The Santa Cruz Warriors are scheduled to play the NBA G League Ignite at Chase Center March 13th, at 3 P.M. PT.
The first 10K fans will get a Stephen Curry Birthday Bobblehead as his birthday is March 14th (shout out to all the Pisces out there). Tickets for this event will go on sale to the general public this upcoming Tuesday, October 12th, at 4 P.M. PT. But presale access opens at 10 A.M. PT that Tuesday; if you want that sign up HERE.
These two teams have two games on the docket already for November 26th and December 17th at Kaiser Permanente Arena, the Sea Dubs’ arena. You can get tickets for those games at www.santacruzbasketball.com.
This is the second season for Ignite, the developmental hoops team affiliated with the NBA G League. They’re based in Walnut Creek, and offer an alternate route to players who forego college to continue their hoops aspirations.
Per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated:
The Ignite debuted last year, but their roots date back to the April 2018 report issued by the Commission on College Basketball—a 14-member body formed by the NCAA and chaired by Condoleezza Rice—after widespread recruiting scandals rocked Division I. The 53-page report mentioned the NBA 86 times, sharply criticizing the league’s age minimum, which kept U.S. players from being draft-eligible until one year after their high school class graduated.
Known as the one-and-done rule, the regulation, according to the commission, “played a significant role in corrupting and destabilizing college basketball, restricting the freedom of choice of players and undermining the relationship of college basketball to the mission of higher education.” The commission also encouraged the NBA to create a more viable alternative for elite prep players.
Last year Ignite had three players in the 2021 draft, two of those being selected in the top 10: Jalen Green (#2) and our very own Jonathan Kuminga (#7). This year the team showcases two players in the ESPN top-10 recruiting class with Jaden Hardy and Michael Foster.
The Golden State Warriors, Chase Center, and Santa Cruz Warriors will continue to comply with all health and safety protocols regarding the venue’s entry requirements, as mandated by the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health. Updated event entry guidelines will be provided closer to the event.
To learn more about the Santa Cruz Warriors, call (831) 713-4400 or visit santacruzbasketball.com for more information.