32-year-old rookie Andre Ingram made his surprise NBA debut on Tuesday night at Staples Center, and he certainly made the most of the opportunity.

Ingram — a 10-year, 384-game G League veteran — scored 19 points in 29 minutes against the Houston Rockets, and did so with lights-out shooting. The American University product hit 6-of-8 shots from the field, 4-of-5 from behind the arc, and 3-of-3 at the free throw line to reach 19 points in highly efficient fashion.

Ingram’s first shot was a three-pointer, and he nailed it:

Full highlights of Ingram’s¬†amazing performance:

After the game, Ingram was presented the game ball by Lakers head coach Luke Walton:

And Ingram spoke with the Inside the NBA crew:

Rockets stars Chris Paul and James Harden were extremely impressed by Ingram’s journey and debut:

And Kobe:

Ingram will look to add another chapter to his incredible story in the Lakers’ season finale against the Clippers on Wednesday night.

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