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Zeng Fanbo signs with G League Ignite


Fanbo Zeng, a top international prospect from China, has signed to play with Ignite, NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced on Thursday (Manila time).

A native of Harbin, China, Zeng was among ESPN’s top-ranked forwards in the class of 2022.

He spent two years at Windermere Prep in Florida before returning to China in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a sophomore in 2019-20, Zeng averaged 15.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.1 assists. He earned Class 3A First Team All-State and Orlando Sentinel All-Area First Team honors.

Zeng joins an elite group of young talent, including Jaden Hardy, Michael Foster, MarJon Beauchamp, Dyson Daniels, and Scoot Henderson on Ignite’s latest roster.

The mix of top youth standouts and NBA and G League veterans look to continue the program’s success after its inaugural season, which featured strong debuts by elite prospects Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Daishen Nix and Isaiah Todd, and international standout Princepal Singh.

Kai Sotto was initially part of the original Ignite batch but had to pull out prior to the start of the season.

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