The NBA 2K League revealed the draft pool of 265 players, eligible for the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft. The draft itself will be held on Saturday, March 13 at 7:00 PM ET. The virtual event will be livestreamed on the NBA 2K League Twitch and YouTube channels.
265 Draft Eligible Players
- 175 players from the NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series
- 22 players from international qualifying events
- 5 players from the NBA 2K League’s Women in Gaming initiative
- 5 players who were identified by the NBA 2K League and its teams as high-performing players in the 2K community
- 58 players that were unretained from the 2020 season
For a complete list of all 265 draft-eligible players, visit the official website. It includes a record 33 international players from nine countries – Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Turkey and the U.K. – and a record 10 women, who earned eligibility through both the NBA 2K League Draft Prospect Series and the NBA 2K League’s Women in Gaming initiative.
All 23 NBA 2K League teams will have completed their six-person rosters at the conclusion of the 4 round draft. Fans can look at the complete draft order here.
For the first time, fans watching the draft will have access to a variety of viewing options through Twitch’s Command Center, including 2v2 MyPark games with former NBA 2K League players and draftees; live interviews with draftees; and the Virtual VIP Lounge featuring influencers Champ2K, Dominus, Dribble2Much, KILLA KAY, KRYPTO9095, Miro and Overtime Megan.
The broadcast will also feature special guests announcing select picks, including hip-hop artists 2 Chainz (Hawks Talon GC) and Big Latto (Hawks Talon GC), Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham (CLTX Crossover Gaming), seven-time NBA Champion Robert Horry (Lakers Gaming), Executive Vice President of Operations for Hornets Sports & Entertainment James Jordan (Hornets Venom GT), Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey (76ers GC) and former NBA player Quentin Richardson (Magic Gaming), as well as a live musical performance by hip-hop recording group ISO INDIES.
Scott Cole will return to host the 2021 NBA 2K League Draft alongside color commentator, esports host and broadcaster Malik Forte, NBA 2K League sideline reporter Autumn Johnson and sports host Ms.Basketballcover the league.who will serve as the Virtual VIP Lounge host. Additionally, sports and video game journalist Brian Mazique of Forbes.com and Heavy.com has joined the NBA 2K League as an insider and beat writer. Beginning with the 2021 Draft, Mazique will appear on NBA 2K League broadcasts throughout the season and will