Loyola's Ingram to play for Chicago Bulls' summer league team
Loyola star forward Donte Ingram has signed on to compete for his hometown Chicago Bulls' summer league team.
Ingram, who was instrumental in the Ramblers’ first Final Four run in the NCAA Tournament in 55 years, committed to playing for the Bulls in summer league after also taking part in league workouts with the Knicks, Bucks, 76ers, Grizzlies and Timberwolves.
“He’s thrilled and the Bulls are excited to have him,” a representative from Ingram’s sports agency Edge Sports International told the Chicago Tribune.
At Loyola, Ingram became known as a vocal team leader who also led by example. He connected on the game-winning three-pointer that helped propel the No. 11-seed Ramblers past No. 6-seed Miami 64-62 in a first-round victory.
The former Simeon High School star was also the Missouri Valley Conference tournament MVP for the season, shooting 44.3 percent and 39.2 percent on 3-pointers. Overall, he averaged 11 points and 6.4 rebounds.
Ingram has long had an eye on the Bulls, telling the Tribune before the draft it would be a “dream come true” to play for them.
“The opportunity itself is fun, but to be able to stay in my hometown and be around family and close to Loyola that would be a great story," he said.