The inaugural season of the NBA 2K League is set to kick off very soon, and that means the very first NBA 2K League Draft will also be taking place. With that, here’s everything you need to know about the subject :
When and Where?
Announced on March 9th, the draft will be taking place on Wednesday, April 4th at 1pm EST. The location of the draft was also announced on the same day, and what better place than New York City. It will be held in The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden’s Lobby.
The draft will last for six rounds with each of the 17 teams selecting six players. That means 102 players will be drafted in total, and all of these players have been specifically picked out. Hopefuls participated in the NBA 2K League Combine from February 2 to February 21, which narrowed down the 72,000 participants to just 250. Those 250 players then filled out an online application and participated in an interview, and the number was further reduced to the final 102. Although the official list of all players who will be drafted has not been released, there are plenty of unofficial lists available, such as this one.
The draft will be a serpentine draft, or go in a snake order. This means the order of the picks reverses after each round. The NBA 2K League draft lottery also took place on March 13th. The draft order was decided in the same way as the NBA draft order, drawing ping-pong balls in random order from a ball machine. With the serpentine draft style, even though Warriors Gaming have the 17th pick in the first round, they will have the first pick in the second round. MavsGG will have the very first pick, with CLTX Gaming coming in at number two. You can see the entire first round draft order below.
With the draft approaching, I’m sure everyone involved is extremely excited. I’m looking forward to tuning in, and I hope all of you do the same!
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