NBA 2K LEAGUE ANNOUNCES 102 PLAYERS FOR INAUGURAL SEASON

– All 17 Teams to Select Six Players at 2018 NBA 2K League Draft on April 4 in New York –

NEW YORK, April 3, 2018 – The NBA 2K League today announced the pool of 102 players who will become the competitive gaming league’s first professionals when the inaugural season tips off in May.

Each of the league’s 17 teams will select six players at the 2018 NBA 2K League Draft on Wednesday, April 4 (1 p.m. ET) at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.  Teams will select one player at each position (point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, center) over the first five rounds before selecting a second player at the position of their choice in the sixth round.

Mavs Gaming will have the No. 1 overall pick.  The full draft order is available here.

The process of selecting gamers for the final player pool began with a qualifier in January that yielded 72,000 players and a combine in February.  Following the combine, the NBA 2K League identified the top 250 players and held live, one-on-one interviews with each player.  After the interviews, all player information was evaluated by a selection committee and used to determine the 102 players eligible to be drafted.

Below are the 102 players who will be selected in the NBA 2K League Draft.

Point Guards

Name

Gamer Tag

State/Country

Artreyo Boyd

Dimez

Ohio

Shaka Browne

Yeah I Compete

New York

Jamie Bull

vGooner-

United Kingdom

Brandon Caicedo

Hood is Glitchy

Florida

Christopher Cantrell

KontruL

Florida

Eric Donald

Timelycook

Ohio

Johnathon Fields

Fresh Prince JT

Illinois

Kenneth Hailey

Kenny

Tennessee

Cody Hart

Promeister

New Jersey

Mhabhusah Koffa

PalmOilPlease

Maryland

Adam Kudeimati

iamadamthe1st

New Jersey

Stanley Lebron

MaJes7ic

New York

Fred Mendoza

Im So Far Ahead

Virginia

Larell Mitchell

Winner_Stayz_On

Virginia

Nidal Nasser

Mama Im Dat Man

California

Rashann Petty

ZDS

Indiana

Aaron Rookwood

DRAKE GRIFFIN

New York

Albano Thomallari

oFAB

Missouri

Christopher Tracey

SavageDoWerk

New York

Ethan White

Radiant

Michigan

Wallace Williams III

EatSleepHoop15

Minnesota

 

Shooting Guards

Name

Gamer Tag

State/Country

Delano Allsup Jr.

Tifeworld

Massachusetts

Grant Barker

GRANT MONSTER

California

Maurice Delaney

ReeseDaGod23

Illinois

Shane Farrar

Safiya4ya

Virginia

Nicolas Grech

Swizurk

California

Evan Hinsch

Doom

Washington

Jalen Jones

Jalen03303

Louisiana

Joshua McKenna

TsJosh

Georgia

Troy Minott II

AyeTHREAT

Florida

Cole Motta

ColeWorld2K

Illinois

Antonio Newman

Newdini33

Illinois

Brandon Raudenbush

iBall x ToXsiK

Florida

Alex Reese

Bsmoove

Oregon

Alex Snowden

Fusion

Washington

Waseem Talbert

BallLikeSeem

Pennsylvania

Brian Traynor 

NachoTraynor

Ohio

Jacob Walls

Procis1on

Illinois

Eric Ward

YEYNotGaming

Indiana

Rahmel Wilkins

HyPeR iS Pro

New York

Rochell Woods

ixsplashkingxi

Tennessee

 

Small Forwards

 

Name

Gamer Tag

State/Country

Bilal Almashni

SUPREME PULLER

Illinois

Samuel Beniaminian

The Playa

New York

Alexander Bernstein

Steez

California

Jin Choe

Jinsanity

Maryland

Christian Collazo

cowboyxcollazo

Florida

Bryant Colon

WoLF

New York

Daniel Davis

DDouble2K

Maryland

Ryan de Villon

Devillon

Canada

Kris Dellarciprete

iiNsaniTTy

Pennsylvania

Marcus Glenn

Godddof2k

Ohio

Mark Hampton Jr.

XxSTL2LAxX

Missouri

Trevion Hendrix

All Hail Trey

Arkansas

Nate Kahl

NateKahl

Wisconsin

Ahmed Kasana

Melo East

New York

Trong Nguyen

Shawn_Win

Illinois

Antonio Saldivar

UniversaIPhenom

Arizona

Jaishon Scott

l 24k JSmoove l

Texas

Jovan Tenner

BigBaby2k

Texas

Andron Thomas

Lavish_phenom

New York

Carlos Zayas-Diaz

sharpshooterlos

Pennsylvania

 

Power Forwards

Name

Gamer Tag

State/Country

Christopher Anderson

TURNUPDEFENSE

Nevada

DeMar Butler

Deedz

Virginia

Ryan Conger

Dayfri

Texas

Emmanuel Cruz

UCMANNY

New York

Dayvon Curry

G O O F Y 7 5 7

Texas

Christopher Doyle

Detoxys

New Hampshire

Mihad Feratovic

I F E A S T

New York

Cameron Ford

KingCamRoyalty

Ohio

Mitchell Franklin

Mootyy

Virginia

Jordan Gates

LeVert

Massachusetts

Thomas Genaj

Speedbrook

Canada

Matthew Hofmann

KinG PeroXide

New York

Bono Nikolic

PHENOM vv

Illinois

Austin Painter

Shump

Virginia

George Polk

FrostytheTruth

California

Ramo Radoncic

Lets Get It Ramo

New York

Connor Rodrigues

Dat Boy Shotz

California

Marc Rodriguez

xKPMR

New York

Basil Rose

l 24k Dropoff l

Canada

Michael Stam

Stambreezy

North Carolina

 

Centers

Name

Gamer Tag

State/Country

Yusuf Abdulla

Kobeyusuf

Canada

Mehyar Ahmed-Hassan

AuthenticAfrican

Canada

Timothy Anselimo

oLARRY

Florida

Jhade Black

worthingcolt

Texas

Tilton Curry

xTFr3sHxX

Georgia

Dayne Downey

OneWildWalnut

California

Isaac Gilton

xGREATxGILLY13

Oklahoma

Juan Gonzalez

Hotshot

Florida

Seanquai Harris

KingQuai614

Minnesota

Tucker Henry

JordanLocksUp

Washington

Harry Hurst

HazzaUK2K

United Kingdom

Gerald Knapp

Sick x 973

New Jersey

Malik Leisinger

MrSlaughter01

Ohio

Joseph Marrero

JosephTheTruth

New York

Jannis Neumann

JLB

Germany

Devon Peek

ARS0NAL x

Maryland

Jorge Renteria

marley213s

Arizona

Idris Richardson

Idrisdagoat6

South Carolina

Matt Rux

NeNe

Illinois

Jomar Varela-Escapa

Jomar12 PR 

Puerto Rico

Xavier Vescovi

Type

Indiana


***Players subject to change


About the NBA 2K League

The NBA 2K League is a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).  Launching in 2018, the league will feature the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world.  Each of the league’s 17 teams will draft six players to compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs.  The league hosted tryouts in early 2018 before the draft in April and the season tip-off in May.  For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.