL.com.au. October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  14. ^ Robinson, Chris (October 26, 2016). "Perth Wildcats import Andre Ingram to return to United States, citing mental health reasons". PerthNow.com.au. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "D-Fenders Acquire Three-Point Leader Andre Ingram". NBA.com. March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Lakers Sign Andre Ingram for the Rest of the Season". NBA.com. April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "CP3 Leads Rockets Past Lakers 105-99 for 31st Win in 34". nytimes.com. April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  18. ^ Hoffman, Benjamin (April 10, 2018). "Andre Ingram Got a Cup of Coffee and Turned it Into a Shooting Show". nytimes.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018. According to Basketball-Reference.com, the moment he stepped onto the court for Tuesday’s home loss to the Houston Rockets, Ingram became the oldest American rookie in the N.B.A. since at least 1964.
  19. ^ Youngmisuk, Ohm (April 11, 2018). "G League call-up Andre Ingram scores 19 in NBA debut for Lakers". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  20. ^ "Hart's 30 lead Lakers past Clippers 115-100 to end season". ESPN.com. April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  21. ^ Lauletta, Tyler (April 12, 2018). "The 32-year-old Lakers rookie who spent 10 years in the G League will nearly double his season salary in 3 days in the NBA". BusinessInsider.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  22. ^ "Andre Ingram Talks About Family". NBC Southern California. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  23. ^ "Who is Andre Ingram? Lakers' 32-year-old rookie is a math tutor, ex-Patriot League star". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-04-14.

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