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Former WSU basketball player Ike Iroegbu shining in the G League

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Could Ike join fellow Cougs Klay Thompson and Aron Baynes in the NBA next season?

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Ike Iroegbu was not selected in the 2017 NBA Draft but after a year in the G League he’s proving he deserves an opportunity. The former WSU guard recently wrapped up a successful first season for the Los Angeles Clippers minor league affiliate.

Thursday, The Undefeated named Iroegbu to their All-Ingram team of G League players who have earned a shot to play in the Association. The team is named after Andre Ingram, who at 32 made his NBA debut Tuesday after spending the last 10 years in the G League (formerly known as the NBA Development League).

Ike played point guard for the Agua Caliente Clippers, averaging 12.2 points per game across 50 contests. The former Coug also added 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists a game while shooting 41.2 percent from the field.

Iroegbu finished the year strong with 23 points in the season finale against the Iowa Wolves. I’ve put his highlights below (I love the eurostep) and you can check out more videos here.

If Andre Ingram’s story has taught us anything, it’s to never give up on your dream. I just hope it doesn’t take Ike 9 more years to make it to the NBA.

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