The 2019 NBA 2K League Draft takes place today at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. at 5:00 PM ET. All 21 teams will complete their six-person roster at the four-round draft, livestreamed on the league’s Twitch channel.
The player pool of 198 players includes 2 female draft hopefuls (via Polygon), 22 international players from nine countries outside the U.S.: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, New Zealand, the Philippines, Spain, and the United Kingdom, vying for 74 spots.
With the addition of four expansion teams, 126 players will compete in the NBA 2K League’s second season, and new this year, the number of draft-eligible players will exceed the spots available in the league through the draft. During the offseason, 52 players from the inaugural season were retained or selected in the Expansion Draft, leaving 74 roster spots available. The 198 draft-eligible players consist of 144 new players who were selected by the league following an extensive tryout process, six players from the league’s first-ever APAC Invitational that took place in Hong Kong in early February, and 48 unretained players from the inaugural season.