He's not a Tar Heel or a Blue Devil, but the Charlotte Hornets' organization acquired a player on Friday who helped lead his college team to post-season glory.
In a trade with the Texas Legends, the Hornets' G-League affiliate Greensboro Swarm acquired the rights to Donte Ingram.
Ingram, 23, played his college ball at Loyola Chicago and in 2018 helped the Ramblers go on an improbable run to the Final Four. During that postseason stretch, Ingram scored 13 points and hit the game-winning buzzer-beater in a first-round upset of Miami
And then he dropped 12 points in Loyola's Elite Eight win over Kansas State in Atlanta, propelling them to the Final Four with Sister Jean in tow. In the Sweet 16, Ingram's Ramblers beat Caleb and Cody Martin's Nevada squad.
Ingram went undrafted and spent the 2018-19 season with the Texas Legends, a G-League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. Over 42 games, playing 15.5 minutes a night, Ingram posted per-game averages of 3.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists.
To get the 6-foot-6 wing, the Swarm sent the Legends the rights to Malik Pope, who averaged 6.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 20 games with the Swarm last season.
Ingram is a product of Chicago's Simeon High School, the same school that produced Nick Anderson, Derrick Rose, Jabari Parker, Kendrick Nunn and Zach Norvell.
The Swarm will continue to fill out their roster for the upcoming G-League season this weekend, as the G-League draft takes place Saturday at 1 p.m. Greensboro has the 14th overall pick in the first round.