A natural athlete, Gilly originally aspired to play professional basketball in the NBA, but after a torn ACL ended his original goal he shifted his focus. During his recovery period, he dedicated himself to 2K so when the NBA 2K League was announced he seized the opportunity to play professionally. Gilly played center in real life, which he believes gives him a leg up on the competition who don’t have the same level of real-world experience as him. Although D.C. is nothing like his hometown environment, the close-knit community of Tulsa, Oklahoma, he is beginning to adapt to the big city lifestyle. He hopes to establish a winning environment in Wizards District Gaming’s first season.