Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram

Basketball Player

Brandon Xavier Ingram is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Full Name
Sep 2, 1997
6′ 8″
Net Worth


Brandon Xavier Ingram was born on September 2, 1997, in Kinston, North Carolina. His zodiac sign is Virgo and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Donald Ingram and Joann Ingram, and he has four siblings. At a young age, Brandon showed an interest in basketball, joining the Kinston High School team when he was in 8th grade. He then transferred to Oak Hill Academy for his sophomore year of high school where he played under head coach Steve Smith.

     In 2016, Ingram declared for the NBA Draft and was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the second overall pick. In his first season with the Lakers, he averaged 9.4 points and 4 rebounds per game and was named to the All-Rookie Second Team at the end of the season. The following season he improved significantly averaging 16.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3 assists per game which earned him All-Star Weekend selection for Rising Stars Challenge game but he had to sit out due to a groin injury.

     Ingram continued to show improvement and development in 2018-19 season averaging 18.3 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game while shooting 45% from the field. He also set a career-high with 36 points against San Antonio Spurs in February of 2019 with 10 made three pointers that night as well. 

In July 2019, Ingram was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans along with Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart for Anthony Davis and became a starter for them during their 2019-20 campaign averaging 24 points 5 rebounds 6 assists and 1 steal per game while shooting 47 percent from the field before being sidelined due to deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Brandon Ingram is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 2, 1997, Brandon Ingram was born in Kinston, North Carolina.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named High School Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ingram is named the Gatorade Player of the Year for North Carolina.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Chosen 2nd Overall in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Selected with the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named to All-Rookie Team</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named to the All-Rookie First Team at the end of his rookie year.</p></div>

   <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to New Orleans Pelicans</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Traded to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a package for Anthony Davis.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">NBA All Star Game Selection</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named as one of the reserves for the 2019 NBA All Star Game.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Contract Extension with Pelicans</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs a five year deal worth up to $158 million with the Pelicans.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Versatile Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brandon Ingram is a very versatile player who can play multiple positions. He can play both forward and guard, giving his team a lot of versatility on the court. His versatility gives his team a lot of options when it comes to how they want to play.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Impressive Shooter</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brandon Ingram has become an impressive shooter in such a short time. He has the ability to shoot from outside, as well as in the mid-range. His shooting skills make him a valuable asset to any team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Unselfish Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brandon Ingram is not only an incredible talent, but he is also an unselfish player. He always looks for the best shot for his team, rather than himself. His unselfishness makes him a great teammate and helps make his team successful.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Won National Player of the Year Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brandon Ingram was the first freshman to win the Naismith National Player of the Year Award in 2016.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was a McDonald's All-American</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2016, Brandon Ingram was selected as a McDonald's All-American and played in the game at the United Center in Chicago.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Member of the USA U19 Team</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2015, Brandon Ingram was selected to compete with the USA U19 team at the FIBA World Cup in Greece.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Youngest Player in NBA Draft History </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At 19 years and 5 months old, Brandon Ingram became the youngest player ever selected in the NBA Draft when he was drafted 2nd overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was a Volleyball Star Too</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming a basketball star, Brandon Ingram was a standout volleyball player at Kinston High School. He was named an all-state selection and led his team to a state title in 2014.</p></div>


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