Who is Andre Ingram? Lakers’ 32-year-old rookie is a math tutor, ex-Patriot League star

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Tuesday night was more than a decade in the making for 32-year-old rookie Andre Ingram — and he more than made the most of his long-awaited opportunity.

After toiling in the NBA’s G League for 10 years, Ingram was called up by the Los Angeles Lakers for the final two games of the regular season and dropped 19 points in his debut against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. He made 6 of his 8 shots, including 4-of-5 three-pointers, and added three rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal.

So who, exactly, is Ingram? And what made his performance Tuesday night so special? Here are five things to know about the 32-year-old rookie, and his journey to this point.

1. He’s the pride of the Patriot League

A Richmond, Va., native, Ingram played college basketball at little-known

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/lakers/2018/04/11/andre-ingram-meet-lakers-rookie-scored-19-points-debut/506156002/

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