The 2022 NBA 2K League Draft was held virtually tonight and livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.  During the three-round draft, the 24 NBA 2K League teams selected 52 players to complete their five-person rosters ahead of the league’s fifth anniversary season.  Competition will commence on Wednesday, March 23 with the Coinbase NBA2KL 3v3 SLAM OPEN amateur qualifying event.

With the No. 1 overall pick, the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai selected Jaiden “galloOTTR” Frank of DeSoto, Texas.  Bucks Gaming selected Michael “Cooks” Campbell of Brooklyn, N.Y. with the second pick.  With the third pick, Mavs Gaming chose Kenneth Grant “KennyZeus” Strombeck of Wake Forest, N.C.

The 2022 draft pool consisted of 145 players.  In addition to unretained players from last season, the draft pool also included top‑performing players who earned draft eligibility as part of the “NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series,” Sony Scouting Grounds tournaments, the NBA 2K League’s Women in Gaming initiative, or the NBA 2K League’s APAC and European Invitationals, or by being identified by the NBA 2K League and its teams based on their play in the 2K community.

A number of NBA 2K League teams will live and train out of Indianapolis during the 2022 season.  The league will provide practice facilities at the NBA 2K League Studio and create unique behind-the-scenes content around the teams living in Indianapolis.  Teams not living in Indianapolis will continue to train and play remote games out of their team facilities and travel to Indianapolis for in-person games.

Recordings of virtual media availabilities with select draftees are available on NBA Media Central.

Below are round-by-round results from the 2022 NBA 2K League Draft.




First Round
Pick Team Player Name Gamer Tag
1. Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai Jaiden Frank galloOTTR
2. Bucks Gaming Michael Campbell Cooks
3. Mavs Gaming Kenneth Grant Strombeck Kenny Zeus
4. Bucks Gaming Mason Bracken JohhnyRed
5. Blazer5 Gaming Joshua Hunter unguardable
6. Mavs Gaming Zekirri Dennis Zayy
7. Raptors Uprising GC Emmanuel Gosman FantaSZN
8. DUX Infinitos Waseem Talbert BallLikeSeem
9. Celtics Crossover Gaming Trey Wright TreyDollaz
10. Magic Gaming Justin Kaplan Kapp
11. Heat Check Gaming Deondrick Leon DTrick
12. Grizz Gaming Michael Diaz BP
13. Blazer5 Gaming Dorian Earl Miller Bucket
14. Bucks Gaming Dawson Thomas dawsix
15. 76ers GC Daniel Tlais DT
16. Heat Check Gaming Kennedy Tauala Jr. sawc
17. Knicks Gaming Jakari Hunt Stick
18. Hawks Talon GC John Mushaben Witness
19. Magic Gaming Matthew Grant Matty
20. Warriors Gaming Squad Austin Caterino KayAus
21. Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai Julio Roberts HesiCap
22. Wizards District Gaming Tyrell Johnson Ty
Second Round
Pick Team Player Name Gamer Tag
23. Raptors Uprising GC Xavier StJohn Big Saint
24. Bucks Gaming Jeremy Seese Seese
25. Hornets Venom GT Nicholas Clark Icyy
26. Heat Check Gaming Josue Acosta Gomez FutureClutch
27. Blazer5 Gaming Robert Nastasi CantGuardRob
28. Jazz Gaming Kwan Larry Niblack followTHEGOD
29. DUX Infinitos Stanley Lebron MaJes7ic
30. Hornets Venom GT Damon Jones DJ
31. Celtics Crossover Gaming Tamer Mustafa Bulleyy
32. Magic Gaming Blaine Wilson Reign
33. Mavs Gaming Jarvis Thompson Simptoms
34. Kings Guard Gaming Anthony Costanzo Ant SZN
35. Cavs Legion GC Jyden McBath-Spencer Jyden
36. Kings Guard Gaming Myles Lyons MYLES
37. Pistons GT Ja’Ron Baylor Bagmotion__
38. Grizz Gaming Justin Rodriguez Jayrod
39. Knicks Gaming Kerry Thompson Kerry
40. Hawks Talon GC Bryson Fleming Putback
41. Nets GC Shun Brown Streetz
42. T-Wolves Gaming Frederick Payton Djay
43. Wizards District Gaming Brandon Richardson BRich
Third Round
Pick Team Player Name Gamer Tag
44. Jazz Gaming Wesley McNair Gen
45. Lakers Gaming Latrell Roberson GreenTooNice
46. Nets GC Michael Tate Hegotgame034
47. Pistons GT Elijah Garcia EG4Hunnid
48. Hornets Venom GT Jahaad Thomas King Haad
49. Nets GC Alexander Bernstein Steez
50. Mavs Gaming Jake Knapp Legit
51. Cavs Legion GC Thomas Batts Fakie II
52. Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai Darjean Henderson ReturnOfDJ



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