Brandon Ingram is a professional basketball player from the United States of America. As of the 2023 season, he plays in the National Basketball Association for the New Orleans Pelicans. He was drafted into the NBA in 2016 and he used to play for the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2020, he was named an NBA All-Star. In the same year, he was also named the league’s Most Improved Player.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Brandon Xavier Ingram was born on September 2, 1997. His hometown is in Kinston, North Carolina. His parents are Donald and Joann and his father was a police officer. He learned to play basketball from his dad.

Ingram stands 203 cm and his last listed weight was 86 kg. He is a right-handed player and he plays small forward.

Team 221 new orleans pelicans New Orleans Pelicans
Position Small Forward
Height / weight 2.03 m / 86 kg
Born 2 Sep 1997
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Slenderman
Team History
221 new orleans pelicans New Orleans 2019 - present
27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles 2016 - 2019

High School and College Career

He attended Kinston High School in his hometown and he helped lead his team to a number of victories. By the time he was a senior, he was recognized as one of the top prospects. He was also named North Carolina’s Mr. Basketball in 2015. In the same year, he was also named as a McDonald’s All-American.

He joined the team at Duke University, playing for the Blue Devils. While in college, he was named the ACC Rookie of the Year in 2016 and he was also named to the Second-team All-ACC.

NBA Career

He declared for the NBA in 2016 and was drafted into the league by the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the second-youngest player drafted that year. He debuted with them in October. In 2017, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Because he was involved in an on-court fight early in the 2017-2018 season, he received a four-game suspension. In 2019, the Lakers traded him to the New Orleans Pelicans along with Josh Hart and Lonzo Ball. In 2020, he was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player. He was also named an NBA All-Star that year.

In March 2023, he completed his first triple-double in a match against the Charlotte Hornets.

Career Highlights

  • 2020 - NBA All-Star
  • 2020 - NBA Most Improved Player
  • 2017 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2016 - AP Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2016 - Second-team All-ACC
  • 2016 - ACC Rookie of the Year
  • 2015 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2015 - First-team Parade All-American
  • 2015 - North Carolina Mr. Basketball

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