NBA 2K LEAGUE HOLDS INAUGURAL DRAFT - DIMEZ SELECTED NO. 1 OVERALL

– Mavs Gaming Selects Dimez With Historic No. 1 Overall Pick –

– All 17 Teams Select Six Players to Compete When First Season Tips Off in May –

NEW YORK, April 4, 2018 – The inaugural NBA 2K League Draft was held today at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Each of the league’s 17 teams selected six players from a pool of 102 gamers.  The draftees will become the competitive gaming league’s first professionals when the inaugural season tips off in May.

Mavs Gaming selected point guard Artreyo Boyd (aka Dimez) of Ohio with the historic first pick of the 2018 NBA 2K League Draft, as announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

Celtics Crossover Gaming selected point guard Albano Thomallari (oFAB) of Missouri with the second pick.  The third pick was also a point guard, with Jazz Gaming selecting Shaka Browne (Yeah I Compete) of New York.      

Teams selected one player at each position (point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, center) over the first five rounds.  In the sixth round, they selected a second player at the position of their choice.

Below are round-by-round results and team-by-team selections from the 2018 NBA 2K League Draft.

First Round

Pick

Team

Player Name

Gamer Tag

Position

1.

Mavs Gaming

Artreyo Boyd

Dimez

PG

2.

Celtics Crossover Gaming

Albano Thomallari

oFAB

PG

3.

Jazz Gaming

Shaka Browne

Yeah I Compete

PG

4.

Kings Guard Gaming

Mitchell Franklin

Mootyy

PF

5.

Pistons GT

Ramo Radoncic

Lets Get It Ramo

PF

6.

Blazer5 Gaming

Dayne Downey

OneWildWalnut

C

7.

Heat Check Gaming

Juan Gonzalez

Hotshot

C

8.

Magic Gaming

Christopher Cantrell

KontruL

PG

9.

Knicks Gaming

Dayvon Curry

G O O F Y 7 5 7

PF

10.

Bucks Gaming

Aaron Rookwood

Drake Griffin

PG

11.

Raptors Uprising GC

Kenneth Hailey

Kenny

PG

12.

Wizards District Gaming

Johnathon Fields

Fresh Prince JT

PG

13.

Pacers Gaming

Bryant Colon

WoLF

SF

14.

76ers GC

Ethan White

Radiant

PG

15.

Grizz Gaming

Larell Mitchell

Winner_Stayz_On

PG

16.

Cavs Legion GC

Brandon Caicedo

Hood is Glitchy

PG

17.

Warriors Gaming Squad

Trong Nguyen

Shawn_Win

SF

Second Round

Pick

Team

Player Name

Gamer Tag

Position

18.

Warriors Gaming Squad

Alex Reese

Bsmoove

SG

19.

Cavs Legion GC

Gerald Knapp

Sick x 973

C

20.

Grizz Gaming

Mehyar Ahmed-Hassan

AuthenticAfrican

C

21.

76ers GC

Antonio Newman

Newdini33

SG

22.

Pacers Gaming

Nicolas Grech

Swizurk

SG

23.

Wizards District Gaming

Austin Painter

Shump

PF

24.

Raptors Uprising GC

Christopher Doyle

Detoxys

PF

25.

Bucks Gaming

Timothy Anselimo

oLARRY

C

26.

Knicks Gaming

Nate Kahl

NateKahl

SF

27.

Magic Gaming

Emmanuel Cruz

UCMANNY

PF

28.

Heat Check Gaming

Stanley Lebron

MaJes7ic

PG

29.

Blazer5 Gaming

Nidal Nasser

Mama Im Dat Man

PG

30.

Pistons GT

Kris Dellarciprete

iiNsaniTTy

SF

31.

Kings Guard Gaming

Jhade Black

Worthingcolt

C

32.

Jazz Gaming

Malik Leisinger

MrSlaughter01

C

33.

Celtics Crossover Gaming

Devon Peek

ARS0NAL x

C

34.

Mavs Gaming

Ryan Conger

Dayfri

PF

Third Round

Pick

Team

Player Name

Gamer Tag

Position

35.

Mavs Gaming

Jannis Neumann

JLB

C

36.

Celtics Crossover Gaming

Ahmed Kasana

Melo East

SF

37.

Jazz Gaming

DeMar Butler

Deedz

PF

38.

Kings Guard Gaming

Eric Donald

Timelycook

PG

39.

Pistons GT

Rochell Woods

ixsplashkingxi

SG

40.

Blazer5 Gaming

Connor Rodrigues

Dat Boy Shotz

PF

41.

Heat Check Gaming

Basil Rose

l 24k Dropoff l

PF

42.

Magic Gaming

Bilal Almashni

SUPREME PULLER

SF

43.

Knicks Gaming

Eric Ward

YEYNotGaming

SG

44.

Bucks Gaming

Jacob Walls

Procis1on

SG

45.

Raptors Uprising GC

Yusuf Abdulla

Kobeyusuf

C

46.

Wizards District Gaming

Maurice Delaney

ReeseDaGod23

SG

47.

Pacers Gaming

Tucker Henry

JordanLocksUp

C

48.

76ers GC

Mihad Feratovic

I F E A S T

PF

49.

Grizz Gaming

Troy Minott II

AyeTHREAT

SG

50.

Cavs Legion GC

Marcus Glenn

Godddof2k

SF

51.

Warriors Gaming Squad

Jordan Gates

LeVert

PF

Fourth Round

Pick

Team

Player Name

Gamer Tag

Position

52.

Warriors Gaming Squad

Xavier Vescovi

Type

C

53.

Cavs Legion GC

Brandon Raudenbush

iBall x ToXsiK

SG

54.

Grizz Gaming

Antonio Saldivar

UniversaIPhenom

SF

55.

76ers GC

Alexander Bernstein

Steez

SF

56.

Pacers Gaming

Jamie Bull

vGooner-

PG

57.

Wizards District Gaming

Jin Choe

Jinsanity

SF

58.

Raptors Uprising GC

Trevion Hendrix

All Hail Trey

SF

59.

Bucks Gaming

Mark Hampton Jr.

XxSTL2LAxX

SF

60.

Knicks Gaming

Adam Kudeimati

iamadamthe1st

PG

61.

Magic Gaming

Brian Traynor

NachoTraynor

SG

62.

Heat Check Gaming

Carlos Zayas-Diaz

sharpshooterlos

SF

63.

Blazer5 Gaming

Andron Thomas

Lavish_phenom

SF

64.

Pistons GT

Matt Rux

NeNe

C

65.

Kings Guard Gaming

Shane Farrar

Safiya4ya

SG

66.

Jazz Gaming

Delano Allsup Jr.

Tifeworld

SG

67.

Celtics Crossover Gaming

Alex Snowden

Fusion

SG

68.

Mavs Gaming

Waseem Talbert

BallLikeSeem

SG

Fifth Round

Pick

Team

Player Name

Gamer Tag

Position

69.

Mavs Gaming

Ryan de Villon

Devillon

SF

70.

Celtics Crossover Gaming

Thomas Genaj

Speedbrook

PF

71.

Jazz Gaming

Jaishon Scott

l 24k JSmoove l

SF

72.

Kings Guard Gaming

Christian Collazo

Cowboyxcollazo

SF

73.

Pistons GT

Fred Mendoza

Im So Far Ahead

PG

74.

Blazer5 Gaming

Grant Barker

GRANT MONSTER

SG

75.

Heat Check Gaming

Jalen Jones

Jalen03303

SG

76.

Magic Gaming

Jorge Renteria

marley213s

C

77.

Knicks Gaming

Idris Richardson

Idrisdagoat6

C

78.

Bucks Gaming

Matthew Hofmann

KinG PeroXide

PF

79.

Raptors Uprising GC

Joshua McKenna

TsJosh

SG

80.

Wizards District Gaming

Isaac Gilton

xGREATxGILLY13

C

81.

Pacers Gaming

George Polk

FrostytheTruth

PF

82.

76ers GC

Tilton Curry

xTFr3sHxX

C

83.

Grizz Gaming

Bono Nikolic

PHENOM vv

PF

84.

Cavs Legion GC

Christopher Anderson

TURNUPDEFENSE

PF

85.

Warriors Gaming Squad

Cody Hart

Promeister

PG

Sixth Round

Pick

Team

Player Name

Gamer Tag

Position

86.

Warriors Gaming Squad

Wallace Williams III

EatSleepHoop15

PG

87.

Cavs Legion GC

Christopher Tracey

SavageDoWerk

PG

88.

Grizz Gaming

Daniel Davis

DDouble2K

SF

89.

76ers GC

Rashann Petty

ZDS

PG

90.

Pacers Gaming

Samuel Beniaminian

The Playa

SF

91.

Wizards District Gaming

Evan Hinsch

Doom

SG

92.

Raptors Uprising GC

Seanquai Harris

KingQuai614

C

93.

Bucks Gaming

Jovan Tenner

BigBaby2k

SF

94.

Knicks Gaming

Marc Rodriguez

xKPMR

PF

95.

Magic Gaming

Cameron Ford

KingCamRoyalty

PF

96.

Heat Check Gaming

Rahmel Wilkins

HyPeR iS Pro

SG

97.

Blazer5 Gaming

Jomar Varela-Escapa

Jomar12 PR

C

98.

Pistons GT

Joseph Marrero

JosephTheTruth

C

99.

Kings Guard Gaming

Cole Motta

ColeWorld2K

SG

100.

Jazz Gaming

Michael Stam

Stambreezy

PF

101.

Celtics Crossover Gaming

Mhabhusah Koffa

PalmOilPlease

PG

102.

Mavs Gaming

Harry Hurst

HazzaUK2K

C

DRAFT PICKS BY TEAM

76ers GC

 

Blazer5 Gaming

14. Ethan White (Radiant), PG

 

6. Dayne Downey (OneWildWalnut), C

21. Antonio Newman (Newdini33), SG

 

29. Nidal Nasser (Mama Im Dat Man), PG

48. Mihad Feratovic (I F E A S T), PF

 

40. Connor Rodrigues (Dat Boy Shotz), PF

55. Alexander Bernstein (Steez), SF

 

63. Andron Thomas (Lavish_phenom), SF

82. Tilton Curry (xTFr3sHxX), C

 

74. Grant Barker (GRANT MONSTER), SG

89. Rashann Petty (ZDS), PG

 

97. Jomar Varela-Escapa (Jomar12 PR ), C

Bucks Gaming

 

Cavs Legion GC

10. Aaron Rookwood (Drake Griffin), PG

 

16. Brandon Caicedo (Hood is Glitchy), PG

25. Timothy Anselimo (oLARRY), C

 

19. Gerald Knapp (Sick x 973), C

44. Jacob Walls (Procis1on), SG

 

50. Marcus Glenn (Godddof2k), SF

59. Mark Hampton Jr. (XxSTL2LAxX), SF

 

53. Brandon Raudenbush (iBall x ToXsiK), SG

78. Matthew Hofmann (KinG PeroXide), PF

 

84. Christopher Anderson (TURNUPDEFENSE), PF

93. Jovan Tenner (BigBaby2k), SF

 

87. Christopher Tracey (SavageDoWerk), PG

Celtics Crossover Gaming

 

Grizz Gaming

2. Albano Thomallari (oFAB), PG

 

15. Larell Mitchell (Winner_Stayz_On), PG

33. Devon Peek (ARS0NAL x), C

 

20. Mehyar Ahmed-Hassan (AuthenticAfrican), C

36. Ahmed Kasana (Melo East), SF

 

49. Troy Minott II (AyeTHREAT), SG

67. Alex Snowden (Fusion), SG

 

54. Antonio Saldivar (UniversaIPhenom), SF

70. Thomas Genaj (Speedbrook), PF

 

83. Bono Nikolic (PHENOM vv), PF

101. Mhabhusah Koffa (PalmOilPlease), PG

 

88. Daniel Davis (DDouble2K), SF

Heat Check Gaming

 

Jazz Gaming

7.  Juan Gonzalez (Hotshot), C

 

3. Shaka Browne (Yeah I Compete), PG

28. Stanley Lebron (MaJes7ic), PG

 

32. Malik Leisinger (MrSlaughter01), C

41. Basil Rose (l 24k Dropoff l), PF

 

37. DeMar Butler (Deedz), PF

62. Carlos Zayas-Diaz (sharpshooterlos), SF

 

66. Delano Allsup Jr. (Tifeworld), SG

75. Jalen Jones (Jalen03303), SG

 

71. Jaishon Scott (l 24k JSmoove l), SF

96. Rahmel Wilkins (HyPeR iS Pro), SG

 

100. Michael Stam (Stambreezy), PF

Kings Guard Gaming

 

Knicks Gaming

4. Mitchell Franklin (Mootyy), PF

 

9. Dayvon Curry (G O O F Y 7 5 7), PF

31. Jhade Black (Worthingcolt), C

 

26. Nate Kahl (NateKahl), SF

38. Eric Donald (Timelycook), PG

 

43. Eric Ward (YEYNotGaming), SG

65. Shane Farrar (Safiya4ya), SG

 

60. Adam Kudeimati (iamadamthe1st), PG

72. Christian Collazo (Cowboyxcollazo), SF

 

77. Idris Richardson (Idrisdagoat6), C

99. Cole Motta (ColeWorld2K), SG

 

94. Marc Rodriguez (xKPMR), PF

Magic Gaming

 

Mavs Gaming

8. Christopher Cantrell (KontruL), PG

 

1.  Artreyo Boyd (Dimez), PG

27. Emmanuel Cruz (UCMANNY), PF

 

34. Ryan Conger (Dayfri), PF

42. Bilal Almashni (SUPREME PULLER), SF

 

35. Jannis Neumann (JLB), C

61. Brian Traynor  (NachoTraynor), SG

 

68. Waseem Talbert (BallLikeSeem), SG

76. Jorge Renteria (marley213s), C

 

69. Ryan de Villon (Devillon), SF

95. Cameron Ford (KingCamRoyalty), PF

 

102. Harry Hurst (HazzaUK2K), C

 

Pacers Gaming

 

Pistons Gaming

13. Bryant Colon (WoLF), SF

 

5. Ramo Radoncic (Lets Get It Ramo), PF

22. Nicolas Grech (Swizurk), SG

 

30. Kris Dellarciprete (iiNsaniTTy), SF

47. Tucker Henry (JordanLocksUp), C

 

39. Rochell Woods (ixsplashkingxi), SG

56. Jamie Bull (vGooner-), PG

 

64. Matt Rux (NeNe), C

81. George Polk (FrostytheTruth), PF

 

73. Fred Mendoza (Im So Far Ahead), PG

90. Samuel Beniaminian (The Playa), SF

 

98. Joseph Marrero (JosephTheTruth), C

Raptors Uprising GC

 

Warriors Gaming Squad

11. Kenneth Hailey (Kenny), PG

 

17. Trong Nguyen (Shawn_Win), SF

24. Christopher Doyle (Detoxys), PF

 

18. Alex Reese (Bsmoove), SG

45. Yusuf Abdulla (Kobeyusuf), C

 

51. Jordan Gates (LeVert), PF

58. Trevion Hendrix (All Hail Trey), SF

 

52. Xavier Vescovi (Type), C

79. Joshua McKenna (TsJosh), SG

 

85. Cody Hart (Promeister), PG

92. Seanquai Harris (KingQuai614), C

 

86. Wallace Williams III (EatSleepHoop15), PG

Wizards District Gaming

 

12. Johnathon Fields (Fresh Prince JT), PG

 

23. Austin Painter (Shump), PF

 

46. Maurice Delaney (ReeseDaGod23), SG

 

57. Jin Choe (Jinsanity), SF

 

80. Isaac Gilton (xGREATxGILLY13), C

 

91. Evan Hinsch (Doom), SG