– Chiquita “Chiquitae126” Evans Drafted by Warriors Gaming Squad,
Becomes First Woman Drafted into NBA 2K League –
NEW YORK – The 2019 NBA 2K League Draft was held today at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as 75 players were selected and all 21 teams finalized their rosters ahead of the league’s second season.
Jazz Gaming selected Spencer “Ria” Wyman of Shoreline, Washington, with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. Warriors Gaming Squad selected Samuel “Gradient” Salyers with the second pick. With the third pick, Kings Guard Gaming chose Michael “Bp” Diaz.
History was made in the fourth round when Chiquita “Chiquitae126” Evans was selected 56th overall by Warriors Gaming Squad, becoming the first woman drafted into the NBA 2K League.
There were four international players selected in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft: Daniel “DT” Tlais (Canada; 29th overall to Magic Gaming), Jack “Jaacko” Stevenson (New Zealand; 50thoverall to Pistons GT), Jomar “Jomar12” Varela-Escapa (Puerto Rico; 71st overall to Blazer5 Gaming), and Harry “HazzaUK2K” Hurst (United Kingdom; 75th overall to Knicks Gaming).
Teams used the four-round NBA 2K League Draft to complete their six-player rosters for the 2019 season, which will begin on Tuesday, April 2 with THE TIPOFF.
The 198 draft-eligible players consisted of 144 new players who were selected by the NBA 2K League after an extensive tryout process, six players from the league’s first APAC Invitational that took place in Hong Kong in February, and 48 unretained players from the inaugural season.
Click here for round-by-round results from the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft.