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2019 NBA 2K League Draft Starts Today at 5:00 PM ET - Player Pool Includes 2 Female Draft Hopefuls

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2019 NBA 2K League Draft Starts Today at 5:00 PM ET - Player Pool Includes 2 Female Draft Hopefuls

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.

A complete list of draft-eligible players is available here.  Visit the NBA 2K League YouTube Channel to meet some of the members of this year’s class.

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.

I want to congratulate these 198 players on establishing themselves as among the best NBA 2K players in the world through a rigorous evaluation process,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue.  “We’re looking forward to an exciting draft day as we welcome a new class of players to the NBA 2K League family.

By winning the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery, Jazz Gaming has the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft.  The full draft order is available here.

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