Once you’re all set with how your player looks and how he plays, you are thrust into the bright lights of Madison Square Garden to take on other created rookies in what is known as the “Rookie Challenge.” This is your major chance to show NBA scouts and GMs what you got before Draft Day.
Before tip-off, you’re given three objectives in order to build up your player’s “teammate grade.” For an athletic guard like myself, some of my tasks included dishing out three assists to three different players, and holding my man to a low field goal percentage. But nearly everything you do results in some sort of feedback. Moving the ball around the key that leads to a three can get you ball movement points. Helping out on defense builds up your rep even more. Your letter grade starts out as a “C” and depending on what you do in this game, you can jump from the lottery to the second round of the draft very quickly.