Fanbo Zeng, a top prospect for the NBA Draft class of 2022, announced that he has signed with the NBA’s G League Team Ignite and will declare for the 2022 NBA draft.
“This is the best and fastest way to become a pro and also get better every day,” Zeng said. “This was the best decision I could make while I was in China. I’m not saying the NCAA isn’t good — just that the G League is the best way for me.”
Zeng spent three years playing high school basketball in Oregon and Florida but returned to China at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, initially committing to Gonzaga over scholarship offers from Florida State, Florida, Virginia Tech, and others before electing to pursue the professional route. He says he has grown 2 inches in the past 18 months and now stands 6-foot-11 while weighing 198 pounds.
Despite being previously classified as a high school senior in the United States, Zeng already has completed his coursework to graduate high school, making him eligible to enter the 2022 NBA draft, which he plans to do.