– NBA G League (@nbagleague) October 13, 2021
Fanbo Zeng, an NBA prospect from China, has signed to play for the NBA G League Ignite.
Fanbo, who is from Harbin, China, played two seasons at Windermere Prep in Florida but has been in China since March 2020, returning there amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a sophomore in 2019-20, he averaged 15.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.1 assists and received First Team All-State Class 3A and First Team honors from the Orlando Sentinel All-Area.
According to ESPN, the power forward is 6 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 198 pounds. At the time of his most recent ranking, he was a four-star prospect in the Class of 2021 and had college offerings from Gonzaga, Florida, and others.
Fanbo Zeng, one of the most promising prospects to come out of China in some time, officially signed with the G League Ignite today. The 6’11 forward told ESPN he plans to declare for the 2022 NBA draft https://t.co/Mw1TGjs84b pic.twitter.com/HyfWSIWgaC
– Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) October 13, 2021
By choosing to sign with Ignite, you will avoid college. Ignite works to prepare the best prospects for NBA careers while teaching them life skills at the same time. Recent draft picks Jonathan Kuminga (Golden State Warriors) and Jalen Green (Houston Rockets) are among Ignite’s alumni.
“This is the best and fastest way to become a professional and also to improve every day,” Fanbo told ESPN.
He arrived last week at Ignite’s practice facility in Walnut Creek, California.
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