NBA Rumors: Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram says he never missed a free throw in high school

NBA Rumors: Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram says he never missed a free throw in high school

Los Angeles Lakers rookie sensation Brandon Ingram had a great high school basketball career in Kinston, North Carolina. According to the latest NBA rumors, Ingram never missed a single free throw during his high school career.

One of the legendary stories of Ingram’s Kinston career was his perfection at the free throw line. Chris Mannix of The Vertical asked the 18-year-old Lakers rookie if that legend is true.

- Advertisement -

“Most definitely, that’s true,” Ingram answered.

ALSO READ: NBA Rumors: Knicks roster is ‘very special on paper,’ says Carmelo Anthony

However, Michael Whitlow of FanSided debunked Ingram’s claim about his perfect free throw percentage in high school. He pointed out that the second overall pick of the 2016 NBA draft shot only 77 percent in his final three years at Kington.

Whitlow also noted that Brandon Ingram did not shot the ball exceptionally well in his lone season with the Duke Blue Devils. The 2016 ACC Rookie of the Year only shot 68.2 percent from the line before getting drafted by the Lakers.

It seems like Ingram is lying about his high school career free throw percentage but he had a very impressive four years playing for Kinston. He led his high school team to four straight state championships. Also, he was a five-star recruit coming out of Kinston.

ALSO READ: NBA Rumors: 76ers suggested hiring Elton Brand as an assistant coach?

Nevertheless, Ingram is one of the most hyped rookies to ever enter in the NBA for the past several years. He has been compared to Kevin Durant because of his frame, as well as his ability to score. He is only 18 years old, but he is expected to make an immediate impact for the Lakers this season.

The retirement of Kobe Bryant and the arrival of Brandon Ingram ushered in a new era of Lakers basketball. LA is still far from being championship contenders but they have a big, bright future ahead.

Photo Courtesy: Zach Frailey/Flickr