Ignas Brazdeikis was born on January 8,1999 and is a Lithuanian-Canadian professional basketball player for Zalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian Basketball League and the EuroLeague.
24 Facts About Ignas Brazdeikis
Ignas Brazdeikis has represented the Canadian national teams in junior levels.
Ignas Brazdeikis was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, to Diana and Sigitas "Sigis" Ignas Brazdeikis.
Ignas Brazdeikis's second aunt, Lina Brazdeikyte, is a former professional basketball player who won the EuroBasket Women 1997 with the Lithuania women's national team.
Ignas Brazdeikis's family emigrated to Chicago before moving to Winnipeg and Etobicoke before settling in Oakville, Ontario.
Ignas Brazdeikis attended Holy Trinity CSS in Oakville, where he became the first grade nine student to play for the senior team.
Ignas Brazdeikis then transferred to Orangeville Prep in Mono, where he was named Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association MVP in 2017 and 2018.
Ignas Brazdeikis is generally right-handed, including his dribble, but shoots the basketball left-handed.
Ignas Brazdeikis signed a National Letter of Intent with Michigan on November 10,2017 along with the 2018 class that included Colin Castleton, David DeJulius, Brandon Johns, and Adrien Nunez.
Ignas Brazdeikis was expected to be Michigan's best incoming freshman according to Yahoo Sports and ESPN in 2018.
Ignas Brazdeikis led Michigan in scoring during its run to the March 17 championship game of the 2019 Big Ten Conference men's basketball tournament, earning a spot on the All-tournament team.
Ignas Brazdeikis led Michigan with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, for his third career double-double.
Ignas Brazdeikis was an honorable mention Associated Press 2019 All-American team selection.
On June 20,2019, Ignas Brazdeikis was drafted 47th overall in the 2019 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings, who then traded him to the New York Knicks.
Ignas Brazdeikis was on the Knicks 2019 NBA Summer League roster.
Ignas Brazdeikis was the first player to post a 30-point game at the 2019 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Ignas Brazdeikis was assigned to the Westchester Knicks for the start of the NBA G League season.
On January 11,2020, Ignas Brazdeikis posted 24 points, 14 rebounds and five assists for Westchester in a win over the Lakeland Magic.
On February 1,2021, Ignas Brazdeikis was assigned to the Westchester Knicks.
On March 25,2021, Ignas Brazdeikis was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
On May 2,2021, Ignas Brazdeikis signed a 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic.
On July 24,2022, Ignas Brazdeikis returned to his homeland and signed a two-year contract with Zalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian Basketball League and the EuroLeague.
Ignas Brazdeikis earned a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2015 FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship, averaging 9.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Ignas Brazdeikis played for Canada at the 2016 FIBA Under-17 World Championship, averaging 14.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.