Matas Buzelis enters draft after G League Ignite season

Matas Buzelis dazzles for G League Ignite (1:58)

Matas Buzelis puts on a show in G League Ignite's matchup against the South Bay Lakers. (1:58)

The G League Ignite's Matas Buzelis -- the No. 6 prospect in ESPN's Top 100 prospects list -- will enter the 2024 NBA draft, he told ESPN.

Buzelis, a 6-foot-10 forward out of Chicago, averaged 14.1 points and 6.6 rebounds for the Ignite this season after choosing the NBA's feeder program over several top college basketball programs.

Buzelis, 19, is a highly skilled shooter and playmaker with a long frame and athleticism. He missed the first three months of the G League season with ankle injuries but returned to show dramatic improvement on defense, along with shot-making and a passing flair that left a strong impression on NBA executives.

A McDonald's All American in 2023, Buzelis played his high school basketball at Brewster Academy (N.H.) and Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.). He is also a part of the Lithuanian national program.