Quick Facts | Ignas Brazdeikis

by Lauren Rosen

Lithuanian-born Ignas Brazdeikis joins the 76ers midway through his second NBA season, and his second with the New York Knicks.

The 22-year-old has NBA, NCAA, and FIBA experience under his belt.

Get to know the newest 76er…

  • Brazdeikis was born in Kaunas, Lithuania on Jan. 8, 1999.

  • Brazdeikis’ family settled in Oakville, Ontario, and Brazdeikis played high school basketball at both Holy Trinity CSS in Oakville, and Orangeville Prep in Mono, Ontario.

    • Orangeville boasts NBA alumni including Denver’s Jamal Murray, and Cleveland’s Thon Maker, among others.

  • Brazdeikis played in the 2018 Nike Hoop Summit with the World Team. He also represented Team Canada in the 2016 U17 FIBA World Championships.

  • Joining the Michigan Wolverines for the 2018-19 season, Brazdeikis averaged 14.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game as a freshman, starting in all 37 of his appearances.

    • Brazdeikis was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, the first Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Year since Trey Burke won the award in 2012.

    • Brazdeikis was also named an honorable mention All-American, and earned All-Big Ten second team honors.

  • The Kings selected Brazdeikis in the 2019 NBA Draft in Round 2 with Pick 17.

    • The Knicks acquired Brazdeikis’ draft rights in exchange for Kyle Guy.

  • Brazdeikis impressed at Summer League in 2019, averaging 18.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

  • With the Knicks, Brazdeikis appeared in 13 games, averaging 4.6 minutes per appearance.

  • He played with the Westchester Knicks (G League affiliate) in the 2021 G League bubble, where he averaged 20.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game in his 12 appearances.

Brazdeikis joins the Sixers alongside George Hill as part of a three-team deal with the Knicks and Thunder.

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