EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Andre Ingram, whose inspirational underdog story it will package for a book and potentially for TV or film. Ingram spent a decade in the NBA G League before receiving a call from Magic Johnson last month that the Lakers wanted to sign him for their final two games. Johnson dangled the chance that Ingram might stay with the team next season. His NBA debut was incredible: Ingram nailed four three-point shots and finished with 19 points, electrifying fans that included his wife and two daughters. The crowd chanted “M-V-P,” and Ingram became a national story overnight.
Ingram, who when he isn’t draining threes is a math tutor for kids, played in the G League on the heels of graduation from American University, where he received a degree in physics. He played 384 games in the League, and holds the all-time record of 713 three-pointers.
Ingram continues to be repped by longtime business manager, Romone Penny at Pursuit Sports Group. WME will work to expand Ingram’s business in areas from film to TV and publishing.